The Challenge Results
Dear Samplemodeling Friends.
The challenge came to an end, leaving us overwhelmed by hundreds of submissions!
We are grateful to all of you for participating and dedicating time to this unique challenge.
We have analyzed all the answers and we finally have the names of the 3 winners:
1st: Christopher Cook
2nd: Jason Zaffary
3rd: Robert Osztolykan
To reward their excellent performance, we decided to give the prize to two further participants who scored like our 3rd winner, but with a very slight delay:
4th: Johannes Hubner
5th: Matteo Mizera
To select the winners, we used the following criteria:
1) Correct identification of real vs. MIDI
2) Overall deviation in seconds from the correct values, which are reported below:
The piece starts at 00:28 with REAL
At 00:32 it switches to MIDI
At 00:38 it switches to REAL
At 00:44 it switches to MIDI
At 00:54 it switches to REAL
At 00:58 it switches to MIDI
At 01:05 it switches to REAL
At 01:10 it switches to MIDI
Here are some interesting data from the analysis of the responses:
0,00% of the participants spotted ALL the switches!
3,55% of the participants were able to hear the 7 switches with a total deviation of 7 seconds or lower
45,56% of the participants were unable to distinguish between the REAL and the MIDI sections, quite a remarkable result!
Here is the link where you can find the material we used:
The audio file of the complete recording of the Real quartet (renamed Samplemodeling - REAL
The audio file of the complete performance of the MIDI quartet (renamed Samplemodeling - MIDI)
The audio file of the challenge
The separated MIDI files (and a PDF files showing some more information)
A video showing the precise position of the cross-fades
Such a nice feedback greatly motivates us to work hard and further improve our instruments.
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The Samplemodeling Team