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doctorbob
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1125 posts since 7 Mar, 2014
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:- > dB
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schiing
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161 posts since 27 Oct, 2015
Voted! Well done, everyone :clap: - and best of luck!

It's ridiculous, I've written little stream-of-consciousness essays on Soundcloud for some of your tracks this month - please let me know in a PM or something if you'd prefer that I didn't!
bryemye
KVRist
 
33 posts since 7 Dec, 2017
Really good tracks this month.

Voted.
TheNeverScene
KVRist
 
435 posts since 1 Dec, 2016
Voted.
Just a touch of EQ and a tickle of compression
Harry_HH
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2839 posts since 4 Aug, 2006, from Helsinki
Voted.
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bh9090
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268 posts since 7 Dec, 2006, from Richmond, VA, USA
voted.
functionform
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198 posts since 13 May, 2017, from Virginia
Voted. I would like to move to something more than a 5 point scale. It was brutal choosing who wasn't a 5 this month, but 4-5 is the only choice we can make to move something from between truly exceptional to "simply" great. Maybe that is the point? Should it hurt when you move a track to a 4?

I wish I could vote on some sort of log scale - 1, 2, 3, 4, 4.5, 4.75, 5.

Regardless, I was so impressed with the compositions this month, some really special pieces.
doctorbob
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1125 posts since 7 Mar, 2014
The voting with 5 categories is like a standard Likert scale as used for example in psychometric testing. The idea is that the midpoint (3) should be "neutral". It also infers that the gap say 1-2 is sort of the same as 4-5 in terms of grading a response. So, maybe Excellent, Good, OK, Poor, Awful could be one way to score - but no-one does that!

Many researchers also favour a 7-point Likert scale as being more sensitive to views/perceptions, and for quite good reasons ...

"Miller (1956) argued that the human mind has a span of absolute judgment that can distinguish about seven distinct categories, a span of immediate memory for about seven items, and a span of attention that can encompass about six objects at a time, which suggested that any increase in number of response categories beyond six or seven might be futile. Colman, A. M., Norris, C. E., & Preston, C. C. (1997)."

Most surveys and Psychometric testing I devised, carried out and analysed (way back now in the 70's/80's) were mainly based on the 7-point Likert scale.

An alternative is a thermometer like scale, where 100 degrees is HOT, and zero degrees is COLD, and you mark somewhere in between. We can understand this "analogue" model vs the integer/digital one in terms of a "judgement".

Interestingly one of the UK Music exam boards used to mark a student in terms of technical ability, musicality, theory, and so on across a number of exam categories. Originally done in a matrix form so you could assess the overall performance in 2 dimensions. e.g. How good were you technically across all exam items? Or, how good were you playing your pieces (which includes your technical mark, musicality mark etc).

We fall somewhere in between here, with some subjectivity (feeing/perception?), and objectivity (our assessment of the various processes used to make the track).

dB

Oh yes, I have voted on my 5-point scale ... (not the one above I hasten to add!!!)
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mostlyjustj
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305 posts since 15 Jan, 2013, from Victoria BC, Canada
functionform wrote:Voted. I would like to move to something more than a 5 point scale. It was brutal choosing who wasn't a 5 this month, but 4-5 is the only choice we can make to move something from between truly exceptional to "simply" great. Maybe that is the point? Should it hurt when you move a track to a 4?

I wish I could vote on some sort of log scale - 1, 2, 3, 4, 4.5, 4.75, 5.

Regardless, I was so impressed with the compositions this month, some really special pieces.


Shuffled my votes today, I agree with this! With only 5 scores to choose from I felt like some of my 4's REALLY should have got 4.5 or 9/10!

Also feel like some of my 3's REALLY should have been 3.5's or 7/10!!

Great work everybody, and sorry to those whose tracks didn't get an extra point in order for my votes to map to the fairest spread I felt I could muster.

In the end I voted using an informal mix of points for music that "subjectively" blew me away in a musical sense, and points for music that was "objectively" super-well crafted even if I wasn't carried away by the track.
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Frostline
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313 posts since 12 Aug, 2016
Finally braved the potential hacker attack and voted.
If displeased with the vote you receive just assume the hacker stole my password and changed my votes. :troll:
Very tough round of competition. People really rose to the challenge that was Diodow. Amazing variety too. :phones:
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Eauson
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835 posts since 8 Jan, 2013, from morf
voted
Good luck everyone :-D
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liqih
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7271 posts since 19 Sep, 2001
Voted for poetics.
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urlwolf
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557 posts since 23 Dec, 2002
Voted! Really good tracks.
zarf
KVRist
 
339 posts since 20 Jan, 2013
Voted :D Nice month of tracks
asi4
KVRist
 
84 posts since 22 Mar, 2016
Voted!!
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