In this particular session I try to create for you a balanced, consistent type of binaural soundscape by avoiding any harsh tapping and crinkling sounds, and relying on the more subtle, white noise, brushing type of sounds created by using a combination of different fabrics and materials as listed below. Background ambiance provided by my $7 thrift store blazer.
00:00:42 Chalk & chalkboard intro
00:06:04 Sound preview
00:13:33 Hand movements & sounds
00:21:39 Cotton gloves - movements & sounds
00:33:53 Cotton gloves & printer paper (creasing, brushing)
00:39:45 Cotton gloves & tissue package
00:43:31 Small rolls of twine
00:47:42 Rolled Cotton gauze
00:51:37 Soft cloth
00:55:29 Felt fabric
00:58:43 Packing paper (with fade-out)
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Out now: "The ASMR Sessions Volume 2"
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What is ASMR?
To me, ASMR is 2 things: a sensation and a medium (like music for example).
The sensation itself (ASMR) stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and is the current (non-scientific) name given to the feeling characterized as a pleasurable tingling sensation felt in the head, scalp, back and other regions of the body in response to visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, and/or cognitive stimuli, such as crinkling bags, hand movements, whispering, personal attention or watching someone perform a task. It's like goosebumps, but much more pleasant.
ASMR videos, the medium, are not only meant to help induce the sensation or "tingles" in the viewer, but also help provide a relaxing, calming and soothing experience for the viewer. They often help those dealing with anxiety, stress, headaches, insomnia, mental health issues, concentrating, studying and more. It is quite therapeutic, for both the creator and recipient, which is not that much different than the mediums of music and painting, for example.
Many people who do not experience ASMR still enjoy the videos for their calming and sleepy effect.