Brecht De Man

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Mixing multitrack music is an expert task where characteristics of the individual elements and their sum are manipulated in terms of balance, timbre and positioning, to resolve technical issues and to meet the creative vision of the artist or engineer. In this paper we conduct a mixing experiment where eight songs are each mixed by eight different(More)
We present an overview of the Semantic Audio Feature Extraction (SAFE) Project, a novel data collection architecture for the extraction and retrieval of semantic descriptions of musical timbre, deployed within the digital audio workstation. By embedding the data capture system into the music production workflow, we are able to maximise the return of(More)
Perceptual evaluation tests where subjects assess certain qualities of different audio fragments are an integral part of audio and music research. These require specialised software, usually custom-made, to collect large amounts of data using meticulously designed interfaces with carefully formulated questions, and play back audio with rapid switching(More)
In music production, descriptive terminology is used to define perceived sound transformations. By understanding the underlying statistical features associated with these descriptions, we can aid the retrieval of contextually relevant processing parameters using natural language, and create intelligent systems capable of assisting in audio engineering. In(More)
Perceptual listening tests are commonplace in audio research and a vital form of evaluation. While a large number of tools exist to run such tests, many feature just one test type, are platform dependent, run on proprietary software, or require considerable configuration and programming. Using Web Audio, the Web Audio Evaluation Tool (WAET) addresses these(More)
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