This is really cool, mimics the sound of the ocean.. I want one!

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http://vimeo.com/37782969

Thats the video, heres the entire article I found for it:

http://thecreatorsproject.com/blog/a...-ball-bearings
  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    You can buy the cylinders of balls which emulates the sound of rain.

    Good stuff.
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  • Yeah, it's cool and all...but, could you imagine tipping that thing over?

    Man! You'd be picking up bearings forever!

    Maybe a machine from Sharper Image or Brookstone would be less hassle...

    *Daniel is right, I had one of those rain machines...very soothing...less messy -

    (but then...he lives in England, as if you really needed a 'rain emulator' :rolleyes: )
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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      Oh my giddy aunt, that's funny.

      It doesn't sound anything like the ocean, I should know, I've lived literally within a stones throw of the Atlantic all my life. Doesn't sound a bit like it. Just sounds like, well, ballbearings on a metal tipping tray.

      Some people seriously need their noggins looked at lol.

      WTG - if you want to hear the sound of the ocean, why don't you just ask? I'll send you a few recordings through the post if it makes you happy. Sh*t! Maybe there's a market for recordings of the ocean? A live feed like a premium sex phone line for 30 cents a minute or something lol.

      Landlubbers, they're funny strange creatures.

      Seriously you would have loved it where I was this afternoon. I was sat down by the Helford River on a glorious spring day with not a cloud in the sky watching the waves lapping at my feet.

      Forty feet to my left there was a couple of musicians sitting by the old granite wall on the beach playing some beautiful old eastern European folk music, the lass on the fiddle and the guy playing the celtic bouzouki, the waves lapping not more than 8' away in front of them. It was just heavenly - very, very beautiful indeed.

      Same location below, albeit today a very slight haze on the water giving everything a soft hue.

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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    Ah stop, you have to admit it sounds kinda like the ocean. Use your imagination

    lol you're not the only person who's ever been to the shore.. I've been there & I think it does kinda sound like it.

    Dont think of it so literally, its pretty close to the sound of the ocean..
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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      Get out of it ya great daft apporth.

      I don't visit it occasionally, I live right on top of it, always have done - literally a stones throw away.

      And that weird contraption sounds nothing like any waves hitting the shore I've ever heard in 45 years.

      Bloomin' hec, it's not like I don't know what I'm talking about lol.

      Good grief this places kills me, cracks me up sometimes, you guys are too funny. Bloody hell, I could make something which sounds more realistic in about 20 minutes lol.

      Thanks for the laugh mate lol.

      PS See my avatar, see the background? It's just down the road... http://goo.gl/9nkXA
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    just shove a conch shell beside your ear hole
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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      No amount of imagination can make that sound like the ocean.

      Hell, even copious amounts of booze could not make that sound like the ocean. Geez.

      I live near the ocean. No, not right next to it, but enough to where I've heard it more than a few times in my life.

      That contraption has a tinny, metallic sound. Ick.

      I'm not a white noise prude, by any means - I've heard some contraptions that really did sound like ocean waves or whatever. That thing isn't even close.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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        See? What did I tell you? Told you I knew I knew what I was talking about.

        Easiest thing for you to do WTG is to go to eBay and buy yourself a CD or for that matter one of those new fangled MP3 wotsit downloads so you can listen to the sound of the ocean at your leisure.

        Here you go, something similar to this and much cheaper too...

        RELAXATION NATURE SOUNDS OCEAN WAVES 3 CD SET NEW! | eBay

        There's a much simpler solution to everything my friend.

        Kindest regards,


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        • Profile picture of the author ThomM
          I've got to agree with Mark and Shay.
          Though it was fun to watch, it didn't sound like the ocean to me either.
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          • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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            What are you smokin' today Thom? Fun to watch? What a tray tipping from side to side with lots of tiny ball bearings on it? Doesn't take much to please you.
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            • Profile picture of the author ThomM
              Originally Posted by Mark Andrews View Post

              What are you smokin' today Thom? Fun to watch? What a tray tipping from side to side with lots of tiny ball bearings on it? Doesn't take much to please you.
              Simple mind, simple pleasures
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          • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
            My dad knows the sound of the sea better than your dad!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      That noise would drive me crazy - and it's not like the ocean.

      Where's the sound of the gulls - waves breaking?

      My little sound machine isn't the best but it does have ocean and rain sounds - and if it tips over I won't spend the next year picking up the pieces
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      • Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        That noise would drive me crazy - and it's not like the ocean.

        Where's the sound of the gulls - waves breaking?

        My little sound machine isn't the best but it does have ocean and rain sounds - and if it tips over I won't spend the next year picking up the pieces
        When I read this, Kay - I laughed My Brother in law used to be a Hotel mgr. in Maui, Hi - and he said tourists would ask him to "turn down the ocean"...:rolleyes:

        My favorite though, was a lady who asked why there were no orchids outside, only in the lobby. He explained that the lobby ones are hothouse orchids, because orchids only bloom outside in the spring...it's January now - it's winter.

        She was absolutely baffled by this...asked him to explain it several times - then declared, "young man - there is no 'winter' in the tropics!!!

        He said - "Lady, the orchids apparently didn't know that..." :rolleyes:
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          Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

          ...and he said tourists would ask him to "turn down the ocean"...:rolleyes:
          More than likely from Idaho.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    I think it would be entertaining to watch too.. Even if only for a little bit.

    & since everyone keeps saying 'NO! it doesnt sound like the ocean at all!' I suppose this thread was a fail. But I still say it kinda does.

