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The Coho

September 8, 2009

I chose to record the Coho for a number of reasons.  One, because it is a uniquely Stanford location.  Two, because I love coffee.  And, three, because there are a lot of cool sounds associated with a cafe, including the process of preparing a delicious cup of coffee, money, people chattering, food.  This list could go on and on.

While lively places where people congregate is usually an awesome thing, it did pose a problem for recording hi-fi sounds in the Coho.  There are very noticeable landmarks, such as people talking in the background, the air conditioner, and the refrigerator.  As a result, a number of my recordings are sort of lo-fi.

Anyway, hope you enjoy the sounds!  Listen to them here:

In my opinion, the coolest sound I got was that of my friend shaking her cup of ice and soda.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 8, 2009 7:45 pm

    Definitely the Coho offers a good soundscape and you recorded quite a lot of the sounds. The descriptions are OK. Too bad some sounds are clipped, saturated, because you recorded them too loud. Also it would be nice to geotag them.


  2. jaykadis permalink*
    September 10, 2009 7:24 am

    Some of the sounds are overloading the preamp, but even those sound OK for the most part. In some cases a high-pass filter might reduce some of the low frequency rumble without changing the focal sound very much. (Since the microphones are directional, the closer you get to the source the more low frequencies are picked up.)


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