Multiple-instrument polyphonic music transcription using a temporally constrained shift-invariant model

Benetos, E. & Dixon, S. (2013). Multiple-instrument polyphonic music transcription using a temporally constrained shift-invariant model. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA), 133(3), pp. 1727-1741. doi: 10.1121/1.4790351

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Abstract

A method for automatic transcription of polyphonic music is proposed in this work that models the temporal evolution of musical tones. The model extends the shift-invariant probabilistic latent component analysis method by supporting the use of spectral templates that correspond to sound states such as attack, sustain, and decay. The order of these templates is controlled using hidden Markov model-based temporal constraints. In addition, the model can exploit multiple templates per pitch and instrument source. The shift-invariant aspect of the model makes it suitable for music signals that exhibit frequency modulations or tuning changes. Pitch-wise hidden Markov models are also utilized in a postprocessing step for note tracking. For training, sound state templates were extracted for various orchestral instruments using isolated note samples. The proposed transcription system was tested on multiple-instrument recordings from various datasets. Experimental results show that the proposed model is superior to a non-temporally constrained model and also outperforms various state-of-the-art transcription systems for the same experiment.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2013 Acoustical Society of America. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the Acoustical Society of America. The following article appeared in (The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA), 133(3), 1727 - 1741 and may be found at 10.1121/1.4790351
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Informatics > Department of Computing
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/2155

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