Semantic Description of Timbral Transformations in Music Production

Stables, Ryan and De Man, Brecht and Enderby, Sean and Fazekas, Gyorgy and Reiss, Joshua and Wilmering, Thomas (2016) Semantic Description of Timbral Transformations in Music Production. In: Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on Multimedia Conference. ACM. ISBN 978-1-4503-3603-1

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Abstract

Abstract. In music production, descriptive terminology is used to define perceived sound transformations. By understanding the underlying statistical features associated with these descriptions, we can aid the retrieval of contextually relevant processing parameters using natural language, and create intelligent systems capable of assisting in audio engineering. In this study, we present an analysis of a dataset containing descriptive terms gathered using a series of processing modules, embedded within a Digital Audio Workstation. By applying hierarchical clustering to the audio feature space, we show that similarity in term representations exists within and between transformation classes. Furthermore, the organisation of terms in low-dimensional timbre space can be explained using perceptual concepts such as size and dissonance. We conclude by performing Latent Semantic Indexing to show that similar groupings exist based on term frequency.

Item Type: Book Section
Date: 2016
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology > Digital Media Technology
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA11: Computer Science and Informatics
Depositing User: Ian Mcdonald
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 11:19
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2021 15:51
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4105

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