Date of Original Version



Conference Proceeding

Abstract or Description

Getting computers to understand and process audio recordings in terms of their musical content is a difficult challenge. We describe a method in which general, polyphonic audio recordings of music can be aligned to symbolic score information in standard MIDI files. Because of the difficulties of polyphonic transcription, we perform matching directly on acoustic features that we extract from MIDI and audio. Polyphonic audio matching can be used for polyphonic score following, building intelligent editors that understand the content of recorded audio, and the analysis of expressive performance.