    Or maybe I just miss the beach enough that I'm hearing it in places its really not? I dunno. lol but I thought it did.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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      If you're that desperate, I'll buy you a cd and send it to you.

      You've seriously made me laugh with this thread, something about it has tickled me pink. Almost wet myself laughing.

      Let me know if you want one, a cd that is not a piddle.

      Cheers!


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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by Whos That Guru View Post

      I think it would be entertaining to watch too.. Even if only for a little bit.
      Actually Rob, it was!

      I was intrigued watching the different patterns the ball bearings formed each time the table tipped. Of course, this was last night right before I went to bed and I was quite tired.

      As far as sounding like the ocean, well, I'll give you that it was something attempting to imitate the sounds of the ocean, at least.

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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    lol na, I can just buy it on Amazon if I get that desperate (or just drive the 2 hours and go to the ocean, haha)

    But I appreciate the offer!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Patterson
    Who needs outside influences? I've been hearing the ocean in my head since the early 70's.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    I wish I was in Hawaii for like 1 week (wouldn't wanna live there, I'm not much of a "live on top a volcano" kind of person.)

    BUT I bet their beaches are soooo much better than Myrtle Beach And Myrtle Beach is awesome. I'll have to visit sometime before the world ends. LOL
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    • Originally Posted by Whos That Guru View Post

      I wish I was in Hawaii for like 1 week (wouldn't wanna live there, I'm not much of a "live on top a volcano" kind of person.)

      BUT I bet their beaches are soooo much better than Myrtle Beach And Myrtle Beach is awesome. I'll have to visit sometime before the world ends. LOL
      Apparently, no one actually "lives" in Hawaii! They're all tourists!

      My other favorite story from that time, is - My sister was waiting for her husband to get off work at the hotel. She was 8 1/2 months pregnant, and had fallen down the stairs at her apartment a few days earlier...

      Picture this: A young woman 8.5 months pregnant, with a screaming 2 year-old tugging on her arm...standing in the Hotel lobby on crutches with her leg in a cast -

      A woman came up to her and said: "My goodness...you must be having just a horrible vacation!"
      My Sister said: "Are you crazy!! :confused: I live here!! Do you think I would go on a vacation like this???" :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    If you listen to it with your speaker volume way down it does resemble the sound of the ocean because the metallic sound and the contrast are minimized. It you turn the volume up, then not so much. I can see why the OP thinks it sounds like the ocean though. It has a similar "rushing" sound, even though the tone and cadence are not the same, and certainly not as smooth.
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    • Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      If you listen to it with your speaker volume way down it does resemble the sound of the ocean because the metallic sound and the contrast are minimized. It you turn the volume up, then not so much. I can see why the OP thinks it sounds like the ocean though. It has a similar "rushing" sound, even though the tone and cadence are not the same, and certainly not as smooth.
      It does create a soothing, hypnotic effect, no doubt. The other great thing about the actual ocean though, is the ionized air that is created...it's a two-fer -
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

        It does create a soothing, hypnotic effect, no doubt. The other great thing about the actual ocean though, is the ionized air that is created...it's a two-fer -
        I used to live on the ocean. There are many more great things about it than what has been mentioned. I wouldn't want that device, but at least you won't get stung by jellyfish using it.
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        • Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

          I used to live on the ocean. There are many more great things about it than what has been mentioned. I wouldn't want that device, but at least you won't get stung by jellyfish using it.
          But you can still get stung by a few Jello-shots!
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  • Profile picture of the author waterotter
    I often listen to a version of New Age of Classics - Pachelbel with ocean sounds. The ocean sounds are repetitive throughout.

    You can hear the ocean clearly in the beginning: Grooveshark - Free Music Streaming, Online Music
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      Originally Posted by waterotter View Post

      I often listen to a version of New Age of Classics - Pachelbel with ocean sounds. The ocean sounds are repetitive throughout.

      You can hear the ocean clearly in the beginning: Grooveshark - Free Music Streaming, Online Music
      I'm listening to it now, beautiful.
      Just need a few lit candles, a fire in the fireplace, and a significant other to make it complete.
      (Wow what polite way to say it's a great song to get some to)
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        Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

        I'm listening to it now, beautiful.
        Just need a few lit candles, a fire in the fireplace, and a significant other to make it complete.
        (Wow what polite way to say it's a great song to get some to)
        Thom, you silly boy.

        The CD I have is this one:

        I don't know why the different covers, as the music is identical to the CD I have. It is beautiful and it's something I can have playing if a client calls, I just have to adjust the volume. Surround sound is a must for this one though to hear the full effects of the rushing water. Sounds great in a decent car stereo too!

        Maybe you can play your drums to this?!
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    Nothing beats imagination... Just close your eyes, relax, and imagine you are at the seashore...
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      Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

      Just need a few lit candles, a fire in the fireplace, and a significant other to make it complete.
      Do you want me to sit beside you Thom and hold your hand?
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      • Profile picture of the author ThomM
        Originally Posted by waterotter View Post

        Thom, you silly boy.

        The CD I have is this one:

        I don't know why the different covers, as the music is identical to the CD I have. It is beautiful and it's something I can have playing if a client calls, I just have to adjust the volume. Surround sound is a must for this one though to hear the full effects of the rushing water. Sounds great in a decent car stereo too!

        Maybe you can play your drums to this?!
        You know when I listened to it, I never thought of playing drums to it. Odd:confused:
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        Do you want me to sit beside you Thom and hold your hand?
        Great now I'll have nightmares tonight
        If you're ever sitting beside me you better be holding either a spliff or a bong
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          Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

          If you're ever sitting beside me you better be holding either a spliff or a bong
          ....and at arms length..
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