Other ANoise features include:
- default sounds: rain, wind, storm, fire, forest, night, coffee shop and sea;
- it remembers your last played ambient noise between reboots;
- includes a sleep timer as well as an option to start automatically on system startup;
- unlike some websites that offer the same functionality, ANoise works without an Internet connection;
- supports custom sounds. You can copy extra ambient noises (ogg, mp3 or wav) into the ~/ANoise or ~/.ANoise folder and the application should be able to use them (you can also add a .png with the same name as the audio file to be used in the Ubuntu Sound Menu);
- extra ambient noise packs are available in its PPA.
Install ANoise in Ubuntu or Linux Mint
To add the Ambient Noise PPA and install the application in Ubuntu or Linux Mint, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:costales/anoise
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install anoise gir1.2-webkit-3.0
Note that the default ANoise sounds package is about 100 MiB in size!
sudo apt install anoise-gui
sudo apt install anoise-community-extension1 anoise-community-extension2 anoise-community-extension3 anoise-community-extension4
Here’s what they contain:
- anoise-community-extension1: river sound;
- anoise-community-extension2: old air conditioner, large boat, house fan, fountain, forest rain, fishing boat, dump truck idling and diesel motor sounds;
- anoise-community-extension3: white, pink, brown OSSL and brown noises;
- anoise-community-extension4: pinery wind, old dam waterfall, thunderstorm, stoney creek, rideau river, lake superior, lake huron, frogs, dinosaur drain and coon creek sounds.
For more about Ambient Noise, see its web page.