Made by Mauricio Cano
Created: November 5th, 2014
I agree with Kristen that you're voice definitely sounds different to yourself in person than it does in a recording. The way you perceive your own voice has a lot to do with the way your head transfers sound.
I also agree that the recorder picks up more background noise than we usually notice, because our brains ignore it to focus on more important things. Most of the people doing this journal realized that after listening to their recordings later.
I think it would be interesting to place recorders at different locations in the studio (including close to where your head usually is) to see if what the recorders pick up is more similar/more different than what you are used to hearing on a regular basis in that space.