Automatic Drum Sample Classification


Both professional and hobbyist musicians rely heavily on their computers to make music, and usually find themselves with hard drives full of samples. The majority are individual drum samples, often called "hits" or "one shots." Arranging these samples in folders is usually done manually, by listening to each sample and moving it into a desired folder. While making music, retrieval of these samples is done, once more, by tedious auditions of each and every one. This project is a first step towards making the life of the computer-based musician a little bit easier by automatically classifying these samples and allowing better methods of retrieval.