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What if you could experience all the proven benefits of meditation simply by putting on a pair of headphone and listening to sounds played at a very particular frequency?
That may just be possible with binaural beats, which are said to alter your brain waves, and therefore your mental state. There may not be much scientific evidence, but there are countless people out there who personally swear by the benefits of listening to binaural beats, which include everything from improved focus to reduction of stress, anxiety, and fatigue.
5 Types Of Brain waves
For the uninitiated: best binaural literally means of or relating to two ears. There are five types of brain waves — Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta, and Gamma — each of which is classified by frequency bandwidth and associated with a different state of consciousness.
When two pure-tone sine waves are played at slightly different frequencies in each ear, our brain integrates the two audio signals, producing the sensation of a third sound known as a beat. Many people believe that listening to beats can synchronize, or entrain, your brain waves with the frequency of that third beat.
Now, binaural beats are not to be confused with audio, also known as 3D, but it is a very effective tool for improving beats.
Binaural captures sound — that is, all types of sound —by employing two microphones spaced to approximate the distance between your ears. When you listen to audio on any ordinary pair of stereo headphones, it produces the incredibly immersive sensation of being in the same exact place where the recording was made.
Although the technology dates back to the late 19th Century, binaural is now coming back in a big way, with VR filmmakers, musicians, podcasters, and more taking advantage of its remarkably immersive quality.
How To Create Best Binaural Beats
There are countless open-source programs online for generating binaural beats, but none of them take advantage of binaural audio’s superior sound quality. For that, you will need a binaural recording device like the Hooke Verse — a pair of Bluetooth headphones with binaural microphones incorporated into each earbud.
We wanted to test it out for ourselves, and the binaural version was far superior. Before we reveal the results, here’s how you can replicate them.
Test 1: A Binaural Beat in Two-Track Stereo
- Download two separate sine wave frequencies. We downloaded ours from the Test Tones YouTube channel — one at 180 Hz, the other at 188 Hz. The 8 Hz difference would later produce a beat in the Alpha range.
- Import both test tone frequencies into the audio or video editing software of your choice. We used Adobe Premiere.
- Create a new sequence,
- Right-click one of the two tracks, and select Modify -> Audio Channels.
- Select the drop-down menu where Stereo is currently selected and switch it to Mono.
- Under Media Source Channel, select L for Left, which will push all the audio of that track to the right headphone or speaker.
- Repeat steps 4 – 6 for the other track, but this time select R for Right.
- Drag both audio clips to the Timeline on two separate tracks and line them up at the Timeline Head.
Test 2: A Binaural Beat in Audio
Hooke created the same binaural beat as Test 1, except this time we recorded it with the Hooke Verse.
- Record one of the two test-tones frequencies into the left microphone of your Hooke Verse.
- Record the other test-tones frequency into the right microphone of your Hooke Verse.
- Import both audio tracks into Adobe Premiere and stack them on top of each other to create a mix.
We conducted Test 3 just for kicks. We’ll tell you how we did it after the jump. First, check out the results!
As you can hear for yourself, the version we recorded with the Hooke Verse is cleaner, clearer, warmer, and more rounded. The version we produced in Adobe lacks that level of complexity. It’s louder, rougher, and two-dimensional. On top of everything else, the Hooke Verse made it much easier to produce!
And Test 3? Well, that was a bit more complicated. After powering on the Hooke Verse, we connected a pair of speakers to a laptop and pushed one frequency through the left speaker, the other through the right speaker.
We held on to both speakers and began by keeping them locked on opposite mics for about 10 seconds. After that, we began moving the speakers around our heads. Lastly, we uploaded that single 3d file to Adobe.
Is it better than Test 2? Well, no — or at least not for the purposes of producing a beat. But it does give you a small auditory taste of what else the Verse can do.
For more information about 3d audio and binaural:
If you’re looking for a way to create immersive, 3D experiences, binaural beats may be the answer. By manipulating sound frequencies, beats can create an effect known as frequency following response which can make it seem like the sounds are coming from all around you. In this article, we’ll show you how to create beats in 3D using free software. Thanks for reading!