Automated rhythmic transformation of musical audio

Jason A. Hockman; Juan P. Bello; Matthew E. P. Davies; Mark D. Plumbley
DAFx-2008 - Espoo
Time-scale transformations of audio signals have traditionally relied exclusively upon manipulations of tempo. We present a novel technique for automatic mixing and synchronization between two musical signals. In this transformation, the original signal assumes the tempo, meter, and rhythmic structure of the model signal, while the extracted downbeats and salient intra-measure infrastructure of the original are maintained.