Issue No. 02 - April-June (2006 vol. 13)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MMUL.2006.35
Andrew Horner , Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Lydia Ayers , Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Simon Lui , Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The mobile phone industry has a problem with conversion from MIDI to SP-MIDI, which handles specific polyphonic limits. Simple specific polyphonic reduction algorithms, such as note-stealing, may lose or interrupt important musical information. Therefore, we present a phrase-stealing algorithm that drops the perceptually least important notes and preserves the most important phrases. Tests show that listeners reacted positively to this solution.
MIDI, SP-MIDI, transcoding, mobile phones, ring tones, phrase stealing, polyphony reduction
Andrew Horner, Lydia Ayers, Simon Lui, "MIDI to SP-MIDI Transcoding Using Phrase Stealing", IEEE MultiMedia, vol. 13, no. , pp. 52-59, April-June 2006, doi:10.1109/MMUL.2006.35