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Eserim
2006-02-19, 01:24
OK, a change from topics complaining about random white noise, here's one requesting it.

With a 4 day old baby coming home today that has been played white noise in the maternity ward, I was wondering if any clever developer has writen anything fro the SB that could do this?

Failing that, anyone know of any free downloads of good quality noise - I'm not paying for something that can more or less be replicated by knocking our FM radio off station - which will be the easy option!

Ta

Eserim

Eserim
2006-02-19, 01:32
Oh - just found Audacity has a generate White Noise feature! Cool, so working with that and some "free" samples at the moment

Robin Bowes
2006-02-19, 07:33
Eserim said the following on 02/19/2006 08:24 AM:
> OK, a change from topics complaining about random white noise, here's
> one requesting it.
>
> With a 4 day old baby coming home today that has been played white
> noise in the maternity ward, I was wondering if any clever developer
> has writen anything fro the SB that could do this?
>
> Failing that, anyone know of any free downloads of good quality noise -
> I'm not paying for something that can more or less be replicated by
> knocking our FM radio off station - which will be the easy option!

I can knock you something up.

1. Are you sure you want white noise? Sure it wasn't pink noise?

2. What format?

3. How long?

R.

andyg
2006-02-19, 07:49
There's also all the natural sounds on SqueezeNetwork (ocean, rain, birds, etc), not true white noise but easier to listen to. :)

Eserim
2006-02-19, 08:21
Cool - I'll suss out the SqueezeNetwork!

Robin - thanks for the offer - I've looped a 15 second sample from somewhere selling CDs up to 2 hours, which works fine!

Many thanks for the offer.

Eserim

ezkcdude
2006-02-19, 08:42
Stereophile Test CD 3 also has a white noise track.

Eserim
2006-02-19, 09:46
cheers- hadn't really looked into SqueezNetwork before, those natural sounds are cool - can anyone tell me if they are cached on the SB or constantly re-downloaded - just got to keep one eye on bandwidth usage.

Not sure if the worked on the little un yet, but my wife was asleep in 2 minutes of waves!

Ta all, I think we're covered!

Eserim

Victor Brilon
2006-02-19, 09:54
Funny enough, I just solved this problem with our newborn a week or
so ago. I refused to pay $20+ for the crappy "baby noise" CDs out
there, so I recorded a blow-dryer using my computer's built in mic,
and just run that on a loop in his bedroom. He loves it.

But if you want true pure white noise, that's easy enough to
generate. I uploaded it to my server to save you the trouble: http://
victorland.com/white_noise.wav

Victor

On Feb 19, 2006, at 2:24 AM, Eserim wrote:

>
> OK, a change from topics complaining about random white noise, here's
> one requesting it.
>
> With a 4 day old baby coming home today that has been played white
> noise in the maternity ward, I was wondering if any clever developer
> has writen anything fro the SB that could do this?
>
> Failing that, anyone know of any free downloads of good quality
> noise -
> I'm not paying for something that can more or less be replicated by
> knocking our FM radio off station - which will be the easy option!
>
> Ta
>
> Eserim
>
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andyg
2006-02-19, 10:33
cheers- hadn't really looked into SqueezNetwork before, those natural sounds are cool - can anyone tell me if they are cached on the SB or constantly re-downloaded - just got to keep one eye on bandwidth usage.


There's currently a bug and it redownloads them but a fix going in real soon makes it work right, so they are downloaded once and looped forever in the player.

Eserim
2006-02-19, 10:57
Even better :-D Many thanks for all the help today!

Eserim

Eserim
2006-02-19, 10:59
Brilon

The samples I used were hair-dryer

http://www.sleeplullabies.com/songs/baby_dryer.mp3

Vacuum cleaner

http://www.sleeplullabies.com/songs/baby_vac.mp3

And White Noise

http://www.sleeplullabies.com/songs/babys_first.mp3

Which is more Wind noise to me. Knock the fade in and out off and loop!

Eserim

Mark Lanctot
2006-02-20, 12:42
OK, I'll bite. What's the theory behind playing an infant white noise? :-)

Siduhe
2006-02-20, 13:13
OK, I'll bite. What's the theory behind playing an infant white noise? :-)

It mimics the sounds that the baby got used to hearing in the womb and blocks out baby-waking noises that he / she isn't used to (dogs barking, sirens wailing, aeroplanes, TV etc, etc.) - makes the world a less scary and noisy place for newborns. Not recommended for longer term use though - some more recent research suggests that it may delay speech development in older babies.

fairyliquidizer
2006-02-21, 10:15
Ehm is that White Noise by Stiff Little Fingers?