• The term white noise is a colloquialism to describe a backdrop of ambient sound or indistinct commotion.
  • This usually can help light sleepers and those that have difficulty sleeping rest better.
  • This means that white noise generators, such as Adobe Audition, are very sought after.
  • For more articles like this one, check out our dedicated Audio page.
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For those of you that haven’t heard of white noise, it’s basically a sound that unites all frequencies a human ear can detect and it’s, as scientifically proven, one thing that everyone needs after a long day.

When trying to relax, some folks enjoy ambient music, others like sounds of nature (rain sound is a pure gold) or zen meditation bells. But, nothing is as relaxing as this indistinctive noise, or soothing, for that matter.

There are no so many dedicated applications that use white noise, but we singled out two that are, in our opinion, best suited for the job, no matter how simple the task. Therefore, make sure to check them out below and prepare for a comforting experience.


White noise generators to get your daily dose of calm

1. Adobe Audition

White noise may seem by definition to be extremely simplistic, but there is a fine line between white noise that is relaxing and white noise that is annoying. That being said, you can’t just use any old tool to generate it, so might as well go for the best.

Adobe Audition is a digital audio workstation that can do pretty much anything as long as the sound is involved. To sum it up, Adobe Audition is to sounds what Adobe Photoshop is to photographs.

Among the many tools it has at its disposal, sound generation is one of them. Use it to create anything from your typical white noise, or even use Adobe Audition as a nature sound generator.

Here are some of the perks of using Adobe Audition:

  • Can be used for white noise generation
  • Great for audio mixing
  • Capable of non-destructive editing
  • Excellent if you are interested in a waveform editing view
  • Great plug-in support with both official and user-created content

Download Adobe Audition Free


2. White Noise Generator

The White Noise generator is a third-party freemium tool that looks like it was created prior to Windows 95. Our initial thought was that its interface is lackluster and an annoying Ad prompt hasn’t exactly worked in its favor.

However, it does it job and that’s the only important thing. It was created back in 2010 and it provides users with 20 + sounds including White Noise and a simple Timer which enables you to choose when the playback starts and when it ends.white noise generator software

You can download a White Noise Generator for free by following this link.


3. White Noise from Windows Store

Now, there’s an ever-present question about the overall usability of Windows Store apps. There’s a lot of apps that aren’t exactly useful in comparison to standard programs, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for White Noise app.

A lot of similar applications offer paid options and they’re fairly cheap. However, the majority also locks white noise behind a paywall which isn’t what we’re looking for.

Luckily, White Noise comes without a charge and provides users with great interface, dozens of different sounds (including White, Brown, Pink, Blue, Violet, and Gray noises).

Also, you have a timer at your disposal that enables you to configure the playback time. In addition, there are mixes for various occasions that are customizable.white noise generator software

You can download White Noise for free, here.

That’s it. What’s your favorite way to relax in your leisure time? Do tell us in the comments section below.


FAQ: Learn more about white noise

  • What does white noise do to you?

One general consensus is that white noise creates a masking effect, blocking out those sudden changes that can affect light sleepers, or people trying to fall asleep.

  • Is white noise harmful?

Some studies revealed that prolonged exposure to white noise may make you prone to affections such as tinnitus, or even dementia.

  • What is the best white noise generator?

Many audio editors such as Adobe Audition come with built-in white noise generators.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2017 and has been since revamped and updated in April 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.