Extracting musical information from sound

A session at PyCon US 2012

Friday 9th March, 2012

11:30am to 12:10pm (PST)

Music Information Retrieval technology has gotten good enough that you extract musical metadata from your sound files with some degree of accuracy. Find out how to use Python (along with third-party APIs) to determine everything from the key/tempo of a song to the pitch/timbre of individual notes. Then we'll do some amusing analysis of popular tunes.

Music Information Retrieval technology has gotten good enough that you extract musical metadata from your sound files with some degree of accuracy. Find out how to use Python (along with third-party APIs) to determine everything from the key/tempo of a song to the pitch/timbre of individual notes. Then we'll do some amusing analysis of popular tunes.

Getting basic data about sounds.
Visualizing waveforms.
Parsing musical information at the level of song.
Detecting individual notes ("segments").
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Adrian Holovaty

Web developer, cocreator of @djangoproject, built @soundslice, poster of YouTube guitar videos. Formerly founded @everyblock. bio from Twitter

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Time 11:30am12:10pm PST

Date Fri 9th March 2012

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