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The Freesound Loop Dataset and Annotation Tool

  title={The Freesound Loop Dataset and Annotation Tool},
  author={Ant{\'o}nio Ramires and Frederic Font and Dmitry Bogdanov and Jordan B. L. Smith and Yi-Hsuan Yang and Joann Ching and Bo-Yu Chen and Yueh-Kao Wu and Hsu Wei-Han and Xavier Serra},
Music loops are essential ingredients in electronic music production, and there is a high demand for pre-recorded loops in a variety of styles. Several commercial and community databases have been created to meet this demand, but most are not suitable for research due to their strict licensing. We present the Freesound Loop Dataset (FSLD), a new large-scale dataset of music loops annotated by experts. The loops originate from Freesound, a community database of audio recordings released under… 

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