How to Make Subliminal Messages for Free

So long as you’re patient and not afraid of software, it’s quite easy to make your own subliminal messages for free. The biggest plus of going down this route is that your subliminal messages are truly personal to you rather than being generic ones that are one-size-fits all.

You’ll need something with a microphone:

  • A microphone built into or attached to your computer. The quality of built-in microphones isn’t superb but because you’re going to be reducing the sound level on the recording to barely audible, they work fine. External microphones (maybe built in to your webcam, maybe slotted in to a USB port, maybe part of your headphone set) can offer better quality at a price.
  • Your phone, so long as you can figure out how to get the recording onto your computer. Most phones have a “sync with computer” option and that will typically bring up a folder with your phone’s contents on it. You can then delve around to find your recording – phones are a bit idiosyncratic about where they store files so when you’ve found the folder once, make a note of it to save you going through the hassle again.

And some free software like Audacity. Audactity has been around a long time and has versions for any operating system. Despite the fact that it’s free, it’s high end and allows you to easily do all the audio editing that years ago would have needed a fully equipped recording studio.

You’ll also need to write out a list of suggestions or affirmations that you’re going to record.

Plus some backing music to mask the subliminal messages you’ll be recording and give your conscious mind something to do whilst your subconscious mind absorbs the real information you want from the subliminal side of things.

It’s not a massive list but the first time you make your own subliminal message it can be a bit daunting. So let’s examine things in a bit more detail:

Your list of subliminal messages

This is probably the most important part of the whole project.

Get your subliminal messages right – even if you don’t get everything else perfect – and you’re close to getting the rest of the project right.

I usually aim for about 10 messages – that seems to be a good balance – but you could go lower or higher. There’s no set number of messages to use, so if your mind goes absolutely blank after the first few messages, that’s fine. And if you get in the flow and end up with a list of 20 or more messages, that’s fine as well. Go with your instinct and you’ll be good to go.

The best way I’ve found is to use affirmations.

And the best way to get a starter list is to “borrow” someone else’s.

Lots of subliminal message sites – this one, for instance – list out the messages they use in their tracks.

Obviously if you were aiming to sell the tracks you created commercially then that wouldn’t be the right thing to do. You’d need to re-word them, add new messages, remove ones that you didn’t like too much, that kind of thing.

But for your own personal use, it’s different. It’s probably only you who’ll be listening to the recording so go with whatever works best for you.

Personally, I only use other people’s lists like those as a starting point. The whole idea of making your own subliminal messages is that they’re created for you and you alone.

What I’ll do is run a quick search for affirmations relating to the topic I want to feature.

Then I’ll open each of the first few results in a new tab.

Then I’ll read through the affirmations that show up. Always assuming that they do show up – the search engines aren’t always as good at finding things as they’d like to claim and on more than one occasion I’ve clicked through to a page that claims to have a list of positive affirmations about a subject and found it to be nothing of the sort. But most of the time they’re useful.

I’ll then copy and paste the affirmations that resonate with me into a spreadsheet – I can play with the order quicker and easier that way, other people are happy with a Word document.

Go with your first reaction on this – don’t over analyse it. If the affirmation sounds good in your head as you read it on the page, chances are it will sound good to your subconscious mind when it hears it on your recording.

Just Google your phrase plus the word affirmation. The first few results will almost certainly give you more than enough positive affirmations for your list.

One thing to be careful of with subliminal affirmations…

Subliminal messages talk directly to your subconscious mind.

And your subconscious isn’t the brightest part of your brain. It can’t be – it handles far too many repetitive tasks on a micro level to have to think about things. All your cells and bodily functions – not just the ones that flashed through your mind when you read that phrase, but your blood cells, your nerves, keeping your eyes damp enough, allowing you to hear and smell and taste. And many more things, day in, day out.

It takes things literally – it’s doing so many different things, it doesn’t really have the time to analyse and question them. Imagine what it would be like for your subconscious to not just have to make each individual hair on your body grow by a precise amount at precise intervals but also to decide whether or not that was the correct thing to do upwards of 100,000 times every time it made the decision. And that figure is just for the hairs on your head, let alone everything else your subconscious looks after.

So your subconscious takes things literally.

It doesn’t even process negatives.

Which means your subliminal affirmations need to be stated in positive words – no “no’s” or even stuff like “lose”. Which explains why weight loss can be especially tricky as most of us word it in terms of weight we want to lose rather than a weight we want to reach.

If you don’t take the time on phrasing your affirmations, they could backfire and inadvertently produce the opposite effect to the one you’re after.

Hence starting with ones that are on other sites and using them as a check against the ones you finally create.

Once you’ve got your list of subliminal messages:

If you’re not in a mad rush, put them to one side.

Ideally overnight but at least for an hour or two.

Then go back and re-read them. Preferably out loud because they’ll sound different when they’re read out loud rather than read inside your head.

Any that don’t make perfect sense need amending. If you stumble anywhere when you’re reading your subliminal messages out loud, that’s a signal that they could need changing. Probably only slightly but it’s a signal you should pay attention to.

