White Rain
Frequency-Shaped Rain Noise Generator
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White Noise + Rain = White Rain Noise ?

For the engineer, white noise is a signal that contains all frequencies in equal proportion, or, in other words, a signal whose spectrum is flat. For the mathematician, white noise is a signal made of uncorrelated samples, exactly like numbers output by a random number generator. Assuming that both engineers and mathematicians are right, we conclude that, when a source behaves like a random process, its sound should resemble white noise.

This is exactly what happens with rain. Every drop can be considered as an independent, uncorrelated, sound source. A gentle rain, made of sparse drops, will generate a pitter-patter sound, where you will still be able to hear each drop's distinctive sound. By increasing the rate and the number of drops, a heavier rain starts behaving as a huge random process, and its sound turns white.

Our white rain sound recording is totally natural: no synthetic white noise has been superimposed here. Yet, it sounds close to white noise. Not all rain sounds are white though, mostly because of the environment in which the rain falls alters the color of the sound too. Our recording has been performed in the silence of the night, in a huge space - namely the Harau Valley in Sumatra - and in the absence of any wind, as to produce the most even noise one can get.

This sound offers the exact same spectrum as white noise, and can be used in the same applications in the mind, such as noise blocking or tinnitus relief. If white noise ever sounded too synthetic for your ears, give our white rain noise a try.

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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  Always struggled on focusing on my essays, but this is the first thing that had really worked! Love it!

  This one sounds like your inside somewhere but you have a window or door open. its distant but you still hear the rain. But not as in a muted way.

  Haha this one adds a 2nd-order low pass filter to the sound, making it more distant and gentle.

  Really helps me study and drown out my distracting thoughts.

  This is the perfect combination of rain and white noise (well, I use the brown rain settings, but you know what I mean). I've been playing this every night while I sleep and it's helped me fall asleep faster and sleep deeper. It drowns out the sounds of outside traffic and the activity within my own house but isn't distracting. I love this website, and I love this noise generator.

  This is by far my favorite background noise to have on when I'm trying to do my work. It gives me a calming noise to listen to so I won't procrastinate.

  I work 40 hours a week or more at a cubicled office job. Usually I listen to music or podcasts to tune everything out, but when I really need to focus, I use this noise. I always felt the sound of rain was very soothing. After calibrating my hearing curve and setting it to animate at 2x speed, I find it much easier to get my work done.

  This really helps me calm down when I write, and it lets me concentrate on my homework. Thanks!

  I got ADHD and can't focus if I hear a single noise, but this white rain helps me so much. I think without it, I would've drop University already. Thank you so much !

  I have a lot of schoolwork to do, and it leaves me stressed. I also have General Anxiety Disorder and Depression, which leads me to often having difficulty focusing, not even bothering to do the work I have to do, or in some cases, having panic attacks. Today I was panicking severely, and this managed to calm me down to try and study. Thank you. -Tea

  White Rain paired with Aeternitas sends shivers down my spine!

  I am an author, and White Rain is a perfect choice to drown out the sounds of a busy household, relaxing me and helping the words to flow. Bliss.

  This is perfect for me whenever I feel homesick. The noise reminds me of sitting in my room, watching lazily as the rain taps the window and hums against the roof. It brings me comfort and an instant memory when I feel lost, so I thank you mynoise for bringing us more than just sounds.

  This site was invaluable in getting my book written. I originally used it to block out the sound of other people around me when writing but pretty quickly it became an essential part of the writing process — just putting my headphones on and bringing up White Rain got me into the writing 'zone'. I'll be using it for my next book, too.

  This generator is amazing. I close my eyes and it almost feels like I'm getting wet. I imagine being in a pine forest with water dropping off of the needles. And now I can almost smell the pine... Incredible.

  This is an awesome site. Finally I found a tool to generate rain without thunder, as on most tools there is very loud thunder that disturbs me. Thanks a lot for this implementation!

  Set slightly steeper than brown, this noise set is a huge help for my anxiety when paired with Distant Thunder. This site in general is really important for me.

  I have minor tinnitus, moments of headaches and frustration, sleeping issues added on, but all that is cured with resting my head and listening to the rain you've provided. Thank you.

