#1
Hi guys.

Cheers to everyone who took part! I am revising the survey to provide more conclusive results.

Thanks again

John
Last edited by johnmurphy at Nov 10, 2008,
#2
I didn't find much difference in the clips besides the amount of 'crunch' in each personally. Interesting experiment though. I filled that shit out to help the cause too.
#3
I find that analogue (tube) overdrive sounds better than chip-generated overdrive, though it's hard to distinguish the two sometimes.
Other effects sound equally good generated with analogue and digital technology to me.

EDIT: Completed the survey of course. I liked track 1 better btw.
#4
track 1 IMO
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#5
I voted for track 2... I preferred the slightly more defined sound.

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#6
I voted 1, less fizzy than the other and slightly warmer too.
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#7
Thanks to everyone so far!

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I voted for track 2... I preferred the slightly more defined sound.

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Cheers for the input, I shall correct it.

John Murphy
#8
the problem i had was that like techfire I couldn't really tell a difference since the drive was up more on track 2. But I voted for track 1 because it was warmer.
#9
Opted for track 1, feels more organic. Good luck and let us know the results soon.
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#10
Did the survey, liked clip 1 much better. More rounded and more natural sounding. Good luck on your project.
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#11
I voted track 2. It may be digital, but the question was which one I preferred the sound of, right?
#12
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I voted track 2. It may be digital, but the question was which one I preferred the sound of, right?


Yes thats correct, thanks a lot!

A MASSIVE thanks to everyone who has taken the survery so far.

The results so far are interesting, and will make for some interesting debate when they are finalized!

John Murphy
#13
I voted for track A. I didn't really like the tone on the lead at the end, but it sounded nice on the chords, and all round better than the 2nd.
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#15
Honestly heres my deal, I'm assuming by the sound quality you were using a fender strat to record the tracks(and the hint of a strat being your profile image). Naturally no humbuckers so a little more hiss on clip B. . . as for clip A it sounded like a decent Boutique style distortion with your guitar where as clip B sounded more or less like butt because it seemed more like a High Gain style distortion. . . .
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#16
I liked the definition of clip B. It wasn't as nice for the chords, but after the lead I came to like it better. Honestly though, you need a better test. Distortion A with singles, then with humbuckers. Distortion B with singles then with humbuckers. Not just singles.
#17
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I liked the definition of clip B. It wasn't as nice for the chords, but after the lead I came to like it better. Honestly though, you need a better test. Distortion A with singles, then with humbuckers. Distortion B with singles then with humbuckers. Not just singles.


I am open to ideas to improve it, thanks for the input. I am considering adding more questions and more clips, so all input is welcome!

Cheers, John
#18
It all depends on your recording equipment and my playback equipment. Right now at least the latter is sh*t. I think the difference between digital and analogue is most defined live.
#19
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I am open to ideas to improve it, thanks for the input. I am considering adding more questions and more clips, so all input is welcome!

Cheers, John


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#21
Thanks to everyone who took the survey, and all who gave feedback.

I am going to analyze the results, and possibly make adjustments. I will post the results in a couple of days time.

Thanks again! John
#22
Along with the "Do you prefer Analogue or Digital?" question, it would be really smart if Clip A was digital and Clip B was analogue, sort of like a trick, in order to expose people's bias. Sort of like that thing they did with Coca-Cola. They had a trick taste test, where they told people "Cup A is Coca-Cola, and Cup B is a cheap non-brand alternative". Most people said they preferred the taste of Cup A. The trick was that, in fact, both cups were Coca-Cola. It displayed the effects of how, marketing, advertising, and brand-recognition can totally alter the reality of any given matter.

It would be smart if your survey was a trick, something like that. "Actually guys, the warm Clip A was digital, and the harsh Clip B was analogue". Would expose a lot.
#23
Clip A was way cooler and more dynamic. Clip B sounded brittle, harsher and overall just more digital imo!
#24
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Along with the "Do you prefer Analogue or Digital?" question, it would be really smart if Clip A was digital and Clip B was analogue, sort of like a trick, in order to expose people's bias. Sort of like that thing they did with Coca-Cola. They had a trick taste test, where they told people "Cup A is Coca-Cola, and Cup B is a cheap non-brand alternative". Most people said they preferred the taste of Cup A. The trick was that, in fact, both cups were Coca-Cola. It displayed the effects of how, marketing, advertising, and brand-recognition can totally alter the reality of any given matter.

It would be smart if your survey was a trick, something like that. "Actually guys, the warm Clip A was digital, and the harsh Clip B was analogue". Would expose a lot.


Well they are different types of distortion anyways, one is more of a Boutique and the other is more of a high end gain type. . . . so yeah, they kind of already aren't comparable anyways.
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