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Music performance by discovering community loops

@inproceedings{Roma2015MusicPB,
  title={Music performance by discovering community loops},
  author={Gerard Roma and Xavier Serra},
  year={2015}
}
Technologies for discovering sounds in large databases can help breaking the boundary between exploration and music performance. In this paper, we present a system for exploring loops from Freesound. Sound files are grouped by their most common repetition periods, so that they can be played in sync. A graph layout algorithm is used to organize sounds in a two-dimensional plane so that loops with similar timbre are spatially close. The result is a system that can be used as a musical instrument… 

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