Audacity – Excellent free Audio Editor Continues to be my favourite.

CyberEvolution (BioExplorer EEG Software) Apparently development has stalled on BioExplorer. You can still buy it and fight with a HASP security system, but apparently…?

MicroBeatMini (super-convenient AudioStrobe integrated decoder/glasses (AKA Dreamweaver) – some (much?) of the supplied content was created (by me) with Mind WorkStation.

MindAlive (DAVID PAL, etc.) David Seiver provides one of the most informative libraries, having conducted and documented much early AVS/BWE research himself. He and Robert Austin of MindPlace are to be found in early AVS journals discussing the relative merits of different technologies (the LED/RA vs Grain-of-Wheat Lightbulb/DS debate stands out as a particularly amusing one).

MindField (MindLights) There’s no doubt about it – this is the open-eye experience to beat.

MindPlace (KASINA, Sirius, Proteus, Procyon, Thoughtstream, GanzFrames) – some Kasina content has been created by me using Mind WorkStation – other content of mine, created using Audacity and MuLab, will be available sometime soon. I have been privileged to work with an amazingly talented, creative, ingenious, talented, skilled, patient group of people and make a small contribution to the evolution-to-date of Kasina.

MindPlace User Forum Any questions, comments or observations regarding Kasina, Procyon, Proteus, Sirius, Thoughtstream or AVS/BWE in general.

Laxman And this is the open-eye way to go if you don’t want to have to carry a laptop and wear a full visor.

M-Audio (USB/FireWire/Midi audio products)

MuTools (MuLab digital audio workstation for light control encoding (SpectraStrobe for Kasina and AudioStrobe, and full session creation)

PicoTech (PicoScope and other PC based instrumentation)

Pocket Neurobics (EEG devices including Pendant – available for purchase from TransparentCorp)

PSiO (PSiO Mind Booster) Truly spectacular, one-piece open-eye sessions – as long as material from the limited and relatively expensive library does it for You.

Transparent Corp (MindWorkstation – Now Supports Kasina SpectraStrobeNeuroprogrammerMindStereo) Mind Workstation is THE flagship AVS/BWE software package.

Transparent User Forum Lots of important information and opportunity or question/comment. Much crossover between MindPlace Forum and Transparent Forum – plenty of expertise

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  • Lee  On September 24, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Hi Craig – I get so much out of your writing on the Transparent Corp. Forum. Just started reading your blog. Wowsville.

    Wanted to alert you to a link that might need to be updated on your website. I just followed the Laxman link from – The Laxman link yeilds the following error message: Error 404! /index.php File Not Found!

    Perhaps this would be a better link:

    Thanks again for shedding so much light on so many useful, interesting and potentially very beneficial subjects.


    • CraigT  On September 24, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      Hi Lee,

      Great to hear you’re finding my scratchings useful.

      Thanks for the link error – all better now.


      • Buddy  On May 11, 2017 at 4:14 pm

        Whoever wrote this, you know how to make a good arlceti.

  • marcos  On February 17, 2013 at 2:23 am

    Hi greg. tks for your wonderful site. I am new with this kind of program(audiostrobe and so on). Where do I start? I dont know where to start, which tool to buy, which equipment to buy. It has a lot of information. I am feeling lost, I do not know where to start. Do you have any tip or topic in your page to start from scratch? What is your recomendations? tks very much

    • CraigT  On February 17, 2013 at 6:58 am

      Hi Marcos,

      Welcome to the world of AVS.

      There is a page in the Library, Some Thoughts for Prospective AVS Users, that will be helpful.

      Neuroprogrammer 3 is the way to go for audio-only and for Audiostrobe once you have an AVS device. NP3 has a comprehensive set of included sessions – becoming familiar with them will be invaluable when you want to customize or create sessions of your own.

      As for AVS devices – depends on all the factors I have included in the product reviews. Audiostrobe only? Integral MP3? NP3 compatibility? Colors? Built in sessions? Portability? Ease of use? Open-eye? Closed eye? And so on. Make a list of the features you require and the choice of device will become obvious – every device has a point of difference that might make it just the one for you. If you can get a reasonable wish list together I’d be happy to tell you which devices fit.

      You can download a 2 week free trial of NP3 from the Transparent website.


    • Micheal  On May 11, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      That’s a weto-thlughl-out answer to a challenging question

    • super speeders 3  On May 21, 2017 at 5:47 am

      Ja det er da en pinlig historie. Tænk at glemme MIG….og sÃ¥ i din unge alder…haha. NÃ¥, vi kan jo alle blive ramt af glemsomhed – sÃ¥ alt tilgivet. Nu venter jeg sÃ¥ spændt pÃ¥ posten lørdag – for det var ikke med fredag ! Men det ser rigtig fint ud, og jeg glæder mig til at se det IRL. Se lige vores private trÃ¥d pÃ¥ Ss.

  • marcos  On March 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Tks for the nice reply. After some reading, I think the best option is Procyon AVS with the EPOC neuroheadset for the bio sensor. I liked the nova pro 100 but do not say if is compatible with neuro programer 3. The minimal requirement were ( colors, audiostrobe, NP3 compatibility). Portability is not need because I will use at home. Ease of use is a wanted item, but isn´t a must have. About eyes, I do not know, since I never used. Tks for the adivice of trial of NP3, I tried. But now, I really want to test with the equipment and with the bio feedback system.

    tks very much again. Marcos

    • CraigT  On March 3, 2013 at 6:43 am

      Hi Marcos,

      The Procyon is a great all-rounder and the device I started with. It continues to be a favorite of mine. I you get hooked you can start collecting devices with more exotic features. It provides excellent closed-eye full color imagery and with a little bit of fiddling decent open-eye can be achieved by putting paper diffusers over the LEDs.

      The Epoc seems popular and apparently does the job. I’ve not used any of the low cost EEG devices so I’m only going on what people say. The basic EEG guru seems to be Brewmasher on the Transparent forum.



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