15th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

September 14-18, 2014

Phase-Based Harmonic/Percussive Separation

Estefanía Cano (1), Mark Plumbley (2), Christian Dittmar (1)

(1) Fraunhofer IDMT, Germany
(2) Queen Mary University of London, UK

In this paper, a method for separation of harmonic and percussive elements in music recordings is presented. The proposed method is based on a simple spectral peak detection step followed by a phase expectation analysis that discriminates between harmonic and percussive components. The proposed method was tested on a database of 10 audio tracks and has shown superior results to the reference state-of-the-art approach.

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Bibliographic reference.  Cano, Estefanía / Plumbley, Mark / Dittmar, Christian (2014): "Phase-based harmonic/percussive separation", In INTERSPEECH-2014, 1628-1632.