Need some free white noise

ChaoZ

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I downloaded some free ones, but they suck when it loops; there's like a 2 second delay. I like the sound of rain ones.
 

Kelemvor

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search for wave soothing sounds or something. YOu can find some free WAV files that you can burn. DOn't hav a link handy though.
 

FP

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I am so confused.

Rain white noise?

EDIT: I used this one during college to help me sleep in my dorm. I lived in a crazy party dorm which made it impossible to sleep Thu-Sun.
 

biggestmuff

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doesn't audacity have an option to produce white noise? Check it out, OP. Audacity is free and a small download. You should have it on your pc anyway. It's a great, free, multi-track audio editor.


EDIT: I forgot that I had Audacity installed on this laptop. On the main menu, select Generate -> White Noise. On the pop up box type in the duration in seconds. Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Cover Girl.
 

BrownTown

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Apparently there is some other definition to white noise other than just equal energies across all frequencies.

EDIT: looked it up in Wiki, apparently there is something called a "white noise generator" which produces random noises, or else nature sounds (like rain) because apparently that help people sleep. However as an engineer I find this name silly since such things are clearly NOT white noise, white noise sounds annoying as hell.
 

BrownTown

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Originally posted by: biggestmuff
Originally posted by: Analog
You mean pink noise.
He asked for white noise.
Apparently "white noise" generators actually generate pink noise, make sense ya? Probably the people marketing it think guys would think a "pink noise generator" made them sound gay or something :p.
 

Rubycon

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How about brown noise?

I've recorded the ocean going by before. It's quite relaxing. :)
 

Jeff7

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Download Goldwave
Create a new file.
Tools -> Expression Evaluator
Noise -> White/Brown/Brown(softer)


Then go to Effect -> Pitch to change the frequency, or else one of the other options there to change the length of the file. If you want, you could make it sound like a rocket taking off.:D
 

biggestmuff

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Originally posted by: BrownTown
Originally posted by: biggestmuff
Originally posted by: Analog
You mean pink noise.
He asked for white noise.
Apparently "white noise" generators actually generate pink noise, make sense ya? Probably the people marketing it think guys would think a "pink noise generator" made them sound gay or something :p.
Correct. Commercial products that are sold as white noise generators output pink noise as well as sounds of nature.

In the audio world, a white noise generator produces...well, white noise. There is also pink noise, red noise and grey noise.
 

Superrock

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White noise sounds like the static you get when your T.V. is no a channel that's not receiving a signal.
 

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