Stochastic Onset Detection: an approach to detecting percussive attacks in complex audio

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Title Stochastic Onset Detection: an approach to detecting percussive attacks in complex audio
Author Gifford, Toby; Brown, Andrew Robert
Publication Title Sound : Space - The Australasian Computer Music Conference 2008
Editor Wilkie, Sonia & Hood, Anthony
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Fitzroy, Australia
Publisher Australasian Computer Music Association (ACMA)
Abstract This paper introduces a new onset detection algorithm for the extraction of percussive attack times from a musical audio signal. The crux of the technique is to search for patterns of increasing noise in the signal. We therefore refer to it as the Stochastic Onset Detection (SOD) technique. This technique is designed for use with complex audio signals consisting of both pitched and percussive instrumental sounds together, and aims to report solely on the timing of percussive attacks. In contrast to most onset detection algorithms it operates in the time domain and is very efficient; suiting our requirements for real-time detection. In this paper we describe our approach to onset detection, compare this with other approaches, outline our detection algorithm and provide preliminary results from musical trials to validate the algorithm's effectiveness.
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Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2008. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference's website or contact the authors.
ISBN 1448-7780
Conference name Australasian Computer Music Conference 2008
Location Sydney, Australia
Date From 2008-07-10
Date To 2008-07-12
Date Accessioned 2011-08-10
Language en_AU
Research Centre Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre; Centre for Creative Arts Research
Faculty Queensland Conservatorium
Subject Performing Arts and Creative Writing
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Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1x

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