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“ For someone currently writing a very sinister and creepy story, this is wonderful. Definitely recommended for anyone seeking inspiration. ”
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Dec 17th • New! Internet Radio Stations

Dec 11th • Forest Breath added

Dec 3rd • Aeolian added

Nov 26th • Be Calm added

Nov 19th • Custom Generators have landed!

Nov 12th • Modular Life added

Nov 8th • Magic Sound Engine updated

Nov 5th • Calm Waves Album Release

Oct 29th • Open Sea added

Oct 15th • ∞ Traveler added
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General

Are there any restrictions on using myNoise?
Yes. The sound generators on this website are provided for personal/private use only. All other uses are prohibited, unless otherwise specified here.

What do I agree with, when using myNoise.net?
You agree you will be using the myNoise generators for personal/private use only, and allow myNoise to use the information you send back to the website (e.g. testimonials and custom generators settings) on its website and derivatives (e.g. the myNoise YouTube channel).

Who runs this website?
My name is Stéphane Pigeon. I am a signal processing Ph.D. engineer with a strong passion for sounds. Besides being a consultant in the field of digital signal processing and a professional sound designer, I am running different audio-related websites such as AudioCheck.net - the biggest repository of online audio tests on the Internet - HearingTest.online – an unbiased and free online hearing test and audiogram printout – and this website, myNoise.net - the multi-purpose noise generator that takes your personal hearing thresholds into account. And then, the World's Most Relaxing Music and Sounds Generator: Calmy Leon. If you love myNoise, you will adore that little Chameleon. Have a try, on CalmyLeon.com

Help... I need some help!
Before contacting me, have a look at the various video tutorials.

So, there is only one person behind this website?
Yes, indeed, with a little help of myNoise friends. Keeping the site alive and growing, takes a lot of time and resources! Your donations help me to assign part of my professional time to the development of this website.

Why did you do all this?
Because I am crazy, will be the shortest answer. For more details, please read my Interview by Sarah C. Rich. It explains it all.

How much does a single generator cost to produce?
Read the answer here.

Is a donation the only way to help this site growing?
Financially, you can help me by using this Amazon Affiliate Link every time you shop on Amazon. It won't cost you a cent, and I will receive a percentage of the sale :D Don't bookmark that link, as you must access Amazon from this site. Other than that, spreading the word about myNoise is always helpful and much appreciated! If you have a particular sonic talent — or have access to a location that might produce a great soundscape — sharing them with us is a fabulous way to help too!

Is there anything like a monthly recurring donation?
There now is. Look for the calendar icon on the donation page. Recurring donations are implemented by PayPal. They will cost you a fiver every month, and can be paused or stopped anytime from your PayPal account. If you have already contributed, and want to donate again but not with a recurring donation, click the little stars associated with your account on the index page. They will bring you to a page where you can top up your account with the amount of your choice.

How do I keep updated with new features and generators?
Follow @audiosampling on Twitter, like the MyNoise Facebook page, or simply read the blog every once in a while.

May I suggest a new noise?
Sure! Send me a tweet, or contact me by email at email .

Browser Issues

What technology are you using?
myNoise noise player does not rely on any proprietary technology, but requires a browser that is compatible with the latest html5 standard for audio playback. When possible, the better, yet-under-development, Web Audio API is used as well.

Are all browsers equally performing?
No, some browsers are performing (slightly) better than others. In terms of sound quality and timing, Chrome and Safari are the best. They use the Web Audio API.

Any mobile app available?
Yes, myNoise is available as an iOS App (iPod/iPad/iPhone). Android will follow next. However, there is a chance that this site already plays well on your mobile phone or tablet browser: you have to try it out, as it depends on the model and operating system of your device.

Does myNoise use streaming? How much data does it require?
myNoise does not rely on audio streaming. The sound is dynamically generated by the browser. All the data required is loaded right before the sounds starts. Therefore, you can keep listening to a generator without worrying about your internet usage: there won't be any, other than during the loading process (typ. 5-10MB).

myNoise on the Web

Is there a difference between mynoise .net and .com?
Yes, there is. Don't fall into the trap. The .net is my original website, which started first. The .com domain was introduced later, by a German doctor who tries to capitalize on the reputation of mynoise. I do NOT endorse Dr. Uso Walter mynoise tinnitus therapy sold on 'mynoise.com'. Read more about it here.

Where can I follow myNoise - the original - on social media?
These are @audiosampling on Twitter, MyNoise on Facebook, and myNoise on YouTube.

Sound Issues

Some sliders associated with calibrated noises, do not produce any audible frequencies.
They probably produce frequencies that are beyond your speakers' or hearing range. The frequencies associated with the first slider (brown) are so low - almost in the subsonic range - that they will require a sub-woofer to produce an audible output. The frequencies associated with the last slider (violet) are almost in the ultra-sonic range, and will require perfect hearing.

How do I know if I sill have a good hearing?
Try an online hearing test. Beware, not all online hearing tests perform equally well. Here are my favorite ones: 10 Truly Useful Online Hearing Tests.

How can I better hear those extreme frequencies?
By using good headphones, and going through myNoise calibration procedure, once.

Are there any headphones you'd recommend?
My preference is the Sennheiser HD600 (open design). I used them when designing all the myNoise sounds. If you are on a really tight budget, Superlux HD668b (semi-closed) are my top pick! Incredible performers (for their price). In between, the Beyerdynamic Custom One (closed) are both ingenious and excellent. You won't regret purchasing any of these three headphones. If you are looking for earbuds, not headphones, try the MEE audio M6 PRO (approx. USD 50). They blew me away!

Why are myNoise sounds so quiet compared to other sounds on my computer?
By default, our sound generators play at relatively low levels, indeed. The reason is very simple: if all sliders were located on the top of the user interface, there would be no room left for the calibration to boost frequencies associated with hearing losses. If your audition is fine, or you don't want to compensate for your headphones' frequency response, you can easily increase the overall sound level of our noise generators, by hitting the [vol+] button a couple of times.