We’re finding that a lot of people are skipping the Auto Mode questions and jumping right into looking for mixes. To make this easier, I selected some mixes to help newbies get the feel for BSR.
You’ll notice that all of these are mixed heavy on the ambient. I did this because many new listeners play the rhythms too loud and some get over-stimulated. So, start with these and adjust the mix (and overall volume) to taste.
You may also want to read my new article on setting optimal volume levels here: BSR and Volume
Following is a list of starter mixes. You can find them in the Community Mixes listed by name. You can narrow the search by sorting by category.
Category: Brain Boost
Name: Big Brain Boost Mix
Description: Very stimulating multiple instrument mix.
I grabbed this one from Beth:
Category: Brain Boost
Name: Engage Your Brain
Description: Big sound, deep ambient. A fun brain boost mix that is both playful and thoughtful.
Name: Basic Starter Calm
Description: This is a good place to start calming. The ambient is mixed heavy. Adjust it to taste.
Name: Calm for Anxiety
Description: This one is great for reducing anxiety. Just be sure to keep the volume low.
Name: Metal grunge
Description: Nice energy mix. Multiple percussion.
Name: Revitalizing Single Drum
Description: Single Gonga drum with an ambient heavy mix. A good basic energy mix.
Name: Basic Focus
Description: A great starter focusing track. Remember to keep the volume low.
Name: Super Focus
Description: Very fast single drum with a harmonically complex ambient. Be very careful with the volume.
Name: Haunting Dholak Meditation
Description: Excellent deep meditation track. Keep the volume low.
Name: Cool Journey Mix
Description: Tar and Gamelon with a nice groove. Can be enjoyed at a higher volume.
Name: My Favorite Sleep Track
Description: This one puts me to sleep without fail. The ambient is hypnotic enough to push the rhythms into the background.
Name: Nice Nap Mix
Description: I find this mellow track exceptional at helping me take a short nap. Keep the volume low.
Name: Basic Uplift Mix
Description: Medium tempo, multiple drum track with a heavy ambient mix.
Name: Hypnotically Uplifting
Description: Let this one grow on you. It’s hypnotically calming and uplifting at the same time. Use any volume you like.