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I wanna compare two sooooongs
September 10, 2009 8:00 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone know of an MP3 player or a plug-in for an MP3 player that will allow me to do A-B comparisons? Basically I want to load two different mp3 files start them both at the same time and then have a switch that lets me switch back and forth between them.

Mostly I want to compare the 2009 remastered Beatles songs with the originals.
posted by Bonzai to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
You can do this fairly easily with custom intervals between two files by making a cue sheet and then loading it into Winamp or foobar2000.

If you'd like to empirically test the similarity of the two versions - e.g., verify whether you can actually tell the difference in a blind test - than foobar2000's ABX comparator plugin is the way to go.

Alternately, you could load both into Audacity and play one through each channel on a pair of headphones (downmixing to mono for each if there's not great stereo correlation in each to begin with) and then see how that sounds.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 8:14 PM on September 10, 2009


There is à Dj-mp3 player that has two little turntables that let youfade two diff songs in and out. Can look for the Link when i get home if that sounds interesting?
posted by Iteki at 10:54 PM on September 10, 2009


Thanks Iteki but after installing the foobar2000 solution Inspector.Gadget suggested I have exactly what I was looking for.

I'm going to download some of the new Beatles re-mastered tracks today.
posted by Bonzai at 7:29 AM on September 11, 2009


No worries, glad it worked for you! Will post the link for posterity in case the turns up in somones search anyhow

Pacemaker
posted by Iteki at 12:01 PM on September 11, 2009


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