This is the companion webpage for the paper:
Zhiyao Duan and Bryan Pardo, Soundprism: an online system for score-informed source separation of music audio, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 1205-1215, 2011. <pdf> <slides>
As describied in the paper, we compare Soundprism with three other source separation systems:
1. We first present three examples from the Bach chorale dataset, each of which has a different polyphony.
2. Then, we present two examples of realistic orchestral music from the RWC database , where sources are mixed in a natural environment instead of being individually recorded then artificially mixed. Note that we do not have the ground-truth sources, nor the ground-truth audio-score alignment. Therefore, we do not have results of "Ideally-aligned" here.
Now we show score following results of the above examples. We compare Soundprism with an offline audio-score alignment method:
We show the results by time-warping the original mixture according to the output alignment of each score follower/aligner. You may follow the following steps to get a feel for the alignment results of these examples:
|ID||Score||Original audio||Time-warped audio by Soundprism||Time-warped audio by Scorealign|
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