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Author Topic: I'm looking for a Pink Noise Generator for Windows  (Read 9247 times)

tinjaw

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I'm looking for a Pink Noise Generator for Windows
« on: March 11, 2008, 09:19:31 AM »
There seem to be a whole bunch of Pink Noise generators and mp3/wav/etc files out there. Does anybody have a favorite app that generates pink noise so that you can listen to it with headphones, like while in a busy office or a coffee shop?

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Re: I'm looking for a Pink Noise Generator for Windows
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2008, 09:36:59 AM »
I could look in wikipedia but... what is pink noise?

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Re: I'm looking for a Pink Noise Generator for Windows
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2008, 10:20:05 AM »
I did a lot of searching a few months ago, and ended up using and liking Serene Sounds.  I like to combine the white/pink/brown noise with some waves.  You can add blizzards, fires or hurricanes if it suits you.

I wish it would save the settings when it's paused or stopped (and I emailed the author about it) but other than that I am very happy with it.

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Re: I'm looking for a Pink Noise Generator for Windows
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008, 10:26:31 AM »
I will assume you know what white noise is, so pink noise is like white noise but conforms more to nature as well as provides a constant energy per octave. It is a good way to "blur" other distinct noises by mixing with it.

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Re: I'm looking for a Pink Noise Generator for Windows
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2008, 10:31:17 AM »
I guess I should elaborate.

Personally, I use (and recommend) ChatterBlocker while trying to concentrate in busy environments.

I'm am looking for a coworker who has Tinnitus. We are wondering if listening to pink noise will help relieve the symptoms when he is trying to concentrate on work stuff. That got me thinking that I don't have "the perfect pink noise generator" program preselected (so to speak) to suggest to him.

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Re: I'm looking for a Pink Noise Generator for Windows
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2008, 10:45:18 AM »
I did a lot of searching a few months ago, and ended up using and liking Serene Sounds.

Thanks suleika. I've installed it on my laptop and it is nice. A nice simple clean application.

(Taking my own thread completely OT on a tangent...)
I look at the interface for SereneSound and I find nothing wrong with it. It is nice and simple. But I bet if we put it in front of a good designer of UIs they  would probably cringe (at who know what) and come back with something that just is nicer in some squish undefinable way.

any way...

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Re: I'm looking for a Pink Noise Generator for Windows
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2008, 01:14:06 PM »
Simple, bare bones application meant to generate soundwaves of pink noise, white noise, pure test tones and frequency sweeps...meant for the 'burn in' process of headphones. Please be careful with this, as some of the pure tones it can generate can be harmful to human ears.

Burninwave Generator

Read the main page about headphone  "burn in" to understand why this app was created.

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Re: I'm looking for a Pink Noise Generator for Windows
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2008, 09:44:35 AM »
I'm am looking for a coworker who has Tinnitus. We are wondering if listening to pink noise will help relieve the symptoms when he is trying to concentrate on work stuff.

I have pretty bad constant tinnitus -- should you find something that works well for your co-worker, please forward it on to me!  Most any noise helps me cope with it -- be it music or a TV in the background -- it's absolute silence that I cannot stand, even for a moment.

I'd never heard of "pink" noise before, and as such have never really looked into it.  White noise doesn't jive well with my "ears", curious to see how this pans out.

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Re: I'm looking for a Pink Noise Generator for Windows
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2008, 05:04:27 PM »
PC Function Generator - Straight out of Rutgers physics lab.
It does white noise, sine, triangle and square waves, pulses and sweeps. Hmm... no pink noise.
http://duncan.rutgers.edu

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some other stuff on there that would distract you from tinnitus...