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System Requirements

Windows XP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 (All Versions)

Required
512 RAM
800x600 Resolution
1GHz CPU or higher
150 MB hard drive space for installation
5 GB recommended free hard drive space

Recommended
2 GB RAM or higher
1024x768 resolution or higher
2GHz CPU or higher
150 MB hard drive space for installation
10 GB recommended free hard drive space
Internet connection for easy product registration

Hardware Requirements

No special hardware is required.

However, there are some special features of the program that require additional hardware:

  • Microphone (if microphone recording is desired)
  • Headphones (for certain types of stimulation and effects)
  • AudioStrobe decoder or AudioStrobe-compatible mind machine (if LED glasses are to be used)
  • Compatible Biofeedback or Neurofeedback device (if biofeedback integration is desired)

Supported Formats
Supported Sound Formats
  • MP3
  • OGG
  • WAV
  • WMA
  • MP2
  • MP1
  • FLAC
  • AIF / AIFF

MP4 and M4A are also supported using a downloadable open-source plugin.

CD tracks can also be used directly from the CD by importing the .CDA files present on the CD.

Neuro-Programmer sound files (.NPSND) can also be used.

NOTE: Sound formats that are copy-protected cannot be opened into Mind WorkStation. Most iTunes files are copy-protected, unfortunately. Also, if you rip a CD using Windows Media Player remember to turn copy-protection OFF under settings, otherwise Mind WorkStation cannot use the resulting WMA files.

 

Export Types

Sessions can be exported to sound file types WAV, MP3 and OGG.

Using the graphing features, data can be exported as delimited text, XML, HTML, Excel or any image format.

IMPORTANT FEATURE:
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.

 

Import Types
Mind WorkStation supports importing files from

  • Neuro-Programmer (.NPS files)
  • Brain Sound Studio / Neural Noise Synthesizer (.BWT files)
  • Mind Stereo (.MSES files)
  • GNaural (.GNAURAL files)

Hardware Compatibility
Compatible Biofeedback Devices

Personal Biofeedback Systems:

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

EEGs Directly Supported:

  • Emotiv EPOC or Emotiv EEG
  • 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

Compatible Mind Machines / AVS Devices
  • Light/Sound Synergizer
  • Proteus
  • MindSpa
  • Sirius
  • Orion
  • Nova Pro
  • InnerPulse
  • PR-2X (with A/S decoder)
  • Mind's Eye

NOTE: ALL AudioStrobe-compatible devices will work with Mind WorkStation. Some may not be mentioned in this list.


Advanced Technical Information
Microsoft .NET Plugins
Professional + EEG version customers will receive an API they can use to create plugins. Anyone with Microsoft .NET knowledge will easily be able to use the plugin interface. It is flexible but very straightforward. Once a plugin is constructed, it can be used to gather data from biofeedback engines and/or control any content or brainwave frequency in the session.

NOTE: Plugins are only supported in the enterprise version of Mind WorkStation.

 

Mind WorkStation's XML Specification
The file type of the program is XML-based, making it easily readable by other programs, and very easy to debug if there is a problem.