So I thought I’d share this particularly interesting set of exercises I had to do when I went to music school for my studio recording classes. There was a lot of musical theory ear training, which we can discuss if there’s interest, but this one is specific to audio equipment!
Basically the website allows you to drop a wav file of your choice in and then perform exercises to hear various audio effects being applied. Equalization, dynamic compression, reverb, etc.
My first semester of studio recording we had do Memory tests witht eh standard parametric eq settings (1 octave, one band, +/-12dB across 63-16khz) and practice until we got 10/10 every week. By the end of the semester we were expected to be able to do a single listen without referencing pink noise and get 10/10 across all combinations of dB cut/boost.
After that we would have class quizzes where we had to identify cuts or boosts as low as 0.25dB. Real tough stuff.
Semester 2 started distortion and dynamic compression tests. If there’s any interest I’ll post up the curriculum for that!
Here’s the site:
I find this a great tool to keep my ears in shape, and it’s fun to do this training and see if you can correlate it with measurements or just what you are hearing with your own headphones and recordings.
And Here’s my week 1 results! I’ll be going through the results and hopefully posting weekly, so feel free to follow along and post your results too!