Soundscapes For Guide Dogs


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RUBBISH TRUCKS

Sounds of rubbish/recycling trucks pulling up, idling, driving away. Lots of potentially threatening rumbles and sudden loud noises from machines and rubbish being tossed in bins. The binĀ  and birds recordings are from Melbourne, but the trucks are a mix of different vehicles, but it should be in the right ballpark. (8 minutes)

Workers loading up a rubbish truck.


TRAMS

Mostly exteriors. Some interiors. Includes passbys, getting on/off, door sounds, arriving/departing, some announcements and passenger chatter. Features a number of tram models, but this was recorded at a time when the E-Class trams were less prolific than they are today. (16 minutes)

E-Class Tram popular in Melbourne


CITY TRAFFIC 1

This is a more wide ranging audio tour of Melbourne. Features multiple locations in including Exhibtion Street, Southern Cross and outside Flinders. Lots of car ambience, chatter in various languages, car horns of different models and a couple of emergency service sirens. (12 minutes)

Various cars on a busy Melbourne street.


CITY TRAFFIC 2

Features general city bustle with several motorcycle and tram passbys. This recording is a composite of recording from Chinatown and Luna Park. It was recorded during the March lockdown so there’s minimal crowd chatter. (26minutes)

A motorcycle in the middle of traffic.


NOISY NEIGHBOUR

Whoever lives next door is busy today. Starts with mowing the lawn, moves onto saw noises and finally…are they cutting tiles now?!? (7 minutes)

A red lawn mower on freshly mown grass.


CONSTRUCTION

Lots of various machines and tools throughout; lots of sustained and percussive noises. (8 minutes)

A deep construction pit filled with various heavy machinary.

TRAIN: INTERIOR

First couple minutes are quiet and just train rumbles. Second half has lot of commuter chatter. (4 minutes)

The familiy blue, yellow and white colour scheme of a Melbourne train interior.


TRAIN STATION: SMALL

Waiting at train station. Sounds of boom gates and commuter safety gates, train passbys, train horns and so on. Think of a station like Burnley. (2 minutes)

A dusty looking train at a small station.


TRAIN STATION: LARGE

We start in the concourse of Flinders St Station and all the associated sounds, before going down the escalators and sitting and listening to trains arrive and depart. Lots of city hum, crowd chatter, train noises and announcements. (14 minutes)

A city train packed full of commuters.


SPORTS STADIUM

The cries of an enthusiastic crowd. Recorded at the MCG at an AFL game. (6 minutes)

A packed football stadium.

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