Manuals

Updated on November 1, 2014 ( PDF , 1,862 KB)
Kasina Manual - English
Manual del producto para el MindPlace Kasina. Updated on February 2, 2014 ( PDF , 1,702 KB)
Kasina Manual – Spanish
Produkthandbuch für die MindPlace Kasina. Updated on February 19, 2014 ( PDF , 1,808 KB)
Kasina Manual – Deutch
产品手册的MindPlace KASINA Updated on February 2, 2014 ( PDF , 2,034 KB)
Kasina Manual – Chinese
Mode d’emploi pour la MindPlace Kasina. Updated on February 2, 2014 ( PDF , 1,696 KB)
Kasina Manual – French
Návod k výrobku pro MindPlace Kasina. Updated on April 1, 2014 ( PDF , 1,007 KB)
Kasina Manual - Czech
MindPlace Kasina के लिए उत्पाद मैनुअल. Updated on February 2, 2014 ( PDF , 1,730 KB)
Kasina Manual - Hindi
Manuale del prodotto per il MindPlace Kasina. Updated on February 2, 2014 ( PDF , 1,685 KB)
Kasina Manual - Italian
Руководство товаров для MindPlace Kasina. Updated on February 2, 2014 ( PDF , 1,729 KB)
Kasina Manual - Russian
Manual do produto para o MindPlace Kasina. Updated on February 2, 2014 ( PDF , 1,688 KB)
Kasina Manual -Portuguese

