Why 3D matters

Of the five human senses, only your hearing can tell you what is going on behind you. Although we live in a world that strongly emphasizes vision, we rely on sound to tell us about our environment and to gauge whether we are safe or not. We listen, both consciously and subconsciously, to the everyday sonic landscape to determine the safety of our surroundings. 

In the same way that we can detect potential danger with our sense of hearing, we can also hear its absence: peace. By supplying your brain with extremely realistic, tranquil natural environments, free from the auditory chaos of urban life, your mental state responds with relaxation. You do not need to "listen" to Naturespace (or apply any concentrated effort) to benefit from its effects-- you simply need to hear it. You can work at the computer, read a book, meditate, or use it to mask the sounds of a noisy workplace. Because Naturespace sounds so real, your subconscious will respond with a feeling of relaxation regardless of whether you are paying attention to it or not. This frees up the creative parts of your brain, making Naturespace an amazing catalyst for creative and focused thought, all while easing mental tension. 

Spatially accurate outdoor sound can have a profound effect on one's state of mind. For many, it becomes an integral part of a daily routine and a dependable source of solace.

Our Audio

We have spent the last decade perfecting our outdoor recording techniques for use with headphones. This allows us to accurately recreate sound as the ear hears it, free of interior reflections and indoor acoustics, to impart a true-hemispheric sound field. Distance and position are captured with precision and maintained from the beginning to the end of our process, which extends all the way to our proprietary audio engine that resides at the heart of our apps. Ultimately, it is the accuracy of our recordings that make them so remarkably effective at easing stress. The sound is so real and immersive, the mind completely buys into it. 

Our specialized team of audio engineers record outdoor environments in 3D using proprietary holographic microphone techniques drawn from binaural, classical, and field recording practices. The results are astonishing: Naturespace recordings preserve the entire hemispheric sound field, including the sounds that occur in front, behind, beside, and above the listener over headphones.

  • Unlike any other nature sounds app, we go to great lengths to record all of our audio ourselves. Our thunderstorms, oceans, fields, streams, meadows, snowstorms, winds, and avian wildlife are unrivaled.

  • With six free tracks and a catalog of over 120 unique recordings from some of the most remote places on earth, Naturespace offers the largest and most varied collection of nature sounds of any app in existence.

For over twenty years, we've honed our techniques in the field and in the studio. Every aspect of our application is designed to deliver the most immersive, high-quality audio in a easy-to-use, imaginative package.

If you’re really committed to going deep, [choose] Naturespace... This is some of the best sound quality out there.
— Time Magazine, 2015

Beyond three dimensions

In addition to the 3D aspects of our work, the sheer quality of our audio and the length of our recordings differentiate us from most conventional audio. Many relaxation apps only provide stock sound effects of mediocre fidelity in short thirty-second loops, which quickly become obvious, repetitive, and mechanical... the opposite of natural. We do things differently. All of our sounds are recorded by our audio team utilizing only the finest equipment in sonically pristine environments with innovative approaches to the challenges that recording nature presents. We spend days in each location we record, selecting only the most magical moments. The average length of a Naturespace track is approximately twelve minutes, with many lasting over thirty minutes. The unusual length of our tracks allows for the amazing amount of subtle details that go on in nature to gradually unfold. Coupled with absolutely invisible and seamless loop points in our app, our recordings are made for an infinite listening experience. 


We've made it easy to experience the benefits of 3D sound. Naturespace is a free app available for iOS and Android devices. You can learn more about our platforms and download applications here.