July 1st, 2012

I recorded a NYPD Police radio scanner. I've gone through and edited out the dead air and obscured any addresses said. For example if the call was to "14556 Washington" You will only hear "56 Washinton" or "16 Washington".


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    FlyinEye 1 year, 2 months ago

    Thanks @burntheship. This took a long time to edit. It was a labor of Love. Just thought it would be nice to share with people who might have a use for something like this even though the audio isn't CD quality. I mean it is free after all. Glad to hear someone appreciated it.

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    burntheship 1 year, 2 months ago

    Awesome. Great job. Thanks.

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    FlyinEye 1 year, 11 months ago

    @monsieurpooh - I do not live in New York. I captured this from a streaming scanner site. The bit rate is what it was streaming at. I'm not sure what the point of recording it at a high rate than the source is. Besides making the audio file much larger. I think for most purposes this is fine.

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    monsieurpooh 1 year, 11 months ago

    And just to add to my previous comment it IS very obvious to tell the difference between "old radio" degredation and mp3 degredation. The former just sounds OLD; the latter sounds "underwater". It's very distinctive and can quickly turn something pro into something unprofessional.

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    monsieurpooh 1 year, 11 months ago

    Okay this is an excellent recording so why the hell would you butcher it by turning it into a 69 kb/s mp3. Seriously. Talk about destroying what could have been a gem. I heard very obvious sound artifacts that are not part of "old radio degredation" and literally made it sound like Youtube. I looked up the mp3 bitrate -- 69 kb/s no wonder. If you want to hear something that sounds like police chatter coming from a 240p YOUTUBE VIDEO, download this sound; otherwise I cannot recommend it. Excellent recording, terrible execution.

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