WITH THE 8 COIL HEADSET
page is more for the technically-minded who want to understand how
the volume is set.
This is the
volume setting panel for the Shakti Player (left). The Shakti
Signal Generator (above) is embedded in the Shakti software, with
it's own volume setting utility, making it easy to set your volume.
testing, a set of rules has appeared that will let you set your
volume for your sound device, according to your gender (men get
higher settings than women).
There are many
sound cards, and a few of them do not fit the settings shown here,
but the overwhelming majority of today's sound devices can be
set using the chart shown at the bottom of the volume setting
you have a specialized sound device, and you want to set your
volume for it, you can use another method.
The 8 coil headset comes with a short 'patch' cord. One end
of it goes into the microphone plug, and the other end goes
into the speaker plug.
You run a software audio meter (embedded in the software),
and a test tone. All you need to set your volume is included.
However, your settin will be approximate to some degree, but
don't worry. "Exact" volume is not essential.
This method is not suggested for ordinary users with ordinary
computer skills. It's more appropriate for advanced users,
technophiles, and laboratory workers.
Vu Meter (donationware) used by permission of it's author
(link). If you obtain an 8 coil Shakti, and use this method
for setting your volume, please send the author of this excellent
utility a donation.
If you intend to try
to reproduce specific lab results, it helps to have a "Dr.
Gauss" Gaussmeter. Information on how to order one
on-line is at the bottom of this page.
What's a gaussmeter? It's a device that
lets you measure the strength of a magnetic field. You have
to make sure that the signals coming from The coils aren't
too weak, or too strong.
If you choose to obtain one, you need
to know that you set your volume to 10 milligauss, and that
the amygdaloid signal is suggested for calibration purposes.