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Critically Listening to Music (Free Harman Course)

Listening is a bit like intelligence—most everyone thinks they’re above average, even though that’s impossible.
-- Dr. Travis Bradberry

Have you ever tried to explain the finer points of your system's sound to a friend? How many of them said something like, "I wouldn't be able to hear the difference"? Didn't that make you want to teach them? Maybe you're just starting out in this hobby and are curious about differences. Or maybe you're a seasoned veteran looking to hone their skills. Critical listening is a learned skill, not a gift. Right? Well, Harman International is giving you the gift of critical listening! Yes, now you can train in the comfort of your own home - for free! I have yet to take the course myself, but if you're interested, you can download it here for MAC or Windows. The software installation and user manual can be found here.

Overview

"How to Listen" is a desktop software application developed by the Harman International R&D group for the purpose of training and selecting listeners used in audio product research, development, and testing. The software consists of a number of training exercises where different kinds of timbral, spatial and dynamic distortions commonly found within the recording and audio chains are simulated and added to music.
The listener’s task is to identify, classify or rate these distortions according to a number of well-defined perceptual attributes and scales. The software automatically adjusts the difficulty of each training task based on the listener’s performance.

Features
  • Supports 2-channel stereo and multichannel wav files (up to 24 bit, 96 kHz)
  • includes Session and Practice Modes
  • Frequency Band Identification
  • Peaks, Dips, Peaks & Dips, Low and High pass filters

Attribute Tasks
  • Bright-Dull
  • Full-Thin
  • Coloration
  • Reverberation
  • Noisy/Noise-free
  • Hum/Hum-free
  • Left/Right Balance (stereo mode)
  • Front/Rear Balance (surround mode)

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post #2 of 18 Old 11-10-15, 02:41 PM
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Re: Critically Listening to Music (Free Harman Course)

Nice... don't mind if I do

Is there a scoring system when completed?

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Interesting. My computer says it's potential virus.

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Re: Critically Listening to Music (Free Harman Course)

Here's another one to add to your thunder Lou.
https://www.goldenears.philips.com/en/introduction.html
Mobile friendly too! Lol



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Here's another one to add to your thunder Lou.
https://www.goldenears.philips.com/en/introduction.html
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Aced the first part... basic level. That was super easy... I wonder how hard hard will be lol.

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Basic is pretty easy. I finished silver and was about to start gold and somehow I lost the safari tab. That was last winter. Lou's post reminded me. Curious about the Harmon training too. Did you get it figured out?


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gonna try it on the "kids" computer just in case. The post in the blog was from 2011 so kinda irked me a bit.

Looks like I'm gonna have to start over from scratch on that philips thing. I'm on cheap headphones at noisy work anyway. I need to get the laptop hooked up via HDMI and run it on the good system.

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Good idea. "Kids" computer. I used some mid level ear buds. Will definitely go with the big system next.


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those kids tear up that computer I just keep a dvd around that has an image on it so it's really easy to reclone the drive and be done.

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Interesting. My computer says it's potential virus.
Depending on your Anti-Virus Software, that could very well be. I certainly wouldn't want to infect anyone's computer. When I tried it, I got a message warning that the file was to big to be scanned by Google Drive (as shown below). In any case, my trusted AVAST! Anti-Virus software didn't issue any alerts. With that in mind, and considering Harman to be a reputable company, I think it's safe. Also, the setup (.exe) routine is void of any adware or junkware.

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