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[30 Okt 2015 | Comments Off | 262 views]
“Why singing is interesting”

I’ve had the privilege to co-present a tutorial on “Why singing is interesting” with Simon Dixon and Masataka Goto this Monday (26th October, 2015) at the ISMIR 2015 conference. Check the slides here. I include our abstract below.…

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[11 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | 691 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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[12 Okt 2012 | One Comment | 1,250 views]
Chordroid demo

I’m currently at the ISMIR conference in Porto, Portugal. Very nice conference — and I’m hoping to contribute to that some more by presenting Sam Myer’s “Chordroid” real-time chord detection tool, which works on Android devices. In fact, I’ve actually…

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[26 Okt 2011 | Comments Off | 959 views]

In the heat of the moment I’ve got two things wrong in my paper entitled Timbre and Melody Features for the Recognition of Vocal Activity and Instrumental Solos in Polyphonic Music. First of all I apologise to Ferdinand Fuhrmann,…

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[17 Okt 2011 | Comments Off | 673 views]

I was invited by Dan Tidhar to present at last week’s visualisation workshop at King’s. It’s been a very pleasant experience, and and we discussed quite a broad range of topics, triggered by the different presentations. Mine was possibly the…

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[9 Mrz 2011 | Comments Off | 7,821 views]

Abstract: We present Song Prompter, a software system that acts as a performance assistant by showing horizontally scrolling lyrics and chords in a graphical user interface, together with an audio accompaniment consisting of bass and MIDI drums. Both alignment and…

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[14 Dez 2010 | Comments Off | 922 views]

We present our submission MD1 to the Chord Estimation Task of the 2010 Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange (MIREX 2010). The front-end chroma generation is based on a new implementation of NNLS Chroma (http://www.isophonics.net/nnls-chroma) as a Vamp plugin. The…

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[28 Okt 2010 | Comments Off | 4,467 views]

I’m really glad that Chris Cannam from the Centre for Digital Music recently asked me to publish some of my research code I developed there as open source software… we proudly present NNLS Chroma and Chordino! While NNLS-Chroma may…

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[31 Aug 2010 | Comments Off | 1,294 views]

Abstract. The identification of recurrent patterns in chord progressions into meaningful units is a useful tool for a variety of tasks in automatic music processing and analysis, e.g. for the identification of song sections and the induction of song structure,…

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[6 Aug 2010 | Comments Off | 2,329 views]

We present Song Prompter, a software system that acts as a performance guide by showing horizontally scrolling lyrics, chords, beats marks and bar marks in a graphical user interface, together with an audio accompaniment consisting of bass and MIDI drums.…