Computer Hardware Required for Creating Subliminal RecordingsBefore beginning to design and create subliminal, supraliminal or paraliminal audio recordings, you should be certain that you have the minimal suggested hardware components to do so.

Most currently available laptop and desktop computers are more than likely to have the capabilities necessary.

Even so, it is still important to review the recommendations provided, and this especially holds true if you are considering purchasing a new computer to focus on designing and building self help audio recordings of any type.

Understanding this before you begin can prepare you and avoid potential problems and frustrations. If you are a power user and have a computer system that is relatively new, then you can likely skip this article and consider reviewing an equally important topic related to software requirements for creating subliminal recordings.

The basic computer hardware requirements necessary to be able to create subliminal audio recordings are grouped in the following categories: 

  • CPU and Memory
  • Disk Storage Devices
  • Audio Subsystem
  • External Speakers and Headphones
  • External Recording and Playback Devices
  • CD and DVD Recording Devices
  • Microphones

CPUs and Memory

CPU and Memory RecommendationsRegardless of the computer system you are using, it should have a powerful enough central processing unit (CPU) to be able to handle the tasks involved in building your recordings.

Faster is always better because it will take less time to perform the audio tasks necessary such as extraction, creation, editing, generation, compression and most importantly, mixing.

Multiple processing cores and hyper-threading also help in all of these tasks and a new machine will likely have such features.

This does not suggest that a less recent computer with a slower CPU will prevent you from creating subliminal or other audio recordings. It only means that some of the process intensive tasks involving manipulating audio tracks may take more time to complete.

As a consequence, performing other tasks at the same time may be more difficult to do with a slower CPU. If you have an older computer and patience, then the speed of the CPU may not make a difference to you. However, at a minimum, the speed of the CPU should be at least 2 Gigahertz.

Equally important is having a sufficient amount or random access memory (RAM) in your computer. Having more is always more beneficial and a suggested minimum is 2 or more Gigabytes. You can usually add more memory to your computer system and this will only be to your advantage.

Disk Storage Devices

Disk Drive Storage Hardware for Building Subliminal RecordingsIn addition to being able to quickly manipulate the audio segments of any recording, you will also need to store them on a local or attached disk drive.

How much disk storage space is required depends on how many recording components you build and how large they are.

As a reference, consider any standard audio music CD you may already have acquired. Each minute of uncompressed CD-DA (Compact Disc Digital Audio) at the standard 16-bit stereo sampling rate of 44.1 kHz requires approximately 10 megabytes of storage space.

An average such CD would contain roughly 64 minutes of dedicated music for a raw total of 650 megabytes. The actual amount (about 720 megabytes) is higher because of time gaps between tracks and the use of error correction to compensate for flaws and skips in the physical CD media.

When creating subliminal or other similar recording types, there are different steps involved and each requires storage space. The more disk storage space you have the better, but it is also possible to back them up to either a recordable CD or DVD.

Another option to consider is connecting an additional external USB disk drive or solid state device (SSD) to your computer; the latter is more expensive, but significantly faster when managing large audio files.

Audio Sound System

Virtually all modern day computer systems provide the ability to record and present audio in different manners. If a music CD or movie DVD can be played on your computer to your satisfaction, then you likely have what is required and perhaps more.

Although a simple concern, it is important that stereo capability be provided by the audio subsystem and the ability to be controlled by software if possible. It will likely be necessary to adjust sound system controls so that they are in harmony with the method used in dealing with the audio segments for the recordings.

External Speakers and Headphones

Headphones or External Speakers are SuggestedIf you have a desktop computer with speakers built-in to the attached monitor or imbedded in a laptop computer, you may wish to consider obtaining external speakers.

The reason for doing this is that if the speakers are too close to each other then you may find it more difficult to recognize the differences between the left and right stereo channels during the playback of your recordings.

A quality pair of stereo headphones is also strongly suggested for listening to and verifying the quality of each recording or its components. Having a choice between using separate external speakers and a stereo headset is advisable.

These components are readily available and at reasonable costs and should not be difficult to acquire.

External Recording and Playback Devices

You may need to use an external audio cassette player to import sound tracks into your computer. This may be necessary if you find suitable sound tracks that are only available on audio cassettes.

In order to do this you need an audio cassette player with stereo output and a patch cable to connect these devices to the input of the computer audio system. One end connects to the output of your portable device and the other plugged into the input of your audio sound card (e.g. line-in).

CD, DVD and other Recording Devices

CD and DVD Drives are Recommended for Storing Audio RecordingsMost recent computers have one CD/DVD drive and perhaps a combined or separate CD/DVD burner.

If you wish to create your recordings on CDs then you will need this capability. Two devices (both player and burner) are better than one since it can be easier to duplicate finished recordings on CDs.

You can use blank DVDs of various types to produce your recordings but CDs are a simple choice and most existing computer or audio equipment can play audio CDs if created in the correct format.

Producing a recording that more people are capable of listening to is always a better choice.


External Audio Microphones are Suggested for Recording Message TracksAn external microphone of good quality is necessary if you decide to record your own subliminal tracks which contain the subliminal messages.

You can choose a standalone microphone that sits on a desk, a microphone-headset combination, a clip-on microphone and various others.

The most important aspect is that it permits you to comfortably record your vocal messages in a consistent manner.

If you use a desktop microphone, then you will have to maintain a constant distance between it and your mouth.

This may be difficult and uncomfortable for some people to do, especially if it takes 5 minutes or more to create a recording. This also holds true for built-in microphones in laptop computers.

A clip-on or combination headset-microphone allows you to keep this distance constant. Whichever one you obtain, try to perform multiple tests as to its quality, the quality of your voice and the quality of the recording. Your ears should be your best judge, so listen repeatedly until you are satisfied with the result.

To conclude, it is important that your computer system be capable in helping you creating recordings. The computer that you use should have the power to assist you in doing this, but equally important is that you have the knowledge to do this.

Whatever computer system you decide to use in building subliminal, supraliminal or paraliminal recordings, it needs to have the power and capabilities to create your recordings in the best way, and ideally in less time.

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