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Heavy Rain Sound

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When it rains heavily, you can't hear anything but the sound of the drops hiting your roof. It is noisy, but at the same time it is strangely comforting and very natural.

Outside your house, there may be a construction yard, or perhaps a busy thoroughfare making annoying and what is realistically quite unnatural sounds.

A switch box next to your bed with different settings of rain sound severity can be set to drown out these incoming sounds. Speakers are set up in your ceiling, and outside your window to mimic the type of rain sound that you choose. The continuous falling drop sound - from torrential downpour to light shower, with random wind and lightning if u wish, will help u concentrate on sleep, reading, crochet etc with a more natural effect.

benfrost, Apr 12 2005

previous fake rain idea Camping_20Rain
NOT what benfrost is talking about, but where some anno's are trying to take it. [sophocles, Apr 14 2005]

Rain & Sound Machine, $30 US http://doityourself.com/store/6773139.htm
Baked [krelnik, Apr 14 2005]

Rain & White Noice CDs, $16 US http://www.purewhitenoise.com/
This + CD player = baked [krelnik, Apr 14 2005]

More machines, including one that goes in your ear http://www.naturest....com/generator.html
Baked [krelnik, Apr 14 2005]


       I have an LP of heavy rain somewhere and another one of waves crashing on a beach. Maybe I should rip them to mp3...
hippo, Apr 12 2005

       Speakers are fine, yes, but would it not be better to fashion a huge roof straddling contraption, incorporating a huge water tank, to recreate the sound of rain falling by making real manmade rain fall in accordance with your bedside-dial-set preference? Could also be employed in case of house fire, this one, when compared to the mocking aural downpour that fails to douse the flames that eat your house, some sunny bushfire day.
calum, Apr 12 2005

       What does snow sound like?
skinflaps, Apr 12 2005

       A very poor rapper.
calum, Apr 12 2005

       Ha! very good [calum]
skinflaps, Apr 12 2005

       Faking weather events makes my stomach curl. I tried those damn CD's, it struck pain...[-]
daseva, Apr 12 2005

       [calum] that would be wasting water.
benfrost, Apr 13 2005

       relaxing noise machines have been around at least 20 years. in fact, the first ad i'd ever seen for one had a heavy rain sound.   

       you can find noise machines at Brookstone.
-wess, Apr 13 2005

       Move next door to the 100,000 gallon restaurant of 1/2 bakery fame.
not_only_but_also, Apr 14 2005

       I agree with wess, this is very, very baked. To me, rain often sounds very much like "white noise", often cited as the ideal background sound for sleeping.
krelnik, Apr 14 2005

       'Riders on the Storm' was always very good, particularly traveling round some French mountain roads in the rain and sleet at 10 p.m.
gnomethang, Apr 14 2005

       This needs to be set up as a tightly fitting helmet, so you could get the heavy rain noise via bone conduction hearing.
bungston, Apr 14 2005

       i live in manchester, england (the rainy city) - WE HAVEN'T HAD 'PROPER RAIN' FOR YEARS! and it's doing my head in!
love of carnage, Apr 14 2005


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