Content-based melodic transformations of audio material for a music processing application

Emilia Gómez; Gilles Peterschmitt; Xavier Amatriain; Perfecto Herrera
DAFx-2003 - London
This paper presents an application for performing melodic transformations to monophonic audio phrases. The system first extracts a melodic description from the audio. This description is presented to the user and can be stored and loaded in a MPEG-7 based format. A set of high-level transformations can then be applied to the melodic description. These high-level transformations are mapped into a set of low-level signal transformations and then applied to the audio signal. The algorithms for description extraction and audio transformation are also presented.