Once you’re happy with your list, read the complete list out loud again. Several times.

This is the same thing actors do – they call it rehearsal or even learning their lines.

The reason for doing this is that you want your recording to be as smooth as possible. Because of the low level of the subliminal recordings, you won’t consciously hear yourself pause or stumble or go “err” but your subconscious mind will pick up on it. Plus you’ll be looping your messages several times which gives it more opportunity to pick up and home in on any imperfections over and over again. Not what you want your subconscious mind to be concentrating on.

Sure, it will only be a short recording. Likely under a minute. But it’s easy to get worried (most of us don’t like to hear the sound of our own voice) and reading your list out loud helps get over that worry and help you to create a smooth recording. Maybe not broadcast quality but certainly good enough.

If you’re really not confident, go across to a site like Fiverr and pay someone to do the recording for you.

Then start recording your subliminal

Remember to press the record button a second or two before you start speaking. I’ve lost count of the number of times I thought I’d clicked “record” but hadn’t.

And test your microphone level before you even do that. Again, I’ve managed to do complete recordings where I forgot to do that and didn’t realise the mute button was pressed. Which isn’t an enjoyable experience but if you treat it like another rehearsal it’s not the end of the world.

Read your list out loud – my preference is to read it from a sheet of paper I’ve printed out but you could just as easily read it on screen.

Go at a steady pace – this isn’t a rush – and enunciate your words clearly. Remember what I said about your subconscious taking things literally – you don’t want anything to sound ambiguous. Don’t worry too much about the recording volume because you’ll be reducing it to a really low level anyway.

Then press stop at the end of the list and save your recording.

Make the file name something recognisable rather than the gobbledegook that software seems to think is sensible. That will make finding the track again in the future an order of magnitude easier.

And choose a sensible folder as well – operating systems like Windows seem to rejoice in the idea of burying files seemingly hundreds of folders deep that you can never find again. Take those extra few seconds to save the file somewhere sensible.

Now take a copy of the audio you’ve just made

It’s always safer to work with copies when there’s software involved. It doesn’t take long and it’s just sensible. Whilst computers are a lot more reliable now than they were even a decade ago, that doesn’t mean that they’re not capable of messing things up just when you least wanted them to.

Select the whole of the track and choose the Amplify option on the Effect menu in Audacity.

Because Amplify also means quieten.

There will be a box that appears that asks you to set the amplification in dB.

Set that figure to about -17 and let the software process the track – it’s a short track anyway so the process won’t take long.

If you play the track, you should barely be able to hear it. It should sound a bit like someone whispering on the other side of the room.

You can always undo the change you just made and re-run with a slightly different figure if you want to.

Open up a new window in Audacity.

Load your backing track – this could be anything that you’re happy to listen to on a regular basis. Something “new agey” usually works well and you can use tracks from almost anywhere.

As before, work on a copy in case you don’t get it right first time round.

Make a note of the length of your backing track – Audacity will tell you that in minutes and seconds.

Then go back to your quietened recording and copy & paste the track as many times as necessary to make it just slightly shorter than your backing track. Put a short gap at the start of your subliminal track to pad out the recording length – a few seconds works fine.

Then save it.

Because computers don’t always do what you expect (partly because programmers have a unique mindset).

Then copy it as a new track into the same file as your backing track.

Your subconsious will hear the words in your affirmations even though you won’t consciously hear them.


Save your new recording.

As before, give it a memorable file name.

And then you’re ready to play it to yourself as often as you like.

You can rip it to CD if you’re old fashioned like me and still prefer to use a CD player.

You can transfer it to your phone or a separate MP3 player.

You could probably let your Bluetooth connection send it to another cute looking device.

Or let your network stream it wherever you can pick up a signal.

It doesn’t really make any difference so long as you are able to listen to your newly created subliminal messages track.

if you want more detailed help

The program I like to use is called Subliminal Studio.

It’s got much more detailed instructions than I’m able to give on this web page.

And it comes with lots and lots of pre-recorded, well worded, affirmations.

Plus a big number of royalty free backing tracks and other goodies.

Which means you can “cheat” and just mix a few of the pre-recorded tracks together.

In fact, that’s a good way to experiment and get used to how the software works and how everything fits together to create the final track.

That way you’ve got less things pressing on your mind and you can concentrate on getting the process right firat.

The other subliminal message alternative

Sometimes making your own subliminal messages starts out as “it seemed a good idea at the time” but ends up with you getting more frustrated than you’d like.

If that’s the case, you can always turn to the site I suggested early on in this article.

They’ve got over 350 subliminal tracks already recorded – all you have to do is select the ones you want, pay for them and then download them.

That’s what I do when I want a subliminal message track sooner rather than later.

They’ll even create a fully customised subliminal recording for you at a very affordable price – just check out the link that says “create custom album” when you go across to the site.

Check out the pre-recorded subliminal messages site here.