A plethora of different onset detection methods have been proposed in the recent years. However, few attempts have been made with respect to widely-applicable approaches in order to achieve superior performances over different types of music and with considerable temporal precision. In this paper, we present a multi-resolution approach based on discrete wavelet transform and linear prediction filtering that improves time resolution and performance of onset detection in different musical scenarios. In our approach, wavelet coefficients and forward prediction errors are combined with auditory spectral features and then processed by a bidirectional Long Short-Term Memory recurrent neural network, which acts as reduction function. The network is trained with a large database of onset data covering various genres and onset types. We compare results with state-of-the-art methods on a dataset that includes Bello, Glover and ISMIR 2004 Ballroom sets, and we conclude that our approach significantly outperforms existing methods in terms of F-Measure. For pitched non percussive music an absolute improvement of 7.5% is reported.
Multi-resolution Linear Prediction Based Features for Audio Onset Detection with Bidirectional LSTM Neural Networks / E., Marchi; Ferroni, Giacomo; F., Eyben; Gabrielli, Leonardo; Squartini, Stefano; B., Schuller. - (2014). (Intervento presentato al convegno ICASSP 2014 tenutosi a Firenze, Italy nel May 4-9 2014) [10.1109/ICASSP.2014.6853982].