  I've suffered through chronic migraines since I was a young boy. I expected this to just help lull me to sleep but it actually helps reduce the pain.

  Just handed my dissertation for my final year at university. Who ever made this, thanks! I wouldn't have gotten halfway to where I am now without this. I'm not sure you know of all the impact this program made on people, nor how many people it helped. <3 dev

  I love listening to this while I draw, it calms me down and it helps with my art block! Rain is my fav <3

  I absolutely LOVE mynoise.net. As an author, writer's block is a serious issue, and this website can almost instantaneously help relieve it. Rain On A Tent, White Rain, and other rain/water-related generators help to write sad scenes, the Atmosphere generators basically help to write whatever theme (fight, happy, sad, etc.) goes with the scene, and Stardust is my go-to for any occasion.

  Earlier, I was so hurt, angry, and stressed that I felt like I was going to vomit, so I came here to relax, like I always do. Someone else suggested that I play music on top of this, and I decided to play a very calm, water-themed music track from a video game I'm fond of. They work extremely well together, and this is calming me down greatly. Kudos to the creators of this sound; it's magnificent.

  I suffer from adult ADHD and on atomoxetine medication for more than 6 months by now. It's quite draining to the emotions and thats where this site has done wonders to me. White rain helps me keep attention while working, regulates my breath patterns and I don't even notice listening to any sound. Cave chimes shush the inner blabber and that's gold for meditating. Big love to the developer.

  I would have never have got my class work done without this (-:

  I always understood sound emotionally through music, but discovering myNoise taught me I could experience it physically as well. The tension in my head is relieved and even my thoughts seem to clear up. I can almost imagine the fresh scent of damp grass and the coolness of the air. My ears, even when they seem tired of all sounds feel relief. Thank you for lulling me to sleep, White Rain.

  I have autism and noises really disturb me to the point where I panic and can't concentrate at all. My ears are constantly ringing and I can't make it stop. This noise really helps me calm down, I always listen to this to relax and focus on things :)

  I love using this to sleep. I usually get woken up by noises but now I don't! Thanks, this is no ordinary noise loop!

  Hi! You got me through writing my thesis in a never-quiet-enough library this past year. I just donated to say thanks :)

  This has helped a bunch with meditation, sleeping and staying calm and focused on the tedious work that I have to get through every day, and even while focusing on my hobbies. Can't wait for the Android version of White Rain, but until then, I use an mp3 of 8 hours recorded from my computer to help me sleep and keep from waking up from outside noise. This is no ordinary rain sound loop.

  As someone who moved to a place where it only drizzles three times a year, all your rain noises are the best. I used rainymood for a while until I started to pick out the loops, but this website has such awesome customisation abilities. Thank you x1000!

  White rain really helps me concentrate on late night studying and daily school work. Thanks!

  Inside a building during a rainstorm

  Listening to this leads to dreamless sleep. It helps to ease stress.

  This is going to save my college career

  Covers up the annoying AC outside my window so I can concentrate! Love it

  I combine this with the train noise while I'm at work to block out the office noise. I don't know why it's so relaxing and helps me to concentrate so much, but it does. Thank you, Dr. Pigeon!

  I have autism, and I am extremely sensitive to sounds. This blocks out all the horrible people who make painful noise. A+

  I work right beside a server room, the low frequency of the brown rain really helps cancels out the noise, and help me concentrate.Thanks for making my life so much better.

  This is quite possibly one of the greatest things I have ever come across. I struggle with ADHD, and, after finding this, am completely comfortable doing work. Thank you so much!

  I love, love, love the grey rain preset. It's just a very effective, gentle noise-blocker.

  The absolute best for recovering from a panic attack, or even just a feeling of agitation and anxiety. I've only known about myNoise for a month, but now I'm not sure what I'd do without it!

  Thank you so, so much for this! I have been suffering from tinnitus for six months now and today, on my birthday, it was quite annoying and almost driving me insane. I don't even know why I googled 'white noise' but I'm glad I did. I am so grateful for this website and for the first time in weeks I can truly relax thanks to the noise of White Rain. I downloaded the app immediately! Thank you! <3

  This sound right here is the best for concentrating on work. I wouldn't recommend it if you need noise blocking though!

