Sometimes, silence isn’t enough. Block out the traffic, your neighbor’s snores, and the hum of the fridge with A Soft Murmur, which allows you to create customized mixes of ambient white noise sounds to relax, focus, or sleep.
The free version of the app allows you to select from Rainfall, Thunder, Waves, and Gusting wind – choose as many as you like at once, and set the volume levels however you please. Hit play and be treated to glorious white noise bliss. It’s totally seamless playback; I haven’t noticed any annoying gaps or clicks like in some other white noise apps. Save your favorite mixes for later use.
The ambient noise can be played totally offline since the sound files are all downloaded to your device. Run it in the background as you use other apps if you like – you can even listen to music with Gusting Wind as a background, if you like. One really neat function is called Meander, which gently increases and decreases the volumes of the sounds you’ve selected, creating a varied experience as you listen. Set custom start and stop times including fadeout if you’d like to use it to drift into sleep.
An IAP gives you access to six more sounds: Crackling fireplace, Birdsong, Crickets, Coffee shop, Singing bowl, and generic White noise.