François Pachet

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We propose a system, the Continuator, that bridges the gap between two classes of traditionally incompatible musical systems: 1) interactive musical systems, limited in their ability to generate stylistically consistent material, and 2) music imitation systems, which are fundamentally not interactive. Our purpose is to allow musicians to extend their(More)
The “bag of frames” approach (BOF) to audio pattern recognition models signals as the long-term statistical distribution of their local spectral features, a prototypical implementation of which being Gaussian Mixture Models of Mel-Frequency Cepstrum Coefficients. This approach is the most predominent paradigm to extract high-level descriptions from music(More)
The "bag-of-frames" approach (BOF) to audio pattern recognition represents signals as the long-term statistical distribution of their local spectral features. This approach has proved nearly optimal for simulating the auditory perception of natural and human environments (or soundscapes), and is also the most predominent paradigm to extract high-level(More)
The recent progress of Electronic Music Distribution creates a natural pressure for fine-grained musical metadata. This metadata is needed to provide music distribution services which are able to cope with the mere size of music catalogues, and the desire of users to access music titles by similarity. In this context, we describe a project of a global music(More)
Playing with musicians, as if they were there, but without their physical presence, is an old and strong fantasy. Indeed, wouldn’t it be nice if you could play with your favorite – and inaccessible Jazz musician? If you could play with him, or, rather, like him, but still retaining your own musical intentions? Why not then play with a virtual orchestra of(More)
Electronic Music Distribution is in need of robust and automatically extracted music descriptors. An important attribute of a piece of polyphonic music is what is commonly referred to as “the way it sounds”. While there has been a large quantity of research done to model the timbre of individual instruments, little work has been done to analyze “real world”(More)