  I work as a web developer in a noisy office and find peoples conversations very distracting when I am trying to concentrate on writing code. However I find the brown rain is extremely effective at cancelling them out, without being distracting to me. John, web developer.

  Thank you so much for creating this treasure of sound for us. I am using it for my therapy practice and also at home in various ways. Today I am enjoying the White Rain. Also, your site is lovely to use and look at as well. Thank You!

  I'm writing a book, and I don't like to write in silence. But I also can't concentrate with songs, so I listen to this. It's great! Every time I want I can hear a thunderstorm or a much softer rain, I love it! Thanks from Argentina!

  This noise is so perfect for me: I start to think it's gently raining outside. Especially with the increased higher tones.

  One word : PERFECTION.

  This one sounds like you're inside a building - it goes great with the café noise :)

  I'm a little in love with this sound. Have already recommended it to many.

  I love the sound of rain but can't listen to the Rain Noise generator because the sound of individual drops of water makes my jaw and ears itch (I react oddly to 'plink'-type sounds) and breaks my concentration. This is absolutely heavenly, obviously rain without individual droplets.

  I find White Rain an excellent way to surpass distractions. I love to set the EQ according to surrounding noises in order to override e. g. my neighbour's subwoofer or high pitch hoover. Fight the Noise with Noise! L:o)L It is way better than listening to loud music as it doesn't hurt your ears. Thanks a lot for this website, great idea and great engineering. –Maciek, web designer

  Real good to help chill out. Distresses, and helps to focus when you gotta work.

  I love this white rain. It is so soothing, helps with my anxiety and I can turn the bass way up to drown out everything else and concentrate on my work. Thank you so much for this website!

  I'm feeling quite anxious and have a headache but I'm trying to get back up on my feet and clean up my room - this soundscape is keeping me grounded and making me able to actually do it. For some reason it works a lot better (less painful on my headache) turning the speakers backwards so they face away from me.

  I have major sensory issues, and I have this playing at my house to drown out cars, birds, and just bumps and general noise from my family, and it's helped me be calmer and more able to function at home. Thank you so so very much for this incredible site.

  I'm a student and have anxiety problems and a really passively noisy roommate who whistles near-constantly. This almost completely drowns him out, and is very soothing. I can finally concentrate on work when I'm at home. Thank you so much for this.

  Sometimes when I'm feeling particularly anxious and can't relax, I try to calm down by listening to rainy sounds online but often unless it's just right it can actually make things worse. This generator is great and being able to adjust, reduce and mute the bass tones is an absolute blessing.

  I just noticed the timer. YES!!! I don't know how I'd never noticed that before. This will make going to sleep at night that much easier. Thank you!

  Really nice! Great for concentrating on homework!

  I'm currently in therapy for anxiety with possiblile psychotic symptoms. My therapists finds it peculiar that I can't simply 'don't listen' to speech I hear, be it real people or a transmission, I follow even when I'm not interested and/or busy. My family still refuses to give up on their TV marathons in the evening, Brown Rain is the first thing that finally makes the dialogues incomprehensible.

  This is just amazing: noise cancelling headphones + white rain + The Last Goodbye by Billy Boyd. So peaceful, which is a really nice change from crazy, stressful, everyday life. <3

  Took another listeners suggestion and listened to this and music at the same time. This is amazing!

  I had a horrible case of Tinnitus. It was really really bad. Last week, I downloaded a generic rain sound and have been doing great with it. But with finding the right octave, I think I can totally defeat the tinnitus by retraining my brain to not produce it. I think this site is just what I need!

  I know my noise isn't the actual rain noise anymore but just the continues 'thunderboom' -ish base sound is very relaxing and helps me concentrate as someone who is VERY easily distracted.

  Thank you! This is the best thing for if I want to block out any other noise while I'm trying to study! It's really relaxing as well.

  I love this, it sounds like a nice thunderstorm without having to get wet. Helps me focus. And when I'm playing games, and don't get angry. Like, AT ALL. :) Love it

  This is SO relaxing after a hard day's work... It lulls me right off to sleep and calms me down a lot.

  Makes studying a little less stressful :)

  Finally, a customizable rain noise generator that actually approximates pure noise! Time to go to sleep. I usethe brown noise setting, but I like to vary it up a little bit.

