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Prism Studio

What is Prism?

Prism is a cross platform DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) plug-in that can be used to create frequency-specific brainwave entrainment (BWE) content, or as just a general purpose multi-sensory content creation tool. It supports visual output to Audio Visual Stimulation (AVS) devices.

What AVS devices does Prism support?

Prism supports any device capable of decoding AudioStrobe or SpectraStrobe playback, including devices such as the MindPlace Kasina and Limina.

Do I need an AVS device to use Prism?

No, Prism also includes a binaural and isochronic tone generator, as well as a low frequency somatic tone generator. You can absolutely make audio-only entrainment content with Prism.

Does Prism support Apple’s new M1 processors?

Yes, Prism supports both Intel or M1 64 bit processors on macOS.

Do I need a DAW to use Prism?

Yes, Prism uses industry standard audio plug-in technology such as VST3 and Audio Units and is meant to be used inside of a host audio application.

We are looking into creating a self-contained version of Prism with advanced features that would removed the DAW requirement. If this is something that would interest you, please let us know to help us gauge demand.

What DAWs does Prism support?

Prism should work with any DAW that supports VST3 on Windows, and VST3 or AU on macOS. However, many DAWs have interesting quirks so we cannot guarantee Prism will run without issue in all DAWs.

We always strive to make sure Prism works well in Ableton Live, Reaper, and Tracktion Waveform, and we will be adding specific support to other DAWs as time and demand allows.

How can I record Prism’s output from my DAW?

Consult your individual DAW for recording instructions, but typically as long as the audio track Prism is on is armed for recording it can be recorded into an audio stem, or the entire composition can be saved to file by using your DAW’s render-to-file functionality.

Please see the Prism documentation on rendering / output for more detailed instructions.

How do I use Prism with my AVS device?

You simply connect an audio cable from the audio output of your computer to the audio input of the AVS device. AVS devices like the Kasina and Limina also have a USB mode that allows them to show up as an external USB audio device that you can select from your DAW.

Once you have created a session, you can render it to a file such as 16 bit WAV or 320 Kbps MP3. Playing the file back from your computer should drive your AVS device, and if supported, you can also place this file on your AVS device for direct playback.

See Kasina instructions here.

Can Prism react to incoming audio signals?

Yes, Prism can modulate light output through an incoming audio signal using a host DAW’s sidechain functionality. Most DAWs support this capability. Please refer to your specific DAW to understand how to route an audio signal into Prism’s input channels.

Can Prism be directly applied to an audio track to modulate the audio on that track?

No, presently Prism only uses incoming audio signals to modulate light output. All DAWs have audio modulation capabilities using built-in, free, and commercial solutions. The easiest way to synchronize modulated audio with Prism is to use the tempo sync feature of Prism along with the tempo sync feature of any DAW-provided LFO, for example.

However, full audio modulation using Prism’s modulation engine is on Prism’s roadmap, as well as the possibility of an FX version which can be applied to an audio track directly (no sidechain routing required).

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