Emotional Equalizer: An Emotion-Based Real-Time Music Arrangement System

PhD Thesis Proposal Defence

Title: "Emotional Equalizer: An Emotion-Based Real-Time Music Arrangement 




Most of the famous film and game music is composed from one recognizable theme 
with different arrangements. However, it is time consuming to fit the emotional 
characteristics of the varying scenes in the arrangement stage. In this paper, 
we proposed a real-time music arrangement system, which would allow the user to 
adjust the mood of the music in real-time while keep the theme (i.e., melody) 
of it. The system is formed by 4 modules, which are (1) preprocessing module, 
(2) mood to music parameters conversion module, (3) melody and harmony 
generation module, and (4) instrumentation and synthesizing module. We will 
evaluate the system from three aspects, which are (1) the degree of the mood 
expression, (2) the musical quality of the generated sound, (3) the style 
variety of the generated sound.

Date:			Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Time:                  	4:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue:                  Room 5508
                         (lifts 25/26)

Committee Members:	Prof. Andrew Horner (Supervisor)
 			Dr. Raymond Wong (Chairperson)
 			Dr. Ke Yi
 			Prof. Richard So (IEDA)

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