Are binaural beats a form of mind altering substance?

If you run a search engine query on binaural beats, you will find many websites which make the claim that they can produce binaural beats complexes which will emulate the brainwave patterns of something akin to the experience one might have on various drugs. My long experience in creating and researching binaural beats, allows me to state that this claim is completely false. Unlike actual mind altering substances like drugs or alcohol, binaural beats do not work like the active ingredients of psychotropic drugs.