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Analog / Digital experiment


kx
July 22, 2010 | 6:21 am

Hi All,

I just thought some of you who frequent this forum might be interested in taking my short survey about identifying the sounds of analog / digital synthesizer modules. It’s fun, anonymous and only takes about 5 minutes. Plus it might be interesting to discuss on the forum. Here’s the address :

http://www.futureproof.co.nz/survey

Thank you very much for any of you that submit results, the more I get, the more interesting the findings will be!


July 22, 2010 | 8:31 am

Just did the test. I’m no way sure I identified them correctly. Is there a way to find out which where the correct answers?

Cheers,
Matt



kx
July 22, 2010 | 10:24 am

Hi Matt,

Thanks a lot for doing the test. The reason for not giving the answers at this point is to make sure the test is fair. But as soon as the testing period is over, I’ll post up the answers and all the information about the test, as well as the results. This should hopefully be in a couple of weeks time.

Thanks again,

Jason


July 22, 2010 | 12:45 pm

great idea… did you post this to the analog heaven mailing list and matrixsynth?

oli

http://www.olilarkin.co.uk



kx
July 23, 2010 | 9:21 am

Hi Oli,

I’ve just let matrix synth and analog heaven know about the experiment. Thanks a lot for the suggestion!

Jason


July 23, 2010 | 10:07 am

By the way– are the analog oscillators/filters/VCA’s being compared with digital emulations of the exact hardware?… e.g. it would be silly to compare an emulation of the Moog filter with a real SH 101 filter.



kx
July 23, 2010 | 12:34 pm

Not really, each piece of audio is basically individual, and not necessarily being directly compared with eachother. It is instead asking more broadly if the participant can identify a sound as coming from an analog or digital synthesizer module, and ‘V/A’ modules of course come under the digital umbrella all the same. It will be interesting to see if the ‘Virtual Analog’ examples have a higher chance of being chosen as analog than the ‘purely’ digital ones.

Don’t worry, I’m not *trying* to fool anyone with authentic versions compared with digital emulations. But that of course still doesn’t mean the answers are obvious! :)

Cheers,

Jason


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