Greetings and salutations fellow sound-nerds, today I have been practicing some ear training using Technical Ear Trainer-Parametric Equalisation and have found some interesting points.
- My recognition between 8kHz and 16kHz needs improvement
- Listening to whether certain frequencies have been cut or boosted and the nature of these sounds are critical to developing a good ear
- Using pink noise is a little bit easier
- Using an audio track puts the exercise into perspective and has further implications (hearing what frequencies really shine in certain genres)
- It’s a rewarding experience because you notice improvement
- It’s actually fun!
For my first 50 questions I used the pink noise option with a gain combination of +12dB/-12dB, 1 octave frequency resolution, 1 band, Q is set to 2 and a frequency range of 63Hz-1600Hz (pretty simple really but good to get familiar with the exercises)
For the next 50 questions I used Decapitated’s song Carnival is Forever with the same settings as before. Using this trainer with a song feels a bit trickier at the start but after a few questions it is actually more fun than pink noise (the pink noise relaxes with its rain-like quality).