Aucouturier, J.-J., Pachet, F. and Hanappe, P. From Sound Sampling To Song Sampling. Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), pages 1-8, Barcelona, Spain, 2004 University Pompeu Fabra

Sony CSL authors: Jean-Julien Aucouturier, Peter Hanappe, François Pachet


This paper proposes to use the techniques of Music Information Retrieval in the context of Music Interaction. We describe a system, the SongSampler, inspired by the technology of audio sampling, which automatically samples a song to produce an instrument (typically using a Midi keyboard) that plays sounds found in the original audio file. We use MIR techniques such as content descriptors and similarity measures in order to select the song(s) to sample in a music database. The resulting instrument influences the user’s performance, which, in turn, is analyzed with MIR tools and modifies the sampler’s setting. Playing with such an instrument creates an original situation in which listeners play their own music with the sounds of their favourite tunes, in a constant interaction with a music database. The paper describes the main technical issues at stake concerning the integration of music information retrieval in an interactive instrument, and reports on preliminary experiments.

Keywords: Music, SemanticHifi


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@INPROCEEDINGS { aucouturier:04d, ADDRESS="Barcelona, Spain", AUTHOR="Aucouturier, J.-J. and Pachet, F. and Hanappe, P.", BOOKTITLE="Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR)", ORGANIZATION="University Pompeu Fabra", PAGES="1-8", TITLE="From Sound Sampling To Song Sampling", YEAR="2004", }