Real-time segmentation of the temporal evolution of musical sounds

Glover, John C. and Lazzarini, Victor and Timoney, Joseph (2012) Real-time segmentation of the temporal evolution of musical sounds. In: Acoustic 2012 Hong Kong, May 13-18, Hong Kong.

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Since the studies of Helmholtz, it has been known that the temporal evolution of musical sounds plays an important role in our perception of timbre. The accurate temporal segmentation of musical sounds into regions with distinct characteristics is therefore of interest to researchers in the field of timbre perception as well as to those working with different forms of sound modelling and manipulation. Following recent work by Hajda (1996), Peeters (2004) and Caetano et al (2010), this paper presents a new method for the automatic segmentation of the temporal evolution of isolated musical sounds in real-time. We define attack, sustain and release segments using cues from a combination of the amplitude envelope, the spectro- temporal evolution and a measurement of the stability of the sound that is derived from the onset detection function. We conclude with an evaluation of the method.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Real-time segmentation; temporal evolution; musical sounds;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Music
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Item ID: 4098
Depositing User: Joseph Timoney
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2013 12:05
Refereed: Yes

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