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 Post subject: A/B testing music files
PostPosted: Thu February 04, 2021 5:07 am 
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I can't believe I've waiting until now to ask, but does anyone know of a simple PC program for A/B testing two audio files (i.e. having them both playing at once in sync and then switch between them)?

I've used Quicktime previously by 'alt-tabbing' between two playing files, but...

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 Post subject: Re: A/B testing music files
PostPosted: Thu February 04, 2021 7:42 am 
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Would a multi track program like Audacity achieve that?

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 Post subject: Re: A/B testing music files
PostPosted: Fri February 05, 2021 1:30 am 
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yeah that's what i'd do


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 Post subject: Re: A/B testing music files
PostPosted: Wed February 24, 2021 5:46 am 
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Belated thanks for the feedback guys. Audacity does indeed let you play multitracks, but AB testing is a bit clunky as you have to mute and unmute manually as they play to compare (as far as I can tell anyway).

I found a free Foobar component that does really easy ABX testing (trialling whether you can identify which version is which, while switching between them at the click of a button). Here's the link if you're interested :thumbsup:

http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_abx


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 Post subject: Re: A/B testing music files
PostPosted: Fri February 26, 2021 2:28 am 
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Audacity doesn't have a "solo" option on a track instead of mute? That would reduce muting one and unmuting the other to one click if it works like it does on Audition.


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