Mindplace Procyon AVS System Light and Sound Meditation Mind Machine
- Manufactured by Mindplace
- Stunning Visual Experience
- Access deeply tranquil states, quickly
- Mood Shifter
- Accelerated Learning
- Break undesirable states, like anger
- Brighten up!
- Altered states of consciousness
- Create millions of colors, including pastels, with our Procyon Visual Effects Engine
- Variable phase control of light waveforms, including real-time phase shifting.
- Multiple visual effects (color phase shift, pulse width modulation, etc.) enable complex light-show-like sessions
- Digital Audio Interface for clear, clean audio
- 255 shades of each color (red, green, blue)
- Large flash memory store
- Great customer service and support
- 2 Year Limited Warranty on Console, 1 Year on Ganzframes
- Free Software Editor for Windows available from our support site
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The MindPlace Procyon Audio Visual Synthesizer is a new kind of "Mind Machine" experience, melding a rainbow of color choices with clear, crisp digital sound. The resulting synthesis can be used to modulate states of consciousness in rich new ways. The Procyon includes 50 unique, pre-programmed light and sound sequences (called sessions, or programs) within its internal memory, each designed with a specific goal in mind..
Imagine a world of pure, jewel-like color illuminating your visual and mental fields. Amazing visual effects can be produced, including the illusion of complex, shifting geometrical imagery. This imagery can be so compelling that the mind clears of extraneous thoughts and distractions and other stresses of daily life. In this way the Procyon experience is a form of meditation.
Its state of the art color synthesis elements can modulate smoothly between fields of pure color (ganzfeld), through subtle shimmering effects, to full-on flicker with a frequency range up to 75Hz. Each color channel (red, green, and blue) is independently programmable, allowing up to three simultaneous frequencies at once. The internally synthesized, high quality isochronic tones and binaural beats are in perfect sync with the ganzfeld effect visuals.
Powerful, free software and an easy-to-use USB interface enables you to create your own sessions for unlimited expansion and endless variety. Additional sessions, documentation and User Forums are conveniently available on our support site.A Company That Delivers
MindPlace is the world's most experienced and trusted manufacturer of Light and Sound Machines. We have produced trend-setting enlightenment technologies since 1988.
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Safety InformationProcyon is NOT intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment or cure of any physical or mental condition or dysfunction.They should NOT be used by persons with brain or neurological disorders (e.g., epilepsy) which may be triggered or aggravated by rapid light fluctuations. Do not use while driving a vehicle.
IndicationsMeditation, relaxation, entertainment, altered states, visualization, accelerated learning
DirectionsAt home or office. Use in a place where you will not be disturbed. Use in a quiet darkened space, at a time when you can relax.
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Seller Warranty Description2 year Warranty on Console, I year on other parts.
Top Customer Reviews
I put it on and at first I was disappointed until I found out I am supposed to close my eyes. Then like a dimensional shift I am transported to an unearthly realm of unsurpassed beauty and weirdness (in a good way). I started with No. 49 and it sat there with the low tones and a vague green light and suddenly it intensifies to colors, frequencies, and manifestations-I saw patterns and visuals that are byond my ability to discribe in language. I believe the pulsations and color sequences invoke the mind to try to make sense of a landscape that is not part of our reality. So the patterns and manifestations are a product of our mind to make sense of it by creating a point of reference (almost like a hallucination). I saw patterns, galaxies, flowers, landscapes, jewels, crystals etc. The tones that run in tandem with the visuals creates a 3 (or perhaps 4) dimesional experience. The rest you'll have to find out for yourself.
The headphones are designed to register below 10 hz which is extremely low. The tones that are produced are very specific the the effect they are trying to achieve. I tried the 10 minute concentration booster and it worked! I also tried the night voyage and I ended up falling asleep on the sofa. I advise you to do this in your bed so you don't have to drag yourself to it.
I let several people at work try it out and the reaction varied from OMG! to throwing them on the desk because they couldn't handle it. I believe if you are an open-minded person and like extremely saturated visuals (millions of colors are possible!) with possible mild hallucinations, this is for you. If you're a controlled person who hates not being able to make sense of a landscape that is other-worldly, this isn't for you.
The best part that I haven't tried yet is that it is completely programmable and can be synchned with whatever music you want to use.
Those of you who have tried LSD in the past and liked it-buy this device!
While I was at university, I would use the Procyon to help put my mind in a relaxed and receptive state before studying and especially before examinations. Many nights before going to bed, I'd toss and turn and ruminate over the days events--reliving each moment in embarrassing detail over and over again. I found the night time program settings on the Procyon and put on my glasses and earphones and in moments I was snoring and in such a deep sleep. When the program ended and I'd wake up an hour later, I simply put the Procyon on the table and went straight back to sleep.
Since discovering these uses for the Procyon, I've learned that there are real studies about the effects of certain light patterns and audio beats that aid with certain brainwave activities. After reading through some of the literature, I still couldn't tell anyone if a beta wave was any better than an alpha wave or gamma wave, but I know that I have many of my favorite programs on the Procyon that dial in exactly what I'm looking for. This is one of the few electronic projects that I own that still finds use--it has not worn out its welcome, and the unit is built quite well and has held up fine, even after being lugged around on campus for a few years.
The Procyon unit comes with a free editor, which I was really excited about at first but found it rather difficult to use. I am not sure if there is a cache of user-contributed programs somewhere--they can be quite individual and personal I suppose. However, there are 49 or so programs that come with the unit (one can change the programs and add his or her own routines at will) and I don't have any troubles finding suitable programs that work quite well for me with the stock firmware.
With a recent firmware update (2.1.6), some background hiss/noise that was prevalent (but not terribly upsetting--just noticeable) has been virtually eliminated, and when I listen to the audio output through some Bose Triport OE headphones I get great audio. A great feature with this unit is its ability to take in audio from a CD player or an iPod/Zune, etc. It then either works as AudioStrobe capable or it mixes the audio with the regular program sessions and gives the binaural beats and such mixed in with music. This is my favorite way of using the Procyon--I queue up a favorite album or playlist that's roughly the same length as one of the sessions (e.g., 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 1 hour, etc.) and adjust the light levels and sound mixing to my liking. It is very relaxing and meditative and I feel rejuvenated afterward.
The ganzfeld frames are very solidly built and have folding hinges that tuck away nicely. The cord is attached robustly and there are virtually no signs of wear and tear. The unit works as advertised and I would venture to say that end users may find ways of using it that makes it personal to them. The forum members have been helpful in helping me create an external LED interface, for example, and I can drive high-power 1W LED lights for illumination on my ceiling, so product support is definitely there.
The Procyon is a well built and capable machine that has exceeded my expectations and has worked for many years. It is one of the few electronic devices that has not worn out or otherwise become useless over the years. I would definitely recommend the Procyon unit to my friends who just can't seem to turn off the days or who like to meditate. The colors and visuals make it a bit psychedelic for those who are into that (lucid dreams, etc.).