TU-Note Violin Sample Library – A Database of Violin Sounds with Segmentation Ground Truth

Henrik von Coler
DAFx-2018 - Aveiro
The presented sample library of violin sounds is designed as a tool for the research, development and testing of sound analysis/synthesis algorithms. The library features single sounds which cover the entire frequency range of the instrument in four dynamic levels, two-note sequences for the study of note transitions and vibrato, as well as solo pieces for performance analysis. All parts come with a hand-labeled segmentation ground truth which mark attack, release and transition/transient segments. Additional relevant information on the samples’ properties is provided for single sounds and two-note sequences. Recordings took place in an anechoic chamber with a professional violinist and a recording engineer, using two microphone positions. This document describes the content and the recording setup in detail, alongside basic statistical properties of the data.