Desain, P., Honing, H., & Rijk, K. d. (1989). A connectionist quantizer. In Proceedings of the 1989 International Computer Music Conference. 80-85. San Francisco: Computer Music Association.


Time quantization is the process of extracting a metrical score from a musical performance. In earlier work we proposed a connectionist quantization network designed to converge from non-metrical performance data to a metrical equilibrium. In this article we discuss several methods for studying this system more closely and describe extensions such as a process model with tempo tracking, and ideas about handling polyphony and multi-tracking. These extensions will result in a full technical implementation of the quantizer. As an appendix a mathematical description is supplied.

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