I find this works very well for masking anything resembling conversation, without being excessively tiring on the ears. I may still be able to detect that speech is going on outside my range, but I'm no longer devoting a large chunk of my mental capacity to trying to interpret it. If you want something more natural sounding though, Rainy Mood works pretty well too.forgetmenot wrote:Pink noise's power, however, scales linearly downwards with respect to the power of the noise (in decibels, or dB for short). Mathematically, this means that the same amount of power is in the 50 - 100 Hz band as the 5,000 - 10,000 Hz band.
What you don't want is brown noise. That tends to leave marks on your chair.
Anyhow, I typically write with a raw text outline (Notepad++) on one monitor, and a browser running Google Docs on the other. For some purposes, Word works better, but Google Docs allows me to offer up my writing for immediate proofreading and fact-checking. I also often have Excel running and use it as sort of a scratch pad to make sure the timing of events works, or that the score of some game is accurate. For example, the scene where would have been difficult to track accurately without taking notes, and if I'm taking notes, why not use something that can add up my numbers for me?