posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 07:55 PM
reply to post by OmegaPoint
Still getting accustomed to this posting system, have patience please.
Here is my process, I am using an Ubuntu Desktop. After installing Audacity and lame via the synaptic package manager.
Insert a CD of choice, click ignore to the app if wants to open the CD with, it will still have an icon on the desktop. I drag and drop the audio
file(s) to a folder of my choice, usually on my desktop. I then open Audacity in the sound and video section of the Applications pull down menu. I
simply drag the audio into the Audacity window, this takes a while to load.
From there I add two tracks in Audacity Tracks menu, add track. I assign one to track to the left channel and one to the right channel. (this is
done after the track is added by clicking on the area at the top of each audio track)
With one of the added tracks highlighted I use the generate menu to create a tone of the desired length. (you can have multiple tones per track, to
step down the beat freq) The key here being the difference between the left and right track, 100Hz on the right track and 110Hz on the left track
equals a beat frequency of 10Hz which falls roughly in the middle of the alpha range (relaxed while awake).
For me it seems that a beat frequency that is approximately 1/10 of the host frequency works well. So for a theta frequency of 6Hz an overall
frequency of 60Hz works best, but that is most likely a subjective thing. Some lower frequencies sound really dark, and kind of cool if you are into
that type of thing.
In any case mellow tunes mellow tunes or nature recordings at a low theta or high delta knock me out, bang, and I wake the next day feeling like a
Audacity is free, so it is worth a shot. Works on Windows, Mac and Linux.