Session List

Session Name Category Time Artist Description
Before Learning Accelerate 12:00 Roman Frajt Designed for use before class, studies, this starts at 9 Hz and targets 4.5, 7.83, 11.25, and 18 Hz.
Cheer Up Accelerate 35:00 Craig Tice Starting at an alert 12 Hz, Cheer Up steps up to a vigorous 35 Hz before making its way back to a calm 10 Hz.
Create Accelerate 25:00 Craig Tice This session moves between 7, 14 and 10 Hz, and is intended to encourage novel thoughts from the subconscious to emerge for conscious consideration.
Energize Accelerate 20:00 Roman Frajt Stepping up from 15 Hz to 30 Hz, Energize promotes alertness and vigor. Not recommended before sleep.
Focus Accelerate 30:00 Craig Tice Repeatedly ramps between 12 and 16 Hz, minimizing tendency to be distracted and promoting a flexible working state.
Wake Accelerate 20:00 Craig Tice 18 Hz throughout, you many not need coffee or tea after this session. Not recommended before sleep.
Everglade Meditate 20:00 Neuroasis A spring morning with gentle rain… time is suspended in this peaceful, calming session. Mostly low to mid range light frequencies to promote calm clarity.
Forest and River Meditate 16:00 Roman Frajt Another peaceful backdrop of nature, in another locale. Frequencies start at 14 Hz and end at 4 Hz for deeper relaxation into meditation.
Meditate Meditate 50:00 Craig Tice Starting at a relaxed 10 Hz, Meditate reaches the target of 2 Hz after 15 minutes. A few minutes at 6 Hz on the way down provides a useful intermediate step on the path to a deeply meditative state.
Relax Meditate 25:00 Craig Tice From an alert 13 Hz this session steps down to a calm 10 Hz. Left and right sides are stimulated at slightly different frequencies to help the mind let go of nuisance thoughts.
Relaxation by Fire Meditate 23:00 Roman Frajt Find quiet and solitude in a soundscape including alpha frequencies and the soothing sounds of a campfire.
Relax More Meditate 40:00 Craig Tice Similar to Relax but longer and with a target of 5 Hz, suited to deeper relaxation or contemplation.
Relaxation with Windchimes Meditate 15:00 Roman Frajt The peaceful sounds of wind-chimes on a peaceful summer afternoon. This session starts at 12 Hz and leaves you at a deep 2.5 Hz.
Touch of Silence Meditate 14:36 Roman Frajt Peaceful sounds of Tibetan bowls and minimalist piano sets a calming ambience; lights start at 10 Hz and descend to 6.25 Hz.
A Starlit Night Mind Art 15:00 Neuroasis This entrancing, ambient soundtrack and complex visual encoding evokes a clear, Moonless Summer’s night, with shooting stars tracing patterns in the sky.
Astroturf Mind Art 10:00 Neuroasis Slow, shimmering washes of color accent this deeply reflective ambient soundtrack. This track would live equally well in the Meditate category.
Cascade Mind Art 11:28 Neuroasis Subtle, slowly shifting and sometimes hopping light patterns are inter-woven with nature sounds and underlying evocative audio tapestries.
Dreamy Sax Mind Art 17:09 Claudius Nagel This session is based on a music piece of soothing synth chords with a bluesy and dreamy saxophone solo. Light patterns are synchronized with the change of the synth chords. The frequencies range between 10 Hz and 3 Hz while the light colors shift between a pastel orange and green.
EcoSync Mind Art 20:00 Neuroasis Another peaceful audio ecosystem, this time with light patterns synchronized with the sounds of nature.
Patternity Mind Art 20:00 Neuroasis Rich synthesizer textures combine with lush visual effects to create a dreamy, slightly surreal and entrancing mind-scape.
Phobos Mind Art 6:00 Neuroasis Your spacecraft has just arrived in orbit around Mars, and the creatures living inside Phobos have started communicating with you using sound and light…
Sanguine Mind Art 10:00 Neuroasis A mysterious journey into a subterranean realm, lit only by shifting, multi-colored strobe candles… what is that sound coming from the next cavern?
Space Trace Mind Art 15:00 Neuroasis You are exploring a methane ocean on a distant planet, and marveling at the life-forms you are finding and hearing there…
Spectra Mind Art 20:00 Neuroasis Gazing into a gently flickering camp-fire, you become lost in fantasy, and pass through a portal into a realm of magic.
Stagecraft Mind Art 20:00 Neuroasis Gazing out across a land never before seen, you feel yourself lifting off the ground, gently riding the currents, always safe and amazed.
Trainspot Mind Art 7:02 Neuroasis Variation on a simple EcoSync system. The sound of low rumbling subway train or trip on a space probe lulls you into meditative mindset.
Weaver Mind Art 12:00 Neuroasis Tribal audio art with a strong influence from ambient masters. SpectraStrobe rhythms paint a potent tapestry.
Yonder Mind Art 20:00 Neuroasis The depths of consciousness beacon in a floating flotsam of synth washes. Allow the times and troubles to melt far, far away, out yonder.
Dream Night Voyage 1:00:00 Craig Tice Dream is a sleep session with intermittent bursts of higher frequency stimulation intended to evoke REM activity and dreams.
Night Shift Night Voyage 45:00 Claudius Nagel This incorporates an evolving nature-soundscape (from day to night) and the light colors change from yellow over green and blue to violet over time. Starting at 12 Hz, this ramps to 3.5 Hz with plateaus at 10 Hz, 7.83 Hz and finally 3.5 Hz.
Rest Night Voyage 30:00 Craig Tice Very slow and subtle modulations of light and sound, intended to quiet your mind before sleep.
Sleep Night Voyage 1:00:00 Craig Tice A gradual descent from 10 Hz, pausing at 6 Hz before continuing to very slow modulations. Low key audio modulations over a pleasant pink noise background.
Soliton Night Voyage 12:03 Neuroasis Lush, slow filter sweeps and modulations prepare you for some interesting dreams.
