Dark Noise: Ambient Sounds 4+

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Dark Noise LLC

    • 4.8 • 710 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Dark Noise is a simple yet powerful way to play ambient noise to help you sleep, focus, or relax.

You can add to the 50 built in sounds by creating your own custom mixes for an endless variety of soundscapes. The innovative adaptive toolbar allows you to shrink your window to a super small Mini Player for quick access to Dark Noise controls. Keyboard shortcuts, menu bar support, and multiple customizable widgets make Dark Noise a powerful addition to your Mac.

• 50 sounds
• Create custom mixes
• Mini Player
• Set a timer to fade out noise before you wake up
• 10 themes including True Black
• Multiple customizable widgets

For in-app purchases and subscriptions, see https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/dev/stdeula/

What’s New

Version 3.2.3

Dark Noise 3.2.3 includes a few minor bug fixes.

Interactive widgets are here!

With Dark Noise 3.2 all widgets have been rebuilt from the ground up to work with the new macOS interactive widgets! This means you can now start and stop sounds through our highly customizable widgets all from your Notification Center, or even directly on your desktop without the need to open your app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
710 Ratings

710 Ratings

FrankP2491 ,

Best single purchase app for soundscapes

Ok, so I have had several different apps. I hate subscription services so I try and avoid anything that is based on that platform. However, I am a student and do require noise to drown out my wife watching TV, company that comes over, people in the library, etc... I am constantly listening to white noise or other things. However, this app has the ability to create your own soudscapes which I absolutely need. I don't want to listen to TV static for 5 straight hours so I like to layer the sounds so that it reduces my listening fatigue. This app is awesome!

One suggestion (not a complaint) is that I would like to have different enviornmental sounds. Such as wind whistling (more like the sound you hear when you are in a cabbin / snow boarding) and one other one which would be some bineural frequencies a few Studying: BETA (14-30 Hz), High Beta (40 Hz) & Meditation/ Sleep: (4-8 Hz) or (432 Hz)

The Nickname Review ,

Sound quality is off

I agree with scampercom about the sound quality being off. The sounds sound thinned out. I use in-ear headphones (not Apple’s) to help blocked out co-workers when trying to concentrate. I usually listen to music but sometimes that can get tiresome and I prefer white noise. This app, though I really like the selection, probably wouldn’t help. The sound quality from other apps like Noisli and Noizio are better, with Wildfulness being the absolute best with 3D sound. I can mix sounds with Noisli but the app hasn’t been updated in a year or so and you can hear the looping. Noizio is updated, has more sounds than Noisli, but you can hear the looping and it requires so many in app purchases to expand the library. Wildfulness, Wildfulness 2, and it’s 3rd counterpart Sonas Island (or something like that) has beyond amazing sound quality. You can hear the looping with a few sounds but it’s biggest flaw for me is the lack of variety. It’s ALL nature sounds. There are other apps I have tried but most were unnecessarily complicated or not worth mentioning. This app is good for it’s simplicity, ease of use, features, and variety, but unfortunately not it’s sound quality.

Joshua D. ,

Great Premium Noise App

I really like the selection of sleep or relaxation sounds in this program a lot. If I need something to listen to, to be able to sleep or just to de-stress, Dark Noise, is what I inevitably choose almost every time.

Also, I cannot thank the developer enough for offering this app as a premium program. The fact that Dark Noise doesn't contain any greedy micro-transactions or stupid subscriptions and is just sold for one fair price is the main reason I took a chance and purchased this application. I only buy premium programs and I'm very glad to add this one to my collection.

I own more than a two handfuls of these types of noise applications and Dark Noise is easily among the best in my opinion. Thanks, again, for being a rad developer and selling Dark Noise ethically and morally as a premium program and God bless.

App Privacy

The developer, Dark Noise LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
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