posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 02:44 AM
I am a little bit confused:
Since mp3 is a destroying algorithm, mp3'ing a hemi-sync (or other similar cd's) would destroy the "noise-pattern", shouldn't it?
Let me explain:
I have used Hemi-sync for a while, most of the time the Cd's "Surf" and "Pain Control" (although I have "Concentration also) and never had any
bad experience with them, just a relaxed state of mind that is quite de-stressing.
However, I did the mistake of purchasing the CD "Catnapper" that promised to deliver a short "deep-sleep" state compressed to 30 minutes.
When I tried "Catnapper" the effect of it was awful I can tell you.
I dragged me literally down from wide awake to semi-sleep or sleep in a really short timeperiod, I felt that I was falling trough my bed, which
wasn't that comforting. 20-25 minutes into the CD I was startled (I actualy jerked) by loud noises or "cracks" and faint voices. Sometimes when I
am going to sleep and I can hear music or other sounds, but this wasn't like it.
When I woke up I wasn't really sure whether I had imagined it all so...
and here comes the explanation to my question above!
..I dumped the whole CD as *mp3*, knowing that the destroying algorithm probably would break the Hemi-sync sound, letting my losten to it without the
not-so-pleasant effect, and it did.
The mp3'ing did break the hemi-sync noise and I could hunt down the cracks and voices.
In fact, the LOUD cracks that I heard was some moderately low audible cracks on the CD (I have noticed other times that Hemi-Sync can heighten you
senses, so the LOUD cracks were in fact not loud at all, just percieved by me as really loud, loud eough to make me jerk!) and the voices...
Well, therer were faint voices on the CD (although Hemi-Sync states that they do not use subliminic voices at all) but I couldn't hear what they were
saying. Turns out - at least that is my theory - that this was in fact "audio-contamination" from the mastertape, the one you can hear on compact
cassettes sometime, when audio from "the other side of the tape" leaks through. I contacted Hemi-Sync and they thought that this indeed was the
case, and wanted me to send the CD back, which I did.
For me, mp3 totally broke the effect, wouldn't it be the same with the mp3-tracks mentioned in this thread too?