Choosing the Best Volume for Your Mind Frame Experience

Mind Frame's soundwork tracks helps stimulate your brain. To get the most out of this stimulation, it is important to set the volume at an optimal level for you and for the type of track you’re listening to. The following information explains how to do this effectively.

Most of the tracks are designed to be played at a low volume.

Low volume for a Mind Frame soundwork is defined as a volume that is below a conversational level and easily fades out of your awareness after a few minutes. This level is almost always lower than a typical music listening level. When in doubt, we highly recommend starting very low and turning up the volume if you do not see the desired results after one track plays.

Important: Playing tracks at a volume that is too high can result in overstimulation, which may make you feel agitated or anxious. If this occurs, please turn down the volume so that you can reap the benefits of a proper level of the soundwork stimulation.

Setting the Volume Based on Category

You can often use your listening category as a guide to what volume level works best. Here’s a breakdown of the recommended tolerances.

Volume Categories:
The following categories require a very low volume for best results. It’s often best to turn the volume all the way off after it begins playing and then slowly raise the level until you can barely hear the music.

• Calm and Relax: Keep the volume low. 
• Focus: Keep the volume really low. Turn to volume down lower if you find it distracting.
• Sleep: Keep the volume super low. If you’re not asleep after the first track, turn it down some more.

Setting the Volume Based on Your Brain Type

This is the most difficult parameter from which we can recommend the best volume level for you. However, our experience over the last decade gives us some insight into different brain types. Here we break it down into just a few broad categories:

• High arousal: High arousal people are those who are highly responsive to their environment. High arousal people tend to be more easily over-stimulated by sensory input and may be described as being sensitive. If you find that you avoid certain types of sensory stimulus (loud restaurants, for example) or if you tire easily in response to sensory input, please take great care in setting the volume (lower is better) and turn it down if you feel any agitation.

• Low arousal: Low arousal people tend to be less reactive or responsive to their environment. Many low arousal people seek out sensory input. A classic example is someone with ADD, who fidgets to focus. Low arousal listeners can handle a higher volume, so please turn it up (slightly) if you find the recommendations listed for categories, instrumentation, and tempo don’t bring you the benefits you are expecting after listening to one track.

• The rest of us: If you’re neither easily overstimulated nor sensory seeking, then simply follow the basic guidelines listed above for categories and instrumentation, to find your optimal volume.

Disclaimer: Mind Frame (audio and soundworks) is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or mental disorder. It is also not a substitute for a qualified doctor’s or mental health professional’s care.