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Automated Tonal Balance Enhancement for Audio Mastering Applications

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAudio Engineering Society Convention 134
PublisherAES Audio Engineering Society
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - May 2013
Publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings

Abstract

Modern audio mastering procedures are involved with the selective enhancement or attenuation of specific frequency bands. The main reason is the tonal enhancement of the original / unmastered audio material. The aforementioned process is mostly based on the musical information and the mode of the audio material. This information can be retrieved from a listening procedure of the original stimuli, or the correspondent musical key notes. The current work presents an adaptive and automated equalization system that performs the aforementioned mastering procedure, based on a novel method of fundamental frequency tracking. In addition to this, the overall system is being evaluated with objective PEAQ analysis and subjective listening tests in real mastering audio conditions.