By John Garrison
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Binaural beat based mind altering programs are becoming increasingly popular. Digital Highs takes the experience to a new level by combining the pulsing beats of binaural entrainment with flashing lights. Please note that all of the sessions start off on the same frequency, the normal waking brainwave frequency. As the session progresses they each change in different ways.
There a few other binaural "altered states" apps on the app store, and it seems like some of them are misrepresenting the experience by naming their entrainment sessions directly after illicit drugs. Digital Highs will not exactly duplicate the effects of these illicit drugs (and neither will the competition, if truth be told) but it will guide your mind into a new type of altered state. And, unlike it's biggest competitor, Digital Highs doesn't require you to pay extra for more sessions. You get 40 sessions built in right from the start with no additional fees, ever. Be sure to try our staff favorite "Forty-Two."
What you should expect from Digital Highs is a type of intense meditation. Terms such as hallucinogenic and psychedelic are still used because those are terms that the average person can relate to a little better, but in reality the "hallucinations" will seem more like vivid daydreams. Like any mental feat, the daydreams and clarity of consciousness won't come easy to beginners. For that reason it is suggested that everyone start with the sessions labelled "beginners" in their description. These are designed to be easier for people less accustomed to meditation and other mental visualization type exercises to benefit from.
Digital Highs contains only the binaural programs with a pink noise backing track. This saves hundreds of megabytes of space on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad compared to mp3 based players with "trippy" music in the background.
The full list of sessions is given below:
Big Game Hunter
El Diablo En Musica
Kiss of a Goddess
What's New in Version 2.8
Added a control interface to the session screen that allows you to change the static and tone volumes.
Minor bug fixes.
Was a 5 star app until the static stopped working
Loved this app due to it's unique feature of visual strobe lights that really helped syncing newer users or brains that aren't easily calmed. Now one of the other integral features of the app, the white noise/static is spotty at best and sounds like a radio station coming in and out of tune; the opposite of calming. If this app ever gets any attention and this gets fixed, my low rating will go up to 5 stars, as it really is a wonderful app for beginners to advanced and doesn't charge a million bucks to use each feature.
Tried it for a few minutes
I didn't try it all the way through the session because I was interrupted, but whenever I got up and took the earphones out the sound to everything was distorted and warped for a while. Just a heads up to anyone who uses this. Other than that, I haven't had enough time to try it all the way through. So as for effectiveness, I'm not sure but will be trying it as soon as I can.
Great product. I've used many of these types of apps and this one is wonderful.
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- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Jun 30, 2013
- Version: 2.8
- Size: 1.2 MB
- Languages: English, Danish, French, Japanese, Serbian, Spanish
- Seller: John Garrison
- © 2013 Imperial Penguin
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.