Recording Setup: This sound was recorded on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 11:35 PM at Carnegie Building. The TASCAM DR-40 microphone was put on the sidewalk in front of the large steps that lead to Carnegie, facing southwest.
Description: The sound of the sprinklers is consistent throughout this recording, which serves as a keynote. Cars passing by, students shouting, and the wind are other noises that can be heard. When the recordings were made, it felt like the cars were passing by very quickly, but in these recordings, the sound of the car seems to pass at a slower pace. The cars are the loudest parts of these recordings. Various student voices can be heard from afar, it is hard to decipher what they are saying. The students’ voices are an archetype of a college campus. The sound of the wind can also be heard in the background, which fades in and out. During the day, Carnegie is very lively as many students go in and out of the building and are walking around campus to go to class, study, and meet with others. The lack of people allows for natural sounds like the wind and sounds we wouldn’t normally pay attention to like the sprinklers to be heard at the center. There were also more cars driving by at this time than expected, which normally we wouldn’t pay as much attention to but because there is a lack of students at this time, the sounds of cars go from being a keynote to a sound that is much more noticeable.