Faculty of Art, Media & Design   » Faculty of Architecture & Spatial Design    
 
Faculty Courses Research Archive

Home
Overview
How to Apply
Contact
News & Events Archive

Pre-Degree
Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Short Courses
International Students

Ethos
Groups
Staff Research
Students
RAE 2008

Rearch Assessment Exercise 2008

Lewis Jones
The Analysis and Determination of the Tuning System in Audio Musical Signals

Conference contribution

The 123rd Convention of the Audio Engineering Society
New York

October 5, 2007

paper: The Analysis and Determination of the Tuning System in Audio Musical Signals
Convention Paper 7271, 5 pages

The tuning system is an essential aspect of a musical piece. It specifies the scale intervals and contributes to the emotions of a song. There is a direct relationship between the musical mode and the tuning of a piece for modal musical traditions. In a broader sense it represents the different genres.

In this paper, delivered at the Audio Engineering Society's 123rd convention, as part of the session, P17: Signal Processing Applied to Music, algorithms based on spectral and chroma averages are developed to construct patterns from audio musical files. Then a similarity measure like the Manhattan distance or the cross-correlation determines the similarity of a piece to each tuning class.

The tuning system provides valuable information about a piece and is worth incorporating into the metadata of a musical file.

read the full paper:

The Analysis and Determination of the Tuning System in Audio Musical Signals

123rd Audio Engineering Convention website


back to Lewis Jones home page



 
 
 
 
 
London Metropolitan University
*