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Procyon is a new kind of light/sound experience,
melding a full spectrum of color choices with clean, pure digital
sound. The resulting new mediaform can be used to modulate states
of consciousness in rich new ways.
A palette of millions of colors--modulated by
a variety of innovative visual effects--enables a new kind of audio-visual
experience, and can closely match color to the desired mental state.
Procyon also has the ability to precisely synchronize
audio material on a CD or MP3 with a Procyon program. This exclusive
feature, called SynchroMuse, is ideal for use with colour-work,
language learning, hypnotherapy, personal growth and the immense
libraries of music now available.
What is a light/sound
Utilizing light and sound pulses at a specified frequency, these
machines stimulate the mental activity in various ways, essentially
leading perception from the waking state to a variety of altered
states of consciousness.
What are some examples of "altered
states of consciousness" and how do they differ from normal
- Waking state: attention
directed to surroundings. Includes agitated, restless/"monkey
mind" states which are especially amenable to treatment
with light and sound stimulation.
- "Alpha" state:
Relaxed, tranquil, daydreaming, "inward awareness" state.
Light meditation here, too.
- Hypnagogic, or "twilight" state:
Borderline sleep; deep meditation state; hypnotic state; access
to the unconscious mind and enhanced retrieval of memories; creativity,
accelerated or "superlearning", inspiration. Associated
with increased theta brainwave activity
- Trance state: Deep,
dreamless sleep; deep rest. Often associated with increased delta
Who can benefit
from this technology?
Light and sound is an effective tool for anyone who wishes to explore
altered states of consciousness, awareness expansion and sensory
stimulation, psychedelic-like visual imageray, and those seeking
an entertaining path to relaxation.
Is there anyone who should not use
Nearly everyone who uses light and sound stimulation report enjoying
it. However, if you have a family history of epilepsy, are taking
psychoactive medication or have ever had a seizure of any sort,
we recommend consulting your physician before using light and sound.
Likewise, if bright light bothers you (i.e., can give you a headache),
then light and sound may not be for you.
What happens during
With special light-bearing sunglasses over your closed eyes and
headphones over your ears, you are immersed in colorful dancing
geometric patterns and entrancing sounds. The light and sound pulse
rate shifts from state to state as the session progresses; mental
activity will follow the pulse rate of the machine.
What is achieved
by experiencing these states of consciousness?
The following are some of the areas being explored by users of
these machines: psychological stress relief, deep relaxation, assistance
in falling asleep, memory improvement, increased learning, stabilizing
emotions, increased intellectual focus, lucid dreaming, sensory
stimulation, and increased physical energy. While some of these
benefits have been substantiated by research studies, these machines
are experimental and results will vary from person to person.
How important is
sound to the overall experience?
Sound and music have been used for centuries in many cultures to
alter consciousness. Drums, chants, and environmental sounds like
wind and rain all provide strong mental pictures and associations.
Pleasant sounds are much more enjoyable and relaxing than one-note
beeps or tones, such as those used by other machines. Synetic Systems
incorporates the most sophisticated sound generation circuitry
of any light/sound device, employing digital wavetable synthesis
to generate complex wave forms, rich two- and three-note harmonies,
and moving audio sculptures. Use of special AudioStrobe® CD's can
fully synchronize the lights with the audio program. However, because
a much larger portion of the brain is involved in vision as compared
to audio processing, we can state that sound is less important
than the lights as a means for achieving the desired states.
What are "binaural
Binaural beats occur when two sine (pure) waves of slightly differing
frequency are presented to the left and right sound channels: the
difference between the left and right is synthesized by the brain
and perceived as a slowly modulated frequency. This is known as
a binaural beat frequency. This beat frequency is typically modulated
at the same frequency as the lights.
Why are LEDs used
instead of incandescent lights?
Light emitting diodes–LED's–are state of the art solid
state devices that convert small amounts of electrical energy into
light. They can be switched on and off much faster than incandescent
lights, producing the crisp strobe-like pulses which have been
shown to be most effective at inducing desired patterns of activity.
They also create very pure colors–again an important factor
in the alteration of consciousness, as demonstrated by several
- Benefits of an AVS Device:
Increase your I.Q.
Improve your memory and attention span
Eliminate stress and enjoy blissful relaxation
Get a restful night's sleep
Improve your concentration
Achieve a deeper state of meditation with less time and effort
Pain management and relief
Relief from depression and anxiety
Replace lost sleep
Score higher on tests
Fight loss of cognitive ability due to aging
Brain stimulation also activates healing ability
Hemispheric and whole brain stimulation improves brain functioning.
- Procyon’s GanzFrames™ use 255 shades of
each color (red, green, blue)
Procyon uses red, green and blue LEDs each with it's own brightness
and pulse rate. These allow Procyon to create millions of different
- Multiple visual effects (color phase shift, pulse
width modulation, etc.)
Enables complex light-show-like sessions.
- Multiple color waveforms (sine, pulse, triangle)
Adding even more amazing visual patterns.
- Smooth transitions between Ganzfeld and flicker
Ganzfeld uses solid non flickering color for purposes of color
- Frequency range from 0.1 to 75.0 Hz
The widest range available on the market.
- Each color channel is independently programmable
Facilitating the development of unusually subtle and complex
states of mind.
- Digital Audio Interface
Giving Procyon clear, clean audio.
- USB interface
For fast data transfers and OS upgrades.
- Procyon AVS is powered by your PC when connected
No batteries required when connected to your PC.
For standalone operation it uses three AA alkaline cells.
- 250 program capacity
Procyon has a large Flash memory of 32KB. It comes with 50 installed
sessions with a total capacity of 250 in nonvolatile memory.
(up to 1600 program segments)
- Can be controlled by a PC in real-time via USB
- New BioConnect2 biofeedback interface
Ideal companion for our PreSage high-resolution biofeedback system
currently under development.
- Totally programmable
A Windows based editor program is available for download free
of charge, allowing you to edit and create your very own Procyon
- Totally upgradeable
Procyon uses advanced Flash memory for both session and operating
system data. This means that you can download not only new
sessions but also new operating system updates.
Procyon has the ability to precisely synchronize audio material
on compact disc or MP3 with a Procyon program. This feature
is like an advanced version of AudioStrobe®, but allows
full color control. Making it ideal for use with color-work,
language learning, hypnotherapy, personal growth, music, etc.
- New BioConnect2 biofeedback interface
Ideal companion for our our PreSage high-resolution biofeedback
system currently under development
- 1 Year Warranty
of each color
|In this model they have replaced the venerable "bulb" style
LED LightFrames with our new surface mount version. The underlying
sunglasses have also been replaced by a more stylish, compact
and comfortable model with flexible rubber earpieces. Surface
mount LEDs are very thin and emit a very broad beam of light;
you'll find that these new LightFrames provide much more
uniform illumination of the eyelids, with none of the "hotspots" which
plague the old-style glasses. This upgrade affects all currently
shipping Proteus systems, and does not affect cost.
Your PROCYON package includes:
- Procyon control unit
- Red/Green/Blue compact GanzFrames™ with micro-miniature
- Stereo Headphones
- USB cable (mini to standard)
- Stereo (mini, 3.5mm) audio patchcord
- Carrying case
- Free programming software available via download
- One-year parts and labour warranty
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