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Cole Raser
Jan 27, 02:50 in SoundGym Cafe
howdy folks!

anyone else think it'd be neat to have a game for phase relations? not only in a multi-mic/source scenario but in a more creative context like matching an example mix of two sounds in certain phase to one another. i do a ~lot~ of my mixing on a mono auratone cube so phase relations have always been super important, but i struggle perceiving those differences more so on my mains especially after a long day of exposure - having a way to exercise that part of my ear would be great!
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Kristian T
Jan 27, 03:12
Yeah, seems like a great idea! Thanks for your suggestion hopefully we can see a game like that in the future. Wishing you all the best! 😊
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George Alveskog
Jan 27, 11:56
Yeah, that would be great!
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Sascha Bauml
Jan 27, 15:57
Most definite!
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SoundGym
Jan 27, 11:12 in SoundGym Official
Congrats @Klaudijus Damanskis for winning the Golden Ears Award!
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Lio LM
Jan 27, 11:56
Congrats! =)
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Melissa C
Jan 26, 23:29 in SoundGym Cafe
Hi Everyone!

Was hoping to get some insight on this - I reached level 6 of Distorted Reality and was having no trouble. Once I got to stage 11 though, I couldn't figure out what to listen for in order to select the more distorted signal. Originally I noticed the distorted ones were typically louder and had some added frequencies but once I got to stage 11, the louder signal was not the most distorted. Same with stage 12. I put the right answers because I just knew it wasn't the louder ones since I kept getting it wrong at the same point every time I played that level. I can't figure out what to listen for. Any insight would help - thanks! :)
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Beto Ojeda
Jan 26, 23:56
This video has good info! The more distorted sound always has an increase in the high frequencies... try to focus on this. Looking for different sounds where there is a larger frequency spectrum helps a lot!

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Denis Divers
Jan 26, 23:57
Try to discard louder. That is going to throw you off because there is no consistency in that. Really try to listen to the distortion. I notice that I listen to different elements in the different songs, but always to the same in those particular songs. I often pick out the distortion in the low end (so make sure you have good studio monitors of good headphones), or in the hi hats. I hope this helps.
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Melissa C
Jan 27, 01:00
Thank you all so much! This is all really helpful. Will attempt to figure it out in these ways moving forward!
Congrats @Q Carver for winning the Golden Ears Award!
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Lio LM
Jan 26, 19:10
Congrats! 😄
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Colin Aiken
Jan 26, 22:50
Superb!
Hello everyone!

Quick question! Which headphones over 100 box do you recommend? 😁

I hope to read your recommendation,

Thanks a lot 😊
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Morten Nissov
Jan 25
Hifiman Sundara. They are great after Sonarworks calibration
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Kristian T
Jan 26
I think it would be pretty hard to find the Sundara's for around 100$ 😂
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Haiko Hauffen Madrigal
Jan 26, 22:43
I am happy to know more about headphones! thanks everyone! 😄
Anyone struggling with DB detection like me? I've tried to prep myself before the DB King workout by using the pink noise and fader but have had very minor improvements. Even with that prep it still seems to be a guessing game. My ear cannot tell the difference between -21db and -25db. Any tips would be helpful. Thanks!
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Aaron Walker
Jan 25
Fair enough, although I would argue that it *may* be a good tack (at least for some users) to be able to practice identifying -21db vs -24db (or 400Hz vs 800Hz cut, or whatever), along the lines of the way one learns to touch type. How does one learn to touch type? You beat the crap out of a couple of keys, and then you move on to another couple of keys, occasionally adding in those original keys, until you learn them all. It's worked well for a long time. Might that also be true for (this genre of) ear training? I'm not sure. Worth a shot :) Another example.... learning intervals... I've never seen a program that just throws every possible interval at you from the get-go. You start by, for example, beating 3rds into your ears, then 6ths, and 4ths & 5ths. All I'm saying is, there may be other, easily implementable methods to work on this learning.
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Aaron Walker
Jan 26
And lest someone think that I'm dumping on the program, I'm not. I've given it my money, so that says something. I'm just pointing out that to create a section, perhaps called targeted practice, where you can concentrate on a certain (and configurable) range (for example), would be easy to implement (I say that as a person who has professionally created functional and complex programs and websites), and would probably benefit the clientele, thereby increasing the value to the user (and justifying higher fees :) ) lolol
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Romano G
Jan 26, 19:24
I find the current practice mode to be reasonably helpfully enough. Plus, for me at least, I consider playing the games to be the practice.

As others have posted, factors like your monitoring level (keep it consistent) and the samples (ie vocals, Elec Guitar, etc) also impact how you perceive the level changes in the game.

Also, see this detailed demo/tutorial for DB king https://www.soundgym.co/learn/watch?id=gxqbx8yFMA

Based on my experience, I’d recommend: playing with your monitors (or headphones) at the same output level every time. Use the compare feature for every answer (“C” key). Select the same sample (ie Piano) every time you play the game until you pass level 10, then you have the option to go back down up to 10 levels and play with a different sound, or just continue with whatever the selection is or changing it to whatever one you want.

Improvement may not always be very linear (mine wasn’t), over time thought, you’ll get better for sure. (and then you’ll get to levels with stuff like -17 vs -16, -21.5 vs -19.75 immediately followed by +8 vs +7.5) Cheers!
Hey everybody, I have a question...
I play the boost champ on my phone, I have always good and quickly (for me maybe) but I can't have more than 34 points. I don't understand how you can perform these amazing scores ... Is it because of the shortcuts on computer ? I'm not boring about that and i'm so respectfull about your skills and levels :)
Just I don't understand ...
Thanks
Have a Nice day
Chris
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Beto Ojeda
Jan 25
@Anthony Chognard cool man! congrats for your killer score! 🍻
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@Beto Ojeda thanks mate! I think 79 is a new high score for me :)
Your score is fucking insane man, you're a beast!
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Beto Ojeda
Jan 26, 18:57
@Anthony Chognard thanks man! Cheers! 👊

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