MindChimes

MindChimes 1.3

Harmonize your world

Do you like the sound of wind chimes but most of the day you are in a closed environment? Switching on a fan to let your wind chime to play soft melodic music is not the most environmentally friendly solution. What about trying this MindCimes which generates relaxing sound in a Zen/oriental style? View full description

PROS

  • Make your own sounds

CONS

  • Frequency of the sound is not relaxing

Not bad
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Do you like the sound of wind chimes but most of the day you are in a closed environment? Switching on a fan to let your wind chime to play soft melodic music is not the most environmentally friendly solution. What about trying this MindCimes which generates relaxing sound in a Zen/oriental style?

Personally I found the sound created by this software a bit annoying and after a while it unnerved me and distracted me a lot. The application produces random sounds made of long silences followed by moments of random notes. It is really not at all like the effect you get with a real wind chime. That said, you may want to try it anyway, so bear it in mind during the installation process to tick the option that creates an icon in your desktop, otherwise you will not be able to find the programme anymore. The link to the program in fact, doesn't appear in the Start menu, where instead you can only see the uninstall option; not very usable at all.

You can have fun creating your own personal chimes by selecting the chime types, the wind intensity and the kind of note the program will play. Regarding the latter, you can do that by selecting a range of colours which are linked to a certain range of note.

With sounds ranging from bells to bamboo, MindChimes is a virtual windchimes program, a computer companion that runs in the background while you use your computer for other tasks. MindChimes is much more than just a sound effects program - it simulates the natural rhythms and organic patterns of true wind chimes, and will never play exactly the same way twice. This natural randomness will help you feel more relaxed and concentrate better in your home and workplace. Programmed by a classical musician, special care was taken to create algorithms that sound truly natural; and the chime presets use different musical modes and bell sounds selected for maximum relaxation and positive psychological effect.

Mindchimes 3.0 includes ChimeWizard, a powerful tool that will let you create an entire harmonious chime set with just one click! You don't need to know anything about music to create perfect sounding chimes, and there is a built-in nine step tutorial to walk you through the ChimeWizard.

Mindchimes is very intuitive to use, and the controls are elegantly simple but powerful. You can make your own chime sets utilizing ten octaves, an enormous range. You can create your own chime sets, and chime sets can be saved and loaded to and from disk, so there is no limit to the possible wind chime variations you can create. You can blend different chime types in one chime set for unusual and evocative effects.

MindChimes is designed to run smoothly in the background and will not interfere with the operation of any of your software while you work.

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MindChimes 1.3