Moodstreams Guided Meditations and BlogAuthor: Paul Nguyen
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Moodstreams Guided Meditations and Blog

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A guided meditation series and Paul's blog about what's going on at Moodstreams

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    Moodstreams sounds on your Iphone, Ipad, and Ipod Touch

    I'm proud to announce the release of the new Stillpoint relaxation and meditation app from Inius, Inc., now available for Iphone, Ipad, and Ipod Touch. Stillpoint is a unique and revolutionary listening experience that incorporates nature sounds, brainwave entrainment, focusing aids, and a built-in session timer into a package that goes with you anywhere you carry your phone or tablet. Search for "Stillpoint" in the Apple App Store, or go to for more information. The basic version is FREE, so give it a shot!
    Moodstreams and Inius teamed up to include our favorite Moodstreams nature sounds in the app. The basic free version comes bundled with "River Rapids", "Evening by the Pond", and "Alaska Salmon Migration: The Waterfall". Additional sounds can be downloaded onto the app for just 99 cents, and include some of the most popular sounds from the Moodstreams catalog, including "Murmuring Creek", "Pacific Tidepool", "Water Flows Beneath Us", and many others.
    The "Brain Beat" feature allows you to overlay an optional brainwave entrainment track onto your selected nature sound, which guides you to your desired mental state with subtle, rhythmic sound pulses to create an even more powerful, purposeful relaxation experience. Presets are included for common goals like "Sleep", or "Tension Melter."
    The "Focus" feature allows you to choose a tone, such as a bell or water splash, that recurs as often as you like to remind you to stay focused on the meditation (because we're all prone to distracting thoughts at times!).
    The built-in session timer lets you customize the length of your session to your needs, and your selected nature sound and Brain Beat tracks automatically scale to fit!
    We've invested years of effort and research into making Stillpoint a truly unique app, and we're sure you will find it the most powerful and easy-to-use relaxation aid out there. Give it an honest shot, and don't forget to let us know what you think of it!
    Paul Nguyen
    Owner of Moodstreams

  • Posted on 20 Jan 2012

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    Molokai, Hawaii, and the Rolling Boulder Beach

    For those who have any of the conventional preconceptions of what Hawaii is, allow Molokai to completely eradicate them. Hoping for a luau, a hula performance, nice tourist resorts, a beach full of thousands of scantily clad bodies? Don't come to Molokai.

    This is not your "typical" Hawaii, and in that sense, it is the most Hawaiian of all the islands. Some might say Molokai is backwards, it's decrepit, it's too quiet, it has nothing to do. I'll take all of those as true, if you accept this: Molokai is beautiful. The setting, the culture, the pace of life, all of it. It's a rustic paradise of sorts - The coastline is rugged and deserted, the interior is part agricultural, part mountainous. There are no stoplights, and only two gas stations. There is no rush hour, and very little manmade noise overall. Compared to the other Hawaiian Islands, there is little tourism, and that's just how they like it.

    And from the standpoint of a nature sound recordist and photographer, it's perfection. I could write more, and you could read more, but maybe you'd rather see and hear.

    Look at the Molokai album on the Moodstreams Facebook page. Prints of these photographs are available on my photography site.

    A new nature sound is available at, called Molokai Rolling Boulder Beach. A sample of it is available on the product page. Here is the description:

    An island preserved in time, the rural and peaceful Molokai is not the "typical" Hawaii, and this is not your typical beach sound recording. This particular stretch of boulder beach is made of rocks that are just the right size, such that when a large wave hits the shore, the rocks can be heard clicking against each other as they roll back into the ocean. A backdrop of white noise punctuated by crashing waves makes this recording great for relaxation, meditation, or sleep.

  • Posted on 01 Sep 2011

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    The Third and Final New Zealand Sound Recording

    I'm proud to announce the release of the last of the New Zealand soundtracks on You might say it's the end of an era, because this officially closes the New Zealand chapter for Moodstreams; all the photos have been published and now all the sounds have been as well. I guess the only way to get more material is to plan another trip! Well worth looking into, in my opinion. One could spend a lifetime there and not see and hear all of its glory.

    The newest sound recording, Morning on the West Coast, was actually the first one I recorded on my trip. Have I emphasized before how easy it is to record nature sounds in New Zealand? There are no planes flying overhead, no traffic noise once you leave the city, very few people, and the people that are there, mostly tourists actually, aren't up and about at the time that I make recordings, which was usually between 4:30 and 6 AM on this trip. A recordist's dream! Morning on the West Coast was recorded at a camp in a very small coastal community called Charleston. The camp has a small farm attached with some sheep and chickens. The West Coast in this case refers to the region of New Zealand's South Island that is actually quite popular with tourists and is known for its amazing beaches. But wake up at dawn, and all there is to experience in this particular camp is the cacophany of singing birds, and the crowing of roosters as they usher in the morning. As I may have mentioned before, the remarkable thing about the summer dawn sounds in New Zealand is how "structured" they seem to be. Certain species of birds start and end at certain times, like clockwork, and then by 6:15 or so, all activity seems to abruptly cease for the rest of the day. This recording captures a "slice" of that magical time period.

    The complete 25-minute downloadable MP3 is available on the Moodstreams site for just $5.99.

    Listen to a sample.

    And here's the complete product description:
    Morning on the West Coast (New Zealand)
    Wake up to the busy chirping of birds on a coastal farm in New Zealand's West Coast region. This recording offers the realistic experience of being immersed in the summer dawn, as sparrows sing to claim their territories, insects buzz across the soundscape, and roosters proclaim the arrival of the first rays of the sun, as distant surf provides a backdrop of white noise. The recording goes from busy in the beginning and middle to sparse at the end, just as it happens in real life as dawn becomes early morning.

    Perhaps at some point I will compile all three New Zealand sounds into a collection like I did with the Sounds of Spring, or Alaska Rivers.

  • Posted on 26 May 2011

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    Southland Dawn Chorus (New Zealand)

    I'm really excited about introuducing the latest nature sound from my New Zealand trip. This one captures a sound that is unique in all the world: The melodious and haunting song of the belllbird at dawn. Check out the product site for a sample. If you don't find that sound utterly mesmerizing, then you must have grown up with a a bellbird in your backyard! But even my friend Richie, a native of New Zealand, enjoys this one.

    The complete 25-minute soundtrack is available as an MP3 download at for just $5.99. Here's the product description:

    Southland Dawn Chorus (New Zealand)
    Waking up in the woods before dawn to the birds of Southland, the southernmost region of New Zealand, is a symphonic experience. It begins in darkness with the mesmerizing, haunting solo melody of the bellbird echoing from the treetops. As light breaks, tui and sparrows fill out the ensemble until the chorus reaches its peak. This 25-minute recording is a "slice" of dawn captured in real time, offering you the opportunity to be immersed in a soundscape that is unique in all of the world.

  • Posted on 21 Apr 2011

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    Help out with the Japan relief effort... and win audio products from Moodstreams in the process.

    Hello Moodsies, Moodstreams is proud to be teaming up with The Earth Diet to help out with the relief effort for the victims of the natural disasters in Japan. By donating $10 or more via credit card or Amazon Payments, you will be entered into a drawing to win some great prizes from sponsors, including 3 gift coupons for audio products from Moodstreams, valued at $15 each, and 1 customized hypnosis recording from Moodstreams, valued at $109 each. Check out The Earth Diet Blog to see the donation details and what else you could win. So don't delay. Dig deep into those pockets and help out a worthy cause, and you just might be helping yourself out in the process with some great prizes.

  • Posted on 05 Apr 2011


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