When shopping around for binaural beats downloads, and brainwave entrainment music in general, there are 5 key things you should consider.
Whether you're buying Delta, Theta, Alpha or Beta binaural beats, these important quality factors apply.
In this post, we'll run through what you should expect from the creators of the music, the quality of the music itself, and from the store and its customer service.
1. Know the Creators Behind the Music
Music is an art form. It takes many years to become a qualified, professional studio engineer and a producer of music. So you will want to ensure the binaural beats music you are buying is created by professional studio engineers.
The last thing you want is to buy music from an amateur bedroom producer who does not have the knowledge or access to the equipment to produce the high quality sound that will give you a pleasurable listening experience. There are no shortcuts to making quality music productions, and binaural beats music is no exception.
This is the main reason you will find that many of the productions in this category on YouTube are a repelling, rather than compelling, experience, not to mention that little to no information is provided by the producer regarding the frequencies used to create the music, and why the particular composition was chosen.
Our music is created by music producers and qualified sound engineers with over 20 years experience in music production.
We firmly believe that this is why we have become the most popular brainwave entrainment music brand over the last decade. Each one of our products is created with a unique sound design that is designed to produce the desired outcome.
We don't just make sure our music is pleasurable to listen to, we also put a lot of work into ensuring we create the correct sound design. We adhere to three key priniciples:
- Ensure the binaural beats frequencies are of the correct frequency and are of a non-intrusive but complementary level.
- Ensure that the instrumentation of the music is tuned to a frquency that complements the binaural beat frequencies.
- Ensure that the entire recording gels together as a harmonic composition and contains no dissonance. Dissonance is a lack of harmony among musical notes/the composition.
2. Know the Length of the Recording
It is widely acknowledged that a brainwave entrainment session should be no shorter than 10 to 15 minutes. Of course there are mitigating factors such as the state of mind the person is in when they start listening to the music, the environment in which the person is listening and the number of distractions they are exposed to, and how well-produced the composition is.
As a rule of thumb, anything less than 10 to 15 minutes won't be very effective. In light of this, you should always look to purchase from a store that offers music downloads longer than 15 minutes. We recommend to our users that their listening sessions last for a minimum of 15 minutes.
We provide long-play music as standard: Each one of our products comes with a standard 30-minute version, and a one hour version. We also have products – such as those in our subliminal messaging range – that feature longer versions.
3. Ensure Download Quality & Effective Frequency Response
We provide the highest quality.mp3 file available, which is a 320 Kbps file. At this quality the .mp3 file has the minimum loss of sound quality.
Because of this, the files we provide our customers with for download are quite big; some of them are over 70 MB. This means that it can take between 2 and 10 minutes to download one of our files, depending on the speed of your Internet connection.
We also provide .wav files, which are studio quality files, upon request. However, these are very large files (up to 600MB, depending on the product).
However, the majority of our customers don't want such large files taking up space on their computer, smartphone or tablet device and prefer the .mp3 files – not least because they are compatible with all digital devices.
You should never accept anything less than the 320 Kbps bit rate quality when purchasing brainwave entrainment products from an online music store.
And herein lies the problem of listening to this type of music on YouTube. The ‘frequency following response process' that occurs when listening to brainwave entrainment music is compromised when quality is reduced.
When creators upload music to YouTube it is usually compressed to make the file smaller and quicker to upload, particularly when people are uploading videos of 30 minutes or longer.
But that isn't the upload isn't necessarily the main problem. The key issue is that when the music is played back over a Wi-Fi connection or a mobile data connection, further compression occurs depending on the speed of the connection. This inherently interferes with the quality of the music and in turn the frequency response process.
4. Make Sure You Can Gain Access to Your Music, Whenever You Want
We believe that when you buy a digital media product such as music download you should have access to it for life.
Sadly, some download store don't see it this way. They would argue that if you buy a physical product it will wear out after some time and you would be required to buy that product again, or a similar replacement product. So why should a digital product be any different, right?
Our response to this is that the nature of digital media is different and different rules apply.
Why? Because once we have made the master recording in the studio, we can reproduce a copy of that music for free, or at least for very little labour cost. So essentially it doesn't cost us anything to replace your music if you lose it.
And that's why we give our customers lifetime access to the products that they buy. When you make an order from our online store, an account is automatically set up. In this account you will be able to access your purchase history and re-download any products that you have purchased.
If at any time in the future you should lose your downloads – perhaps you buy a new computer, tablet or phone, or perhaps your hard drive or iPod packs up – you can simply log into your account and re-download your products.
5. Expect Personalised Customer Service
Even though our entire website is fully automated to ensure that you have a smooth, fast shopping experience, we still believe in providing real, personalised customer service, 7 days a week (limited service on Saturday and Sunday).
We believe it is important to have someone with an in-depth knowledge of brainwave entrainment, and of the types of devices people are likely to download our music to, available to our customers. For this reason we choose not to outsource our customer service to a third party and keep it firmly in-house.
We endeavour to answer all emails within 24 hours, and in 80 percent of cases we are able to answer questions and technical issues within 30 minutes.
You get what you pay for, so the saying goes. Buying brainwave entrainment products such as binaural beats meditation music is an investment in your personal development.
Therefore, it is well worth following the advice in this article to make sure that you purchase high-quality music from a company that truly understands how to produce effective music of this nature, and is willing to provide high level of customer service.
Here is a summary of the key things you should look out for when seeking to purchase binaural beats downloads:
- Indications that the creators are experienced sound/studio engineers and producers of music.
- Make sure the recordings you are buying are over 15 minutes in length.
- Ensure .mp3 files are of the highest quality (320 Kbps) – to be effective.
- Make sure you will be able to access your music at any time in the future, should you lose it.
- Assess the customer service before you buy. Make sure someone from the company is on hand to deal with any account or technical issues.
If you would like to try a free sample of our Chill Pill track, and get a PDF guide that explains everything you need to know about binaural beats and how to use them, click on the link below: