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Elicitation and Objective Grading of ‘Punch’ Within Produced Music

Fenton, Steven, Lee, Hyunkook and Wakefield, Jonathan P. (2014) Elicitation and Objective Grading of ‘Punch’ Within Produced Music. In: AES 136th Convention. AES, p. 9043.

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This paper details the results from an investigation into the objective grading of punch within a complex musical signal. The term punch is a subjective term, which is often used to characterize music or sound sources that exhibit a sense of dynamic power or weight to the listener. In a novel reverse elicitation process, experts were asked to create audio samples which they perceived as having punch using a multi-band wave shaping process. Expert listeners then graded the generated punchy audio samples in a controlled listening test. Statistical analysis identified correlations between Mean Subject Scores and the parameters that created the punchy audio samples suggesting that an algorithm could be developed to objectively evaluate punch in produced music.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
School of Computing and Engineering > Music Technology and Production Research Group
School of Music, Humanities and Media > CeReNeM
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Depositing User: Hyunkook Lee
Date Deposited: 06 May 2014 12:58
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 11:42


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