FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Software Masks Unwanted Conversations So You Can Concentrate at Work
Seaside, CA - October 24, 2006
Office workers with noisy neighbors will benefit from a new PC program, ChatterBlocker, that uses digital audio technology to mask the sound of unwanted speech so users can stay focused.
Developed by The Sound Guy, Inc., ChatterBlocker does not use noise cancellation. Instead it masks intrusive conversations with a soothing blend of nature sounds, music and background chatter. The goal is to render speech less intelligible, because intelligibility is often the main source of distraction.
ChatterBlocker also offers mindfulness meditation tracks intended to increase concentration, reduce distractibility and minimize the stress response to noise.
"Cubicle dwellers can have trouble hearing themselves think when surrounded by irrelevant conversations," said Earl Vickers, CEO of The Sound Guy, Inc. "ChatterBlocker lets users focus on their work, not their coworkers. It can be more effective and less distracting than listening to music, especially music with lyrics."
Key Product Features:
- Uses auditory masking to minimize intelligibility of unwanted speech
- Lets users create their own mix of nature sounds, music and background chatter
- Plays any number of tracks simultaneously
- Includes meditation tracks to improve the ability to focus and relax in the presence of noise
- Users can add new sound files and create playlists
- Works with speakers or headphones
500 MHz processor
128 MB RAM recommended
75 MB hard disk space
Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, NT or XP
Windows-compatible sound card or built-in audio
Price and availability:
The MSRP is $19.95. ChatterBlocker is available now from http://ChatterBlocker.com .
FOR EVALUATION COPY:
A demo is available from http://chatterblocker.com/downloads.html .
Press members can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an NFR copy of the full version, including meditation tracks and additional sound files.
The press kit, including white papers, Frequently Asked Questions, screenshots and logos, is at http://chatterblocker.com/presskit/ .
The Sound Guy, Inc., based in Seaside, California, is a leading manufacturer of audio software, including the award-winning SFX Machine family of audio effects plug-ins.
CEO, The Sound Guy, Inc.
12510 Paseo Cerro
Saratoga, CA 95070
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