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Building Psychoacoustic Analysis Software
Dear Auditory List -
We are currently building software that analyses samples of sound or
music using psychoacoustic and acoustic methods. The program is a
template which centralises control of various routines for batch
analysis, followed by appropriate statistical and graphical analysis.
By using Matlab as the central environment we aim to exploit its
graphing, statistical, and `soft computing' tools. The software will
be designed with research in mind.
We are looking for analysis routines that provide descriptive
parameters about aspects of spoken, sung or played sound primarily.
Some of the types of descriptive parameters we are interested in
Psychoacoustic Models (Loudness, Sharpness, Roughness, Fluctuation
Musical Phrase Analysis
Musical Texture Analysis
Beat Tracking and Tempo Analysis
Pitch and Pitch Strength
Binaural Spatial Measures
We are hoping that researchers on this list might be interested in
contributing routines they may have implemented (not necessarily only
Matlab code) for incorporation in this program. The hope is that once
the software is relatively bug free it will be freely released, and
that it may be useful for other researchers. Contributers would
understandably expect some credit for supplying their software which
is likely to be achieved through a citation system. References will
be displayed when each parameter is calculated, so that users are
reminded who developed the particular routine. The user manual for
this software may also include (copyright permitting) any papers (or
perhaps links to papers) associated with any contributed code.
Acoustics Research Laboratory
Faculty of Architecture
The University of Sydney