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Ear training

What resources could you point to, for me to systematically train my "ears", other than the usual experimentation and listening? I remember reading of a well known mastering engineer who would test intern applicants with a CD of various tracks which contained phase issues etc... I've wondered ever since then if there was something similar I could use proactively, to help me identify problems on set faster.
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What resources could you point to, for me to systematically train my "ears", other than the usual experimentation and listening? I remember reading of a well known mastering engineer who would test intern applicants with a CD of various tracks which contained phase issues etc... I've wondered ever since then if there was something similar I could use proactively, to help me identify problems on set faster.
Become a musician and then you get all the ear training you will ever need ...
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Yes, many of us have got decades of that... it's a methodical "engineering ear training" curriculum that I'd happily pay for. Your analogy is spot on... people practice instruments daily, why not some randomized materials to work through for 30 minutes a day, as a kind of disciplined brain exercise? My difficulty is that in the heat of a session I wish I could identify some odd reflection or other issue with speed. I don't do this every day, so I need a workout routine other than general critical listening.

Perhaps the consensus that this always requires in-person mentorship? Sometimes I wonder how much beer money some of you fellows would want, for a guy like me to shadow him regularly.
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I used to use TrainYourEars

They brought out a V2 which I bought yesterday. So useful. There are 2 modes.

Mode1:- Guess. A frequency is added / subtracted to either noise or your music. You have to guess which frequency and (depending on difficulty) how much by

Mode2 (which is new to V2) :- Fix. You aren't given the "before" only the new sound with a frequency change. You then have to "fix" this by adjusting. E.g they might knock out 60Hz by 6db so you have to dial 6db of 60Hz to make it work.
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I've used TYE and I agree that it's great for identifying tonal & timbral issues. What I would love is an addition to the software that allows you to ear-train for things like phase, (level) compression, (file) compression and various types of distortion.

I've been a pianist for 23 years, but I couldn't hear compression until I started mixing. I think it's an entirely different listening skill.
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I've used TYE and I agree that it's great for identifying tonal & timbral issues. What I would love is an addition to the software that allows you to ear-train for things like phase, (level) compression, (file) compression and various types of distortion.

I've been a pianist for 23 years, but I couldn't hear compression until I started mixing. I think it's an entirely different listening skill.
I think they said a long time ago they might have had plans for a compression based one but it never happened... shame

Distortion would be awesome. They do the EQ one so well it would be a shame for them not to expand and offer more products
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