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MBL APP System


This device plays the audio files in 24-bit and has a very large storage capacity.

MBL APP System

According to Professor Tomatis, high-resolution music plays an important role in therapy. But what is "high-resolution music"? Two figures play a key role in this description, namely bit rate and reading depth, or sample rate. Normal audio CDs are recorded at 16-bit and 44.1kHz. The bit rate (16-bit) indicates how many bits are available to the decoder to decode exactly one second of a piece of music, while the sample rate (44.1kHz) indicates how many times the signal is stored in digits. The higher these values, the better the sound during playback.

At both Mozart-Brain-Lab and Atlantis we use - in the vast majority of cases - the 24-bit rate and the 48kHz sample rate. So, of course, our audio equipment must be able to support this sound quality.

For many years, we have used the Masterlink ML-9600, an audio device from the U.S. company Alesis to transfer data in 24-bit and 48kHz, to the headphones. Only a few manufacturers have offered devices of this quality. The music tracks are copied to an internal hard drive and played from there. Each CD contains 30mn of therapeutic music, and the Alesis hard drive can hold about 30 hours. Unfortunately, Alesis suddenly stopped development and production of the Alesis Masterlink ML-9600.

MBL employees have developed a new audio device that, combined with the Brain Activator, is perfectly suited for therapy. During development it was established that this device should have enough storage space for large audio files and, if possible, eliminate the need for a CD player. It should be ready for remote diagnosis and updates and capable of recording new tracks that could be shared via USB. The "MBL APP-System 501" proposed in 2011 met all these requirements and even offered the option of working with the higher sample rate of 96 kHz. In his discussions with Professor Tomatis, Jozef Vervoort learned that a higher bandwidth would probably have an even better effect. At the time of Tomatis, high resolution digital devices were not yet available. There were only analog devices.  

Music lovers today swear by HiRes music, i.e., high resolution, and preferably 24-bit and 96kHz. The music is played back with the same sound quality as in the studio. The format for saving such high-quality music tracks is called FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec). The file is compressed without almost no loss of quality, but generates huge amounts of data. The next level of quality would be 24-bit and 192kHz.

Over time, the 'System 501' gave way to the most recent 'MBL APP System', which currently runs on Linux, a more stable operating system, and offers a simpler way to apply the method, especially for mother voice recordings. 

stanford university

What Tomatis has long proclaimed and defended has now been proven thanks to this Stanford University study

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