The samples have been compiled. They will be a very specific type of\nmusic, early 8-bit mono tracks utilizing square/sawtooth waves for\nmelody, triangle for bass and white noise for percussion, with a\nduration of 10 - 50 seconds. They'll be encoded with different codecs\nat various bitrates, decoded to raw waveform and packed in a RAR\narchive with a copy of the original, uncompressed samples. Get it\nhere: [URL]http://sharebee.com/d695aaed[/URL]\n\nOnce you acquire the wavs, you will see every original song with a\nname and its derivatives will have a number appended. You will compare\neach to the original and write down how you perceive the quality, in\nthe following scale:\n\n5 - Derivative sounds exactly like the original. No noticeable\nartifacts.\n4 - Minor artifacts and audible defects. Good quality overall.\n3 - Considerable defects. Sounds somewhat flawed compared to original.\n2 - Low quality. Audio artifacts very prominent.\n1 - Extremely shitty quality, sounds like the song is playing from the\nbottom of a garbage can.\nLess than 1 - Barely recognizable or not recognizable at all.\n\nYou may use half-points like 4.5, 3.5 if you feel your perception is\nin-between some of 'em, like if you don't hear flaws but the audio\n"feels" different in a way you can't explain you can give it a 4.9,\n4.8 etc. and optionally, you can follow your rating with an\nexplanation of what you noticed. When you're done, e-mail me the text\nfile, i repeat, EMAIL, don't post it here. The results will be posted\npublicly when the test's done.\n\nUse good quality headphones, but if you believe your high-end speakers\ndo the job the same if not better, go ahead. Don't use any software/\nhardware tweaks/mixers that interpolate, reverb or alter the original\nsignal in any way.\n\nDon't participate if you're on hearing aid, are old as fuck and have\ncrappy ears, an autistic twat, not human (I don't work with dogs yo)\nor believe you have any significant problems hearing. Also, don't do\nit while you're tweaked off your ass, woke up from a hangover, sleep-\ndeprived or simply distracted by the horn of the train. We want a\nneurotypical point of view here. Oh and, don't do the whole test in\none sitting. You may become too accustomed to the type of music and\ndevelop those weird resonances, placebo effects etc. Do a couple\ndozen, then continue later, or on another day. DO IT WHEN YOU REALLY\nFEEL LIKE DOING IT, not when you've got 10 spare minutes before you\ngotta take your antidepressants.\n\nAnd lastly, don't try to bullshit me by lying or cheating on the test,\n'cuz I'll know. You are not to do ANYTHING with the .wavs except open\nthem with your media player and listen. No analyzing with an audio\nengineering app to determine the level of compression (if that's even\npossible) -\- but I doubt any of you got no life that you get kicks\noutta spending hours trying to deceive some anonymous named\n"Industrial One" on the internet.\n\nThanks.