Integrating an Automatic Tonal Expert Agent into a Real-time Music Environment

TitleIntegrating an Automatic Tonal Expert Agent into a Real-time Music Environment
Publication TypeMaster Thesis
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsPilaszanovich, J.
AbstractThe idea of connecting the realm of symbolic music making and the direct use of audio is a relevant problem in today’s music production technologies. In an effort to overcome these issues two different versions of musical expert agents were implemented for a real-time environment. These served as a basis for providing musical knowledge to the instrument player by suggesting multiple sets of symbolic tonal material. The focus was on the generative methods in which the link between the suggested notes and the simultaneously played sound files was made. After conducting a qualitative user test, the overall observation was that players preferred using the automatic expert agents to the manual scenario. In addition, it was concluded that people with less musical knowledge found the automatic tools more useful than people with more musical background.
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