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    an audio game for you: a listening test

    Good morning to everyone!!
    Do you want to take part to an "audio game"!?!
    yes!?
    Great!! but in order to do so you should download a 25MB file... so i hope you have a fast internet connection!! :-)
    it was sa long time i had this idea in mind, and yesterday i took a couple of hours for realising it.

    Let me explain what this is about, hoping that you will find it interesting...


    I have prepared 5 audio files, they are about a short samlped piano take of mine (30 seconds)


    If you want to take part at this game, you should listen with major attention all the 5 audio files, and trying to identify if, to your ears, there are some difference; these difference can be very subjective, you could find a file "better" than all the others, one "worse", or even find no differences between them all!

    You should listen to all the file at your usual listening volume, in tranquillity and concentration. You should begin your listen without any prejudice, making attention only to your ears. Of course, you can listen many times to all the files!

    In order to give to this test a meaning, you should NOT load these tracks in an editor/sequencer, NOT look at fourier spectra, waveforms or other. The spectrum analyzer of winamp, media player, realplay, etc should be disabled before loading these files.
    The only information that should come to your ears and brain is the AUDIO one, no other!!

    If you want to know the exact procedure used for the realisation of these files, you can send a mail to the adress you will find with the audio files, but you must also send to me a few text lines, in which you will describe what are your listening impressions about each file, if you idenitify one "best", one "worse", or whatsoever!

    Obviously, your mail adresses will NOT be collected, will NOT be transmitted to anyone and there will NOT be any other communication by me with respect to send you the document mentioned above, trust me!!! :-)
    The collection of the obtained result will be eventually published online in a form of a statistic with some comment, with NO reference to your names.

    This test does not have any obvious scientific target or other hidden aim. It was realised only for personal curiosity, nevertheless i hope to find this useful and interesting!
    I hope that what i did is correct, and that i had not made macroscopic errors... anyway, if you think so please tell me! :-)


    I was forgetting to say that there are NO prize, NO honor, NO glory, NO winner, NO loser... just the curiosity to learn (i hope) something more about our listening skills!!

    I also beg you, if you download and listen the files, to NOT post the comments about them in this public forum (but any other comments will be welcome), because you would ruin the test to the other people! at least, wait until i publish some result!! :-)


    I thank you for your collaboration!!!

    The link to the test is the following:

    www.alchemystudio.it/extra/AudioTest.zip

    (25 MB)

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    Re: an audio game for you: a listening test

    With all due respect, you are asking way too much of people to download a huge file such as this.

    Would YOU do it?

    Regards,

    Larry Alexander
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: an audio game for you: a listening test

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry G. Alexander
    With all due respect, you are asking way too much of people to download a huge file such as this.

    Would YOU do it?

    Regards,

    Larry Alexander
    well, i understand... but this is the only way i saw for this test and for what i had in mind....
    of course i know that 25MB are huge... but i also know that a lot of people now have flat ADSL, so file dimension are becoming a "minor" issue (i know..not for those who has an old 56K... or have a time-rate ADSL).
    anyway... this is just a test and a game, so you will decide! :-)

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    Re: an audio game for you: a listening test

    I must be blessed, it downloaded in 2 min and 17 secs. It all looks and sounds very interesting .

    Kind Regards

    LouisD

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    Re: an audio game for you: a listening test

    did it in 21 seconds..

    aahhh.. college broadband...
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    Red face Re: an audio game for you: a listening test

    It will took soooooooo long here at my trumendous 128kbits / second

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    Re: an audio game for you: a listening test

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry G. Alexander
    With all due respect, you are asking way too much of people to download a huge file such as this.

    Would YOU do it?
    No disrespect intended, but in this day and age 25MB is NOT a huge file. Even 250MB is not a huge file.
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    Re: an audio game for you: a listening test

    Quote Originally Posted by robgb
    No disrespect intended, but in this day and age 25MB is NOT a huge file. Even 250MB is not a huge file.
    Not a huge file if you have the latest everything, update continuously, and have reliable broadband service. Broadband is not always an option, unless you live in a large metropolitan area, not far from a telephone exchange. But if you live in a remote area, low population density, and consequently low priority for maintenance of phone lines, not much point in even considering broadband.

    Richard

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    Re: an audio game for you: a listening test

    a friend of mine has prepared an online form on which you could post your answer:

    http://www.alchemystudio.it/extra/form_en.asp

    i am receiving the first conrtibutions, and it seems really interesting!

    thanks for attention!

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    Re: an audio game for you: a listening test

    I'm not sure I understand what's even being asked of us.....

    What is it you want us to DO? Download file, listen to it.... and...?
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