The Sound of 'Silence Please'
Over the years, numerous students have asked for the sound of an examination room. It’s hard to see why students would want this, as exams always have been associated with stress, headaches, and all-nighters. It may be difficult to understand how anyone could enjoy immersing themselves in such an unpleasant atmosphere at first glance, however, the answer is simple.
The sounds made by an exam hall full of students can be deafening, even if the room is supposedly quiet. The silence can only serve to amplify the myriad of sounds created by students writing their exams, even if none of them utter a single word. If you are used to studying in a very silent environment, such as your bedroom, it can be very hard to focus on your exam when it’s time to write the real thing. Some of the sounds can be very annoying, and once you’ve noticed them, concentrating on your exam can become very difficult, even if you have thoroughly prepared.
This soundscape has it all: the exam hall background noise plus all the annoying sounds, each associated with its own slider so you can produce your ideal (or worst-case scenario) examination ambience. Use it while studying, and you will be ready for the worst!
Special thanks to Matt Lebl, a Canadian student and fan of this site, for recording all close-up sounds on this one!