Quoting Ralf Mardorf :
> On Tue, 2013-04-02 at 12:59 +0200, Peder Hedlund wrote:
Feel free to post the results of a double blind test to prove you're right.
> If there are no technical issues, e.g. a sound card that does perform
When recording it's (almost) never wrong to go as high as possible,
since your audio will go through a number of different effects,
filters and stuff before eventually be summarized on the master bus,
so you should try minimizing all the potential loss on the way there.
Once you render the file 16/44.1 is all you need - have a look at
Monty's really good videos http://video.xiph.org/vid1.shtml and
> And again, no, 44.1 KHz even isn't adequate, you can hear loss of
Talk is cheap, prove it in a double blind test please.
> The most important thing is the way people listen to audio signals. Make
ABX testing isn't about hearing a particular instrument or if the EQ
is different in one track - it's being able to tell if track X is the
same as track A or B.
Do try it yourself on a favourite song; it's as easy as encoding it
with lame, decoding it back to wav with lame, importing the original
and the original->mp3-new_wav into foobar2000 with the ABX plugin and
checking if you can hear which is which.
Here's a guide : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt7GyFW4hOI
> And those "certain things" always could be part of the music and usually
I saw a test where a bunch of professional musicians and engineers
listened to a guitar player playing an old $5000 Les Paul and a $500
copy and were asked to tell which was the expensive one. About half of
them failed, including the guitar player in the group.
The same was true for a Stradivarius and a cheap beginners violin,
though IIRC the violin player was correct.
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