Special Edition: Paying it forward with Calming Waves

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Hi all! Yes, it’s been a while, but I have a decent excuse. Soundslikejeff has a little one now and it turns out life can be time consuming when you have kids. Which brings me to my next topic:

When the little one was going to sleep at night, we wanted to have something soothing playing for her. I like waves because I have a certain fondness for the beach. Well, the ‘soothing lamb’ we bought turns off automatically after 45 minutes, which was simply not long enough (plus, the fidelity was horrible). By the time our little one woke up to start a new sleep cycle, the waves were long gone and every noise in our tiny house was audible.

My wife had the genius idea to have me create a seamless loop that could play all night on an old iPod. I gathered some of my favorite wave samples, worked a little EQ and compression to make sure nothing odd poked it’s head out and did my best to space them out somewhat evenly.

It’s been a while now and the little one is a fantastic sleeper. I thought I’d pay it forward to all of you frustrated parents out there who might be in need of a hand. As with all my sounds, the download is free. Happy sleeping and thanks for listen to what sounds like Jeff.