Need some work ambiance that’s not just pure white noise?
The web delivers!
Properly used, after all, noise is supposed to be our creative ally. There is a study touted by various web sites.
Of course, at first there was rainymood. It really is an excellent quality loop. In fact, the web version is, in my opinion, superior to the mobile one, which adds a somewhat disturbing background music.
If you find rainymood’s loop not eventful enough, you could give a try to simply rain. Note that it is only one of several loops you can listen to at the simply noise web site. Of course, the site exists mostly to promote the iOS and Android apps which, they claim, are “the best sound machines $0.99 can buy.” I suppose it is true since White Noise is closer to $3.
Clearly, rain is considered a great white noise generator.
More recently, however, the arduous effort of walking to your local coffeeshop became an unnecessary hindrance. Based on the study mentioned above, first came coffitivity: A simple yet effective way to combine a coffe house noise with your attempts at covering it up using music in your earbuds.
Of course, the people at rainycafe immediately saw that keeping these ambiances separate was a grievous mistake and you can now mix both coffeshop ambience and stormy rain sounds without needing to open as many as two web pages.
If these sound loops are too mundane for you, why not visit bluemars aka “Lone’s ambient streams?” You can actually listen to some pretty fantastically chill tunes. Plus, selecting “bluemars,” “cryosleep” or “voices from within” will definitely offer very different moods.
Of course, if you wish to vary moods, you can hardly find a better place than focus@will. This site, currently in beta, even encourages you to switch between different musical genres to maximize your focus. Apparently, mobile versions will soon be available, helping you attain their stated goal to extend your productivity cycle to 100 minutes (from 20 to 30)
And finally, do not forget about the ultimate booming white noise loop: 90 minutes of the USS Enterprise’s engine noise.