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Old 12th March 2015, 01:33 PM   #1
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Default Anyone tried brainwave recordings ?

I'll give a quick summary before asking the question.
I first came across brainwaves in the Cool Edit 96 software. You could take music or sounds ( like water falling, pink noise etc ) and modulate one channel so that the differential ( produced in the brain) when played over headphones in stereo will produce very low frequencies that you can't otherwise generate easily. From say about 1 Hz to 10 Hz or so.
For example meditation can generate waves between 7 to 13 Hz. So if these are induced in the brain artificially by playing a brainwave inducing recording, you can get into that state directly......so the theory says.
Different low frequencies can show the state the brain is in.

There is a general list here:
Functions of Brainwave frequencies alpha, beta, gama, theta & delta

You can use Cool Edit96 or any other Cool Edit till Cool Edit 2000 which has that Brainwave tab. Adobe who bought out Cool Edit skipped all the older versions and stripped the Brainwave out of it. Cool Edit96 is available free on the Net. It apparently is in a gray area where no one really owns it anymore.
You can make your own experimental recordings.
Maybe an electronic way of getting to what cannabis and such other things can do and MUCH more.

So has anyone been experimenting with brainwaves and what happened to you ..........if you are still in this dimension !
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Old 12th March 2015, 02:29 PM   #2
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Have you looked for the plug-in? Many of the effects are plug-in based, they used to distribute a free SDK with CoolEdit 2000. I wrote a plug-in to fix ticks and pops one at a time (there are better free ones now) and it worked fine just dropped into the Audition 1.5 plug-in folder years later.
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Old 12th March 2015, 03:06 PM   #3
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Hi, it isn't a plug in for Cool Edit 96. It came under the 'generate' menu.
When Cool Edit 96 was being sold in the late 90's I bought a copy . I did some experimentation but the software was mostly used for editing audio for making tapes.
Unfortunately due to a computer crash and damaged program disk I couldn't get back to it many years later. And Adobe Audition had come along ! Cool Edit 2000 and higher don't have the Brainwave feature.

Then I recently came across the info that Cool Edit 96 is no longer owned by anyone as Adobe didn't take that . So now it's freely downloadable from several sites.It needs a user name and serial number also. My original user name and serial number didn't work again..of course...so I had to look for a workable one. There is no user support for this version of course !

There are several other software to make brainwaves and some do it differently also , using a pulsing technique . No idea which one is better. But the CoolEdit 96 ( like some others ) works quietly without any pulses.
It does seem to work as it produced the strange sounds described in the manual. The Cool Edit96 manual has a large section on Brainwaves. I think all versions prior to the Cool Edit 2000 had that section.
Couple of links:
http://gnaural.sourceforge.net/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...nment_software

http://www.threechords.com/hammerhea..._edit_96.shtml

Today there is a ton of info on brainwaves on the Net as compared to the late 90's !
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Cooledit 2000 has a "Brainwaves Sychronizer" under the transformation tab. I never used it once no idea what it does.
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"Binaural beats" and similar voodoo annoys me, as it makes it incredibly hard to search for actual binaural recordings...
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Old 12th March 2015, 05:53 PM   #6
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Hi Scott,
You are correct. Cool Edit 2000 does have that . That's the window where you can superimpose the 'brainwaves' or 'binaural beats' on to the whole track you have . You can control the intensity ( usually low !) and the frequency. Usually they 'slide in' like start with 40 Hz and slowly decrease till 10 over a span of about 1 mute or more etc. So when you go down to say 3 hz you come back out of it slowly , often in slow steps. Just drag the points to where you want them to be. Forgot how the points were created !! Ha..Ha.. ! A little exploring will solve that easily. I'll try to find my copy of the manual I had and post it. Interesting reading ! You can try it after reading that.

gmarsh: 'Binaural beats' and 'binaural music recordings' are not the same thing. Binaural beats refers to the two different signals on the audio tracks that help to recreate the low frequencies in the brain. You can call them brainwaves so that it doesn't annoy you.

I think it's an area worth exploring. I surely will. Hope others will also do that and report back here. It can take a while to see how well it works. However you need to read the manual to know what it can do.

Interesting link:
http://www.consciousdreaming.com/luc...ntrainment.htm
and
http://www.consciousdreaming.com/luc...nment-info.htm
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Old 12th March 2015, 06:37 PM   #7
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This is the guide from the original developer (I think)

Using Cool Edit Brainwave Synchronizer
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Old 13th March 2015, 04:30 AM   #8
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Just pulled out my old back up drive from around 10 years ago. Found this :
cep1manual. It has the brainwave section in it. I can't up load it. It is a 1.67MB file. I could email it to anyone who wants it .
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Old 13th March 2015, 05:18 AM   #9
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I tried to extract a section as a doc file.
I think it is the same thing you have put up. Didn't look at it yet.
Same author.
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This concept is new to me. I have heard some recordings that made my brain feel numb but i cant be certain if this was deliberate or not.
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