Wellington Gordon, an instructor in the Audio Engineering department of NESCom has created a new competition for students to win prizes while also training their ears. In the first round of ear training, students can stream samples of audio that run through 10 bands and then listen to the same samples without introductions to pick out which band is being used.
“The experience that a student receives when going through these exercises is extremely important“, says Gordon. “By listening to the ten critical bands being boosted and cut, he or she gets the opportunity to hear the changes in timbre of instruments throughout a mix as well as helps familiarize themselves with common frequency ranges of these instruments. Knowing these critical bands will help them work more effectively and time is money!”
Students that correctly identify the 10 bands are entered to win prizes including an Audio Engineering department T-shirt and ear protection. The exercises and competition is open to all Audio Engineering and Live Sound Technology Students. For more information, or to enter, visit the Ear Training page at NESCom.edu