C. Junker, Peter Knees,
"A Semi-Automatic Application to Segment and Tag Recordings from Vinyls."
: Demonstration Session. 10th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR 2009), 2009
A Semi-Automatic Application to Segment and Tag Recordings from Vinyls.
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Demonstration Session. 10th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR 2009)
Digitisation of analogue audio storage media, such as vinyls, can be tedious work. Transferring the
contained music to, e.g., an mp3 file that can be put on portable music devices usually requires several
steps that exceed the (already not trivial) process of recording the pure audio signal. As opposed to
ripping a CD, where audio extraction and labelling with meta-data can be performed fully automatic,
for vinyls, the user has to take care of flipping the disc to record both sides, finding start and end of
every track, extracting individual tracks, and finally manually annotating each track with meta-data.
Disc-JoQey is an open-source software (published under BSD license) that aims at supporting the
user in the process of segmenting, extracting, and tagging tracks from vinyl recordings. After typing in
album artist and album title, Disc-JoQey retrieves album-specific meta-data (track titles, lengths, and
offsets) via a music meta-data search engine (currently MusicBrainz). Since the retrieved data refers
to the CD version of the album, timing data has to be adapted (i.e., mapped to the two sides of the
recording). A waveform representation of the recorded signals can be used to check the correctness of
start and end point for each track and, if necessary, to correct them. All annotated tracks can then be
automatically exported into id3-tagged mp3 files.