SonicMood

SonicMood 5.2

This app lets you play various ambient sounds on your Mac.
 
5.2 (See all)

SonicMood is a program for Mac that comes in handy when working in a loud environment and you need extra help to stay focused on your projects. This application provides you with a wide range of ambient sounds, lets you create your own relaxing music, and brings you an efficient built-in search tool.

The offered ambient sounds are called Moods and are nicely organized on the left side of the screen. From there you can choose the preferred audio file type and start playing it at any sound volume you need. The app also provides you with additional audio settings to adjust the levels for base octave, octave range, tempo base, instruments sound, and many other.

Another good thing about this program is that it also brings you an integrated audio recording tool. With its help you can tape any sound coming out of your speakers and save it for later playback in iTunes.

In my opinion, an inexperienced user wouldn't be able to configure the sound settings of this tool easily. In addition, you’ll need to have downloaded and installed the “Soundflower” system extension in order to record SonicMood in Digital Audio mode (it can be found on the homepage of Cycling '74).

Even though the program brings two disadvantages, I give SonicMood 4 out of 5 stars mostly because it brings authentic ambient sounds that are truly relaxing and suitable for a work environment. Playing these sound files really helps me keep focused on my work and ignore the noise around me.

As a consequence, I'd say it's worth trying this app. SonicMood is full of useful features, lets you make your own ambient music, and comes with a very reasonable price.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary

Pros

  • Provides you with a wide range of ambient sounds
  • Gives you access to various audio settings
  • Comes with a built-in sound recorder
  • Brings a slideshow tool

Cons

  • An inexperienced user wouldn't be able to understand some of its features and configure the sound settings accordingly
  • In order to record SonicMood in Digital Audio mode, you’ll need to have downloaded and installed “Soundflower” system extension
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