I built the Sound Machine because I love music, but I am not a musician. I wondered if musical novices would be able to duplicate the modes of communication used by professional musicians. This project also presented itself as a great platform for experimenting with physical interfaces.
The goal of the Sound Machine is to give people with limited or no musical back-ground the experience of being a performer. It is designed to challenge users to communicate in ways they may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable with. The absence of a screen attempts to push the computer into the background, allowing participants to focus on their fellow performers.
Timers and Alarms
Some people may struggle to fall asleep at night, but once they fall asleep, they enjoy silence. Those who fall under this category should invest in a sound machine that features a timer. A timer will shut off the sound machine after an allotted amount of time. You can be lulled to sleep by the sound machine then enjoy silence after you fall asleep.