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* Live Sound Level Monitors

Sound level monitors have been installed at three locations connected with the sound mirrors along the North East Coast. These monitors gather live sound data from each of the sites which is used in the Soundmirror artwork.

The changing sound levels from these three locations can be viewed in the graph below:


* Sound monitor locations

To find out more about the places where the sound monitors are located click the links below:


* How do the sound monitors work?

These contemporary versions of the sound mirrors designed by Rob Smith have a small microphone inside that listens to sounds from their local environments. These sounds are not recorded though but they are processed by a small computer inside the sound monitor and the sound level is uploaded to this website.

Collecting sound levels from the different places and monitoring how they change through out the day can tell us about the different activities that are happening and reflect the people (and maybe the animals) that live there.