SBaGen — Sequenced Binaural Beat Generator
[ SbaGen adalah sebuah program yang menghasilkan nada suara binaural yang digunakan untuk mengatur gelombang otak sesuai dengan script sbg nya. O ya, file dengan ekstensi .sbg ini dapat dibuat sendiri (asal tahu programnya) dengan sebuah file ekstensi .txt lalu di save as ke file dengan ekstensi .sbg.
Untuk menjalankan program ini caranya sbb;
1. Download programnya di sini atau bisa langsung ke situs aslinya di sini.
2. Install program tersebut di komputer Anda, nanti akan muncul folder di dekstop dengan nama SBaGen 1.4.4 examples yang didalamnya sudah ada contoh file yang bisa dijalankan dengan ekstensi .sbg, sedang contoh dalam bentuk file .txt dapat digunakan kalau sudah di save as ke ekstensi .sbg.
3. Bila ingin menggunakan script script baru dapat di lihat di sini. Lalu copy kan ke notepad dan save as ke ekstensi .sbg. baru dapat dijalankan dengan double klik file ekstensi .sbg tersebut.
4. Bila ingin mengkonvert ke file dengan ekstensi mp3 atau wav, silahkan lihat caranya dan download programnya di sini.
5. Selamat mencoba, tapi hati-hati, silahkan ikuti bahasan mengenai hal ini di sini. atau kunjungi situs aslinya di sini. ]
This is my utility, released under the GNU GPL v2 (see the file
COPYING), that generates pink noise and binaural tones through your
soundcard in real-time according to a 24-hour programmed sequence read
from a file. It can also be used to play a sequence on demand, rather
than according to the clock. MP3 or OGG soundtracks may also be mixed
in instead of pink noise.
The original idea was to program a set of tones to play overnight as I
slept, hoping to improve dreaming and dream-recall. That way, I could
also program the sequence to bring me up into alpha rhythms to
hopefully have a good start to the day. More recently I have been
working with shorter, more focussed sessions of about an hour, which I
listen to either during the day or at night.
Some of the more interesting uses (for me) of binaural tones I’ve read
about include: improving dream-recall, entering lucid dreaming,
facilitating meditation, accessing intuition, exploring consciousness,
emotional clearing, and training in altered states.
USE AND EXPERIMENT AT YOUR OWN RISK!
If you make any changes or improvements to the code, let me know so
that I can keep the master copy up to date. Also, if you come up with
any interesting tone-sets or sequences that you would like to share,
along with their story, please post them on the mailing list (see
http://sbagen.sf.net/). Thanks to the SBaGen community we now also
have a Wiki where you can post stuff.
Jim Peters, Jan-1999
(updated Sep-2001, Apr-2002, Sep-2003, Apr-2004)
0: Legal notice
SBaGen — Sequenced Binaural Beat Generator
Copyright (c) 1999-2005 Jim Peters, http://uazu.net/
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, version 2.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
“River sounds” loopable OGG files (river1.ogg, river2.ogg)
Copyright (c) 2003-2004 Jim Peters, http://uazu.net/
These audio files are released under the Creative Commons
Attribution-ShareAlike license, either version 1.0 or 2.0. See here
The basic idea of binaural beats is that by applying slightly
different frequency sine waves to the two ears, a beating affect is
created in the brain itself, due to the internal wiring of the brain.
If, in the presence of these tones, you relax and let your mind go,
your mind will naturally synchronize with the beat frequency. In this
way it is possible to accurately lead the brain to various states,
according to the frequencies that you apply.
It is also possible to play several different tones together, giving
several different beat frequencies, and programming quite a complex
brain-state based on several frequencies (in several different bands).
These complex mixtures of frequencies are the basis of the Hemi-Sync
(TM) process from the Monroe Institute <www.monroeinstitute.org>,
based on Robert Monroe’s experiments with out-of-body experiences and
Taking an alternative approach, CenterPointe <www.centerpointe.com>
use single tones, but vary the carrier frequencies to achieve a kind
of emotional cleansing effect, which is also an extremely valuable and
interesting technique. There may well be other useful binaural beat
based techniques yet to be discovered.
For an overview of the theory of binaural beats and how they affect
the mind, take a look at the Monroe Institute site, particularly the
pages at <http://www.monroeinstitute.org/programs/hemi-sync.html>.
I have been experimenting with this stuff on and off now for several
years, and I know binaural beats can have powerful effects. Rather
than going for the most powerful effect, though, it seems to me better
to take a more gentle approach but to keep on doing sessions daily.
Using a series like the “-p drop” series allows you to move forwards
at your own pace.
Note that the recommended way to listen to binaural beats is with
headphones. Any other way causes some of the signal intended for the
left ear to reach the right ear and vice versa, which means that the
effect is less strong. Also, in both the Monroe Institute and
CenterPointe programmes, the binaural tones are only just audible
above the pink noise or soundtrack, i.e. they are not played too loud.
I originally wrote this utility to help me set up sequences to
experiment on myself. If you are happy experimenting on yourself,
feel free to use my utility — but don’t blame me if you mis-program
sbagen with an overnight sequence that leaves you relaxing comfortably
in Theta when you should have gone to work!
You know what I’m saying — USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. If a little bit of
experimentation puts you off, The Monroe Institute and CenterPointe
both sell pre-packaged tapes and CDs with helpline support and that
kind of thing.
Some more theory — the oscillations in the brain are split into four
‘bands’ according to frequency:
Delta (0.5 to 4 Hz). This is normally generated in deep sleep, or
when unconsious. Those experienced in deep trance states can generate
these waves whilst remaining conscious.
Theta (4 to 8 Hz). This is the region between sleep and wakefulness,
in which *dreaming* and other dream-like (or ‘hypnagogic’) experiences
occur. It’s that bit just before you actually fall asleep at night,
or just before you are really awake in the morning. They say it’s in
this band that the unconscious talks to the conscious mind. It also
seems to be connected with psychic or ESP-type functioning.
Alpha (8 to 13 Hz). This is produced when you are awake and fully
conscious, but with your awareness focussed inside, such as when
trying to remember something, or when your eyes are closed.
Beta (13 to 30 Hz). This is normally generated when you are awake,
with the attention focussed outside, dealing with the outside world.
It is also generated when you are solving logical problems, such as
It is interesting to note that in normal dreams, a combination of
Theta, Alpha and Beta waves are produced, just as if the person was
awake. Also, Theta (a sleep frequency) may be generated by skilled
individuals, whilst fully conscious and with their eyes open. Stuart
Wilde, for instance, talks about training for years with a metronome
to achieve eyes-open Theta (around 4-5Hz).
Anyway, it looks to me like Theta is the place to be, connected with
all kinds of ESP functioning, such as direct ‘knowing’, and other such
stuff. I’m sure I’ve been there many times one way or another, but
I’m looking to explore this area much further now using this utility.
My source for a lot of the information on brain waves above is the
book: “How to build a lie detector, brain wave monitor and other
secret parapsychological electronics projects” by Mike and Ruth
Wolverton, TAB books, 1981.
I became interested in The Monroe Institute and their activities
through the writings of Ken Eagle Feather, and from attending several
courses of his. He talks briefly about Hemi-Sync (TM) in “Tracking
Freedom”, mentioning some of the ‘Focus Levels’ (tone-sets) discovered
by the Monroe Institute, which include ones related to out-of-body
experiences and even ‘other worlds’. I believe he also talks about
some of his experiences on Monroe Institute workshops in his first
book “Travelling with Power”, although I’ve not read it (yet).
For Windows and Mac OS X users there are pre-build binaries available
from my site. Linux users must build from source, but I include the
MP3 and Ogg libraries so that this just means running a script. For
other UNIX users, there are some scripts, and it should be easy enough
to build, but you’re somewhat on your own. If you get in trouble, I
will help if I can, though — E-mail me.
See my site for a FAQ and other related links:
2.1: Installation for Windows users
Since version 1.4.0, I am using InnoSetup for distributing SBaGen,
which gives Windows users a proper installer. This should make things
very straightforward. You can still access SBaGen from the DOS prompt
directly if you like (see below), but now you can also do most things
from the desktop:
– To run a sequence, double-click on the icon. This brings up a DOS
window in which SBaGen runs. To stop SBaGen playing, press Ctrl-C.
– To edit a sequence, right-click and select “Edit sequence”, which
will bring up NotePad, or your default editor.
– To write a WAV file from a sequence instead of playing it,
right-click and select “Write to WAV”. A file ‘out.wav’ will be
generated. (Note that this only works well with sequences that have
a fixed length, otherwise they get a default length of one hour.)
You can also do this by adding “-Wo out.wav” near the top of a SBG
file and double-clicking on it.
If you need more features than this, you may still need to use the DOS
prompt, but hopefully you won’t, because all the important options can
be included in the SBG file now.