My Sota Bio Tuner Review

About a year ago I was introduced to the Sota Bio Tuner by a friend in the healing arts who knew I was into brainwave technology. After trying his and experiencing phenomenal results I began to do my own research and eventually purchased my own bio tuner device.

What is the Bio Tuner?

The Bio Tuner is an electronic relaxation system that has been in use since 1983. Since that time it has been enhanced and improved upon to help thousands of people all over the world.

Similar to binaural technology it sends micro-energy pulses to the ears which are extremely beneficial in creating a state of relaxation, balance and well being.

The Sota Bio Tuner, formally known as the Brain Tuner, was invented by Dr. Bob Beck. It outputs a modified rectilinear waveform with over 500 frequencies in each pulse. There are six user-selectable mode settings available.

It is extremely powerful and after several months of use I can confidently say that it has blown any other binaural beats brainwave recording I have tried out of the water in terms of effectiveness with relaxation and stress relief.

How Can the Bio Tuner Benefit You?

This brain tuner is known for its relaxation benefits. It is based on technology that was originally developed in Russia in the 1950’s as a sleep aid. However researchers quickly discovered that it not only helped with sleep but also:

  • helped reduce depression
  • increased alertness

Many years later after much more research Cranial Electrical Stimulation (CES) as the technology is known is now used to help with:

  • mood control
  • headache relief
  • IQ increase
  • addictions
  • depression
  • sleep
  • peak performance
  • TMJ
  • fibromyalgia
  • neurotransmitter balancing
  • focus
  • dealing with shock and extreme stress
  • as well as much more

The research on CES is well documented and researched. See Wikipedia for more information on studies, therapies and publications on the benefits of CES.

My Personal Experience with the Bio Tuner

This is me bio tuning on vacation in Kauai during a crazy rain storm. I now take it with me everywhere I go. I find it especially useful on an airplane.

For me the Sota Bio Tuner has been extremely helpful in quieting my mind, bringing my body out of fight-or-flight when dealing with anxiety and calming my nerves.

Using this device has become a part of my daily routine. I put 20 minutes aside every single morning to “bio-tune” and start my day off with a relaxed, focused and alert mind.

The health benefits of being able to bring your body out of stress quickly are huge. Chronic stress and anxiety can greatly degenerate the body and not to mention wreak havoc on your mind and emotions.

Being able to tune into my Bio Tuner and know that in 20 minutes I will without a shadow of a doubt be relaxed, clear and breathing deeply is extremely comforting to me.

How Does CES Technology Work?

It is said that CES works by directly stimulating the brain in the hypothalamic region with specific electronic frequencies. This in turn brings the hypothalamus (which becomes over stimulated and depleted with stress) to a level of homeostasis (balance and no stress).

When the brain is stimulated by CES technology it begins to manufacture various neurohormones that affect your:

  • mood
  • emotions
  • and your cognitive abilities

For this reason the Bio Tuner may positively affect your:

  • blood pressure
  • body temperature
  • fluid and electrolyte balance
  • as well as your body weight

It essentially brings the body back to a state of homeostasis which is exactly what you want for balance and good health.

Sota BT7 Bio Tuner Features

The BT7 is the most current model and is very lightweight (only a few ounces) and operates on a standard 9-volt alkaline battery.

Below are the features offered on this model:

  1. Quartz crystal frequency control
  2. Advanced microcomputer operation. The proprietary software routine is written by SOTA to ensure consistent and reliable output
  3. Built-in 20 minute digital timer
  4. Custom Headset
  5. Very simple intuitive operation
  6. A push-button switch to easily change the output to each of the 6 different modes
  7. Two of the modes contain the 7.83 Hz Schumann (Earth) frequency
  8. Headset and Output Signal Electrical Circuit Verification Indicator
  9. Low battery warning light

The BT7 is manufactured to the highest standards for the utmost quality and reliability.

The 6 Different Modes

This device offers six different modes to choose from each with different pulse variables. The base frequency in all modes is 1,000 Hz pulse-modulated by 111.11 Hz .

Due to government regulations, unfortunately they are not allowed to disclose specifics on the effects that each different mode might produce. I can tell you from my own experience that each mode is a little bit different and although I use all of them I personally have a couple of modes that I prefer. I would imagine the results would vary depending on the user.

Below are the different available mode functions for the BT7 Bio Tuner:

Mode 1 – 3 (550uS pulse width)

  • Mode 1 – 1000 Hz modulated by 111.11 Hz, 550uS pulse width. Output = continuous.
  • Mode 2 – 1000 Hz modulated by 111.11 Hz, 550uS pulse width, and then further modulated by 0.5 Hz. Output = 1 second ON, 1 second OFF
  • Mode 3 – 1000 Hz modulated by 111.11 Hz, 550uS pulse width. Output = amplitude modulated by 7.83 Hz Schumann (Earth) sine wave.

Mode 4 – 6 (220uS pulse width)

  • Mode 4 – 1000 Hz modulated by 111.11 Hz, 220uS pulse width. Output = continuous.
  • Mode 5 – 1000 Hz modulated by 111.11 Hz, 220uS pulse width, and then further modulated by 0.5 Hz. Output = 1 second ON, 1 second OFF
  • Mode 6 – 1000 Hz modulated by 111.11 Hz, 220uS pulse width. Output = amplitude modulated by 7.83 Hz Schumann (Earth) sine wave

What Others are Saying…

Below are some user reviews taken from

5.0 out of 5 stars – This CES device has been very helpful. By Steve W.

This little device has really helped me deal with anxiety and depression. … After learning about CES, researching it and becoming satisfied that at the least it wasn’t dangerous, I purchased and began using the Bio Tuner two months ago.
Within the first few days my sleeping patterns began to improve. I had almost forgotten how great it feels to actually have a deep and restful sleep. During the first month of use I also observed a gradual easing of my anxiety levels and improvement in my level of happiness. Both of these improvements continued in the second month to the point that I am now often relatively relaxed and happy most of the time. This despite a continuation of many of the original stressors. …

5.0 out of 5 stars – I really like this brain works! By Coregon

I purchased my Sota Bio Tuner a couple weeks ago and am seeing subtle but progressive changes. The first thing I noticed was my sleeping patterns were changing. I have always had trouble relaxing enough to go to bed at night and end up staying up too late and then struggled to wake up in the morning. Now I use my bio tuner every night in bed before I go to sleep, even on nights I get to bed late and have to get up early. Surprisingly, now I am waking up before my alarm goes off, despite sleeping only 4 or 5 hours. I wake up alert and refreshed from the sleep I had. I’m also getting a lot more done, and I am noticing I am relaxed, anxiety reduced and level of happiness gone up, and I have a lot of things going on that I should be stressed about, but I feel very calm. …

Best Place to Buy the Sota Bio Tuner

The Sota BT7 Bio Tuner is available at several online stores and I have noticed the price can vary slightly. The best price I have come across and that is most widely offered is just under $270.

I bought mine from which in my experience typically has the best price, free shipping and has always been reliable.

View the Sota Bio Tuner BT7 Electronic Relaxation System for more information.