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

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 5, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 270 pages
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With the proliferation of digital audio distribution over digital media, audio content analysis is fast becoming a requirement for designers of intelligent signal-adaptive audio processing systems. Written by a well-known expert in the field, this book provides quick access to different analysis algorithms and allows comparison between different approaches to the same task, making it useful for newcomers to audio signal processing and industry experts alike. A review of relevant fundamentals in audio signal processing, psychoacoustics, and music theory, as well as downloadable MATLAB files are also included.

Please visit the companion website: www.AudioContentAnalysis.org

 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Fundamentals
7
3 Instantaneous Features
31
4 Intensity
71
5 Tonal Analysis
79
6 Temporal Analysis
119
7 Alignment
139
8 Musical Genre Similarity and Mood
151
10 Music Performance Analysis
169
A Convolution Properties
181
B Fourier Transform
185
C Principal Component Analysis
199
D Software for Audio Analysis
201
References
207
Index
243
Copyright

9 Audio Fingerprinting
163

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About the author (2012)

ALEXANDER LERCH, PhD, is Managing Director and co-owner of zplane.development, a research and development firm of licensable technology for digital audio signal processing for both the music software industry and major audio content distributors. Dr. Lerch also teaches audio content analysis at the Technical University of Berlin.

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