Submerge-level I Night Voyage 30:00 Craig Tice This session winds slowly down to 4 Hz, with soothing visual modulations overlaying the sounds of water in motion.
Biomarkers Rejuvenate 10:00 Neuroasis The frequencies encoded in Biomarkers are designed to help guide you towards slowing your breath and heart rates into desirable coherent ranges – 5 breaths per minute, and 60 bpm heart rate. Red is heart rate, blue is breath; practice breathing with the blue.
Center Rejuvenate 30:00 Craig Tice Working down from an alert 13 Hz to the Schumann frequency of 7.83 Hz, Center helps you put aside your immediate concerns and enter a period of quiet contemplation and rejuvenation.
Clear Your Mind Rejuvenate 16:00 Roman Frajt Frequent hops between slower and higher frequencies, together with the relaxing sounds of Tibetan bowls to help restore your mental energy. Starts at 12.8 Hz and ends at 13.5 Hz.
Deep Rejuvenation Rejuvenate 24:00 Roman Frajt With a starting frequency of 8.5 Hz and a target of just 1.45 Hz, accompanied by binaural beats and modulations, Deep Rejuvenation can take you to a very peaceful, restorative mind-state.
Eddies Rejuvenate 12:30 Neuroasis Floating down a meandering stream, visuals are mostly gentle blues and greens.
Fantasy Rejuvenate 5:30 Roman Frajt This brief session highlights the 7.83 Hz Schumann Resonance, with gentle sounds of frame drum and gamelan.
Overtone Universe Rejuvenate 11:04 Roman Frajt Sounds of peaceful overtone singing accent and augment the flickering light, descending from 12 Hz to 7.83 Hz.
Alphabet Trance 20:00 Neuroasis This session was designed to gently guide you towards hypnagogia, that magical half-dream, half-awake state sought after by many explorers of deep states of consciousness.
BowlScape Trance 15:20 Neuroasis Mysterious, deep resonances of large Tibetan singing bowls permeate a night-world of mainly blues and greens.
Meditation with Shaman Drum Trance 19:55 Roman Frajt Hypnotic sounds of a Shaman’s drum and binaural beats augment both synchronous and left-right stimulation, starting at 22 Hz and taking you all the way down to 2.2 Hz.
Vapor-Chill Trance 20:00 Craig Tice Is this the sound of a November wind that never stops, or a 20 minute long out-breath? You decide. Lights start at 10 Hz and gradually, gently leave you at 7 Hz.
Zodiac Trance 20:06 Craig Tice This will take you even deeper than Vapor-Chill, as the slowly shifting drone-structures and beat frequencies lead to towards the edge of sleep.
# Session Name Category Time Description
01 Power Regeneration Peak Performance 20:00 Studies of peak performance suggest that you perform better with a “power nap” as part of a daily routine; in other words, a break completely away from your duties and re- responsibilities. You will be able to perform more efficiently and actually find yourself accomplishing more. With time you might also find that your desire for stimulants like coffee, tea or sweetened soft drinks will decrease. Use this session, or sessions 3, 4, 7, 9, or 12 for feelings of mental and physical regeneration.
02 Performance Intensive Peak Performance 18:00 This fast-paced session is great if you feel the need for a “mood boost.” We suggest that you use it with your favorite high beat music. This is a session you can use several times in a row if you choose.
03 Quick Break Peak Performance 15:00 Use this session during your day to quickly feel refreshed and regenerated. It is a very useful session to use when you know you have a very long and busy schedule ahead of you. A 15 minute break a few times per day is an investment in focus, clarity, and decision making.
04 Power Pause Peak Performance 15:00 This is a slightly more stimulating version of session 03. It will help clear your mind of all thoughts for a few minutes and increase your mental clarity. You can choose to use fast-paced music instead of the internal sounds.
05 Athletic Warm-Up Peak Performance 17:00 This session will help enhance feelings of tranquil concentration prior to exercise or physical competition. A number of athletes do exceptionally well in practice only to falter in competition. Top performers are able to maintain consistent performance under all circumstances. The key is a tranquil yet focused state allowing your mind and body to work in harmony. Physical training is only half the battle towards success in competition. Sit quietly and visualize yourself (and your team) attaining the goals you set for yourself. You may also use this session with any number of peak performance or positive affirmation tapes. You or your coach may even record your own positive affirmations and play them back while using this session.
06 Maintaining Peak Competitive Posture Peak Performance 30:00 Use this session between athletic competitions for visualization, success, and peak performance. It is best to use it with either positive affirmation or guided visualization scripts written and spoken by yourself, your coach or trainer, or with any of the fine recorded products available on the market.You do not have to be involved in sports competition to enjoy the positive effects of this session.
07 Quick Work Break Tranquility Induction 15:00 The common wisdom says you should take breaks at regular intervals if, for example, you work on a computer for extended periods of time. Combine this session with a good regimen of stretching exercise to avoid many of the chronic physical maladies that affect more and more people who sit in one place too long. In addition, we suggest that you use this session during your break times. It is also great after lunch and before you go back to the keyboard.
