Originally Posted by symmetricalsnowflake11
OK i just realised i use the sliders at the top - got any handy tips on how to use it that won't be immediately obvious?
I'm sorry; I forgot to check this thread again.
Dr. Pigeon, the site owner, has an "Intro
" page with several videos that probably help more, but I can still post some tips.
One is to notice the little symbols across the left-hand side of the page near the top. They'll look like a star, crescent moon, heart, happy-face, yin-yang, spider, single note, double notes, calibration-mark, and headphones. If you click on those, you'll highlight those generator pages that are within the themes of those symbols (hover your mouse over them to get the name of each). That makes navigation easier on such a large site.
Another tip is to read the posts people have made. All of them have a little blue heart next to them on the left. If you click on the hearts, you'll get what that person's settings were that they liked so much. Not all of them have made custom settings, but most have. It can be a fun way to discover new settings besides the presets on the right side.
The sliders let you adjust the volume on each sound, even muting them if you like. One of the videos on the intro-page shows how to make your own settings that way, and then how to use the animation feature. The video is kind of old because Dr. Pigeon has updated the buttons under the sliders as well as adding new functions to them. I'll have to see if he has any other help-videos that include the new buttons and functions.
There are functions for using the page for meditation, too, though I haven't used it for that as much, other than background sound for binaural beats and the like. While I've been using the site for many years, I still manage to learn of something else I've never tried and find I enjoy it. The site is very useful for noise-masking, including when there is loud construction sounds going on outside.
So, try out the videos and other info on the Intro page, which is also linked on the floater bar at the bottom of a page-window, as well as the "Uses" link for more ideas on what sounds are best for what situations. Those are just sample suggestions and don't list all of the generator pages like the highlight function does.
I hope all of that has made some sense. If not, let me know