November 22nd, 2015

This replica of my tinnitus was created using the free program called Audacity. http://audacityteam.org/
I had to generate 3 different 'tones' and combine them before I felt the high-ish noise was close to what I hear.
I then had to search Freesound for something that I only hear beneath the high pitch noise when my house is very quiet, which is something like the sound of strong wind outside a closed window or a power station a mile away. It took me a few hours, and even then I had to manipulate the sound considerably.
Thanks to felix.blume for
This natural wind sound file was equalized and leveled several times, then the sound level was reduced to blend with the high pitch. But it still wasn't right. So, not being an expert with Audacity, I just went down the list of 'effects', trying each one, until I found "Paulstretch", which somehow increases the time length of your sound file, without stretching as in 'elastic', which would deepen the existing tones, and apparently, without copying and pasting. The sound does change somewhat, becoming just slightly ragged, but it's a very interesting effect for this application and actually got used on both elements to produce the final sound.
I hope no one enjoys this sound and can't imagine that anyone will. It makes me feel slightly sick.
Info edited 28 Oct 2021: With my tinnitus at it's current level, I will never, now, be able to reproduce it again, primarily because I can't hear any sounds I create in a detailed way. And secondly, because hearing this version of the sound these days is just too uncomfortable. ūü•≤


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    PaMpLo 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    great job

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    clea 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    thank you

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    Ismibui 2 years, 11 months ago

    Thank you hear-no-elvis. I am grateful of your tinnitus, gonna use it in a Finnish short film if the director likes it. Have you ever thought this inner sound just as a sound of your Universe that just naturally is always there, not as a negative or positive experience. My own tinnitus does not sound this awful but if I try to fight something that is there it certainly makes me feel bad. I praise the sound as the orignal sound of creation/god/whatever brings all good to everyone everywhere at all times.

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    doodlemancy 4 years, 6 months ago

    this is exactly the brand of awful i was looking for, thank you so much LOL

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    hear-no-elvis 6 years, 3 months ago

    That's cool Cemeterri. But I'm not really bothered about credit. :¬)

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