08 Mind Sauna Tranquility Induction 25:00 Use this with deep breathing and muscle awareness exercises. Start by breathing from your diaphragm. You will know you are doing this correctly when you feel your stom- ach, not your chest, moving up and down with every deep breath. As you allow your muscles to relax, tension will disappear. You may try lying down while using this session with relaxing music. There is a quick two minute boost at the end of the session to bring you “back up” again.
09 Quick Refresher Tranquility Induction 16:00 Here is help for you to refocus your energies. Use it if you are feeling you need to be able to revitalize yourself during a particularly difficult day. As you become more familiar with the subtleties of the various sessions you will find you will tend to develop favorites you use several times a week. Because they are convenient to use, some of the 15–20 minute sessions like this one will get a lot of use.
10 Regeneration Tranquility Induction 35:00 This session is long enough to allow you to reach a state of very deep tranquility and focused concentration. Some people feel this session seems much shorter then 35 minutes. A session like this has to be used on a regular basis over a period of several weeks to help you learn to properly let go and allow yourself to become deeply tranquil. This is also a good session to use with tranquility or self-help tapes.
11 Deep Meditation Tranquility Induction 60:00 Make time for yourself! Use this session when you know you will remain undisturbed. This is the longest session offered and for beginning users it may seem too long. It is excellent as a training session if you are trying to learn how to meditate for extended periods. You may find your meditation practice will go more smoothly even without the help of this machine.
12 Quick Alertness Break Learning 10:00 This is a perfect session to help you remain focused on your studies. It is designed to be used once every 40 to 60 minutes. This session will help you to better integrate the material during your study period.
13 Learning with Tapes Learning 35:00 This session is specifically designed for use with language tapes. It uses the techniques pioneered by a Bulgarian researcher, called superlearning. It involves developing a state of tranquil and focused concentration.
14 Relax Before Exams or Pressure Situations Learning 15:00 It will leave you with a sense of calm, focus and confidence. Concentration can be broken when you are feeling uneasy. Everyone has had the experience of taking an exam, feel- ing pressured and forgetting material they easily remember when the pressure is taken off. This session is ideal for use before an exam or presentation.
15 Concentration Learning 15:00 This session is designed to quickly bring you into a calm, focused state. A tranquil body allows the mind more ability to be alert and attentive.Your main focus when using this session should be to allow your body to become as tranquil as possible while maintaining your alertness. Use your breathing exercises to help you do that.
16 Creativity Enhancement Learning 20:00 This session sweeps through a series of frequencies to help stimulate your thought processes. Use it frequently for maximum benefit. Try this one for several days in a row for help with problem solving. Try not to push for a solution: try to allow one to come on itʼs own. Sometimes letting go is the best method.
17 Visualization Learning 20:00 Use when you feel tired and want a session that moves through a series of frequencies for stimulation and visualization. If you are a visual person, you will see all kinds of kaleidoscopic imagery. The session is quite enjoyable with very pleasant after-effects.
18 Body Mind Awareness Well-Being 25:00 There is a direct connection between health of the mind and the body. It is difficult to have a tranquil mind while your body feels tense. Alternatively, it is difficult to allow your body to relax if your mind is overactive or you are filled with emotional anxiety. This session is best used with a record- ed program designed for tranquility of your body and mind. If no tape is available, do a body awareness exercise of going through each muscle group and becoming aware of tight spots. Work to release and relax your entire body over this 25 minute session. Use it often if this is your main area of concern. Pay attention to your body and notice if you find it becoming looser as the weeks progress.
19 Afternoon Break Well-Being 22:00 Mix this session with some gentle, soothing music or nature sounds to reduce the tensions caused by your daily life. The session is long enough to help you to become deeply refreshed, but not so long as to cut too heavily into your other daily responsibilities. One of the most difficult problems to overcome is making the time each day to use the unit in a meaningful way. If you find this to be the case try any of the 15–25 minute sessions and commit yourself to using them. If you can spare a few extra minutes you may find this session becomes one of your favorites.
20 Deep Tranquility Well-Being 25:00 Try this session first if you are really sensitive or just start- ing out on the machine. This is one of the most gentle sessions in the unit. Just sit back and allow yourself to gently flow.
21 Goodnight Well-Being 18:00 This is a great session to use at the end of your day. Lie down, and set the lights at a low level. It is fairly short be- cause we do not want you to fall asleep while still wearing the glasses and headphones.
22 Release the Day Well-Being 25:00 Use this with the lights set to a low to moderate setting. This is an end of the day session for calming and internal balance. It is best used when you have planned no more social interaction for the remainder of the evening, including TV. Perhaps after using it you will want to read a book for a while or just go directly to sleep.

