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Sound Machines | BI1 Brainterface


The soundmachines BI1brainterface is the first commercially available brainwaves to synthesizers interface. It uses the Neurosky MindWave Mobile headset to acquire your brain activity and transforms those variables in a standard format to interact with analog and midiPbased synthesizers.

The BI1brainterface is available either in modular eurorack format and desktop unit. Specifications and functions are identical.

Soundmachines BI1brainterface is an exploration and performance tool for musicians producers actors body performers and coreographers who wants to connect their mental and emotional sphere directly with the performance.

We wanted to create something that doesn't require the use of a computer and brings immediacy and easy of operation of this exciting new technology. By stressing the capabilities of the Neurosky MindWave Mobile headset the BI1brainterface is developed to connect your mental status to your gear in the most easy and open way possible. Whenever you have an analog modular synthesizer or a MIDI sound generator you can influence on sounds sequences timbres and drive the performance with an added controller: you. 

Attention and Meditation are the most immediate and repeatable variables that you can count on. But also the EEG power spectrum bands (Alpha Beta Gamma Delta and Theta) are available to control other eight sound/light/video characteristics. As a bonus we put in your toolbox a variable threshold to generate a 'trigger' based on your facial muscular activities (i.e. blinking or grin) In the studio or in a live environment weared by a dancer or an actor on stage or just using it to relax yourself and raise your selfPconsciousness about focus relax and meditation. Bio feedback is another field of operation for the BI1brainterface reaching farther applications and experimentation.
BrandSound Machines
ModelBI1 Brainterface
Engine TypeDigital
Voices (max)1
Engine Detailed8 OSC, 8 EEG power spectrum bands: - Alpha - Beta: low, mid, and high - Delta - Theta - Mediation - Attention
Key typeN/A
CV-gateCV Out
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.


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