Masterpost of calming/productivity-boosting/etc sites!
Sooo, as people might have guessed by how many things like this I reblog, I really hate working in silence/”silence”! I tend to pick up on EVERY LITTLE NOISE unless I have some sort of constant nonsense sound drowning it out. Also I live in a house where conversation carries and I haaaate hearing people talk while I work. Anyway, all this is to say that these are the kind of sites I go looking for whenever possible to write to, or to calm down to, or to fall asleep to! Some of these I’ve posted before, but I wanted to collect them altogether for my own reference/use.
raining.fm is one of quite a few ‘rain noise’ sites on the internet, and on this one you can set the levels! That is, you can make it rain loudly and thunder quietly, or both loudly, or go all out with a MASSIVE STORM OF DOOM or whatever. It’s really great to read to while lying in bed. You can set it to fade out after a certain period of time, too.
coding.fm, meanwhile, is a site which lets you listen to people typing. There’s three modes, one of which is basically people punching the keyboard angrily, which is amusing.
soundsleeping lets you make a ‘mix’ of up to five sounds at a time! There’s all sorts of stuff to pick from and you can choose which earphone it favours, etc. Some of the sounds aren’t the highest quality recordings ever, but it’s still pretty neat.
coffitivity is one of my favourite ‘coffee shop’ ones. It’s just nice and simple. And not one of those ones where someone’s knocking a chair over every five seconds, which is always appreciated.
simplynoise does white/pink/brown noise generation and allows for oscillation. White is best for sound masking, brown for sleep and pink for general relaxation. It also has a sleep timer for if you fall asleep to it. Great for tinnitus, which I get when I have bad hayfever sometimes.
simplyrain, its sister site, is yet another rain site. It’s pretty high-quality in its recordings for a free site and has a mobile app (as, I think, simplynoise does). There’s pay-what-you-want downloads of the sounds for an iPod, too. It has oscillation, lets you fiddle around with thunder sounds, etc.
rainycafe just plays both rain and coffeeshop noises together. I don’t think the rain loops, though? I may be wrong, my browser may have messed something up. Anyway, it’s neat. And stops me having to have a million tabs open to combine the two.
I’ll add more to this if I find any, but if anyone wants to rec me any sites I’d love to hear about them!
naturesoundsfor.me is a really nice sight to mix a bunch of random ambient noises. Like there’s a kitchen noise, which is pretty cool but then also a bit weird because you can’t really tell what they’re chopping up and maybe they’re a little angry but anyways that’s besides the point because it has a lot of other nice stuff and levels! Yes.