I did not see one of these started yet, so here goes. A few thoughts from discussions over the weekend:
- Joe has some favorite tracks that are MP3s, and no lossless source. We definitely should be working with WAVs or FLACs that have never been through a "lossy" generation as our source material, at least for our prime set of eval tracks. If anyone has a favorite track but not the lossless source, post the artist/title here, maybe someone else attending will have access to it.
- Awhile back I mentioned putting together a couple of "medley" tracks, not intended to replace full-length favorite tracks, but as a way to supplement them. For example, cymbal sounds can tell a lot about clarity in the upper-mids and highs, so I am putting together a 30-40 second sequence of cymbals from different tracks &/or samples. Another might be percussive sounds, or bass stress sounds including that one passage of the genie's voice, etc. Each sequence would be a single track, like maybe a percussion/cymbals track, a bass stress sequence track... Any others that would be of value? Dumb idea altogether? I can't spend a huge amount of time on it, but it might be worth an evening of prep time ahead of the weekend if it gave us some highly focused evaluation sequences.
- Any special equipment we need to remember to bring or get our hands on?
- Any procedural questions or suggestions?