This is an incomplete list of some of the tracks I use when reviewing audio devices and the reasons I use them. I am always looking for better examples of specific elements and welcome recommendations. I am a lover of blues, blues/rock, classic rock, and anything with good guitar work in it. For that reason, my test tracks tend to be slanted towards those genre.
|Stevie Ray Vaughan
|Guitar to die for, but what I look for is percussion. Snare, cymbal, and highhat.
|The Best of...
|Go Insane (Live)
|Guitar and male vocals. Lots of nuance and subtleties in this song.
|Lie to me
|Lie to me
|Looking for control of bass and sub-bass and bleed into mids.
|Let me get by
|I want more
|Female vocals, brass band
|Saxophone and piano with male vocals
|The bomb shelter Sessions
|Blues Hand me Down
|Looking at attack speed and decay especially in bass and sub-bass. This track gets muddy quick if the equipment can’t handle it.
|Call it love
|Male Vocals and Vocal harmonies
|Duh, Guitar! oh, and the vocals aren't bad either
|City To City
|Songs from the wood
|Give Out but don't give up
|Guitar attack and sub-bass extension
|The Trinity Sessions
|I'm so Lonesome I could cry
|Soundstage and Female Vocals
|Soundstage and Imaging
|Runnin Too Deep
|Soundstage and bass depth/punch
|In the hall of the Mountain King
|Dynamics, this piece goes from near silent to blisteringly loud with every step between well represented in the mix.