Not sure if this has been posted before, but I found this blog with an app to train your listening skill.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
How to Listen is a desktop software application developed by the Harman International R&D group for the purpose of training and selecting listeners used in audio product research, development, and testing. The software consists of a number of training exercises where different kinds of timbral, spatial and dynamic distortions commonly found within the recording and audio chains are simulated and added to music.
- Supports 2-channel stereo and multichannel wav files (up to 24 bit, 96 kHz)
- includes Session and Practice Modes
- Currently supports two training tasks (more will be added in the next release) that include the following:
- Peaks, Dips, Peaks & Dips, Low and High pass filters
- Left/Right Balance (stereo mode)
- Front/Rear Balance (surround mode)
Main features/fixes in version 2.04
1. Windows - The noise and hum attribute tests are now working.
2. Mac - The noise and hum attribute tests are now working.
3. Known Issues - For Mac and Windows you may need to manually change the permissions to read/write in the Application Folder and Application Data and Support folders. (See the section "Manually Setting Folder Permissions" on page 6 of the user manual ) After updating to version 2.04 from 2.03, make sure you create a new username account when logging in the first time (see section "Update from an Older Version of How to Listen" on page 7 of the user manual.)