In this challenge, we broke the song “Believe” by Nimble Tailors down into five segments (17 total questions). Each segment features a section of the song that’s been looped to showcase each of the three different types of mixes—one time only per segment—in a QuickTime video. When you play the video, you’ll see a number that represents a particular song segment and a letter (a, b, or c), that identifies the switch between the three mixes.
Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to identify the mix in each section. If you’re not sure, choose “d. I can’t tell.” While this choice will be scored as an incorrect answer, it’ll let us know that you’re not simply guessing. Questions 16 and 17 won’t be scored in the final result. For best results, play the song through your best speakers or headphones. Use the buttons in your player to pause, rewind, and play back as needed. And when you’re finished, click the button at the bottom of this page to see how well you did and how you stacked up against others.
Please note that because we want this challenge to be a fun and enlightening experience for everyone, we won’t be revealing the actual answers until December 1, 2010, so your scores won’t be spoiled by cheaters. Please provide your email address if you’d like us to inform you of when the answers are available.
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Neve summed Pro Tools mix
Pro Tools only mix
Pro Tools mix with HEAT
I can’t tell
No preference—they all sound very close…
Not good—I had a hard time telling the mixes apart
Not sure—it was pretty hard
Not too bad, not too good
Pretty good—I could identify most of the mixes
It was easy!
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In Section You Preferred the "", People have taken the test to date and % answered A/B said They were not sure - It was Pretty hard.
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