Polyphonic Pitch Detection by Iterative Analysis of the Autocorrelation Function

Sebastian Kraft; Udo Zölzer
DAFx-2014 - Erlangen
In this paper, a polyphonic pitch detection approach is presented, which is based on the iterative analysis of the autocorrelation function. The idea of a two-channel front-end with periodicity estimation by using the autocorrelation is inspired by an algorithm from Tolonen and Karjalainen. However, the analysis of the periodicity in the summary autocorrelation function is enhanced with a more advanced iterative peak picking and pruning procedure. The proposed algorithm is compared to other systems in an evaluation with common data sets and yields good results in the range of state of the art systems.