REpeating Pattern Extraction Technique (REPET): A Simple Method for Music/Voice Separation

  title={REpeating Pattern Extraction Technique (REPET): A Simple Method for Music/Voice Separation},
  author={Zafar Rafii and Bryan Pardo},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing},
Repetition is a core principle in music. Many musical pieces are characterized by an underlying repeating structure over which varying elements are superimposed. This is especially true for pop songs where a singer often overlays varying vocals on a repeating accompaniment. On this basis, we present the REpeating Pattern Extraction Technique (REPET), a novel and simple approach for separating the repeating “background” from the non-repeating “foreground” in a mixture. The basic idea is to… CONTINUE READING
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