Whether you’re trying to focus and get some work done, you need to chill out and relax, or you want something soothing to help you drift off to sleep, Brain.fm has tunes that can help you out. The compositions are completely original, so don’t expect to hear songs you know, but they do work like a charm.
All of the music you’ll hear at Brain.fm are original compositions, designed to stream for specific periods of time. Just choose whether you’re trying to work, relax or sleep, and then drill down a little, and the service will build a “brainwave” of music for you to listen to. Pop on your headphones or put in your earbuds, and enjoy. You can tweak the stream to play for 30 minutes, an hour, two hours or indefinitely until you turn it off, or even skip a specific composition if you’re not enjoying it or it’s not working for you.
If you prefer, you can hit the explore tab at the top of the page to try different recordings and audio tracks for each category on your own, and explore the sounds available without the site generating one for you. The team behind Brain.fm claim that a lot of science goes into their compositions and streams, and you can read a lot of it under the “research” tab. I tried the service out for a few days, and sure enough, the focus playlists were full of ambient but still assertive music designed to fade into the background but provide a mildly energetic soundtrack. The relaxation playlists were definitely chill and relaxing, and perfect for lounging around to.
Brain.fm is similar to services like [email protected] or another site we’ve highlighted, GetWorkDoneMusic. The big difference is that Brain.fm uses all original music. Simialrly, Brain.fm is a paid service. It’s free for seven days so you can try it out and see how you like it. If you do like it, you can get a premium account for $US7 ($9)/month, $US4 ($5)/month if you pay for a year up front($US48 [$63]), or $US150 ($197) for a lifetime subscription.