Rain in the City
Urban Rain & Cafe Ambience
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Urban Perspective

You are new to this grey city as you have just accepted a new position. Coming home from your first day of work it is raining, again! The day is ending just as it began - miserably. Was it that bad weather that forced you to seek shelter in a cafe? Or was it the irresistible smell of hot roasted coffee that invited you in... Is the cup half full? Half empty? It's introspection time. Perhaps things aren't as bad as they seem.

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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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  It's just going through traffic in the rain that does it for me. All alone. But at least the car is warm and dry.

  Wonderful, now I can feel like I’m in NYC whenever I want to.

  This is the sound of Saigon during its rainy season. The rains are heavy every afternoon but they only last about an hour, so everyone who can pulls their motorbike onto the sidewalk and pops into a crowded café or small noodle shop to wait out the rain. This is what it sounds like to wait at a table facing the street, the air filled with the heady scents of fresh herbs and nước mấm.

  YES! City sounds <3 Thank you.

  This is what it would be like on the balcony of a busy café during a storm. You can hear both the rain and the people inside, peppered over with the occasional car honk. Thunder isn't present here; all you can hear is the constant pitter-patter of raindrops and the customers/waiters in the restaurant.

  This is exactly what downtown Seattle sounds like during a thunderstorm... which is exactly what I needed for my writing.

  Cool vibe! I can picture the scene in my head...

  I'm a sound engineer. I've been making records for most of my career and damaged my ears with loud listening levels and have a the ringing in the ears Tinnitus. This Noise listening is a marvel ! I use it on my cell phone next to my head at night and I go straight off to sleep for hours on end! Simaen Skolfield

  My new favourite office chitchat noiseblocker! I had been combining Distant Thunder with Cafe Restaurant in my own Stack but this is even better. Thanks so much :)

  I'm supre noise sensitive, this site is so fascinating to be able to control the finest points of my listening sensitivity for that particular day. I love this cafe one, but if I was in the cafe, it would probably be making me crazy but I'm doing mindless work, so I'm appreciating the sounds MORE than if I was actually there trying to think. Thanks Stephane.

  So plain, yet so dynamic. I love it. Reminds me of New York.

  Been hoping for a good city soundscape, just makes for some really good background noise.

  Great <3

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Indian CityWet RoadRainy Cafe 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.