5 Rad Background Noise Resources That Make Life Better


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Finally! A resource I can use to drown out the sound of the noisy cafe with the sound of a different noisy cafe that ambiently titillates my eardrums through my oversized headphones, as I sit writing my screenplay, combing my fingers through my wise, wizard like beard and looking intently at the screen of my MacBook Air to ensure everyone else in the cafe knows I am writing something über important. I’ve been sipping the same cup of coffee for 3.7 hours and the waitress is now giving me dirties, but I don’t care, because you can’t rush art, man, and this self indulgent screenplay is going to revolutionise the transcendental nature of the universe itself… #Epic

But seriously, if you are sick and tired of listening to wannabe writers talking about their ‘latest project’ and just want to enjoy a moment of serenity, or perhaps you are trying to study, or finish that report that was due yesterday, then definitely check out these awesome background noise resources…

1. Coffitivity

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If the sound of a chilled coffee shop is how you focus and get your work done, then this is definitely for you. You don’t need to install or download anything. Just visit the site and your ambient background noise begins. It is also available as an app for all ya’ll who need a coffee shop to go.

2. Rainy Cafe

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Just in case you need a to add a little extra to the sounds of your bustling cafe, then try Rainy Cafe. It does exactly what it says and adds an amazing level of rainy atmosphere to your background noise. The hustle bustle of the cafe interspersed with the soft pitter patter of rain and the occasional crack of thunder. You can even adjust the levels of rain and cafe to make your own personalised mix. So cool.

3. Raining FM

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OK, so you love the sound of rain, but hate the sound of cafes… no problem, we’ve got you covered. Raining FM is the premiere place to go for all of your rainy sound needs. This site is amazing, you can adjust the levels of rainy-ness, add moderate thunder, or have an all out electrical storm bananza! There is even a timer that you can program to remind you to take a coffee break, or even have a rest. Available as an online tool or as apps to mac and android. This totally rocks!

4. myNoise.net

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Had enough of the cold melancholy rain? Why not chill out to the sound of a warm crackling fireplace? Or perhaps a balmy summer night is more your thing… Miss your childhood cat? no probs, choose “Cat Purr” and re-live those childhood memories. There are so many noises to choose, from “Dark Water” (whatever that is) to “Northern Lights” (this one is definitely for the stoners) and for all you masochists out there, they even have the sound of bagpipes.

5. Noisli

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This is the one stop shop for all you nature lovers. Simple and brilliant. Noisli seamlessly incorporates all those nostalgic sounds that we take for granted and lets us create our very own mix of awesomeness. Listen to the sound of the forest for while before slowly fading up the sound of being on a long train trip. Not enough? Perhaps the comforting sound of a rainforest will help, or the ebb and flow of the ocean. Getting a tad too hot? No problem, fade in the sound of an old fan, endlessly whirring away. Still need more? Then why not add the sound of crickets chirping away on a warm summer evening… This is good, but we all know what you are secretly looking for. We all know what you really want. You want coffee. Oh yes, thats right, Its time to fade in the sound of a cafe… on a train, at night, driving through a forest, next to the ocean with a fan to cool you down… Noisli really is the Axis of Awesome!


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Reuben Brand

Just some dude who likes to pretend he is a writer… He draws the odd cartoon sometimes as well… Oh, he also likes to believe that he is somehow a coffee aficionado and is an occasional #TotesOrganic ironic hipster. Check out his full profile here.