Environments is a historic catalog of long form field recordings created for the way you live. Whether you need to work, meditate, sleep, or any other use, Environments is the only ambient sound app based on extended recordings created in the 1960s and 70s on analog tape. Environments began as an unprecedented series of vinyl records, garnering widespread acclaim and selling millions of units. Now Environments steps into the mobile age as an invaluable and unique sonic tool for the way YOU live.

• No internet connection required — all recordings are part of the app.

• 22 fully remastered long-form analog recordings, most 30 minutes or more. Not short loops, not white noise — Environments live and breathe like nature itself.

• Simple, intuitive navigation. Unobtrusive, ad-free look and feel evokes a simpler, better time.

• Put your favorite environment on infinite loop, or build your own playlist of favorites.

• Blocks distractions, increases focus and mindfulness, reduces stress, helpful with tinnitus and fussy babies.

• Sounds include ocean waves, birdsongs and dawn chorus, chimes, "be-in", thunderstorms, gentle rain, heartbeat, wind in trees, wordless choir, summer cornfield, creaky sailboat, country stream, country meadow, blizzard, and many more.

• Features informative biography of Environments creator Irv Teibel, along with concise informational screens on individual recordings.

• A co-creation of Syntonic Research, Inc and the Grammy-nominated reissue label Numero Group.

• "The music of the future isn't music." -- Irv Teibel

What's New

Version 1.2

Fixed minor inconsistencies in title and control behaviors

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Amazing analog nature recordings from the 60s and 70s for those much needed moments of calm.

THE app for relaxation and sleep assistance

The John is John

If you’re like me, silence is deafening. I can’t fall asleep at night without some sort of white noise/sfx type thing playing. During the day, i need the same sorts of thing to quiet my mind. This is the best app of its kind, hands down.

Besides having hours and hours of beautiful, natural sounding audio recordings of unique and varied environments (hence the name of the app), as well as a few new age and proto ambient pieces, the interface is dead simple to use. Make playlists of your favorite sound recordings (each one over 30 minutes long), play any one recording on a loop, and get the background behind this unique collection of recordings (all made on analog equipment back in the ‘70s). All that and more for one low price, paid one time, and then you have an ad-free app to enjoy for as long as you’d like. I cannot recommend this app enough!

Another hit from the Numero Group


Numero Group have constantly been innovators in the reissue game. Innovators both in the work that they reissue but also in the form in which they release it. From records with hardback books of photography to LP/DVD sets celebrating short live dance TV shows, they’ve done it all. And they’ve carefully matched the form to the content.

Reissuing these historically important field recordings as an app continues that trend. This will allow new generations of people to fall asleep or meditate to these masterpieces.

And it’s a well made app, too.


The Numero Group L L C
548.7 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Numero Group & Syntonic Research Inc


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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