Colored Noise

A consistent flooding of noise in the ears mutes out thoughts and places us into a deeper, more introspective state. Sift through the colors below and find one you like. Find a comfortable place, close your eyes, and listen to the staticly din for at least five minutes, longer if you’d like. Noise is Novocaine for the brain.

Important Note: Because of the technical limitations of QuickTime, there is a *click* at the end of each loop in these noise samples. This may annoy some people during extended listening. Blame Steve Jobs.

The Get High Now iPhone App ($.99) features melifluously clear, unclicking noise highs and dozens of other audio and visual highs in pristine high-def audio. If it sounds like we’re upselling you for the app, well, we kind of are. Because the app rules. Hear for yourself.

How It Works

Though noise is defined as a random signal, it is often classified into areas: environmental noise, industrial noise, occupational noise, etc. It is also classified into “colors.” Engineers originally developed “colored” noises to use as guides for electric, acoustic, and audio equipment experiments. Each noise was named after the color it most closely resembled in frequency. (Different colors vibrate at a different frequencies, which is how the human eye distinguishes them. Go buy Get High Now and look up Chromotherapy. Do it now!). In the early 1970s, colored noises were used to test for extrasensory perception.

Dr. Charles Honorton, among other parapsychologists, believed white and pink noise played through headphones could mute out the senses and make a person more amenable to subconscious thought. In Ganzfeld Anomalous Information Transfer experiments, extended exposure to white or pink noise was often successful in inducing in subjects hypnagogic and other altered states of consciousness. At a minimum, a few minutes of white or pink noise placed people into a deep state of meditation.

Colored noise highs are easy—all you do to turn on is turn it up.

Note: The above are looped samples of Colored Noise. The click at the end of the loop created by QuickTime can be distracting to some after extended listening. (Blame Steve Jobs.) For a non-stop clickless and altogether mellifluous noise high, get the Get High Now iPhone App. (If this seems like a tasteless plug for the app, it’s because it totally is — but it’s also the truth. The audio on the app is 4x higher than on the site due to bandwidth constrainsts. Jis’ sayin’.)