Sound Search by Content-based Navigation in Large Databases

  title={Sound Search by Content-based Navigation in Large Databases},
  author={Diemo Schwarz and Norbert Schnell},
We propose to apply the principle of interactive real-time corpus-based concatenative synthesis to search in effects or instrument sound databases, which becomes content-based navigation in a space of descriptors and categories. This surpasses existing approaches of presenting the sound database first in a hierarchy given by metadata, and then letting the user listen to the remaining list of responses. It is based on three scalable algorithms and novel concepts for efficient visualisation and… CONTINUE READING