Seminar: Audio Processing, Summer Term 2013

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There will be regular meetings with individual tutors throughout the semester, where the content, the summary, and the presentation slides are discussed and worked out. Furthermore, there will be one or several meetings where the participants give their presentations. The tentative dates for these meetings are:

  • 01.07.2013, 16:15 - 19:15
  • 08.07.2013, 16:15 - 19:15

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Meinard Müller.


In this seminar, we discuss a number of current research problems in the fields of Music Processing and Music Information Retrieval (MIR). Possible topics include:

  • Fundamental Frequency Estimation
  • Harmonic-Percussive Source Separation
  • Non-negative Matrix Factorization
  • Music Structure Analysis
  • Music Synchronization

Course requirements

The seminar particularly addresses participants of the course Music Processing with a good understanding of the lecture's content. Requirements are a solid mathematical background, a good understanding of fundamentals in digital signal processing, as well as a general background and personal interest in music. The seminar is accompanied by readings from textbooks or the research literature. Furthermore, the students are required to experiment with MATLAB. The following video gives a brief impression about some of the requirements:

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Course material

  • Textbook: Meinard Müller, Information Retrieval for Music and Motion 318 p. 136 illus. 39 in color, hardcover ISBN: 978-3-540-74047-6 Springer
  • Course information and further material will be announced in the preparatory meeting.
  • Relevant material will be handed out on an individual basis.

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