[PD] pattern extraction/recognition

marius schebella marius.schebella at gmail.com
Sun Apr 27 18:54:46 CEST 2008

the best performance I ever heard using musical pattern recognition was 
by the trombone player george lewis
he uses a max patch called voyager. I have no idea how it works, maybe 
you find some documentation online. he worked on it for several years. 
and it was extremely good.

Oded Ben-Tal wrote:
>> Hi, i'm looking for a way to make a patch that recognizes musical motifs
>> from a flute player in real-time.
> The first problem is how accurate you expect the pattern recognition to 
> be. I have a piece where I ask Pd to make binary descriminations on input 
> from the flute player, in real time. It works fine.
> It is simple enough to get note information from fiddle~ and write that as 
> a list or a table. The problem is that you won't get 100% of the flute 
> notes (legato notes sometime don't trigger etc.) and the notes fiddle 
> estimates are not always perfect.
> The next problem is how fast can pd process the list/table to identify 
> pattern. That will depend on the length of the patterns (of course) but 
> also the narrower the definition of what pd needs to look for the faster 
> it can match (probably).
> To create a system that works for you, you will definately need to start 
> with recordings before you have something to work with a player on.
> There is a fair ammount of research on music pattern recognition out 
> there, though real-time is not a priority for most at this stage.
> Oded
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