Test files support a 50:50 project process but are intended for inclusion in the final stages.
Test files are used for.
- Sound checking
- Checking the recording device
- Checking your set up, if everything switched on? do the cales work? are the clocks working? and so on
- There is the concept of `first heard` if this is to remain autentic and have integrity it is dissapointing if when you engage in recording in the `first heard mode` you discover faults in your set up. Test tracks reduce the risk of this happening.
- Test tracks are .wav files
- The naming of Test Tracks will follow a universal protocol - yet to be finalised! Here is an attempt
- [Test ]_Initials+number
- To be decided, information on the following is required, Duration, Tacet settings, Freeplay settings, are these settings in the file name? Phil Morton suggests not, the settings for PMOR12 can be displayed in a file that participants can access and view. The location of this file is under review and to be decided.
- Default settings for a test track.
- Duration 6 minutes
- Tacet 1 minute 30 seconds
- Freeplay 4 minutes 30 seconds
- The default settings are to be used when providing a test track unless different settings are specifically requested. This is under constant review.
The target, the number of test tracks is?
- More than ten?
- To aim for 2 test tracks from as many names as possible. It is noted that this aspect of 50:50 Online may not be welcomed by all participants, that is improvising a six minute piece, using system 50:50 clocks as a soloist.