With the increase of digital audio dissemination, generated by the popularization of personal computers and worldwide low-latency networks, many entertaining applications can easily be imagined to rhythmic analyses of audio. We herein report on a method of automatic extraction of a rhythmic attribute from percussive music audio signals: the smallest rhythmic pulse, called the 'tick'. Evaluations of the proposed scheme yielded quite good results. We then discuss the relevance of use of the tick as the basic feature of rhythmic analyses.
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