Software

FW1.17: Fixes for Intermittent Issues
Fixes the intermittent audio noise which can appear at times, due to the voltage control chip applying a lower voltage to the audio codec than specified. Also fixes a minor battery charge indication error generally caused in warmer climates.

Also includes important fixes from version 1.16 for those who are experience ‘Unrecognized file format’ errors.

Updated on December 10, 2015 ( ZIP , 252 KB) KasinaFW1.17 - August 2015

KasinaFW1.16 – July 2015

KasinaFW1.16 - August 2015

FW1.16: Improved mp3 compatibility Adds a longer buffer to reading of mp3 files to overcome rare occurrences of the message ‘Unsupported File Format’ which appears when using some SD cards. Helps with issues where certain mp3s would not play on the Kasina. Note that FW1.15 was an internal version which was not released. Updated on July 30, 2015 ( ZIP , 247 KB)

Kasina Firmware 1.14 – April 2015
KasinaFW1.14 - August 2015

Language support

With this update, you now have a choice of English, Czech, German and Russian text for the main interface.

Loop playback

You can now play your favorite SpectraStrobe or AudioStrobe session over and over in a loop. To turn this feature on or off, navigate to Settings/General, Loop Playing, press the middle button and then select ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Then press the middle button again to lock that setting.

To use it, simply select a session within a folder and start it by pressing the RIGHT button, instead of the usual middle button. Each session below (and including) the selected track will play in sequence, then repeat.

Fast forward

When playing SpectraStrobe or AudioStrobe sessions, you can now pause the session, and use the right key to fast forward through the audio file.

Note: loop playback and fast forward do not work with KBS files. The right key is used to select the modulation depth of any AUX audio input.

Updated on July 19, 2015 ( ZIP , 244 KB)

Kasina Firmware 1.12 – April 2015
KasinaFW1.12.zip

 

Modulation Depth User Setting
A new command in the Play screen for KBS files makes it possible to set the depth of the KBS modulation. You set it by pushing toward the Right button on the Control Pad. Choices are MD 25%, MD 50% MD 75% and MD 100%.

New Default Volumes.The default volumes have increased from 10 to 15 and default KBS Volume decreased from 10 to 8. These values are set after reset of factory default values.

Bug Fix A bug occasionally causing a loud noise in headphone output when entering AUX Audio mode or when playing KBS file with Mod AUX or Mod KBS+AUX has been fixed.

Updated on April 22, 2015 ( ZIP , 240 KB)

Kasina Firmware 1.11 – August 2014
KasinaFW1.11.zip

Two Level Fast Forward
The time it takes to fast forward through audio files on the Kasina SD has been improved. Fast forward speed starts at 11x normal playback speed when you press the right button on the Control Pad. After holding the right button for 3 seconds the fast forward speed will increase to 33x normal playback speed.
Note that the actual fast forward speed is limited by the SD card interface and the audio file type. Wave files will fast forward at the full speeds as listed above. Mp3 files may be a bit slower overall and more so as the bit rate of the compressed audio file is increased.

New Audio Mixer
An audio mixer screen has been added to make it easier to adjust various playback volume levels. You can set volumes of the “audio components” within the mixer screen and change the relative levels that you hear.
The mixer is available in Settings – Audio. You can also access it from anywhere in the interface besides the Settings screen and the File Browser.
To access it this way, press the Volume (+) and Volume (-) buttons together. The Settings – Audio screen will appear while your session continues to play back. You can adjust the volume and other audio settings even while the file is playing. Press the left button on the Control Pad to exit the Audio Mixer screen.

The following settings are available:

  • AUX Volume
  • KBS Volume
  • INT Volume
  • USB Volume
  • Balance
  • Max. Volume
  • Filter 15khz

After selecting the audio component volume to change, use the up and down Control Pad buttons to set the audio volume. Press the middle button on the Control Pad to save the setting and return to the mixer screen.

AUX Volume – range 0 – 10, default 7
This setting controls the level of audio sources connected through the AUX (auxiliary) jack on the top of the Kasina. These settings control the level of the AUX source in relation to other audio on the Kasina. You will still want to set the volume levels on your external device for the best headroom.

Adjust with the up and down buttons on the Control Pad. Press the middle button to save the setting.

Note: If you have made adjustments and later find that the volume of the external source plugged into the AUX jack is too low, then check this setting. This setting is remembered when powering off the Kasina.

