Sounds of Nature

The "light thunderstorm" theme.
As always, our web guru is responsible for one of our newest obsessions: Ambient Mixer. It's a free website that lets you listen to some very relaxing sound recordings of things like rain, beach, etc. We are particularly fond of the scuba diving recording (even though it's a bit spooky), grassland and rain, rain, rain. There are also some oddball recordings to be found, including a few for Halloween and things like "restaurant in the evening" that can be used for videos and movies -- free thanks to the Creative Commons License.

Listening to the recordings (they are actually mixes of audio files) online is entirely free. However, there is a small fee to download the recordings. Get started here. If you don't find something you like, you can create your own with the handy mixer. Watch this video to get more details. 


Dave Powell said...

I love this! I usually listen to Hearts of Space or Pandora while working. I will add this to my background music sites. Appreciate the post.

EP on October 20, 2011 at 8:13 AM said...

Cool idea. I like "The Beginning of a Thunderstorm" under the Nature section.

Paula said...

Thank you so much! I have been drifting around looking for music that is uptempo but instrumental, that fades into the background, but helps me to focus. I didn't need music - I needed this!

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