TrainYourEars EQ v2 (EDU)


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Ear Training for Sound Engineers


TrainYourEars EQ v2 pluginsmasters

What is it?

TrainYourEars EQ Edition is an ear training software for Mac and PC designed to help you understand equalisers and frequencies like never before.

TrainYourEars EQ v2 pluginsmasters

How does it work?

It speeds up your learning process exposing you to hundreds of random equalizations you have to guess. If you are wrong, it will let you know “how wrong”, and it will let you hear both your guess and the correct answer.

In no time you will develop a frequency memory which will allow you to connect the sound you imagine in your head with the parameters you need to dial, quickly and easily than ever.

TrainYourEars EQ v2 pluginsmasters

What is new in TrainYourEars 2.0?

It has a brand new training method. Instead of guessing, you have to make corrections while you hear the result.

The person who suggested this method to us in the first place was Bob Katz, a renowned mastering guru. TrainYourEars tested it, they loved it, so here it is for all you to enjoy!

Besides it has a new, modern and clean interface, a new assisted training screen, a new exercise designer, it supports other languages, and many other features.

I like the idea but… why should I train?

The ability to connect what is in your mind with the appropriate parameters you have to dial to get that sound is not an easy task. The steps involved should be:

TrainYourEars EQ v2 pluginsmasters

Sometimes people get lost in the translation step and start turning knobs without confidence. The more you work, the better you understand what those knobs really do, but it is a slow process.

People excel in this matter after many years, because they have learned experimenting with lots of different processes applied to lots of different sources. The purpose of this training is to open your ears to what each frequency sounds like and reduce the amount of time needed to acquire this knowledge.

In 15 minutes you can guess or correct 100 random equalisations, so training every day for a few weeks is equivalent to accumulating the experience of many years.

Interesting… and how does it work?

First, you load the music you want to train with:

TrainYourEars EQ v2 pluginsmasters


Then, you choose an exercise or design a new one:

TrainYourEars EQ v2 pluginsmasters


And finally, train your ears with one of these two methods!

TrainYourEars EQ v2 pluginsmasters

TrainYourEars EQ v2 pluginsmasters

TrainYourEars EQ v2 pluginsmasters

Where does this training method come from? Did they make it up?

No, they didn’t! The Guess Method has been used for over 40 years. There were exercises on cassettes, CD’s or it was done manually by teachers. They know it works and it has proven its efficiency over the years with thousands of successful engineers.

The new Correct Method comes from a suggestion Bob Katz (the mastering guru) made to us:

I suggest presenting a piece of recorded music which needs “help” in some frequency range and see if the student can not only identify the problem, but also correct for it in a musically satisfying way.

So that is what they did: correct instead of guess. They tested it and they loved it. It turned out to be both funny and instructive. Both methods complement each other really well.

Besides, they have designed the software to turn these methods into a limitless tool, way better than any cassette or CD, because you can feed it with any music or sound and configure the exercises to a level of diversity and detail which wasn’t imaginable before.

They can’t place more emphasis on this way of training the ear: IT WORKS!

TrainYourEars EQ v2 pluginsmasters

What if I am already a good engineer?

There is always room for improvement! They have designed the software so you can adjust your exercises to something that challenges you. Once you start getting good at it you can introduce changes to make it harder, train a different parameter or train a new combination of parameters. The possibilities are so limitless that it is useful from beginners to professionals! (or even golden ears).

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Minimum Requirements

TrainYourEars works both in PC (Windows) and Mac (macOS).
Mac (macOS)
  • Mac Intel or M1 machine running macOS 10.6 or later.
  • 1Gb of RAM.
  • 800×600 display resolution.
  • An Internet connection.
PC (Windows)
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 or 10.
  • 1Gb of RAM.
  • Pentium 4, Celeron or higher processor.
  • 800×600 display resolution.
  • An ASIO-compatible sound card recommended for optimum audio performance and low latency.
  • An Internet connection.
Please note: These are the minimum requirements but multicore processor and 2Gb of RAM is highly recommended.