Sound Tests & Clips

Sound Clips for testing audio systems.

They're in Windows WAV format because both Windows and Macs can open them.
The WAV files are 48 KHz/16bit/Stereo because of their video heritage.
If they won't open in QuickTime For Windows, right click, save, and open in Windows Media.

LRMonoPhase4.wav (Left, Right, In-Phase, Out-Of-Phase Test, 48k/16, WAV 7.3MB, 39 seconds)
Simple but for the end.
The last segment is intentionally damaged by flopping
the electrical phase of only one side.
I may sound like I'm in a deep hole
or possibly coming from behind you. On
mono sound systems I may vanish completely.
You're in trouble if the wrong segment does that.
Concert Hall Simulators may produce weird effects on
all the segments.

This clip isn't complicated. It's me, an RCA BK-5b ribbon
microphone, an FP-24 mixer, and a Mac PowerBook.

piano2.wav (Piano Trill, 48k/16, Little Endian, Stereo WAV 1.2MB)
illegal formatting spacer6.3 seconds. Seven piano notes. That's it.
illegal formatting spacerIt's stereo, so left and right don't exactly match.

piano2.aif (Piano Trill, 48k/16, Big Endian, Stereo AIFF 1.2MB)
illegal formatting spacerSame 6.3 seconds, but Apple AIFF format.

piano2-CoolEdit.mp3 (Piano Trill, 48k/128kb-MP3, 100KB) Created by Fraunhofer License.

piano2-Audacity1.2.5.mp3 (Piano Trill, 48k/128kb-MP3, 100KB) Created by lame.

pink-48-32Float-Stereo.wav (Pink Noise, 48k/32Float, Stereo, 3.7MB) Created by CoolEdit 2000.

WAV-MP3.wav 11 Seconds. Switches from 44100 uncompressed to 11000 MP3.


organfinale.wav Organ Solo, 13 seconds. WAV, 44100, 32-Bit Floating, Stereo, 4.4MB.

organfinale.mp3 Organ Solo, 13 seconds. MP3, 44100, 32-Bit Floating, Stereo, 208KB.

32.mp3 Click Track, 32 seconds. MP3, 44100, 32-bit Floating, Mono, 504KB.

c304-2.wav Echo test, 49 seconds. WAV, 48000, 16-bit, Stereo, 9.1MB.

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