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Online audio/music databases: MPEG7 timbre descriptor scheme and extractor

- Description Scheme in MPEG7 XML Schema for audio timbre (instruments, effects) independent of pitch, intensity and rhythm

- Related extraction software in Matlab.

- MPEG7 industry forum.
- MPEG7 patent consortium.
- CUIDADO and other IST projects.
- Music fairs.

Innovative features:
- Automatic extraction.
- High accuracy in sound description.

Current status:
- Implemented in IRCAM Sound Palette.
- Patent and software licenses available.

Reported by

IRCAM - Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique
1, place Igor Stravinsky
75004 Paris
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