KBS Volume – range 0 – 10, default 10
This setting controls the level of the sine wave tone during KBS file playback. It balances the KBS audio with the volume of the source playing through the AUX jack. This allows you to achieve an optimal mix between these elements. Note that the volume level programmed in the KBS still applies and this setting scales it in relation to that.

Adjust with the up and down buttons on the Control Pad. Press the middle button to save the setting.

Note: If you have made adjustments and later find that the volume of the sine wave tone in KBS files is too low, then check this setting. This setting is remembered when powering off the Kasina.

INT Volume – range 0 – 10, default 10
This controls the level of the audio files on the SD card (AudioStrobe, SpectraStrobe and music files). In practice it is used to balance the volume level of these sources with an external audio source plugged into the AUX jack.

Adjust with the up and down buttons on the Control Pad. Press the middle button to save the setting.

Note: If you have made adjustments and later find that the volume of the internal audio for SpectraStrobe, AudioStrobe or music tracks is too low, then check this setting. This setting is remembered when powering off the Kasina.

USB Volume – range 0 – 10, default 10
This setting controls the internal level of a USB audio source playing back from your computer in USB Audio mode. You will still want to set the volume levels on your computer for the best headroom.

Adjust with the up and down buttons on the Control Pad. Press the middle button to save the setting.

Note: If you have made adjustments and later find that the volume of external USB Audio is too low, then check this setting. This setting is remembered when powering off the Kasina.

Balance range Left 9 – Right 9, default 0
This setting adjusts the balance between the left and right audio channels coming out the headphones. It increases the volume of one side relative to the other.

This setting is remembered when powering off the Kasina.

Max. Volume – range 0 – 52, default 27
The Max Volume is preset to a safe hearing level as required by regulations in some countries. This value is the highest volume that will be displayed/allowed on the volume indicator. It controls the absolute maximum volume for all audio on the Kasina.

This setting is remembered when powering off the Kasina.

Filter 15khz
When turned on, all Kasina audio is low pass filtered before the headphone jack at 15kHz which attenuates the output level of signals above 15kHz. This insures the inaudibility of SpectraStrobe and AudioStrobe signals during playback.

This setting is remembered when powering off the Kasina.

KBS Player – New Modulation Options
Playing KBS files now allows 3 types of modulation which can be selected by the up button on the Control Pad. The settings are only available while playing back KBS files from the SD card and in cases involving AUX, only apply when an external audio device (mp3 player, smartphone, etc) is connected to the AUX jack on the top of the Kasina. These modes are displayed as follows:

1. Mod KBS (original) – the original mode where modulation applies only to the sine tone produced by KBS player as programmed in the session. External audio from AUX input is not modulated, just added to the modulated sine tone from KBS player. Use the audio mixer to adjust the volume balance between these sources.

2. Mod AUX (new) – the audio modulation programmed in the currently playing KBS file applies to external audio from AUX input. It uses Amplitude Modulation to create programmed pulses in the audio stream. The sine tone from KBS is not present on audio output.

3. Mod KBS+AUX (new) – both sine tone from KBS player and external audio from AUX are modulated and present together on the sound output. Use the audio mixer to adjust the volume balance between these sources.

Updated on April 17, 2015 ( ZIP , 240 KB)

Kasina Firmware 1.04
KasinaFW1.04.zip

Flash of Kasina glasses at power up/down removed.
Battery indicator behavior improved. Indicator bar colored yellow and animated during charging. Completed charging indicated by green bars. Error state indicated by red rectangle.To improve long term battery life, Kasina automatically switches off at slightly higher voltage. Available battery capacity decreased slightly, while battery life is increased greatly.KBS audio output improved for purer sine waves and elimination of audio aliasing noise.
New Option: Settings / Audio / Filter 15kHz. Off by default.When turned on, before output to headphone jack, audio is low pass filtered at 15kHz which attenuates the output level of signals above 18kHz. This insures the inaudibility of SpectraStrobe and AudioStrobe signals during playback.
Targeted sub harmonic filters have been added to Mind Workstation and NeuroProgrammer SpectraStrobe plugins which will come in program updates from Transparent Corp.
Updated on March 2, 2014 ( ZIP , 236 KB)

Kasina Firmware 1.03
KasinaFW1.03.zip

This corrects a problem where pops and clicks were sometimes heard when playing audio via USB.

