They sound pretty much the same to me. I imagine if I went in with headphones and turned things up really loud I might be able to find echos or sounds in the background, but just doing a simple A/B they sound close enough that I can’t tell.
They both sound pretty similar. B sounds a little scratchier to me. I’m not sure if that makes it the real or the IR though. I’d guess that B is the IR. I’m surprised a single impulse like that worked as well as it did.
Also, a quick note, not that it really matters. There’s no need to use white noise when it’s just a single sample. Once you bring it down to a single sample, it’s called an impulse (surprise!) not white noise.
Another trick, although I’m not sure it’s really necessary. Run the impulse through a few times and add them all together, making sure they are time aligned. That will cut down on the noise and isolate the impulse response better. If my guess is correct and B is the IR, then cutting down on the noise would probably cut down on the scratchiness. If A is the IR, then I’m full of BS.
Yesterday I listened through my headphones via laptop but today I’m listening through my crappy iPad speakers. I couldn’t discern any notable differences yesterday through the headphones, although I had a few moments when I thought I heard differences, but I think that may have been just my imagination. Today, listening through the iPad I can hear a difference! . I would have expected that the difference would be much easier to hear through the headphones because of the detail that a decent set of headphones tends to reveal….and I listened at a higher volume level through the headphones….I’m listening at quite a low volume level through the iPad. It’s possible that my state of mind is different today and/ or my ears are “fresher”. I don’t really know.
Sample A sounds brighter than Sample B. The second sample seems less cutting. Now, hearing that doesn’t reveal which one is the IR and which is the real cab. Yesterday I was going to say that sample B was the speaker cab, but I really can’t say without ever having heard what the real cab sounds like in the first place. Even then, I think it would be difficult to guess. I’d have to be very familiar with the cab sound to know for certain.
It is, isn’t it. I was blown away at how easy it was to do, and how great the results were.
Excellent - another decisive voter!
Now that is interesting! So what else can you use - any sound?
That is great to know. I just did one.
That sounds like a very convincing theory, and because you’re…well…Boz… I’d be inclined to believe you…we’ll see…
Awesome! I love that confidence , and that you committed to something Ok, so another vote for “A” as real, “B” as IR
Haha, for a guy with your moniker, I would have thought you’d be a little less cautious! C’mon, not committing is no fun!.. Ok, so this is another definite maybe/ no vote.
Ah Yes! Another confident vote! I have no idea what “nuances of normalized noise” actually means (or sounds like), or how you can actually listen to a loop of a sample.
I can hear a slight difference in overall eq, and distortion, but that’s about it.
In any case… great to have another vote … Wait, so are you voting for B as the real amp… or the IR?
Let me know - thanks.
I was certain someone was going to come along and confidently predict the answer due to some clear “tell” that I’m not across yet… oh well…
Yes, I guess it does kind of prove that they are an excellent alternative to the inconvenience of a very loud mic’d up 4 x 12 Marshall cab! Vote nicely dodged, Mr Ingo!
I have a synesthesia gene in my family. As in some physical experiences connected with sounds.
Colors, sensations and actual physical senses. While it may not relate to the actual answer of this riddle, when I heard the samples, in one of them I felt water coming out of a faucet as a hard stream vs a feeling of a spray hitting the skin. It is hard to explain
I associated the “spray” feeling at the periphery of the water stream with likely white noise, that has been leveled or processed to some degree. I have that same feeling whenever I apply any kind of noise shaping algorithm for example L2 Type 2 limiter to certain tracks. I am not sure if the spray feeling has anything to do with the riddle though but based on that experience I voted for B as the Ir
Most can relate to this sort of thing by more stronger examples like sort of like getting goosebumps when someone scratches a rough surface of some kind.