If you are often irritated by surrounding noise when you are trying to work, relax or do fun things, you have probably tried various ways to block the noise. From earplugs to listening to loud music or threating neighbors with the police, if you have "been there done that" and still think it is too loud, you may want to try out white noise or relaxing background music.
The free program lets you schedule events when you want white noise or relaxing sounds to play on the system. A click on new opens the even creation dialog where you can configure events.
Here you can select the time, sound channel, volume and sound that you want to play. The program ships with a set of mp3 files that you can select, or pick your own white noise sounds from your computer. As a side note, you find the mp3 files in the program directory so that you can play them directly without using the program either on your computer or a mobile player. A total of seven different mp3 files, each about 1.4 Megabyte in size is available here, including one white noise sample file, four background rain files and two fan files.
Instead of playing a file, you can also make other modifications to the system. From setting the master sound, wave sound or synth sound volume, to stop playing sounds and closing the application.
Sounds can be played automatically if you have configured them to do just that, or manually by simply selecting the event and clicking on the execute button in the main interface. Here you can also stop all events from playing or executing, disable or mute specific events, or edit and delete them.
You can configure the program to auto start with Windows so that your events start automatically every time the computer is turned on. You have plenty of alternatives available that do not require you to use the program though, like adding the sounds to the desktop of the operating system to launch them from there every time you start the computer.
Another side note: if your PC is making too much noise, you may want to check out the most annoying PC noise makers, lower the noise of your hard drive and hard drive noise reduction to do something about that.
White Noise Sleep System can be a useful application if you want to make sure sounds start to play on schedule on your Windows PC.
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