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A Piano Sound Database for Testing Automatic Transcription Methods

A piano sound database, called ‘PianoUPM’, is presented. It is intended to help the researching community in developing and testing transcription methods. A practical database needs to contain notes and chords played through the full piano range and it needs to be recorded from acoustic pianos rather than synthesized ones. The presented piano sound database includes the recording of 13 pianos from different manufacturers. There are both upright and grand pianos. The recordings include the eighty-eight notes and eight different chords played both in legato and staccato styles. It also includes some notes of every octave played with four different forces to analyze the nonlinear behavior. This work has been supported by the Spanish National Project TEC2006-13067-C03-01/TCM.

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