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  • Does it matter what she looks like in the dark?

    WAV or mp3?
    Sandra:
    http://soundcloud.com/dantheman-10/pesandra
    Betty:
    http://soundcloud.com/dantheman-10/pebetty

    Dan
    13
    Sandra mp3
    23.08%
    3
    Betty mp3
    76.92%
    10

    The poll is expired.

    "guitar polygamy is a satisfying and socially acceptable alternative lifestyle."~Tony Woolley
    http://dtmblabber.blogspot.com/
    http://soundcloud.com/dantheman-10

  • #2
    Re: Does it matter what she looks like in the dark?

    Originally posted by dantheman View Post
    My money's on Sandra, but why not use tracks that cover wider frequencies? Guy/girl and a guitar will sound good on most anything, including my full range speakers :p

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    • #3
      Re: Does it matter what she looks like in the dark?

      Click the pole please. It would be cool to see if we can do it. IOW, try not to say to influence others. We should also not view the pole, but I don't know if that's possible.

      Dan
      "guitar polygamy is a satisfying and socially acceptable alternative lifestyle."~Tony Woolley
      http://dtmblabber.blogspot.com/
      http://soundcloud.com/dantheman-10

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      • #4
        Re: Does it matter what she looks like in the dark?

        Subscribed, I'm curious to see the outcome. Voted after listening on my work computer with integrated sound and my $50 circa 2003 Koss headphones.

        Also, I found the thread title as well as either option being named quite hilarious!

        I love the song, so is that an acoustic cover you did or what? I'd like to download it especially if there's lossless available.

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        • #5
          Re: Does it matter what she looks like in the dark?

          Thanks Fusseli! That's me and my guitar. I'll make it downloadable after the pole. If they are downloadable, you can see what they are. So no can do at present. I'll leave them both up for download for a while for forum members. One of them is lossless in a sense.

          Dan
          "guitar polygamy is a satisfying and socially acceptable alternative lifestyle."~Tony Woolley
          http://dtmblabber.blogspot.com/
          http://soundcloud.com/dantheman-10

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          • #6
            Re: Does it matter what she looks like in the dark?

            Man, we have to wait until the 16th for the results?!?! :D

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            • #7
              Re: Does it matter what she looks like in the dark?

              I was trying to keep the pressure low-no time limit essentially. As far as guy/girl w/guitar recording, I thought simple would be better like the Harman tests showed with Tracy Chapman-though for a different purpose. It wouldn't be hard to do any kind of material though. Should I post a full on production too?

              Dan
              "guitar polygamy is a satisfying and socially acceptable alternative lifestyle."~Tony Woolley
              http://dtmblabber.blogspot.com/
              http://soundcloud.com/dantheman-10

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              • #8
                Re: Does it matter what she looks like in the dark?

                Interesting. We'll see.

                If you have a dynamic live clip-audience etc that might be a bit more telling-or not... Classical, Jazz-Live at Yoshi's comes to mind.
                audioheuristics isn't around right now...

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                • #9
                  Re: Does it matter what she looks like in the dark?

                  Feyz is correct! Evilskillet found that when you play them back, they playback in 128bit mp3 regardless of how they are uploaded! Well this screws up a lot of things I was planning. oh well.:o

                  Dan
                  "guitar polygamy is a satisfying and socially acceptable alternative lifestyle."~Tony Woolley
                  http://dtmblabber.blogspot.com/
                  http://soundcloud.com/dantheman-10

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                  • #10
                    Re: Does it matter what she looks like in the dark?

                    Now here's something interesting:






                    ESP,

                    Dan
                    "guitar polygamy is a satisfying and socially acceptable alternative lifestyle."~Tony Woolley
                    http://dtmblabber.blogspot.com/
                    http://soundcloud.com/dantheman-10

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                    • #11
                      Re: Does it matter what she looks like in the dark?

                      Maybe the whole "Ugly Betty" was a tip off and I maybe even did that unconsciously.

                      Hmmm...:D

                      Dan
                      "guitar polygamy is a satisfying and socially acceptable alternative lifestyle."~Tony Woolley
                      http://dtmblabber.blogspot.com/
                      http://soundcloud.com/dantheman-10

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                      • #12
                        Re: Does it matter what she looks like in the dark?

                        Originally posted by feyz
                        Interesting thing is people found significant difference between them in the poll results, even though they are downgraded to 128Kb MP3 by the streaming server you are using. So difference survived the reformat, or people have preferences over different female names
                        Makes sense. It was compressed once into mp3 format, then the server re-compressed it again. There are certainly going to be differences from the original being compressed only once.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Does it matter what she looks like in the dark?

                          Originally posted by dantheman View Post
                          I was trying to keep the pressure low-no time limit essentially. As far as guy/girl w/guitar recording, I thought simple would be better like the Harman tests showed with Tracy Chapman-though for a different purpose. It wouldn't be hard to do any kind of material though. Should I post a full on production too?

                          Dan
                          I was just curious since it's easier to spot mp3 compression at higher frequencies, like cymbals, etc.

                          The track itself is very nice.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Does it matter what she looks like in the dark?

                            Originally posted by dantheman View Post
                            Now here's something interesting:






                            ESP,

                            Dan
                            Wait, so I was right (I am the one vote for Sandra)? Uh-oh, now you KNOW it was flawed. Can't have a boutique-cap lovin', silver-wire listenin', tube amp lovin' commie like me nailin' this one.

                            I should note that I compared the tracks through my HTPC at home through my main speakers.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Does it matter what she looks like in the dark?

                              Thanks Wushuliu!

                              Pete's way to do the test may be the only way to actually do the test. Maybe there is another site that doesn't compress, or maybe it's possible to stream big uncompressed files?

                              Okay, so what should we do to make a test possible?

                              Things I'm thinking about:
                              short track-so no one has to suffer through long song after long song.
                              Something I recorded so I can do it in AIFF, WAV, and mp3 and all else will be equal. No sales, agenda, or trickery.
                              what type of track will be most easy to determine the difference?
                              If it's complex, that's not an issue.
                              Simple is also not an issue
                              We can even do both

                              The end user would have to download them though. That may reduce sample size significantly... esp w/ AIFF files!

                              Thoughts?

                              Dan
                              "guitar polygamy is a satisfying and socially acceptable alternative lifestyle."~Tony Woolley
                              http://dtmblabber.blogspot.com/
                              http://soundcloud.com/dantheman-10

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