INTER: D: A drum sound equalizer for controlling volume and timbre of drums

Kazuyoshi Yoshii, Masataka Goto, Hiroshi G. Okuno

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Abstract

A drum sound equalizer, called INTER:D, is described that enables a listener to control the volume and timbre of bass and snare drum sounds in commercial compact-disc recordings. Although the characteristics of the drum sounds are often closely related to the impression made by a musical piece, conventional graphic equalizers cannot adjust their characteristics because they have volume sliders only for the frequency bands. INTER:D provides drum-specific volume sliders that directly control the frequency components of drum sounds, enabling a listener to intuitively cut or boost the volume of each drum. In addition, INTER:D enables a listener to replace the original timbre of each drum with another timbre selected from a drop-down list. These interactive functions are achieved using an automatic music content analysis system based on low-level audio signal processing. This system can estimate the power spectrogram of each drum sound and detect the onset times in a musical piece. Subjective experiments showed that INTER:D can add a new dimension to the way users experience music.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Seminar Digest
Pages205-212
Number of pages8
Volume2005
Edition11099
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd European Workshop on the Integration of Knowledge, Semantics and Digital Media Technology, EWIMT 2005 - London
Duration: 2005 Nov 302005 Dec 1

Other

Other2nd European Workshop on the Integration of Knowledge, Semantics and Digital Media Technology, EWIMT 2005
CityLondon
Period05/11/3005/12/1

Keywords

  • drum sound annotation
  • drum transcription
  • Interactive music-playback interface
  • music information retrieval

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Yoshii, K., Goto, M., & Okuno, H. G. (2005). INTER: D: A drum sound equalizer for controlling volume and timbre of drums. In IET Seminar Digest (11099 ed., Vol. 2005, pp. 205-212) https://doi.org/10.1049/ic.2005.0733