Matching live sources with physical models

Paul Brossier; Mark Sandler; Mark Plumbley
DAFx-2003 - London
This paper investigates the use of a physical model template database as the parameter basis for a MPEG-4 Structured Audio (MP4-SA) codec. During analysis, the codec attempts to match the closest corresponding instrument in the database. In this paper, we emphasize the mechanism enabling this match. We give an overview of the final front end, including the pitch detection stage, and remaining problems are discussed. A draft implementation, written in the Python language is described.