  This is the perfect blend of bass and treble to mask everything and let me get work done. Thanks for this great tool and the productivity it ensures!

  This is so soothing. It helps me sleep and relax every night. I love this site and this sound.

  I have moderate hearing loss in both ears, plus tinnitus consisting of a different set of multiple frequencies each ear. It has been maddening at times, adding to that the noise of neighbor dogs barking, all adding up to many years of sleep deprivation and associated health problems. Calibrated White Rain is masking all of that and probably more than necessary for quality sleep.

  Thank you so much for this! All the noise in my office has caused fairly severe headaches, and this is by far the best solution I've found to help me focus and avoid all the sound that normally drives me crazy.

  Living in Australia, hardly ever get heavy showers. Even when they do come, they don't stay for very long. Unfortunately, they're my favourite kind of rain, and I've always loved hearing it thundering on the roof above me. Now, the rain can stay for as long as I want, and animating it makes it feel more realistic.

  I have Tinnitus and it has been causing me anxiety and frustration, I love the "softness" of the violet sound which I am using to habituate to the noise in my head, beautiful, THANK YOU! :)

  This rain generator is absolutely heavenly. When I listen to it I can feel my stress and anxiety melt away. It's also great for background noise while working or for layering with music. A++

  Whenever I'm feeling upset or sad, this rain generator helps me calm down and blocks out noises from my parents watching TV and stuff. It's great for when I have to do homework. I like to lower the highest frequency and raise the lower frequencies so it won't hurt my ears.

  This with the Rumble Only preset on Rain noise makes the perfect wintry rain without the fear of actual thunder and lightning. Soooo relaxing!

  The storm is lost behind you, and it's suddenly the sound of driving on newly paved roads. You can almost feel the tires spinning outside while someone takes you far into the night.

  Very imaginative work. I like a lot the Rain noise, but this is even better to focus and relax. Great work, Stephane!

  First and foremost - there is this: GRATITUDE. I live in Palm Springs, CA, and have a very stressful life at present. Having tried various other rain generators on the web, I was disappointed. White Rain, however, allowed me to dial in what sounds like 'real' rain, and this has made my sleep much better. I'm so thankful for this site, and for the effect it has had on my daily life.

  This is just amazing. When I listen to this and it helps me write, draw, and study.

  This and the traffic noise sounds like being in a car during a rainstorm. It's so soothing; I really love it.

  This setting, along with some relaxing music, makes me feel incredibly at ease. It reminds me of falling asleep when there's a storm out, just without the thunder. It's odd, but it's soothing.

  Perfect for when I need to sleep, helps drown out the busyness of my thoughts.

  This is such a perfect noise machine for me --my personal curve cranked up a bit. There's just a little hint of thunder and I sometimes get the impression that there's a car driving on wet asphault just outside my window. Very soothing and nostalgic.

  Now this rain noise is the sound of English rain. This is what our days sound like, city and countryside, so if you're English and homesick, this page is the place to go!

  What I call perfect at any rate. That nice, consistent white noise of rain with just a little looming thunder overhead. I love this.

  ← Inside during a rain storm.

  It sounds like I'm outside getting wet with some cold light rain. Very calming.

  Thank you for going through so much trouble to source your sounds. I have been looking for a rain noise free of synthetic sounds, but that resembles white noise. Thanks to you, now I have it!

  This is a really strange generator, in the best way! The normal rain generator is bubbly and relaxing, but this rain is a totally different beast; windy, cold, and heavy.

  The white rain sound helps me focus on my work; that is, at least until I fall asleep! Like a summer day, when the blistering heat is broken by a steady downpour, and the coolness of the rain feels so good--this is relaxation...

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White Rain
Pink Rain
Brown Rain
Grey-like Rain

Infra Noise
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Band Rain - Octave 1 - 60 Hz
Band Rain - Octave 2 - 125 Hz
Band Rain - Octave 3 - 250 Hz
Band Rain - Octave 4 - 500 Hz
Band Rain - Octave 5 - 1000 Hz
Band Rain - Octave 6 - 2000 Hz
Band Rain - Octave 7 - 4000 Hz
Band Rain - Octave 8 - 8000 Hz

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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.