Desert Wind
Frequency-Shaped Wind Noise Generator
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The Sahara is a very silent place... until wind blows!

We often hear wind as only wind, and find it a challenge to interpret and describe the vast variety of sound it can have: wind through the leaves, over the sea, throughout desert sands. In many languages, the vocabulary doesn't exist to accurately describe a sound. There are barely no names for timbres, meaning the colors of sound, such as 'white' noise. Take the sound of the Sahara Desert — now demonstrated to you — and its trickling of sand particles carried on dry, hot winds. What sound color could it be?

A few words about sound colours and myNoise generators. This sound generator is calibrated, which means that if sliders are all horizontal, its output will resemble to a a pink-like noise. Since this does not replicate the original sound recording, the default slider curve has been altered to recreate the audible environment of the Sahara. Now you understand how myNoise works: What you hear is always the result of a re-synthesis, controlled by the sliders. And as these sliders are under your control, you can experiment and recreate any sound color you want as well, including the many ones that haven't been named yet.

Calibrated Output

This sound generator is calibrated and outputs a pink-like spectrum when the sliders are horizontally aligned. Calibration is unique to this website, and can be used to compensate for your own hearing, audio equipment, and listening environment deficiencies: follow our Calibration Procedure once, then access Your Hearing Curve from the right column.

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  I pair this with a personalised Canyon Drone for an ethereal, all-encompassing soundscape. It's so relaxing and beautiful.

  Combining this with Mournful Chimes, Wooden Chimes and Canyon Drone then animating them makes a mystical environment to escape to when you're at the office.

  With some settings this is really close to the sound of someone breathing on a microphone. I'm getting goosebumps but it's a really amazing and relaxing atmosphere at the same time!

  Trying to block out the neighborhood leaf-blowers. I think this is it.

  When I need to study for my CCNA exam, that is the best way, by far, to be 100% concentrate.

  Paired with Prehistory, I feel like I've gone back in time and am in the middle of a vast field where I'm completely at peace.

  Combined, as many of the users, with Distant Thunder (only the thunder noises): Let's look at the storm from afar. Let's take some spice, watching the Sand Worms digging through the dunes. Let's not forget we are Fremen...

  I found the unique sound of the Santa Ana winds roaring through the tops of the tall pine trees of my San Bernardino Mountain hometown, making them sway against the azure sky, and scattering dry, crackly autumn leaves along the asphalt road. It makes me want to put on a scarf and go for an afternoon walk, or just curl up in a sweater next to the fireplace with a mug of hot cider.

  I always loved the wind. Especially, when he blows through pinewoods. The strength, the freshness, cold or warm... He always tells me stories about the past where he comes from, the present, where he is and the future, where he goes to. All simultaneously.

  San Clemente Island... so close to the beautiful Santa Catalina and the beach at La Jolla; it might as well be a world away. Brutal, relentless winds whip the sand and dust into punishing projectiles that rip and tear into your face and threaten to rip you from the rocky crags of Wilson Cove into the deep seas tearing at the uninviting shore. When does the next plane leave for North Island?

  I live in the desert and I'll admit the dusty wind isn't my favourite part of living here, but I combined this with Distant Thunder and couldn't get enough of it. There's something incredibly soothing about rain in the desert, these two soundscapes brought that serenity to me.

  Set at animate x4 for a very realistic, sweeping wind effect.

  This is the power of the desert. Hear its roar. I love to listen to how... POWERFUL it is. Seems so magnificent.

  It's an icy and cloudy winter day where I live, but thanks to this generator, I can imagine I'm in the middle of a vast desert, feeling the warm sun once again.

  Combine this with the normal wind generator for some... nice results.

  "The man continued to prepare his tea, saying nothing. Then he turned to the boy. 'I am proud of you,' he said. 'You brought a new feeling into my crystal shop. But you know that I'm not going to go to Mecca. Just as you know that you're not going to buy your sheep.' 'Who told you that?' asked the boy, startled. 'Maktub,' said the old crystal merchant. And he gave the boy his blessing."

  Arrakis. The passage of a great storm in the distance.

  I can imagine myself looking for ancient artifacts.

  This is one of the most therapeutic sounds for me. It gently presses, sweeps, and tickles the inside of my head while effectively blocking outside sound. I recommend calibrating and using headphones to get the full range. Thank you Dr. Pigeon.

  I utterly adore this! I've been writing about a barren planet for weeks now and have been mixing and meshing bits of other noise generators to make a decent desert wind sound, but this by far surpasses them all. Whipping winds, slashing sands, you can almost feel it.

  This helps me sleep

  This sound is peacful and alarming at the same time.

  This is the sound I remember when I stopped in Barstow, California on the edges of the Mohave Desert.

  Here is my rendition of a Michigan winter, in a small cabin, with the dry snow drifting against the outside. Spot on.

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The Rustle • Early Morning Wind • Plain Winds • Desert Storm • Sheltered • Sand Particles Surprise Me

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Usage

Each slider controls a particular frequency band, from the lowest to the highest frequency. Adjust sliders to taste.

To mask undesirable noises, focus on bands sharing the same tone as the noise you want to cover. Doing so achieves a higher efficiency, and quieter masking noise levels.

Attribution

This generator uses a mix of custom field recordings and recordings made by Glaneur de Sons and Benboncan, used under a CC-BY license.