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ACA Tools

Work­ing on my Mas­ters project, I ended up writ­ing a lot of Mat­lab code in scripts for Audio Con­tent Analy­sis. This online repos­i­tory at GitHub is the result of a deci­sion to clean up and doc­u­ment my own code, with

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Genre Identification

Start­ing off as a mini-project for a class, it turned out to be a project to help me get learn and explore Weka, a data min­ing frame­work and using MEX func­tions in Mat­lab. I used the GZTAN genre dataset as

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The Aperion

The Ape­rion is a new musi­cal instru­ment based on the prin­ci­ples of infi­nite sus­tain and acoustic res­o­nance. The goal of the instru­ment is to encour­age inter­ac­tion and exper­i­men­ta­tion in a domain dif­fer­ent from many con­ven­tional instru­ments. The body of the

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fLoop

fLoop : Navigation Interface

Audio retrieval by tim­bral and rhyth­mic sim­i­lar­ity fLoop attempts to solve a com­mon issue faced by artists who com­pose with audio loops; which loop can fol­low the cur­rent one? fLoop is an audio file nav­i­ga­tion tool that pro­vides a sim­ple inter­face

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Speaker Identification in Reverberant Environments

This project was an explo­ration into Com­pu­ta­tional Audi­tory Scene Analy­sis (CASA), Blind Source Sep­a­ra­tion (BSS), Multi-Resolution Analy­sis, Speaker Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, Neural Net­works and Speech Syn­the­sis. It was per­formed as a group of four stu­dents, for a class in DSP for Music. An

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find-a-gig

Find-a-gig attempts to fill some gaps in cur­rent musi­cal event rec­om­men­da­tion sys­tems. LastFm does a pretty good job of rec­om­mend­ing events in a city or coun­try of your choos­ing. Song­kick takes that a step fur­ther by allow­ing you to choose

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geneSynth

Effec­tive search meth­ods become, when the search space is suf­fi­ciently large, indis­tin­guish­able from true cre­ativ­ity” — Richard Dawkins Update — Genesynth fea­tured on the Cycling’74 web­site! geneSynth intended to explore multi-agent con­trol, genetic algo­rithms, inter­ac­tiv­ity in music and the sim­u­la­tion

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Brainwave Entrainment with Binaural Beats

I’ve been inter­ested in bin­au­ral beats since I first heard of their pro­posed ben­e­fits years ago. My per­sonal expe­ri­ence with them, how­ever, never yielded any results. I sus­pected ‘ben­e­fits’ like study aid were place­bos, and effects like decreased stress seemed

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Grainita

Grainita is a new musi­cal instru­ment for novices, draw­ing inspi­ra­tions from sand art, ambi­ent music and sto­chas­tic com­po­si­tion. It attempted to study new forms of inter­ac­tion for music, com­bined audio-visual art par­a­digms, com­puter vision and machine impro­vi­sa­tion through algo­rith­mic com­po­si­tion.

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