How to Generate White Noise in 3 Steps with Tone Generator

Getting a good night’s sleep is much harder than you think. Whether it’s a snoring partner, the neighbour's car alarm going off, or the cat’s late-night adventures around the house, the slightest disruption to silence when you’re lying in bed can be frustrating. Getting rid of these background sounds is pretty much an impossible challenge but what if there was a way to mask these unpleasant noises with more pleasant ambient noises or static sounds?

Soothing white noise, a signal or process with a frequency spectrum can help mask the distracting sounds and help you sleep better, relax better, concrete better or provide relief from tinnitus. Rather than having to spend a lot of money on expensive sound machines, using an easy-to-use software like Tone Generator can help you create a white noise audio file along with other colored noise with different frequencies and intensities. This tutorial will show you how to generate white noise with Tone Generator in 3 easy steps.

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1. Download Tone Generator Software

Download Tone Generator Software. Follow the installation instructions and then launch the white noise generator program on your computer to begin generating a white noise signal.
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2. Generate White Noise

In the top toolbar, navigate to the Tone menu and under the dropdown, select White Noise. Click the Play button to play the white noise audio. Click the Stop button to stop playing the white noise.

To only play the white noise for a specific duration, under the Tone dropdown, select Constant (Specific duration). In the main interface, under the Values column, double click the duration to set the duration time for when the white noise should automatically stop playing.
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3. Save White Noise as Audio File [Optional]

If you want to save white noise as a WAV audio file so you can play it from your phone or another device, click the Save button and save the generated white noise audio file. Alternatively, you can also use the free NCH Tone Generator Android or iPhone app to play the white noise directly from your smartphone. To further edit the white noise audio file or record white noise, try WavePad.
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It's that simple! You have successfully learned how to generate white noise with Tone Generator. The only thing left is to finally have that good night’s sleep you have been craving for. Download NCH Tone Generator and start generating white noise today!

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Tone Generator can be used as a sine wave generator, sound frequency generator or signal generator that can create audio test tones, sweeps or noise waveforms such as white noise, pink noise, brownian noise, violet noise and grey noise. White noise generation software for Windows PC and Mac OS.

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