Subband-based Drum Transcription for Audio Signals

George Tzanetakis, Richard Ian McWalter, Ajay Kapur

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Content-based analysis of music can help manage the increasing amounts of music information available digitally and is becoming an important part of multimedia research. The use of drums and percussive sounds is pervasive to popular and world music. In this paper we describe an automatic system for detecting and transcribing low and medium-high frequency drum events from audio signals. Two different subband front-ends are utilized. The first is based on bandpass filters and the second is based on wavelet analysis. Experimental results utilizing music, drum loops and Indian tabla thekas as signals are provided. The proposed system can be used as a preprocessing step for rhythm-based music classification and retrieval. In addition it can be used for pedagogical purposes
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 IEEE 7th Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing
Number of pages4
Publication date2005
ISBN (Print)0-7803-9288-4
ISBN (Electronic)0-7803-9289-2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE 7th Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing - Shanghai , China
Duration: 30 Oct 20052 Nov 2005


ConferenceIEEE 7th Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing

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