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White Noise Contest | Win a Free Mark 1!

By August 30, 2017 No Comments
White Noise Contest

Want to win a free mark 1? Enter into our White Noise Contest! There’s nothing better than letting Mycroft lull you to sleep, or cancel out other noisy distractions.

The rules are simple:

Pick an awesome/unique place to sample 30 seconds of audio (remember it will loop so it is better to have the start and end sound as much alike as possible.)

  1. Sample 30 seconds of sound.
  2. Shoot a picture of the location.
  3. Submit the sound, picture, location and any stories here on our forum.

At the end of the contest we’ll select the best sample based on a secret formula that takes into account picture quality, uniqueness of the location and the quality of the sound for use in our white noise skill.

Please be aware – to have your sample considered for distribution in the white noise skill you’ll need to make sure it is licensed under creative commons or similar.

The winner gets a free Mark I mailed to them!

Employees are not eligible for the prize, but may participate in the competition.

Check out the three samples below that our CEO submitted, from his last trip to Iceland. Note that he uploaded to Youtube, so far it’s been the easiest way!

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

This audio was sampled at Black Sand Beach near Vik Iceland. The beach is made of volcanic rock that is pitch black. Incoming waves have washed the rocks smooth.

Reykjadalur Hot Spring Thermal River

This sound was sampled at the Reykjadalur Hot Spring Thermal River. This is a site located at ( 64.047285, -21.221346 ) about 2 miles north of Hveragerði.

Gljufrabui Waterfal Iceland

This sample was taken inside the canyon waterfall at Gljufrabui ( 63.620933, -19.986465 ) in southern Iceland. It’s LOUD – but will be tuned to make a great White Noise Skill.

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Alyx Horace
Business Analyst
Alyx works as a business analyst for Mycroft, working with data to shape metrics and the broader marketing strategy. She also writes these blog posts.