Sound Map

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Digital Landscapes


Create a simple sound map of an agreed area, say the center of a town or city.

Cover 8 to 12 locations.

Output options



Put them on Google Maps

Present them as an interactive video on youTube


Create a short video with images and sound recordings from the locations



Soundscapes Worksheet

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Digital Landscapes


Recreate a journey through the following environments

  • Industrial
  • City
  • Jungle

The listener should become immersed in the environment you have created, try to make them feel like they are actually there.


Each journey should be around  60 seconds long

Source material from a site like and record your own samples when possible.

Try to create a rich texture of sounds using multi-track production software.

Fade each piece in and out

Mix down, normalise and export a final master in WAV format

Upload to Soundcloud and link through to your blog


The British Library

The British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds.


Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Browse, download and share sounds.

Sound map Worksheet

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Digital Landscapes


Create a sound map of an agreed set of locationssoundcloud_logo1


Use 6 to 10 locations that you can easily and safely access. Agree them first with your tutor.

Capture around 60 seconds worth of material at each location.  Take some photographs as well.

You can use the Soundcloud app on your phone or a Zoom recorder and upload to Soundcloud

Create a map in Google maps and add your locations with a link to the sound you recorded at that location (There’s a mini tutorial for this)

You cannot use where you live as a location.


Edinburgh Sound Map project

UK sound map at the British Library

London Sound Survey

Book based sound map of London

A sound map of New Orleans

Acoustic Ecology