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Software for running experiments

Dear List Members,

I am currently searching around for software to generate and sequence
stimuli and collect data for music perception experiments.  I thought I'd
write to see what programs list members have used and found to be
convenient.  Ideally the software should have as many of the following
features as possible:

+be for PC rather than a Mac

+drive MIDI devices

+be able to time note onsets and offsets down to the millisecond

+be able to randomize the order of stimuli anew for each subject

+be able to collect discrete data points directly from the subject (e.g.
reaction times, identification/discrimination responses)

+be able to generate windows that can be viewed/used by the subject during
the experiment (but that don't reveal too much of the structure of the
experiment to the subject)

Any suggestions gratefully received.  I shall write again in about two
weeks summarizing the responses I get.  Thanks in advance for your


Matthew Royal

P.S.  I vaguely remember a similar request coming up on this list a few
months ago, but do not recall seeing any follow-up to it.  My apologies if
this is covering old ground for some people.


Dr. Matthew Royal
Assistant Professor
Department of Theory and Composition
Faculty of Music
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario
Canada N6A 3K7

Tel: (519) 661-2043
Fax: (519) 661-3531
E-mail: mroyal@julian.uwo.ca