Sound Mixer

Use this free tool to play nature sounds on headphones while reading or meditating or just for fun.

How to use Sound Mixer

1. Choose a sound

In order for nature sounds to start playing choose a sound from drop-down box for one channel and drag the volume slider up.

2. Add more sounds

You can add more nature sounds to composition by choosing other sounds in other channels.

3. Adjust balance

Pan the channel (with horizontal slider) to the left or to the right for stereo effects.

4. Adjust continuity

If you want the sound volume to fluctuate instead of playing continuously, click on a drop-down box with a green line and choose one of interrupted lines.

Save sounds composition as a link

1. Create a composition

Create sounds composition that you like.

2. Click on "Save as Link"

Click on the button "Save as Link" (on the lower part of the Sound Mixer).

3. Enter some details

You will need to enter the name for your composition (part of the link), your email address (later used to claim authorship) and a confirmation that you are not a robot :).

4. Launch the link

After saving the composition as a link, you and everyone else will be able to listen to it just by going to a link similar to this one:

Export sounds composition to a file

1. Create a composition

Create sounds composition that you like.

2. Click on "Export to File"

Click on the button "Export to File" (on the lower part of the Sound Mixer).

3. Choose the length of the file

Choose the length of the file and click "Next". You will need to wait some time until sound file is prepared.

4. Save the file

Click "Save The File" and enter the name for your file.

Files are saved in OGG format. If your media player does not support it, you can convert it to MP3.

You'll need Adobe Flash Player with version of atleast 9.0.47 to launch the sound mixing tool. Click on the button to install it. Get Adobe Flash player

10 Newest Compositions

NameTime Passed
1h 28m
3h 43m
4h 43m
5h 10m
NameTime Passed
6h 15m
7h 59m
14h 42m
15h 0m
18h 48m

The appeal of nature sounds

An interesting thing about nature sounds is that people actually like them more than the music produced by a billion dollar industry. If you think about it, music is very subjective - usually people like some genres and dislike others and there is no music that everybody likes. However nature sounds get much wider appreciation - it is hard to find a person that does not like the sound of beach waves crashing against the shore.

Why is that? Perhaps because being in nature, surrounded by pure acoustics of the environment, gives a feeling of overwhelming calm that is hard to experience in urban surroundings. Probably that is related to a human brain reacting positively when exposed to nature sounds. Actually, nature is our ancient environment, so the emotions it produces in our brain with its sounds are among most pleasurable and feels somewhat like “returning home”. So being in nature or listening to relaxing nature sounds can be a great stress relief for the brain, since it is basically coded and shaped at times deep in prehistory when human communities were living in an environment of such sounds.

However with nature sounds being as much appreciated as they are you might still find some sounds a little annoying, too loud, too quiet or too rhythmic. Therefore I have made this nature sounds mixer so that you could create a sound composition exactly by your liking. Each person is different and so are the reasons for using it. But most commonly people use this tool to relax, fall asleep, study (noise blocker) and meditate.

But if you are looking just for some white noise, you should try this resource - white noise.