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Brown Noise

Brown Noise

Brown noise is a random noise which mimics the signal noise produced by brownian motion.

Hear a 5-second example of brown noise (download file).

Technically speaking, the spectral density is proportional to 1/f2, which basically means it has more energy at lower frequencies (decreasing by around 6dB per octave).

To the human ear, brown noise is similar to white noise but at a lower frequency. Examples in nature include waves on the beach and some wind noise.

Note: Some people use the term brown noise as a synonym for brown note, a controversial and unproven sound which causes the listener to lose control of their bowels.

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