For some people, silence is golden; for others not so much. When the silence of your welcoming home starts to become oppressive, we've got some soundtracks you should try.
The whole world now feels silent. No more bustling coffee shops or busy offices, at least for a while. But thanks to modern technology, we can recreate all kinds of experiences in our own homes ̵
You can open it on your computer and play it there – no app download or payment required (although there is also an app version). It is designed with workers in mind. The website actually lists a peer-reviewed study that suggests ambient noise can help people be more creative.
Even when you're not working, you can find the subtle buzz of background noise perfect for your kitchen or living room.  Brain.fm
Brain.fm is another work-oriented option for anyone who is struggling to work from home. While it requires a $ 7 per month subscription, you can test it out first with five free sessions.
Like Coffitivity, Brain.fm provides research to support its claims that the correct soundtrack (in this case ambient music) can improve focus. Skeptics can visit the site's science page to read white papers and other supporting evidence. You can log in and listen from your desktop, or download the app.
The ASMR-room YouTube channel provides another easily accessible source of ambient noise. If you've seen weird ASMR videos of people eating or doing random things (like cutting soap), don't worry – these videos are much less strange. In fact, you don't have to watch them at all; it's all about subtle, relaxing sound.
Each video shows an animated room or setting of a pop culture monolith, such as Harry Potter or Game of Thrones . Soft sounds associated with the room play in the background.
The titles tell you exactly what you get, making it easy to choose. For example, the clip above is called " Harry Potter Inspired – Hog's Head Inn – Wizarding Village and Pub Ambience – Fireplace, Rain 1 Hour." You certainly don't have to be a Harry Potter fan to enjoy an hour of soothing rain and fire sounds.
I Miss the Office
I miss the office is exactly what it sounds like: a sound generator to help if you're about to crave water cooler sounds. Even better than a background noise simulator, it is an interactive tool that will deliver funny procrastination for at least a few minutes.
The site features a minimal, surreal graphic image in the office, with stylized desks, chairs, and even a copier. You can click on any object to add its sound to your imaginary office. The floating geometric shapes are your colleagues, making their own sounds when you click on them (ranging from harmless whistling to unbearably chewing). You can also add or remove colleagues to adjust your level of office noise.
While some sounds can be amusingly unpleasant, the default is a (mostly) relaxing hum. It may not be your best soundtrack in the background, but as a fun bit of digital art, it's worth watching.
A Soft Murmur
If you are looking for an adjustable sound that is really soothing you definitely check out A Soft Murmur.
The default of this free site is an ambient mix of sounds, but the best part is you can customize it. Every available sound has a toggle bar. You can increase or decrease the volume for a unique mix and mix sounds, such as & # 39; Fire & # 39 ;, & # 39; Coffee Shop & # 39; and & # 39; Singing Bowl & # 39 ;.
There are 10 sounds you can mix for free, or you can pay $ 9 a year to unlock more. You can set timers for sounds, save mixes or & # 39; Random mix & # 39; select if you want some background noise, but you don't know exactly what you want.
Of course, the natural world is a free source of background noise. You may be able to open your window to hear birds chirping or occasionally pass a car. But if it's still too quiet for you, these soundtracks fill your home with (mostly) pleasant sounds that make everything feel a little more normal.