Originally posted on The Vinyl Factory
Because life doesn’t have enough surface noise.
Do you feel anxious when music isn’t accompanied by the warm, reassuring crackle of needle on wax? This app could be for you. The Dust ‘n Scratches Vinyl Crackle Background Noise Generator is aimed at producers and listeners who want to give their digital recordings an analogue feel, as the website explains: “Increase the perceived sound quality of your poor recordings by adding frequencies and transients that are missing.”
You can choose between differing levels of ‘Needle’, ‘Scratch’, ‘Dust’ and ‘Hiss’, each of which has its own character, to create your perfect vinyl background noise. Stick your headphones on and head here to try it out.
The app is just one tool from MyNoise, a “multi-purpose noise generator” created by signal processing engineer Stéphane Pigeon. Check out the other noise machines: White Noise; Rain Noise; Binaural Beats; Temple Bells; and Spring Walks.