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Nature Sounds
July 20, 2010 4:46 AM   Subscribe

The Nature Sounds Player allows you to create your own soothing mix using .wav files found at The FreeSound Project.

There is an "Export To File" button which allows you to save your composition.

For perhaps the most annoying sound in the world, check out the Lemur from the dropdown.
posted by gman (24 comments total) 63 users marked this as a favorite

 
Rainy summer day in my family's caravan by the beach. Superb. Now someone needs to synthesize that wet grass smell and I'll never need to leave my house.
posted by doublehappy at 5:02 AM on July 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Rain + creek with a hint of thunder has been working best for me. The creek is a good substitute for the gurgle of drainpipes and guttering. I've had it on in the background on and off for a couple of weeks now. Makes me forget that it's the middle of summer and all hot and sunny outside.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 5:11 AM on July 20, 2010


Heh! I do this with 2 Winamp windows every night as I retire to bed. With sounds from FreeSound. It's like they read my mind!
posted by pyrex at 5:14 AM on July 20, 2010


Under no circumstances should one combine fire, seagull, lemur, and beach. Trust me. Good lord.
posted by mdonley at 5:16 AM on July 20, 2010


Lemur+Lemur+Horse Snort+Heart Beat is quite unpleasant too.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 5:42 AM on July 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


I was a total junkie for those Environments recordings back in the 70s/80s. Sadly the best ones never made it past vinyl.

This is just plain great. Just improved my work atmosphere about 150%.

Rain + crickets works for me.

Thanks for posting.
posted by kinnakeet at 5:54 AM on July 20, 2010


did you say horse snores?
posted by infini at 6:04 AM on July 20, 2010


This is awesome. You can use the right/left balances to create a real feeling of presence. I've got beach surf playing with quiet seagulls to my left and a burning fire to my right. It's heavenly.

Now if only my laptop didn't have a dodgy soundcard that put a low-grade hiss over everything.
posted by Happy Dave at 6:13 AM on July 20, 2010


excellent ! Thank you.
posted by nicolin at 6:15 AM on July 20, 2010


I've got a lemur and a waterfall to my right... and a snowstorm and thunder to my left. The lemur sounds a little agitated, probably due to the thunder.
My girlfriend is learning to play the banjo and it's so damned loud that often I sit browsing the 'net with Rainymood.com playing through some headphones. It's got a 30 minute loop, but unfortunately doesn't feature any distressed lemurs.
posted by Monkeymoo at 7:07 AM on July 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's funny that they have a sound for snowstorm, because the thing that always strikes me about snow (unless it's really windy) is the silence. The snow deadens all the noise, and everything more than fifty yards away might as well be a mile.
posted by echo target at 7:26 AM on July 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Also, ye Christ, lemurs?! Who the hell wants to listen to that?
posted by echo target at 7:29 AM on July 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Cat purring + thunder + heartbeat = peace.
posted by ottereroticist at 8:04 AM on July 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Aw, poor lemurs - but then I always go for the jungle/rainforest theme on sound machines because of the animal noises.
posted by clerestory at 8:05 AM on July 20, 2010


Needs more cowbell.
posted by kcds at 8:14 AM on July 20, 2010


Needs more cowbell.

Here you go.
posted by Happy Dave at 8:24 AM on July 20, 2010


deja moo
posted by infini at 8:31 AM on July 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is awesome!
posted by Mister_A at 9:17 AM on July 20, 2010


>Now if only my laptop didn't have a dodgy soundcard that put a low-grade hiss over everything.

On my laptop, that goes away if you unplug the power. Gotta have a charged-up battery though...
posted by circular at 10:41 AM on July 20, 2010


I'm totally at the beach in the forest, walking through the snow.
posted by hellbient at 1:20 PM on July 20, 2010


Where I'm from, "brown noise" is not something usually thought of as relaxing.
posted by hellbient at 1:21 PM on July 20, 2010


Oh my god, this is amazing. Thank you.
posted by YamwotIam at 6:45 PM on July 20, 2010


I am listening to sheep in a thunderstorm and linking you to it. Thanks, internet!
posted by not_on_display at 10:07 PM on July 24, 2010


I present exclusively to MeFi: Sheep Dance
posted by ageispolis at 9:15 AM on July 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


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