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A method is described which analyzes the basic pattern of beats in a piece of music, the musical meter. The analysis is performed jointly at three different time scales: at the temporally atomic tatum pulse level, at the tactus pulse level which corresponds to the tempo of a piece, and at the musical measure level. Acoustic signals from arbitrary musical(More)
A system was designed, which is able to detect the perceptual onsets of sounds in acoustic signals. The system is general in regard to the sounds involved and was found to be robust for different kinds of signals. This was achieved without assuming regularities in the positions of the onsets. In this paper, a method is first proposed that can determine the(More)
We report on the tempo induction contest organized during the International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR 2004) held at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, in October 2004. The goal of this contest was to evaluate some state-of-the-art algorithms in the task of inducing the basic tempo (as a scalar, in beats per minute) from(More)
The aim of this paper is to investigate the feasibility of an audio-based context recognition system. Here, context recognition refers to the automatic classification of the context or an environment around a device. A system is developed and compared to the accuracy of human listeners in the same task. Particular emphasis is placed on the computational(More)
A new method for estimating the fundamental frequencies of concurrent musical sounds is described. The method is based on an iterative approach, where the fundamental frequency of the most prominent sound is estimated, the sound is subtracted from the mixture, and the process is repeated for the residual signal. For the estimation stage, an algorithm is(More)
In this paper, we address the problem of computational auditory scene recognition and describe methods to classify auditory scenes into predefined classes. By auditory scene recognition we mean recognition of an environment using audio information only. The auditory scenes comprised tens of everyday outside and inside environments, such as streets,(More)
This article proposes a method for the automatic transcription of the melody, bass line, and chords in polyphonic pop music. The method uses a frame-wise pitch-salience estimator as a feature extraction front-end. For the melody and bass-line transcription, this is followed by acoustic modeling of note events and musicological modeling of note transitions.(More)
In this paper, a system for pitch independent musical instrument recognition is presented. A wide set of features covering both spectral and temporal properties of sounds was investigated, and their extraction algorithms were designed. The usefulness of the features was validated using test data that consisted of 1498 samples covering the full pitch ranges(More)