Assignment 1 – Multi-track Recording & Mixing
Below you can click download my paperwork as a PDF. There is also a link to a directory of some of the files recorded.
Assignment 2 – Synthesising Environments
Below you can download my paperwork as a PDF and my final recording as a Wave audio file.
Assignment 3 – Codecs
For Assignment 3, I conducted a survey testing VBR and CBR. For the results, please see my paperwork. The survey is still avaialble below.
- Assignment 3 – Codecs (Binder)
Codec Assignment Samples Surveys
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Hello, for my assignment, I am testing whether a CBR (Contsant Bit Rate) or a VBR (Variable Bit Rate) is better for encoding MP3’s. For each sample, please listen to the original clip and then answer the questions about version A and B. Before you begin the test, it is recomended that you: 1
- use headphones for listening
- switch off all sound enhancers like SRS or Dolby
- set any equalizers to flat
- set the volume to your normal music listening volume
Thank you for participating!
First clip! This is a section of Alex Clare’s song, Too Close. It is quite an active part of the song testing the encoder’s ability to assess the required bitrate.
This is also a section of Alex Clare’s song, Too Close, the introduction to be exact. This sample is testing the encoder’s ability to learn over time.
This next section is also from an Alex Clare song, I Won’t Let You Down. This track will test the encoder’s ability to be sensitive to quiet parts in music.
This next clip is ‘one I made earlier’. It is designed to test the encoder’s ability to adapt quickly to changes.
This last clip is quite simple, it is aimed to test the encoder’s ability to be sensitive to quiet parts whilst still keeping bitrate down.
Thank you very much for taking part!