AN OVERVIEW OF THE MAIN INSTRUMENT SAMPLE libraries used in psychoacoustics, sound analysis, and instrument classification research is presented. One of the central libraries, the McGill University Master Samples (MUMS, Opolko & Wapnick, 2006) is reviewed in detail. This library has over 6000 sound samples representing most classical and popular musical instruments and a wide variety of articulation styles.A closer scrutiny revealed a conspicuous amount of labeling errors, intonation inaccuracies, and the absence of an integrated database. These errors are identified and catalogued, and revisions are implemented in a form of an installer.
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Research Article| February 01 2008
Instrument Library (MUMS) Revised
Music Perception (2008) 25 (3): 253–255.
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Tuomas Eerola, Rafael Ferrer; Instrument Library (MUMS) Revised. Music Perception 1 February 2008; 25 (3): 253–255. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2008.25.3.253
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