virtual dreamer

nextI have written extensively over the years about the process of falling asleep and have sorted my journal into four areas of interest.

What Makes Our Relaxing Sounds Different

I was cruising the Internet the other day and was amazed to see how many sleep and nature sound companies have popped up recently.  I use the term 'sleep and nature sound companies' loosely as every other Tom, Dick, and Harry is trying to become rich with the next hot IPad or IPhone App. If they thought online cookbooks would make them a few bucks we would see these very same individuals cranking out virtual recipe Apps ... even though many of them have trouble nuking a Hot Pocket. In other words, their collective hearts are not into any one genre. They are probably not insomniacs or suffer from any ailment that prevents them from getting a good night's sleep. They are in it for the money. With that said, it is also quite apparent that they think insomniacs will buy into 'looped' audio tracks. Big problem: The human brain is really good at pattern recognition. We could layer five different audio tracks together; all on a 120 second loop, and your brain will not only pick up on the pattern but, if you are anything like me, will fixate on it. At that point the recordings themselves become an irritant.

Our Naturally Relaxing Sounds

What makes us different? The bulk of what we do is combining sounds that promote visualization with naturally relaxing foreground audio. This is simply because when we imagine we are beginning the process of sleep as dreaming is one of the first things our big human brain likes to do in the transition to deep sleep. This cannot be done with looped nature recordings. Even our more conventional recordings in Pure Ambiance change over time. Why? Because, amongst other things, I can't stand looped audio bytes.

That being said it becomes quite apparent that Virtual Dreaming does not fit, at this time, into a nice little IPad App.

Does Fog Make a Sound?

Can you hear fog? Yes, if it early morning fog condensing into water and falling on leaves.  I recorded this continuous unedited sound this morning, Sept 28th. It's best when heard through earphones. You can also hear a steady wind through the trees and you might hear a far off truck at 1:40 but, like I said, it is unedited.


Some of our recordings you might enjoy:

tropical stormrain on a windowBeach Luau on Beach