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Analysis and Prediction of the Audio Feature Space when Mixing Raw Recordings into Individual Stems

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Processing individual stems from raw recordings is one of the first steps of multitrack audio mixing. In this work we explore which set of low-level audio features are sufficient to design a prediction model for this transformation. We extract a large set of audio features from bass, guitar, vocal, and keys raw recordings and stems. We show that a procedure based on random forests classifiers can lead us to reduce significantly the number of features and we use the selected audio features to train various multi-output regression models. Thus, we investigate stem processing as a content-based transformation, where the inherent content of raw recordings leads us to predict the change of feature values that occurred within the transformation.

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