[LAU] Bpm detection/quantize

Chris Cannam cannam at all-day-breakfast.com
Wed Feb 11 17:03:15 EST 2009

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 9:01 AM, Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org> wrote:
> Beat and rhythm detection also is a hot topic for many years in the
> academic music scene as it's a necessary prerequisite to let a
> computer play along with human performers, ideally in real time.

I actually find this goal more distasteful than the one Fons is objecting to.

I can understand why people are interested in automatic accompaniment,
but mangling human-made music to fit a specific timing map seems like
a more proper goal to me -- "manufactured" being somehow preferable to
"simulated".  (I think this may be an "uncanny valley" situation -- if
you haven't met this term before, look it up.)


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