Hemi-Sync Reviews

“Acclaimed recording artist Steven Halpern contributes magnificent original musical scores which when combined with the efficacy of Hemi-Sync® technologies, offers the listener balance and serenity. I found this superb, soft angelic music combined with the audio-guidance capability of Hemi-Sync, offered me meditation, expanded awareness and sleep enhancement.

Here is no less than a glorious combination of modern technology with spiritual music to offer you a wonderful means to fulfillment, joy, balance and serenity. Deep Journeys is all of that, and even more.”
-Richard Fuller, Senior Editor, Metaphysical Reviews

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“William Whitten’s ancient African drums are combined with a 21st Century sound technology known as Hemi-Sync® for enhanced and powerful meditative states. Here are otherworldly and hypnotic sounds that can, with the enhancement of Hemi-Sync® sound patterns, enable the listener to find peace, wellness and growth.

Tribal Journeys illuminates the way to find powerful meditative states and reduced stress. One of Metamusic’s® many titles, Tribal Journeys is, in this reviewer’s opinion, a rare combination of the best of the old and the new. Here is an excellent means to enhance potential and find the serenity often missing from our lives.”
-Richard Fuller, Senior Editor, Metaphysical Reviews

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“The electronic music of J.S. Epperson combined with Hemi-Sync® concentration frequencies provide a roadmap to expanded awareness. More, here is over 71 minutes of serenity, stress reduction, balance and inspiration. This marvelous combination of good music with the famed Hemi-Sync® sound patterns enable the listener to facilitate “extraordinary states”.

Indigo For Quantum Focus is a glorious combination of modern scientific technology with soothing and nurturing music to offer you a wonderful means to super-learning and creative flow. It is an experience not to be missed.”
-Richard Fuller, Senior Editor, Metaphysical Reviews

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“Scott Bucklin has adapted Vivaldi’s Four Seasons into a modern day interpretation that enables the listener to balance and focus the brain for stress reduction and superior creativity. We find one of the most popular pieces of music ever, Four Seasons by Vivaldi, crossing over beyond aural enjoyment to super-learning potentials via the Hemi-Sync® sound technologies.

If you’ve been seeking a path to joy, illumination and serenity, while at the same time, enhanced potential, look no further than the Metamusic® series and Seasons at Roberts Mountain. This reviewer found all of that, and more.”
-Richard Fuller, Senior Editor, Metaphysical Reviews

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“As a guitar melody undulates slowly and rhythmically, the warm tones of an aboriginal flute evokes a sense of timeless peace and relaxation. Embracing this gentle music are a variety of nature sounds, including the white noise of a waterfall and the serene singing of birds.

Just another New Age Album? So it might seem on the surface. But this is the sound of Gaia, one of Monroe Products’ “Metamusic” series of CDs designed not only to provide lovely music, but also to (in the words of the liner notes) “achieve and sustain synchronized brain wave activity in both hemispheres of your brain–an optimal condition for improving human performance.” Monroe Products has conducted scientific research into the relationship between brainwaves and states of consciousness for over forty years. From this research has come an understanding of the possibilities of audio-guidance technology as a tool to lead the human brain into various states of consciousness, ranging from meditative states of deep relaxation, sleep, and focused or expanded awareness.

So beneath the nature sounds and lonesome flute, the listener will occasionally discern a monotonous, pulsating sound. This is the ‘Hemi-Sync” technology in action. Different tones are produced in each of the two stereo channels of the music. Within the brain, these tones act on one another to create a perceived “third signal.” Again, from the liner notes: “This is not an actual sound, but an electrical signal that can only be perceived within the brain by both brain hemispheres working together. The result is a focused, whole-brain state known as hemispheric synchronization.”

Different Metamusic titles provide different kinds of music, as well as different Hemi-Sync tones designed to achieve different results. Gaia is designed for profound relaxation and enhanced creativity, while Cloudscapes combines stirring music with tones intended to open the mind to a higher perspective. Einstein’s Dream pairs Mozart with Hemi-Sync frequencies for stimulating the mind’s ability to perform mental tasks with efficiency and ease. Sleeping Through the Rain takes the listener to the deepest brainwaves, the Delta waves of sound sleep. Other titles include Dreamer’s Journey, Higher, and Inner Journey.

The purpose of these recordings is not to provide musical entertainment, but rather to be used as a tool for managing the mind. Of course, with music ranging from Mozart to classic New Age sounds, they do function as enjoyable discs for listening. But the stern warning printed on each CD and tape cover -“Do NOT listen to Hemi-Sync products while driving”-emphasizes that these recordings are mind tools first, musical statements second.

Two questions inevitably emerge. First, do these recordings signal an undermining of music as an artform, reducing it to a mere tool for technological use? While such a thought might worry some aesthetic purists, it seems to me that in a culture where music is regularly employed as the soundtrack for commerce (think of how Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon” suddenly become famous when used in a Volkswagen commercial), using music as a sweetener for a technological brain tool seems hardly objectionable. The second question, “But does it work?” I must leave it to the researchers of Monroe Products and to each listener’s individual discerning ears. I find these discs quite relaxing and mildly trance-inducing. So in my experience, yes they do work. But I am no scientist, and so I invite the curious listener to discover Hemi-Sync recordings for themselves.”
-Carl McColman, New Age Voice Magazine

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“Robert A. Monroe (1915-1995) was an author, visionary and consciousness explorer. He pioneered research into sound patterns as a means to enhance alertness, induce sleep and expand states of consciousness. The technology is known as Hemi-Sync®, the blending of specific sounds to gently lead the two hemispheres of the brain to hear a third signal, an optimal condition for improving human performance.

This reviewer discovered Metamusic®, the CDs and tapes devoted to such enhancement using music. There are currently different selections available and therefore different opportunities to achieve sustained meditative states, relaxation and inner peace, Delta sleep, focus, concentration and high levels of consciousness not generally accessible.

Higher enabled me to quickly achieve a meditative state and then soar to new heights of awareness. I was transported to an Angelic place so close to heaven, I could hear celestial beings all around. That place was deep within my Self, and the experience was nothing less than a profound peaceful journey to a better place.

While this reviewer listened to the majesty of Metamusic® through speakers, the efficacy of Hemi-Sync® is enhanced with headphones. Either way, though, be prepared for an experience that will lift you, surprise you, please you, enrich you and expand your mind and spirit.

Higher and all the other wonderful selections in the Metamusic® series are delights that can and will help the listener achieve a whole brain state. This reviewer found joy, illumination and serenity. So will you!”
-Richard Fuller, Senior Editor, Metaphysical Reviews

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“Presentation: A selection of Metamusic® blending Hemi-Sync® with ethereal tones to enable listener to focus inward to the “source of creation” for a deep, sustained meditative state.

Noteworthy: Hemi-Sync® is designed to change an incoherent brain wave pattern into a highly balanced and focused coherent pattern as evidenced by Monroe’s brain wave maps. Enjoyable State of the Art music to synchronize the brain waves in both hemispheres for the synergy effect.”
-Lightwood Publishing Co., Mindquest Recommendations