The Kayhill house is the easy one to find in our neighborhood. It’s the one with little girl toys scattered over the front yard. And the house with more noise than you’ll hear coming from the San Diego Zoo just before feeding time.
How do I get anything done on my Mac during the day with noise coming from three of our spawn? I owe it all to one of the greatest inventions of mankind. White noise. Here’s how to create white, brown, and pink noise and how it makes you a more pleasant human being.
Soundscape Generator For Adults
Don’t misunderstand my intent. I love the sound of children playing. There are giggles and shrieks and occasional yelling and screaming followed by a cry, and sometimes a pout (yes, I’m a mommy; I can hear pouting).
All that sound can interfere with a little me time on my Mac, so I employ the inexpensive services of Noise Machine.
That’s really the wrong name for an app that creates white noise, brown noise, and pink noise. But that’s what it does.
Noise Machine is more like an anti-noise machine. It’s an app that creates background noise which helps block out real noise which can be distracting.
The app could not be much easier to use.
Click on Noise Machine in the Mac Menubar, select the type of sound you want to hear, then adjust the volume.
That’s it. You’re done. Peace and solace and the man from Publisher’s Clearing House will come your way within minutes.
Which color of background noise should you choose in Noise Machine?
That totally depends upon the kind of background noise you’re trying to mask. Let the trial and error games begin.
Noise Machine also has an option for natural and artificial soundscapes to change the mood. There’s relaxing sounds of water (vs. the sounds I hear when the girls are filling the tub with water), and even the atmosphere of a sidewalk cafe in Paris (without the taxi horns).
As good as Noise Machine is, and it is, and as valuable as it can be, and it is, I really, truly, deeply want this app to escape from the Menubar. Hey, it’s crowded up there. Make it a real, live app. I’ll find it.