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Are AudioStrobe glasses required?

No. Mind WorkStation is compatible with all AudioStrobe devices, but the glasses are not required to use the program. LED glasses add a lot to any session, but audio alone is still very effective. Also, screen flashing and visual plugins are an option in Mind WorkStation.



Which mind machines are compatible?

ALL AudioStrobe-compatible devices will work with Mind WorkStation. Here are some of them:

Light/Sound Synergizer, Proteus, MindSpa, Sirius, Orion, Nova Pro, InnerPulse, PR-2X (with A/S decoder), Mind's Eye.


Is biofeedback required?

No. Mind WorkStation is compatible with a number of biofeedback devices, but biofeedback integration is but one of many features of the program. Many people will use Mind WorkStation without ever using a biofeedback device. However, if you are interested in biofeedback, this program offers an impressive set of features in that area.


Which biofeedback devices are compatible?

Personal Biofeedback Systems:

  • ThoughtStream
  • Mind-Reflection
  • GSR2
  • LightStone / IOM (Wild Divine's hardware)
  • BioScan
  • emWave (Freeze Framer)

EEGs Directly Supported:

  • Emotiv EPOC, Emotiv EEG (no SDK required)
  • NeuroSky EEGs

EEG Software Supported:

  • BioExplorer
  • BioEra
  • BioGraph

Systems through BioExplorer, BioEra, BioGraph software linkup:

  • Brainmaster
  • Brainquiry PET EEG
  • Pendant EEG/HEG, Pocket A1-A3, Abhayamudra I, Abhaamudra II
  • WaveRider (all versions)
  • Neurobit Lite
  • OpenEEG
  • NTA-1000
  • SpectraLite Pro
  • Mind Tuner
  • J&J C-2, J&J C-2 mini, J&J C2+
  • QDS NFK
  • Roshi 1-2+
  • Neuroamp (BioEra only)
  • Mindfield MindMaster (BioEra only)
  • POLAR HRM Transmitter (BioEra only)
  • Procomp2, FlexComp Infiniti, ProComp Infiniti and ProComp5
    NOTE: BioGraph 4+ is required for Thought Technology products

Are headphones required?

This will depend on the session you are using. Some brainwave entrainment methods (like binaural beats) do require headphones, so if you are using a session that implements binaural beats, you will need to also use headphones. However, many entrainment methods can be used effectively with speakers, so headphones are not required in all cases.

For more information on entrainment methods, click here.


How can your program work without headphones?

There is a common misconception that Binaural Beats, which require headphones, are the only form of entrainment, so we are often asked "How can this produce binaural beats without headphones?" The answer is that we are not producing binaural beats, we are producing brainwave entrainment, which can be induced using ANY repeating stimulus. What makes binaural beats a form of entrainment is that they produce "beats", or pulses of sound which leave individual electrical imprints on the brain. But obviously beats can be produced in ways other than using binaural tones. A drum, for example, could be used to induce brainwave entrainment, if the drummer could keep a very precise frequency for longer than 6 minutes.

If the method of entrainment does not rely on speaker assignments, it can be used effectively without headphones.

For more information on entrainment, click here.


How can you present a stimulus below 20 Hz, since that is the limit of human hearing?

There is often a confusion in regards to the definition of Hertz, or cycles per second. When we refer to Hertz (Hz) we are referring to pulses per second, as opposed to the pitch. The pitch of the stimulus can be anything within the range of human hearing (20-20,000 Hz), but the frequency of sound bursts per second is usually below 20, since the most important brainwaves range from 0 - 20 Hz. It is the pulse, not the pitch, that leaves the electrical imprint on the brain. If the pitch of the stimulus is below that of human hearing, no entrainment will occur in most cases.

Picture a metronome set at 5 clicks per second. It could be said that the metronome is clicking at 5 Hertz (Hz). You can hear the metronome clicking 5 times a second, because the pitch of the clicks are well within the hearing range.

For more information on entrainment, click here.


Is it safe? Who should not use Mind WorkStation?

Yes it is very safe, but only for those not mentioned below:

Those meeting any of the following conditions, whether knowingly or not, should not use this application:

· Epileptics
· Pregnant women
· Those who are wearing a pacemaker
· Those prone to seizures
· Those who are photosensitive

Those who should consult a physician before the use of this product include:

· Individuals under the influence of medication or drugs.

This application is not to be used while under the influence of alcohol or other mood altering substances, whether they are legal or illegal.

Children under the age of 18 are to be examined by a physician for epilepsy or illnesses that may contribute to seizures prior to the use of Mind WorkStation, as they are more susceptible to seizures.

Finally, DO NOT LISTEN TO ANY MIND WORKSTATION AUDIO FILES WHILE DRIVING OR OPERATING MACHINERY.

Although Transparent products contribute to wellness they are NOT meant to replace medical or psychological treatment or consultation. If you have a serious medical condition please consult with your physician. Ask about Brainwave Entrainment and work with your physician to choose the right treatments for you.


Is a Mac version available?

No, unfortunately there is no Mac-compatible version available at the moment.

However, we have hundreds of Mac customers using an emulator like Parallels to run our program. Parallels allows you to run any Windows program on an Intel Mac.

For more information on Parallels, click here.


Can I use Mind WorkStation away from the computer, like on an Audio CD or MP3 Player?

Yes, you can export any session to WAV which can be burned to audio CD, or you can export to MP3 for use on an iPod.

Compressed exports (MP3, OGG) are automatically configured depending on the content of your session. This is very important with brainwave entrainment content, where incorrect compression settings can negatively affect the signals, or strip them out altogether.


What is the difference between the Regular, Professional and Enterprise versions?

Click here for a comparison chart.


Our 90 Day Guarantee

We are proud to be one of the few companies to offer a 90 day money back guarantee on our products. This allows you to try Mind WorkStation, risk free, for a full 3 months. If you are unsatisfied in any way, simply contact us and we will refund the full purchase price (less shipping/handling if applicable).

The purpose of this extended guarantee is to allow you to experience the effectiveness of this program risk-free over a longer period of time. Three months gives you the time to get to know the program at your convenience and learn to love it as thousands of users already have. This guarantee will allow you to truly realize the versatility and enormous potential of owning Mind WorkStation. It will also give you a chance to experience the friendly, tight-knit community surrounding this innovative technology.

After purchase, be sure to save your receipt and purchase details.


Can I sell CDs made with Mind WorkStation?

Yes, but only if you are a member of the TCN Program.


Can I use Mind WorkStation with clients?

Yes, if you have the Enterprise version or higher, or if you are a member of the TCN Program.


Can I use Mind WorkStation for clinical research?

Yes, if you have the Professional version or higher, or if you are a member of the TCN Program.

Click here for more information.


Is there a manual included with Mind WorkStation?

Yes, an extensive 350+ page manual is included. It includes a full user guide and explains in detail every aspect of what the program does, so that you are able to get the most out of it, and also answer any questions posed by your clients.

A print-version of the manual is not available, as printing such a large text would add significantly to the cost of the program and in the end would provide no benefit over the electronic version which you can search through. You can, however, print out the documentation or parts of it on your own.


Are other languages supported?

Unfortunately no languages other than English are currently supported. However, the program comes with microphone recording abilities, allowing you to record in your native language. The Text-To-Speech tool is also fully compatible with foreign language voices.


Do I need an internet connection to use Mind WorkStation?

A connection is recommended but is not required. Product activation is required, but as long as you have access to an internet connection somewhere you will be able to activate or register without a problem.


Can I purchase Mind WorkStation over the phone, by mail or FAX?

Yes, see our contact information page.