Comparison of brainwave entrainment software

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Brainwave entrainment is the practice of entraining one's brainwaves to a desired frequency, by means of a periodic stimulus with corresponding frequency. The stimulus can be aural as in the case of binaural or monaural beats and isochronic tones, visual as with a dreamachine, a combination of the two as with a mind machine, or even electrical or magnetic stimulation. The software intended to be used solely for brainwave entrainment comprise only a fraction of all of the software that can be used for brainwave entrainment.

General[edit]

Software Version Operating systems Developer License
BeeOne SMOD/HMS 3.1 Windows Hemi-Synths Explorers Proprietary
BrainWave Generator 3.1 Windows Noromaa Solutions Oy. Proprietary
Gnaural 1.0.20100707 FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows gnaural GPL
BrainIgniter Player 6.0 Windows Volition Proprietary
Neuro Entrainment 2.0 Android Tensai Proprietary
Neuro-Programmer 3 3.0.9.0 Windows Transparent Corp. Proprietary
Mind WorkStation 1.2.2.0 Windows Transparent Corp. Proprietary
SBaGen 1.4.4 DOS, FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, WinCE Uazu GPL
Brainwave Studio 1.5 Mac OS X, iOS RCS Software Proprietary
Discord 3.2.1 Linux Stan Lysiak GPL
Isochronic Tone Generator 1.5 iOS CMLStudio Proprietary
Lux VST Brainwave Entrainment Instrument 1.1 Windows Steve Duell GPL

Stimuli/Methods[edit]

Software Isochronic tones Monaural beats Binaural beats Photic
BeeOne SMOD/HMS Yes Yes Yes No
BrainWave Generator No No Yes Yes
Gnaural Yes Yes Yes ?
BrainIgniter Player Yes Yes Yes No
Neuro Entrainment Yes Yes Yes No
Neuro-Programmer 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mind WorkStation Yes Yes Yes Yes
SBaGen No Yes Yes No
Brainwave Studio Yes No No No
Discord Yes Yes Yes ?
Isochronic Tone Generator Yes No No No
Lux VST Brainwave Entrainment Instrument Yes Yes Yes Yes

Features[edit]

Software Networkable Headphone-free sessions Background Noise Embed audio (sounds, music, hypnosis) Volume modulation for embedded audio Export as sound file User-created sessions Pre-made sessions
BeeOne SMOD/HMS Yes (via VST) Yes Yes (via VST) Yes (via VST) Yes (via VST) Yes (via VST) Yes No
BrainWave Generator No Yes Yes (white, pink and brown) Yes No Yes (WAV) Yes Yes
Gnaural Yes Yes Yes (pink) Yes Yes Yes (OGG, MP3, WAV) Yes Yes
BrainIgniter Player No Yes Yes (white, pink and brown) Yes Yes Yes (MP3) No Yes
Neuro Entrainment No Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes
Neuro-Programmer 3 No Yes Yes (white, pink and brown) Yes Yes Yes (OGG, MP3 WAV) Yes Yes
Mind WorkStation No Yes Yes (white, pink and brown) Yes Yes Yes (OGG, MP3 WAV) Yes Yes
SBaGen No No Yes (pink) Yes (WAV, raw audio, OGG, MP3) No Yes (WAV, raw audio) Yes Yes
Brainwave Studio No Yes Yes (white) Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Discord No Yes Yes (white, pink and brown) Yes (WAV, raw audio, OGG, FLAC) Yes Yes (WAV, raw audio, OGG, FLAC) Yes Yes
Isochronic Tone Generator No Yes No Yes (iPod or any sound app) Yes No Yes (in real time) No
Lux VST Brainwave Entrainment Instrument No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (through DAW) Yes Yes

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