Exploring Visualisation of Channel Activity, Levels and EQ for User Interfaces Implementing the Stage Metaphor for Music Mixing

Steven Gelineck, Anders Kirk Uhrenholt

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Abstract

This short précis outlines a collection of different strategies for visualising simple audio features for a GUI- based audio mixing interface that uses the stage metaphor control scheme. Audio features such as activity, loudness and spectral centroid are extracted in real-time and mapped to different visual cues that can be adapted to the circular widgets most often found in implementations of the stage metaphor. An initial evaluation suggests that while the visualisations are generally intuitive and provide information about activity of audio channels, they are not used directly. When implementing these kinds of dynamic graphical visualisations it is thus important to consider how intrusive they are compared to their usefulness in a real mixing context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd AES Workshop on Intelligent Music Production
Volume13
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Publication date13 Sep 2016
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2016
Event2nd AES Workshop on Intelligent Music Production - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Sep 201613 Sep 2016

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Conference2nd AES Workshop on Intelligent Music Production
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period13/09/201613/09/2016

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User interfaces
Visualization
Graphical user interfaces
Interfaces (computer)

Keywords

  • Stage Metaphor
  • Mixing
  • Music
  • Visualisation
  • Levels
  • EQ
  • Frequency
  • User Interface
  • Evaluation
  • Multimodal Interaction

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Gelineck, S., & Uhrenholt, A. K. (2016). Exploring Visualisation of Channel Activity, Levels and EQ for User Interfaces Implementing the Stage Metaphor for Music Mixing. In Proceedings of the 2nd AES Workshop on Intelligent Music Production (Vol. 13). Audio Engineering Society.
Gelineck, Steven ; Uhrenholt, Anders Kirk. / Exploring Visualisation of Channel Activity, Levels and EQ for User Interfaces Implementing the Stage Metaphor for Music Mixing. Proceedings of the 2nd AES Workshop on Intelligent Music Production. Vol. 13 Audio Engineering Society, 2016.
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Gelineck, S & Uhrenholt, AK 2016, Exploring Visualisation of Channel Activity, Levels and EQ for User Interfaces Implementing the Stage Metaphor for Music Mixing. in Proceedings of the 2nd AES Workshop on Intelligent Music Production. vol. 13, Audio Engineering Society, 2nd AES Workshop on Intelligent Music Production, London, United Kingdom, 13/09/2016.

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Gelineck S, Uhrenholt AK. Exploring Visualisation of Channel Activity, Levels and EQ for User Interfaces Implementing the Stage Metaphor for Music Mixing. In Proceedings of the 2nd AES Workshop on Intelligent Music Production. Vol. 13. Audio Engineering Society. 2016