Lux Brainwave Entrainment Instrument


The Lux Brainwave Entrainment Instrument is a VST plugin that was developed to give you precise control over the creation of four different kinds of brainwave entrainment stimuli:

  • Audiostrobe (control signal for LED goggles)
  • Binaural Beats
  • Isochronic tones
  • Noise

If you own an audiostrobe-capable Mind Machine (or AVS Audio Visual Stimulation System), you have probably discovered that the built-in programs are awfully synthetic.  The beeps and boops you hear, and the unchanging lights might make you feel annoyed rather than relaxed.  Maybe you thought you could do better.  If you’ve ever used some of the session-creation tools that come with these devices, you’ve probably discovered that they’re not very intuitive, have little real-time control, and don’t play well with music.  Maybe you’ve looked into 3rd party software like Transparent Corp’s Neuro Programmer or Mind Workstation, but found the price to be prohibitive.

Although Lux was written with Mind Machine users in mind, you don’t NEED one to use it. It’s also a great tool for making pure audio brainwave entrainment tracks.

Lux BWEI allows you to create musically rich, meticulously programmed lightshows, binaural beats, and isochronic tones right in the context of your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).  It is a VST plugin which should run in any Windows-based VST host running in a 32-bit environment.  It was extensively tested in Reaper and somewhat less extensively in Ableton Live.

The beauty of crafting your brainwave entrainment sessions with Lux is that it works in the same environment in which you make your music.  In fact, you can compose lightshows right alongside your music compositions, rather than making music first and adding lights later. Lux’s extensive synchronization options make it possible to create lightshows and other entrainment stimuli that sync perfectly to your music, even when the tempo changes. Since each audio generating unit can be routed to its own stereo output, it makes mixing, mastering and all kinds of post-production a breeze.

Nearly every parameter can be automated, and there are deep modulation routing possibilities through its mod-matrix.

Please understand that Lux BWEI is not an executable program.  It is a plugin, which means that it must be run inside of another software package – specifically a Digital Audio Workstation (or DAW) which can host VST instruments.  It is also recommended that you use a full-featured DAW with an audio and MIDI timeline, such as Reaper or Ableton Live.

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10 thoughts on “Lux Brainwave Entrainment Instrument

  1. Shawn Duyette

    Hello. I am creating a mobile app which will feature brainwave entrainment. Can I use this software to make (isochronic) tracks that I can use in my mobile application?

    Thank you!

  2. estebandesteband Post author

    Hi Shawn,

    Yes, feel free to use Lux for whatever you like, commercial or otherwise. I only ask that you not use any of the preset sounds from Lux. At least, if you do use them, then please load your own samples into the WAV file player module, or route your own audio through your DAW. Hope that makes sense.

    Thanks for your interest.


  3. Tom

    Left light LFO seems to be bugged for me. You need the double brightness value to get the half brightness compared to the right light LFO on Sirius mindmachine. This couse in unharmonic pendulum effects and one eye only strobe in many presets. Please fix this or tell me how i can fix it by my self. Sorry for my bad english, i´am german.

    1. estebandesteband Post author

      I can’t duplicate the problem here. Can you check the pan settings on the track which has lux loaded?

  4. Tom34

    I have testet your Plugin with following DAW:

    Tracknation 4 (free Dition) = Light but no Sound (failed)
    LMMS 1.1.1 and 1.1.3 = Light but no Sound (failed)
    Kxstudio = Carla VST host (failed at all)
    Pedalboard (No DAW, but free) = Light and Sound (working)
    Fl-Studio 11 (comercial) = Light and Sound (working)
    opmpt = light and Sound (working)

    Please Fix your Plugin for LMMS so we can create our own tracks with free software. Thanks

    1. estebandesteband Post author

      If you can get light working in any host, you should also be able to get sound working. I bet the hosts where you report sound failing are not listening to any output tracks other than channels 1 & 2. The light signal, by default, comes from channels 1&2, while all of the audio modules output to different channels. You can set the output channels manually on the Audio Input, BB Generator, and Noise Generator modules to 1-2. Give that a try and let me know how it works for you. Big apologies for the slow response.

  5. David Weddle

    Installed and working on MuLab. It looks to be very useful. There is a problem with the Window size on my monitor. It is too big to get at the Mod Matrix. I’ve had this problems with other VST’s. The highest I can go is 1280 X 1024 on Win7.

    1. David Weddle

      Hi I fixed that problem..and discovered how to fix my other VST’s that had fixed windows that were too large. It was the Windows settings, I had it set to large text. It’s fixed now, thanks.


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