Totalling over 41 minute of audio, the collection from the Glasgow-based sound artist and radio producer features the sounds of a variety of equipment, including:
- MRI scanner.
- METI human patient simulator.
- Haemoglobin A1C analyzer.
- Dialysis machine.
- Ultrasound scanner.
…and many more rare and obscure equipment sounds. It also includes some ambiences, such as:
- Robotic pharmacy.
Vernon describes the sound library:
The sounds featured on the LP were recorded in several different hospital departments including: Anaesthesiology, the Clinical Simulation Centre, Health Records, Outpatients reception, the Laboratories, Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillofacial, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, the Mail Room, the Neonatal Unit, Pharmacy and the Renal Unit. In addition to Forth Valley Royal, recordings were also made in Stirling and Falkirk Community Hospitals.
The collection was originally released as an LP, but is also available to download digitally via Bandcamp.
You can hear an audio sample on SoundCloud:
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