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Music Boxes

by | 17th, January 2006

‘HOW do you categorise your music collection?

Is it a simple A to Z of hits and albums? Or are you in tune with your inner muso, categorising your library of sounds by genre, cross referencing each item by artiste’s name, country of origin and musical influences?

Imagine how much more complex and thorough your collection would be if it were organised by a computer.

The Guardian reports that Brian Whitman and Tristan Jehan, two scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have devised computer software that defines music in a whole new way.

The Echo Nest software analyses the context of a song – taking into account reviews as well as how loud or soft it is, and the tempo.

‘At the same time, it also can listen to the music do some signal processing to figure out stuff like dominant key and pitch and rhythm and structure,” says

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