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[2 Apr 2015 | Comments Off | 530 views]
Computer-aided Melody Note Transcription Using the Tony Software: Accuracy and Efficiency

We present Tony, a software tool for the interactive annotation of melodies from monophonic audio recordings, and evaluate its usability and the accuracy of its note extraction method. The scientific

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[2 Apr 2015 | Comments Off | 550 views]

[Paper page at Royal Society Open Science] In modern societies, cultural change seems ceaseless. The flux of fashion is especially obvious for popular music. While much has been written about the origin and evolution of pop, most claims about its…

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[16 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | 324 views]
Modelling the Decay of Piano Sounds

We investigate piano acoustics and compare the theoretical temporal decay of individual partials to recordings of real-world piano notes from the RWC Music Database. We first describe the theory behind double decay and beats, known phenomena caused by the interaction…

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[16 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 520 views]
MedleyDB: a Multitrack Dataset for Annotation-intensive MIR Research

We introduce MedleyDB: a dataset of annotated, royalty-free multitrack recordings. The dataset was primarily developed to support research on melody extraction, addressing important shortcomings of existing collections. For each song we provide melody f0 annotations as well as instrument…

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[11 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 406 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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[9 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 292 views]

Recently, we have witnessed an increasing use of the source-filter model in music analysis, which is achieved by integrating the source filter model into a non-negative matrix factorisation (NMF) framework or statistical

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[8 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 255 views]

We propose a novel set of chroma-based audio features inspired by pitch class set theory and show their utility for style analysis of classical music by using them to classify recordings into

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[1 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 266 views]

We propose string compressibility as a descriptor of temporal structure in audio, for the purpose of determining musical similarity. Our descriptors are based on computing track-wise compression rates of quantised audio features, using multiple temporal resolutions and quantisation granularities. To…

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[19 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | 1,885 views]

Abstract. We propose a novel method for automatic drum transcription from audio that achieves the recognition of individual drums by classifying bar-level drum patterns. Automatic drum transcription has to date been tackled by recognising individual drums or drum combinations. In…

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[14 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | 405 views]

Abstract. This paper presents a comparative study of classification performance in automatic audio chord recognition based on three chroma feature implementations, with the aim of distinguishing effects of frame size, instrumentation, and choice of chroma feature. Research in automatic chord…