EM Sounds of a 15-inch MacBook Pro (In Glorious Stereo)

Recorded via stereo 400 millihenri coils. The song you hear part way through is Julian Cope’s ‘Laughing Boy’ from the album ‘FRIED’. It started playing on YouTube after restarting the computer, which evidently never goes (electromagnetically) completely silent during a restart. It is recorded here not acoustically, but through electromagnetic emissions due to movement of the computer speaker coils.

Walking around in Nakanoshima

Here’s a recording I made in Nakanoshima, on February 02, 2012, testing out a windshield for binaural microphones. If you listen with headphones you can hear some of the spatial qualities of the audio.

That’s a situationist yelp close to the beginning when a somewhat rude older couple hogging the sidewalk nearly walked into me. Manners!

The section at the end, a close-up recording of some kind of noisy machine for fixing the road, gives a strong percept of space. Here’s the section by itself:

Use headphones (or, more likely?, earbuds) to hear the binaural effect.