myMicSound - A Sound-based Microphone Recommendation Web App
Ear Machine have released a sound-based recommendation engine that lets you find which microphones you like best.
The idea is to simplify the difficult task of using your ears to decide which microphone to purchase.
The app learns your preference by analyzing ratings of example microphones. myMicSound then returns a list that ranks microphones by the probability that you will like their sounds.
“myMicSound is the first step toward a fundamental change in how people decide to purchase audio equipment,” said Andrew Sabin, Ear Machine owner and psychoacoustics researcher. “Currently, people make these decisions by receiving recommendations from friends, or by conducting a clumsily-organized listening comparison. myMicSound offers users a simple format to use their own ears to conduct a free, controlled, and comprehensive listening test.”
You can use your own recording, or one from myMicSound’s collection. myMicSound removes the sound of the microphone used to make that recording, and then simulates the sound of new microphones. myMicSound considers factors influencing the sound of the microphone, such as the proximity to the sound source, the polar pattern, and whether filters are active.
This video demonstration shows you how it works:
It's free to use, so if you'd like to try it out for yourself go to www.ear-machine.com/myMicSound.html
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