:Zen:, by artist Echo Shore, is a two in one kontakt instrument that features a Chakra tone generator and a Binaural Beats generator.
The Chakra frequency sets presented are based on two of the most traditional.
These are the Solfeggio Frequencies and the Vedic Frequencies.
Each set features 7 tones, one for each Chakra.
Each frequency is assigned to an octave and color coded to match that of its Chakra.
Example: The Root Chakra frequency is set to the 'Red' key octave range.
These frequencies are used for relaxation and meditating purposes and, at a low level, can be layered over relaxing tracks.
The word 'Binaural' basically means 2 ears or relating to 2 ears.
The 'Beat' refers to the rhythmic pattern of two sounds of slightly different frequencies.
With Binaural Beats, two frequencies are played simultaneously but in different ears.
Each tone is panned hard left and hard right which is why headphones MUST be worn.
These two frequencies are named 'The Carrier' frequency and 'The Offset' frequency.
The Carrier frequency is a stationary frequency while the Offset frequency is slightly detuned from the Carrier frequency.
The brain then gradually falls into synchrony with the difference of these two.
This is called the Beat frequency. Lets look
Carrier Freq: 120hz with an Offset Freq: 140hz gives a Binaural Beat of 20Hz
The Binaural Beat frequencies are split into groups. These are as follows:
Delta being the lowest band and Gamma being the highest.
So in the above example a 20Hz Beat frequency would fall under the 'Beta' range.
The lowest set Carrier frequency in ZEN is 65.406Hz which is the key of C2. The highest set Carrier frequency in Zen is set to 1046.502hz which is the key of C6
It is believed that a Binaural Beat frequency should not exceed 40Hz and both Carrier and Offset frequencies should not exceed 1000 Hz so please keep this in mind.
The Binaural Beat frequency you set on the dial remains constant regardless of the note you choose within the set keyboard range.
Traditionally, Binaural Beat are produced using Sine waves. With Zen this is also the case but with the added flexibility of changing the wave form from Sine to Triangle, Sqaure or Saw.
There are 10 User Preset slots available for saving your prefered beat frequencies.
Zen requires Native Instruments Kontakt version 6.1.1 or higher.
For best results, please wear headphones especially when previewing Binaural Beats.
3.0Hz Binaural Beats (Sine Wave) - Carrier Frequency 97.99hz - Offset Frequency 100.99hz
25.0Hz Binaural Beats (Sine Wave) - Carrier Frequency 87.307hz - Offset Frequency 112.99hz
0hz up to 40hz and back automated Binaural Beat (Sine Wave) - Carrier Frequency 110hz - Offset Frequency starts from 110hz work up to 150hz and back down again.