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[17 Jun 2015 | Comments Off | 214 views]

My TEDx talk at Goodenough House is the latest in a long list of outreach “things” that I’ve had the chance to do over the last few weeks, all connected to the paper that Armand and I worked on,…

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[22 Apr 2015 | Comments Off | 330 views]

pYIN v1.1 is released! After the launch a couple of weeks ago of the lovely Tony software for melody transcription we have now released the automatic pitch and note tracker pYIN as a Vamp plugin in its own…

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[11 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 409 views]
Anatomy of the UK Charts

I’ve finally found a new home for the series of 5 blog posts called the “Anatomy of the Charts”, which I wrote in 2011 during my stay as a Research Fellow at Last.fm. In 2011 I’d started thinking about the…

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[19 Mai 2014 | Comments Off | 1,487 views]
Intonation in Unaccompanied Singing: Accuracy, Drift and a Model of Reference Pitch Memory

The preprint of our singing intonation paper is now available! Enjoy!
[Edit: now published here]

Abstract:
This paper presents a study on intonation and intonation drift in unaccompanied singing and proposes a simple model of reference pitch memory…

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[3 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | 887 views]
Tony software presented at the SEMPRE conference

Today I presented Tony, the melody annotation software developed by Chris Cannam, George Fazekas and myself, at this year’s Conference of the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research.

Excitingly, this is now the much improved version…

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[31 Okt 2013 | Comments Off | 846 views]
Presenting the Audio Degradation Toolbox in New York and Brazil

I’m about to embark on a tour promoting our new album, well: paper, called “The Audio Degradation Toolbox and its Application to Robustness Evaluation” (pdf here). You can read all about the toolbox, listen to examples and get the…

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[27 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | 470 views]
DarwinTunes 2.0 Revealed Today

There’s a new DarwinTunes, and we’re going to reveal it today at the Discovery Festival in the Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Eindhoven.

So what is DarwinTunes 2.0? It’s a music evolution machine, wrapped into a shiny web app, in which…

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[16 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | 426 views]

Watch me talk about our work on the Evolution of Music by Public Choice in this interview with FACULTI. It’s mainly a pop science view on our paper (available here). I think they did a good job at…

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[7 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | 583 views]
Songle and Songrium with YouTube content

AIST have gone a step further with Songle.jp, including YouTube content. Previously only less mainstream music from SoundCloud and independent MP3 sources and the Vocaloid community could be found on the site. Songle is a miraculous shop window for Music…

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[5 Feb 2013 | Comments Off | 2,652 views]
Descent of Pop: help us out listening to music

I’ve been involved in measuring the evolution of the charts for quite a while (at Last.fm, see the Anatomy of the Charts), and we’re opening a new chapter now. That new chapter needs your help! We want to dump…