With powerful, crisp, room-filling sound we believe you’ll find the sound quality on iCalmCat far superior to anything you’ve ever heard in a portable speaker. Now when you leave the house with your mobile music, Kitty has her own bioacoustically-designed music to chill.
Feline stress leads to illness and weird behaviors. Research shows that cats don’t like stress in their physical environment – strangers, additional animals, loud noises, different food, owner illness, etc. While change is a part of life, cats don’t adjust to transitions very well, iCalmCat creates a consistent auditory environment.
At $74.95, the iCalmCat 5.0 Standard is a great value and includes:
- Calming music micro SD sound card (3-hours of specially arranged music)
- Creative™ Metallix portable speaker – take your music anywhere!
- Power cable (USB wall adapter not included)
- Behavior Solutions Booklet
- Laminated content card for the Calm Your Canine micro SD sound card
This is a substantial and multi-functional device. In addition to playing Through a Cat’s Ear music via micro SD sound cards, Creative™ Metallix can also be used:
- in Bluetooth mode, making it easy to stream Through a Cat’s Ear (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited) or your own music
- as an auxiliary speaker
- as a cell phone speaker/microphone
- as an FM radio
- with your own playlists on Micro SD sound cards
What Makes iCalmCat Different than iCalmDog?
Calming, the Micro sound card that comes standard with every iCalmCat, contains 3-hours of specially designed classical music re-recorded in fine studios with very big grand pianos.
While the player is the same, the Calming music is mixed differently than our canine music in two distinct ways: Sonic Anchoring and Frequency Modulation.
These techniques are designed to establish both a sense of environmental auditory consistency and to ‘discharge’ or calm the feline nervous system with predominant mid- and low-range frequencies. This is accomplished simply by composition choice and octave range. There are no added frequencies other than pure, organic piano tones.
What is Sonic Anchoring?
Our goal is to create a mental and emotional sense of safety that arises from familiarity. We accomplish this through a recognizable sequence of notes.
While people hear these short interludes (from CPE Bach’s Rondo Espressivo) as repeating melodic intervals, we believe cats cognitively categorize this sonic information as a familiar frequency matrix. Cats are not so much hearing the melody, but feeling a sequence of vibrational frequencies, particularly when they are lying near their iCalmCat. Similar to sensory information we instantly recognize – a favorite taste or aroma, our best friend’s voice, a mother’s touch – familiar sensory cues can have a profound and calming impact on the nervous system while providing psychological security.
Of the 44 compositions that comprise iCalmCat’s Calming music, minute-long variations of the Bach interlude are inserted every 2-3 compositions.
The iCalmCat player will auto-repeat the Calming music (as long as the battery holds or if plugged into a power source).
What is Frequency Modulation
To further focus the therapeutic impact, we’ve borrowed from the extraordinary sound therapy methodology created by Dr. Alfred Tomatis (1920-2001).
In post-production mixing, we’ve removed higher frequencies from our re-arranged piano music. This frequency modulation (FM) also takes place in the mid-and low-frequency ranges. Essentially, by reducing or boosting specific nutrients of sound, arousing frequencies are reduced and soothing frequencies are increased. Through progressive FM, the resonance principle affects the nervous system. (This is true with humans and dogs, as well).