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When generating musical sound on a digital computer, it is important to have a good model whose parameters provide a rich source of meaningful sound transformations. Three basic model types are in prevalent use today for musical sound generation: instrument models, spectrum models, and abstract models. Instrument models attempt to parametrize a sound at its(More)
We present a new technique for audio signal comparison based on tonal subsequence alignment and its application to detect cover versions (i.e., different performances of the same underlying musical piece). Cover song identification is a task whose popularity has increased in the music information retrieval (MIR) community along in the past, as it provides a(More)
This paper describes a peak-tracking spectrum analyzer, called Parshl, which is useful for extracting additive synthesis parameters from inharmonic sounds such as the piano. Parshl is based on the Short-Time Fourier Transform (STFT), adding features for tracking the amplitude, frequency, and phase trajectories of spectral lines from one FFT to the next.(More)
In this paper we give an overview of the Foafing the Music system. The system uses the Friend of a Friend (FOAF) and RDF Site Summary (RSS) vocabularies for recommending music to a user, depending on the user’s musical tastes and listening habits. Music information (new album releases, podcast sessions, audio from MP3 blogs, related artists’ news and(More)
We have studied the problem of generating expressive musical perfor mances in the context of tenor saxophone interpretations We have done several recordings of a tenor sax playing di erent Jazz ballads with di er ent degrees of expressiveness including an inexpressive interpretation of each ballad These recordings are analyzed using SMS spectral modeling(More)
We present Essentia 2.0, an open-source C++ library for audio analysis and audio-based music information retrieval released under the Affero GPL license. It contains an extensive collection of reusable algorithms which implement audio input/output functionality, standard digital signal processing blocks, statistical characterization of data, and a large set(More)
A system capable of describing the musical content of any kind of sound file or sound stream, as it is supposed to be done in MPEG7-compliant applications, should provide an account of the different moments where a certain instrument can be listened to. In this paper we concentrate on reviewing the different techniques that have been so far proposed for(More)
The field of Music Information Retrieval has always acknowledged the need for rigorous scientific evaluations, and several efforts have set out to develop and provide the infrastructure, technology and methodologies needed to carry out these evaluations. The community has enormously gained from these evaluation forums, but we have reached a point where we(More)
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