This website makes you feel like you're back at the office by recreating the sound of colleagues

Virtual white noise machine, The Sound of Colleagues, will recreate that office vibe we've all been missing.
Virtual white noise machine, The Sound of Colleagues, will recreate that office vibe we've all been missing.
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  • The Sound of Colleagues is a website that recreates the sound of a busy office.
  • Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people have been forced to work from home.
  • The website is aimed at those who miss the familiar sound of their co-workers chattering in the background as well as other office noises.
  • Choose between the sound of keyboards clicking, a coffee machine, people in the background, telephones, printer, an open window, rain, and even an office dog. Or get them all going at once.


Since the beginning of lockdown, many individuals have been forced to work from home. At first, we all thought it would be easy. Working from your bed in your PJs -- what's better than that?

But then it started to sink in... you actually, kind of miss your co-workers. That loud colleague who's always laughing, the sound of the printer jamming, the air conditioner buzzing in the background threatening to start a civil war - you want it all back!

While everyone may not be able to return to the office just yet, this website will help you feel like you never left. 

The Sound of Colleagues is a virtual white noise machine that hopes to recreate the office vibe we're all craving. 

Developed by Red Pipe Studios and Familjen, the site emulates the sounds of keyboards clicking, a coffee machine, people in the background, telephones, printer, an open window, rain, and even an office dog. 

You have the option of turning all sounds on and increasing/decreasing the volume on each to get it to just the right setting. Or, just choose the sound effects that most remind you of your own office space. 

Crank the "keyboards" effect up and increase the volume on "people", and it's like I'm back my desk. 

The Sounds of Colleagues soundtrack is also available on Spotify.

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