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Re: Singing repositories available & bit depth/sample rate advices

Dear Coralie,

Depending on your needs, this might help:

2,671 acapellas, various types, community-contributed, CC-licensed


On 04/03/2011 20:14, Coralie Vincent wrote:
Dear list members,

I have two linked questions to ask you:

1) I am looking for existing singing repositories (a cappella solo
voice) publicly available on the Internet. Could you please point me to
the ones you know? So far, I haven't been able to find any (with Google
- I am probably using wrong keywords).

2) If any of you worked on such a repository, what bit depth and sample
rate did you use for the audio recordings?

In fact, in the framework of the AIRS project (Advancing
Interdisciplinary Research in Singing: http://www.airsplace.ca/about ),
I am working on the creation of a "best practices" guide for voice
recording. One of the main points is, of course, the trade-off between
storage space and sound quality and we would like to be sure the
recordings are of a high enough quality, in order to properly analyze
the data (mostly pitch detection, formants tracking, rhythm, note
duration etc). A choice of 48 kHz / 24 bits seems to be a good
compromise. Does any of you have comments or advices regarding this choice?

Feel free to contact me offlist if you prefer.

Thank you in advance for your answers!


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Dan Stowell
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Centre for Digital Music
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS