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Mix Clarity Prediction using Multiresolution Inter-Band Relationship Analysis

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Previous work proposed a measure of Inter-Band Relationship (IBR) as a measure to predict punch and clarity in a musical piece. This paper proposes a multiresolution approach to increase the effectiveness of the measure when used to objectively measure mix clarity. Two listening tests were performed to elicit mix clarity scores for different mixes of the same song and songs of different styles. These scores were used to evaluate the IBR measures. The results indicate that the multiresolution IBR approach is more effective than the original measurement at predicting mix clarity. Spearman correlation values of rho = 0.7697 & rho = 0.7882 were achieved with respect to the two listening tests.

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