Nyquist- Dazed and confused

1st- Please can someone tell me , what is the general consensus or the actual fact of the matter concerning whether or not subliminal audio with affirmations really work
2nd I read a post mentioning " supraliminals" . what’s the story of supraliminals vs. subliminals and is it important concerning “subliminal affirmations” ?

also - couple of years since I was here. different system now . not sure how important.
also , I know absolutely 0 about music, sound, audio. I’m simply trying to create my own DIY subliminal tracks. I’m really lame trying to follow tutorials, wiki’s, manuals etc. , and can’t seem to deal with the Nyquist plugin installer and the download of the file - nyqsrc322.zip. . I’ve extracted it and allowed permissions to execute but every time I attempt to work with the plug in manager and the Nyquist prompt it only keeps " opening " it .
I’m using AUD 3.30.

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That’s like arguing about religion… :wink: I (and most of use here) are skeptics when it comes to subliminals, but this isn’t the place to argue about it. But, if you want to implement a particular technique you may find some help here.

Well, you can hear supraliminals and if you can hear it well enough that you can understand what’s being said then is should “work” like any other recording. If you can barely hear it you might be back in subliminal territory.

I’ve searched everywhere ; followed tutorials , some too old to be any good etc. etc. . bottom line I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong in Audacity. I have the latest version , the latest nyquist installer but … . can you give me any help ?

Nyquist plug-ins are plain text files containing some special “header” lines at the top, followed by the Nyquist code. The files have a file extension of “.ny”.

If you have a ZIP file containing one or more Nyquist plug-ins, you must extract the .ny files from the ZIP archive first, and then install the .ny files.

Note: It is not possible to “run” a .ny file. It must be installed into Audacity.

By far the easiest way to install a Nyquist plug-in is to use Audacity’s “Nyquist Plugin Installer”, which you will find in Audacity’s “Tools” menu. Instructions are provided here: Nyquist Plugin Installer - Audacity Manual

Steve, thank you. so I’m confused ; are nyquist plugins pre installed in AUD 3.3.0 . it’s confusing , cause when I open the plug in mgr. it shows 2 nyquist plugin installers - in 2 different locations ; and both show enabled

There is a “simple” technique where the subliminal is masked (drowned-out) by a louder sound. This is my “favorite method”, not because I think it works but because it’s easy to understand and it’s reversible to reveal the hidden message.

There are a few steps but it’s straightforward audio processing and it doesn’t require any special plug-ins.

Hopefully I didn’t miss any steps…

Sublimilal Masking

Open or create whatever you want to be subliminal.

Run the Amplify effect with a negative dB value to attenuate, rather than amplify. (Try around -30dB and if that turns-out not to be quiet enough you can try again lower.)

Choose a music file (or noise (1) or whatever) that you want to use to mask the usbuliminal, and File → Import → Audio. That “louder” track will appear below the quieter subliminal track. It good to use a “dense” recoding for the louder-masking sound because otherwise the subliminal can be exposed during quiet (or silent) parts.

When you play, both files will play together and hopefully the subliminal will be masked.

Save as WAV. (2) When you export the tracks will be mixed and the new file will sound the same as what you were hearing in Audacity with the subliminal mixed-in but (hopefully) indauible, and you’re done.

Now, to expose the “hidden message”…

Start-over with Audacity “empty” and open the original louder masking file… It has to be EXACTLY the same byte-for-byte as the file you mixed-in.

Run Effect → Special → Invert. (The file will sound identical and look (almost) identical but it’s flipped upside-down with positive samples becoming negative and vice-versa.)

File → Import → Audio to import the mixed track with the embedded subliminal. It should appear below the 1st one and these two should look (almost) identical since the mixed-in subliminal is small.

When you play, the two loud files should cancel out and you should hear the exposed subliminal quietly.

Export as WAV. This should re-create the subliminal (with some quality loss because of the low level).

Open that “exposed subliminal” WAV and Amplify to restore the original volume.

(1) You can use Generate → Noise to make white or pink noise (pink noise is less “harsh”). Create and save (export) a separate noise file before you start so the exact noise can be subtracted-out later.

(2) Export as WAV because lossy compression like MP3 makes a smaller file by throwing-away little details that you can’t hear and you can loose the subliminal information.

so how do these methods create an actual subliminal track?

Audacity is shipped with some Nyquist effects.

There’s a full list of effects that are included with Audacity here: Index of Effects, Generators, Analyzers and Tools - Audacity Manual
Some of them are “built-in” effects (written in C++) and some are Nyquist plugins.

There’s a lot of other Nyquist plugins available for Audacity which you can download and install if you want them.

Nyquist plugins that are shipped with Audacity are installed to the system along with Audacity.

Optional Nyquist plugins that you install yourself (with the Nyquist Plugin Installer) are installed to your user account on your computer. If multiple people have different user accounts, each person can have their own custom plugins without affecting other users of that computer. It also means that you do not need an administrative account to install Nyquist plugins.

I may have found the problem. in- /home/aloia/.local/share/audacity/Plug-Ins — which is file for nyquist-plug-in-installer.ny that file is an empty document file . I copied and pasted this installer file from here

/tmp/.mount_audacieEYitI/share/audacity/plug-ins into /home/aloia/.local/share/audacity/Plug-Ins
and Aud accepted it this time .

I believe the nyquist plugins are correct now. I restarted AUD . now I’m unable to change the Project sample rate in the new audio settings box/window . I am able to change the Default sample rate.

I’d suggest that you start a new topic for that question. (and I don’t know the answer as it’s as new to me as it is to you).

I did start one Steve

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Steve , check this out. it’s a bug but there’s a workaround - here

You do not have to create subliminal recordings for affirmations (or any other suggestions) to be effective. Just google self-hypnosis to read about how to self-induce a relaxed state. Practice entering and waking from that state (trust me, it’s very easy and not dangerous). When you feel comfortable with the method, record your suggestions/affirmations all of which should be positively phrased (example: not “I feel no pain” but rather “I am pain-free”). Just before you go to sleep, start your playback recordings, enter your relaxed state, and listen to your affirmations. That’s all you need. I used this method to suggest how I would feel when I awoke from a scheduled 14-hour operation. I listened to my “script” every night for 3 weeks before surgery. It was incredibly effective. I wish you success.

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