BillaBoop – Real time audio learning drum controller


Alan writes BillaBoop is a real-time audio driven drum controller. It was created by Amaury Hazan who is a PhD Student at the Music Technology Group and is specialized in Machine Learning and its applications in the Music Technology field –

BillaBoop is a real-time audio driven drum controller which allows the user to control up to 3 drum instruments. The user can control any drum synth with the voice (beat box), or any object or musical instrument.

Unlike other audio-driven systems wich require a lot of parameter tuning to be able to discriminate the sounds you are playing, BillaBoop incorporates an efficient Machine Learning component which enables the system to learn by demonstration. In a few seconds you show the system what are the sounds you aim to use and you can start using them.

BillaBoop – [via] Link.

*I don’t see any downloads/how-tos, etc – but it does look interesting.

6 thoughts on “BillaBoop – Real time audio learning drum controller

  1. aplumb says:

    In the video comments, looks like he’s still trying to decide what direction to take w.r.t. distributing it.

  2. samurai1200 says:

    The realtime-ness is what makes this awesome. Awesome.

  3. svofski says:

    Not sure how practical it is because even in the video you can notice small lag, for music it’s a no-no unless you can compensate for delay.. Still, this can be hours of fun at the very least. Can’t wait to try it!

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