An Introduction to Audio Content Analysis:Applications in Signal Processing and Music Informatics

Cover Image Copyright Year: 2012
Author(s): Alexander Lerch
Book Type: Wiley-IEEE Press
Content Type : Books & eBooks
Topics: Communication, Networking & Broadcasting ;  Components, Circuits, Devices & Systems ;  Computing & Processing ;  General Topics for Engineers ;  Signal Processing & Analysis
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Abstract

An easily accessible, hands-on approach to digital audio signal processing

With the proliferation of digital audio distribution over digital media, the amount of easily accessible music is ever-growing, requiring new tools for navigating, accessing, and retrieving music in meaningful ways. An understanding of audio content analysis is essential for the design of intelligent music information retrieval applications and content-adaptive audio processing systems.

This book is about how to teach a computer to interpret music signals, thus allowing the design of tools for interacting with music. This book serves as a comprehensive guide on audio content analysis and how to apply it in signal processing and music informatics. Written by a well-known expert in the music industry, An Introduction to Audio Content Analysis ties together topics from audio signal processing and machine learning, showing how to use audio content analysis to pick up musical characteristics au omatically. The author clearly explains the analysis of audio signals and the extraction of metadata describing the content of the signal, covering both abstract descriptions of technical properties and musical descriptions such as tempo, harmony and key, musical style, and performance attributes. Musical information is given a separate analysis in each category, whether tonal, pitch, harmony, key, temporal, or tempo, among others.

Readers will get access to various analysis algorithms and learn to compare different standard approaches to the same task. The book includes a review of the fundamentals of audio signal processing, psychoacoustics, and music theory.

An invaluable guide for newcomers to audio signal processing and industry experts alike, An Introduction to Audio Content Analysis also features downloadable MATLAB files from a companion website, www.AudioContentAnalysis.org, lists of abbreviations and symbols, and references.

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    Fundamentals

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  • Audio Signals

  • Signal Processing

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    Instantaneous Features

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  • Audio Pre-Processing

  • Statistical Properties

  • Spectral Shape

  • Signal Properties

  • Feature Post-Processing

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    Intensity

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  • Human Perception of Intensity and Loudness

  • Representation of Dynamics in Music

  • Features

  • Peak Envelope

  • Psycho-Acoustic Loudness Features

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    Tonal Analysis

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  • Human Perception of Pitch

  • Representation of Pitch in Music

  • Fundamental Frequency Detection

  • Tuning Frequency Estimation

  • Key Detection

  • Chord Recognition

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    Temporal Analysis

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  • Human Perception of Temporal Events

  • Representation of Temporal Events in Music

  • Onset Detection

  • Beat Histogram

  • Detection of Tempo and Beat Phase

  • Detection of Meter and Downbeat

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    Alignment

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  • Dynamic Time Warping

  • Audio-to-Audio Alignment

  • Audio-to-Score Alignment

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    Musical Genre, Similarity, and Mood

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  • Musical Genre Classification

  • Related Research Fields

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    Audio Fingerprinting

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  • Fingerprint Extraction

  • Fingerprint Matching

  • Fingerprinting System: Example

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    Music Performance Analysis

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  • Musical Communication

  • Music Performance Analysis

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    Appendix A: Convolution Properties

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    Commutativity
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    Appendix B: Fourier Transform

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    Properties of the Fourier Transformation
    Spectrum of Example Time Domain Signals
    Transformation of Sampled Time Signals
    Short Time Fourier Transform of Continuous Signals
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    Appendix C: Principal Component Analysis

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    Appendix D: Software for Audio Analysis

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    References

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    Index

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