Updated on February 2, 2014 ( ZIP , 233 KB)

 

MuLab plugin – uses MIDI for light control for note-to-color generation. See included documentation for details.
Kasina-Light-Organ.zip
MuLab plugin – Ideal for adding SpectraStrobe to existing music, includes the ability to add beats to the Audio. See included documentation for details.
The Kasina Effect - MuLab
MuLab plugin – Generates complex audio beats that can also be fed into TKE plugin to add SpectaStrobe. See included documentation for details.

Kasina BeatMaker - MuLab
BioExplorer Design – Translates EEG rhythm into SpectraStrobe control by user-adjustable frequency bands.
See included documentation for details.

Kasina BioExplorer Design
Release Notes

Kasina Basic Session Editor v1.5.2 – October 2015

Better screen coordinates sensing for KBSE window. Should not appear offscreen any longer.
Name and email address required in Bug Reports, so that communication on issue is possible.
Email will not be used for any other purpose.
Better bug reporting with detailed trace log.
Hold Shift key during app launch to delete preferences file and reset window position. Hopefully, never needed.
Mac only – application named changed to Kasina Basic Session Editor for crossplatform consistency. Will need to delete MindPlace Kasina Editor from your Applications folder.

Kasina Basic Session Editor v1.5.1 – July 2015

Fixes for bug on Mac where Kasina SD card was not recognized in firmware update mode
Version 1.5
New Firmware Update Utility
Available in the View menu or from Button on Home Tab
New Kasina Browser
Browse files and folders on the Kasina SD card
2 pane interface – Left pane for browsing and Right for Editing
Add Files to card by selecting from hard drive
Create new Folders on card
Delete files/folders from card unless they are part of the factory set
Factory deletions can be allowed by a preference checkbox… be careful you don’t lose files that you want.
Make mirrored backup image of files on card
Duplicate selected files to folder on card
Move files between folders on the card
Drag and reorder files
Number files by the list order so they play back in way you arrange them
Remove file numbers from files to reorder them
Calculate length of single songs or sessions and playlists of sessions (folder contents or list contents)
Lengths can be auto-calculated. Best when SD card is loaded by USB adapter, not directly in Kasina
Or calculate by pressing Get Playlist Length button
Wizard
New naming convention for Wizard output termed – sections
Append button to add Wizard generated segments to session instead of replacing
Wizard will warn you if you are about to overwrite a session
This warning can be disabled
Automatically convert between seconds and minutes in Wizard
Minutes is default for Wizard
Single Frequency, Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma, Theta presets added
Estimated number of segments to be generated now displayed in status bar
Set Wizard Time to Length of Music File menu item added
Section mood slider reflecting frequency settings
Probability sliders added to control how much weight Primary Frequency has
Fade in and fade out segments generated
Time of fade in and fade out able to be set
Mixed parameter added to Sound Stimulation Type to allow for binaural and isochronic mixed sessions
Mixed parameter added to Light and Sound Alignment
Ability to sync Light and Sound alignment or generate separately
Save and load Wizard presets to create unique band-limited sessions
Ability to Freeze the current session time but generate wizard sessions
This is especially good when sessions have been set to the length of a song
Editor Tab
View 2 segments at once to see interpolation
Set Pitch by musical note and octave
Set Pitch as a multiple of the Frequency with various values
Tap tempo button to set Frequency
Tap tempo button displays tempo calculations on hover
Increment/decrement by 1bpm
Play a click track at set tempo by midi or option/alt click plays metronome sound file
Frequency multipliers for frequency (2x,-2x)
Copy and Paste Light values, Sound values or all values
Grid Tab
Duplicate multiple rows in Grid, this allows for loops
Merge segments
Split segments
Can now Lock rows(segments) to prevent Wizard from changing them
New column can be toggled to show checkboxes to lock rows
Unlock all rows by deselecting Show Locks checkbox or by context menu
Better scrolling behavior when there are many segments
Multiple segments can be dragged and relocated
Bulk editing values can exclude locked rows
Insert saved session from disk starting at selection row
Several commands for editing selected rows in a context menu
Selected rows are restored after bulk operations
Option/alt click to engage Edit Cells mode or click checkbox
Drag KBS files into Grid to open
Drag KBS holding Opt/Alt key to Insert
Graph Tab
Graph editing for session parameters
Zoom and scroll Graph
Edit by tenths on Graph with Option/Alt key
Edit by hundredths on Graph with Command/Control Key
Edit time (X values) with Shift Key
Set bounds on Graph as well as Grid steps
Option/Alt Double Click on node in graph shows that node in the Grid
When editing, Double Click to exit edit mode
New Audio tab
Audio playback engine (Quicktime -AVFoundation – Windows Media)
Place multiple songs in a playlist
Shuffle playlist
Loop song
Fade out audio
Large radial wheel to check progress of audio playback during session
View progress by Song time or Playlist time
Reveal in Finder/Explorer for selected song
Set Wizard time to song
Set Wizard time to playlist
Set Session length to song
Set Session length to playlist
On Mac, switch audio playback to Kasina by Applescript command…
With Gatekeeper on Mac you have to specifically allow permission to do this.
Drag audio files from Explorer/Finder into playlist
Supports mp3 and wav like the Kasina
Program wide
New default naming format for sessions. Format is session high frequency, a letter for brainwave range, h to represent high, then session low frequency, a letter for brainwave range, l to represent low and the duration of the session
Preview segment parameters by AudioStrobe and progress bar
Drag and drop sessions from Explorer and Finder
Ability to import session and insert it at segment location
Drag in session holding option/alt key to insert it after selected segment
Import Audacity Label files to build sessions with marked locations
Import a single track from a Gnaural schedule with ability to select which one
Export Audacity label files
Export frequencies to Mind Workstation
Context menus added throughout program
Many bulk editing commands added
Copy current segment values to all segments
First stages of Undo engine
Audio file importing to set length of session
Set overall session length to entered value
Scale session values to exact time which keeps the spacing between segments
In Scale Session Time and Set Session to Exact Time you can enter time in the format 10:00 for minutes or enter overall number of seconds, i.e. 600 or 600.0
Entered fade in and fade out values are automatically accounted for
Tour updated somewhat to reflect new features
Explanations of new interface items added to Contextual Help
Scale Session Frequencies – clamp session frequencies to a low-high range while still keeping the ‘contour’ of the session. That is space between segments and relative size of frequency ramps.
Pitch by Band Map – map pitches to brainwave ranges for multi band sessions.
Additions:
KIS files are no longer saved by default, just KBS
Save as command added
Save as KIS added
100 segment limit removed
Segment selection on Grid while using segment slider improved
Edit cells in Grid has been changed from right click to Option/Alt click
Set Brightness and Volume to 100 if duplicating first segment
Enabling and disabling of menu items improved
Up and down arrow keys in Grid now increment segment slider
Smarter window positions if multiple screens are present or a screen is disconnected
Key filters and validation for editing cells in Grid
Updated for Yosemite and Windows 8.1
Many, many internal changes and optimizations
Music note changes copy to clipboard

