A subliminal message is a message that you do not consciously hear, but that your brain picks up. You are hearing the message subconsciously. There are lots of reasons to add subliminal messages to audio. Some people want to change their behaviour, for example, to quit drinking or to lose weight. Subliminal therapists believe that listening to soothing music with subliminal messages while you sleep helps change behaviour. It is relatively easy to add subliminal messages to audio at home, but it requires the use of a mixer. A mixer is a digital machine that allows you to record sound on different tracks, then put the tracks together and play them at the same time.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Challenging
Things you need
Record any music using a mixer. For example, record your little brother playing "Ode to Joy" on the piano, or play your favourite CD and record it with a microphone connected to a mixer. You can also record birds singing, the sound of the ocean, or anything you want to listen to.
In a quiet, preferably soundproof room, whisper your message into the microphone, and record it on a different track in the mixer. For example, if you are trying to give up smoking, whisper "stop smoking" or "smoking is disgusting and you want to stop it right now" repeatedly.
Mix the two tracks together. Keep the message at a much lower decibel than the music. It is not necessary for the listener to consciously hear the sound; on the contrary, subliminal therapists play the message so quietly under the music that patients are not consciously aware of it.
Tips and warnings
- Record multiple tracks of nature sounds and put them together along with the subliminal message.
- There is debate among professionals as to whether subliminal messaging truly helps people change their behaviour.
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