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Towards a Perceptual Model of 'Punch' in Musical Signals

Fenton, Steven and Lee, Hyunkook (2015) Towards a Perceptual Model of 'Punch' in Musical Signals. In: 139th International AES Convention, 29th October - 1st November 2015, New York, USA.

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A perceptual model for the measurement of ‘punch’ in musical signals. Punch is an attribute that is often used to characterize music or sound sources that convey a sense of dynamic power or weight to the listener. A methodology is explored that combines signal separation and low level parameter measurement to produce a perceptually weighted ‘punch’ score. The parameters explored are the onset time and frequency components of the signal across octave bands. The ‘punch’ score is determined by a weighted sum of these parameters using coefficients derived through a large scale listening test. The model may have application in music information retrieval (MIR) and music production tools. The presentation presents findings outlined in the paper of the same title.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
School of Computing and Engineering > Music Technology and Production Research Group
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Depositing User: Steven Fenton
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 15:36
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 17:41


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