Medieval Library
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Focus like a copyist monk

If you are used to finding your focus zone in a public library, this sound generator will delight you! Imagine traveling back in time, and being given the opportunity to work in a monastery library.

This composite sound generator faithfully recreates the gentle noises that could have been your surroundings: the fireplace that heats the cold and dark stone-walled room, the copyist monks working alongside you, the ticking of the clock, and the occasional church bell and distant Gregorian chants reminding you of the spirituality of the place.

This composite generator relies on other myNoise generators' stems. It showcases how one can create new soundscapes by combining audio elements found in others. Read the side column below to learn how to create your own custom generators!

Usage

Each slider controls a particular audio stream; adjust sliders to taste and mood. The animation button turns the soundscape into an slowly evolving texture. Use this feature if you intend to listen to the generator over a long period of time!

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  This is SO relaxing. I can't stop listening to it. I'm obsessed, I don't even wanna do anything I just wanna close my eyes and hear this.

  I couldn't go to class and had to work on my own, but my room in wayyyy too quiet. This had a weirdly calming and focusing effect on me. I has trouble to focus when there either too much or too little background noises and boyyy this helped me so much! Thank you for your work!

  My favorites to pair with this are Singing Bowls and Marimba. It makes me feel like a wizard doing research in old tomes, while others around me do the same.

  What a delightful feeling of absolute peace. A quiet place to think, relax, and to dream. The distant chants offer the barest hint of a spiritual place. I can feel my pulse slowing just writing this. Well done.

  Glorious this ambience. The howling wind, the fire, the choir and the bell. Simply perfect. It's a bit of a relaxing time when you're out and about.

  Imagine sitting in a lighthouse, stormy weather outside...

  Of all the excellent myNoise soundscapes, this is my favourite to listen to while I'm working. It's atmospheric without being distracting -- and I would have expected Gregorian chanting to be a distraction! I can listen for hours.

  Wonderful atmosphere, very conducive to focus. I boosted the 'cosiness' of it by adding in 'Distant Thunder' generator, set a little bit quieter than this one. Now, working away in this quiet warm place is definitely more attractive than the storm outside!

  I am so happy to find this gen. Libraries are a place of peace, solace, and safety. When I'm doing school work (I'm a prof now), this background is soothing and helps me stay focused.

  Please add even more libraries. And even other rooms. This background is so cool. I'm always looking for things that help me focus on work or make it more pleasant. Thanks for this one.

  I teach sacred geometry and sacred sculpture. I take my inspiration from all over the world, it is all one at its root source. This is just as it feels. Sitting in candlelight in the library, compass in hand, colours of berry juice for the quills lightly brushed with holy oils. Vespers, the hammers of the cathedrals, the bells of the nearby abby wafting thru the air. Most wondrously captured.

  I like the long silent periods in some of the sliders. It feels quite real as if it is truly happening now. It also helps me stay on track much longer. It looks like our ear (well brain) needs changes so it can rest and refocus - like a computer-restart only on a small scale. Well done.

Current Settings

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The Quiet RoomThe FireplaceThe ChapelPaperworkEmpty Room Surprise!

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Instructions

Use a laptop or desktop computer, as you will be asked to use keyboard shortcuts.

Browse the site for slider contents: open any generator on myNoise, and select the sliders you want to use in your custom set by 'zeroing' all others, then hit [c] to collect all active sliders into a hidden stack. Move to a next generator and repeat the process until you have accumulated a total of 10 sliders. Now hit [shift+c] to render your custom generator. At any point in the process, press [x+c] to clear the hidden stack.