User guided audio selection from complex sound mixtures

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Abstract

In this paper we present a novel interface for selecting sounds in audio mixtures. Traditional interfaces in audio editors provide a graphical representation of sounds which is either a waveform, or some variation of a time/frequency transform. Although with these representations a user might be able to visually identify elements of sounds in a mixture, they do not facilitate object-specific editing (e.g. selecting only the voice of a singer in a song). This interface uses audio guidance from a user in order to select a target sound within a mixture. The user is asked to vocalize (or otherwise sonically represent) the desired target sound, and an automatic process identifies and isolates the elements of the mixture that best relate to the user's input. This way of pointing to specific parts of an audio stream allows a user to perform audio selections which would have been infeasible otherwise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUIST 2009 - Proceedings of the 22nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
Pages89-92
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 27 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2009 - Victoria, BC, Canada
Duration: Oct 4 2009Oct 7 2009

Publication series

NameUIST 2009 - Proceedings of the 22nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Other

Other22nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2009
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVictoria, BC
Period10/4/0910/7/09

Keywords

  • Audio interfaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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