I’ve just released a new version of my music training / anti-tinnitus Web app Plasticity. Here is a list of changes:
- Keyboard shortcuts with WASD keys should make long training sessions easier (per Lord Denton’s request)
- Mobile support with a responsive design lets you train when you don’t have your computer with you. Please use high-quality headphones and make sure all “audio enhancements” (built-in sound distortion) are disabled on your device.
- Eye candy: Pretty sweet slide in/out transitions between questions, re-rendered high-resolution images for retina screens, redesigned buttons (uniform across platforms)
- Improved performance when replaying last tone
- Tested on Firefox, Chrome (Win/Android), Safari (Mac/iOS). (Worked around a Web Audio bug in Safari which sometimes resulted in sounds no longer playing until the game is restarted.)
Peter Moffitt Jan 30, 2016 at 4:48 pm
After tuning pianos since 1977, and in 1981 successful surgery to remove a huge colesteatoma from the venticular area behind my left tympanic membrane, I now confront spurious disharmonic resonances, which are confusing my sense of “imaging” of stereo music. I will use this wonderful sweep generator to map out which frequencies, or areas of pitch-spectrum, seem to have the greatest apparent “Q,” or rather, where in the audio sweep are the ‘spikes’ in this strange reflection of pitches. Often there is a wobbling of pitch interpretation in my perception. I thank you. If there is a surgery to relieve some subtle pressure on the cochlea, I will pursue it; I am aware that imbalanced hearing can impair overall cognition, if severe enough. Salute!–PM