Areas of ongoing improvement
Undo is working but it is really dumb at the moment and puts in all kinds of unnecessary actions. These will be trimmed down and made smarter.

The Graph may be easily confused. I have tried to narrow the errors as much as possible but new eyes will no doubt find ways to break it that I haven’t accounted for.

Audio is only marginally useful at this time but it is building for future features. In conjunction with the Tap and the settings session times to songs and playlists is its main function right now.

Tap can drift depending on computer speed and activity. Seems worse on Windows. It is implemented by MIDI but there are other ways. Feedback needed on performance across systems.

Archived Software Releases
MindPlace Kasina Basic Session Editor 1.5 – Mac

Kasina Basic Session Editor Version 1.5 for Mac. Requires OSX 10.7 or later.

Updated on August 18, 2015 ( DMG , 12,065 KB)

MindPlace Kasina Basic Session Editor 1.5 Windows

Kasina Basic Session Editor version 1.5 for Windows. Requires Microsoft Windows XP SP3 or later.

Updated on April 17, 2015 ( ZIP , 6,202 KB)

Tutorials

Content

Updated KBS Sirius Sessions

Updated KBS Sirius Sessions

This archive contains the newest versions of the KBS sessions for the MindPlace Kasina based on the factory sessions included in the discontinued Sirius mind machine.

The updates include a better file naming and folder structure to make the sessions easier to find and browse. Some sessions have been adjusted for length. Playback should better match those on the original Sirius as well.

Installation instructions: Download and extract this zip archive on your computer. Delete the original Sirius Sessions folder in the KBS directory on the Kasina SD card. Move this folder and its contents to the Kasina SD card.

 

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Sessions