Overview

Tony is a software program for high quality scientific pitch and note transcription in three steps: automatic visualisation/sonification, easy correction, and export.

First, Tony automatically analyses the audio to visualise pitch tracks and notes from monophonic recordings . As a Tony user, you can play back pitches and notes alongside the recording, which makes it easy to spot the inevitable extraction errors.

Then you can use several tools that make correction of such errors a breeze, including alternative pitch track selection, octave shift, and easy note split, merge and deletion.

Finally, you can export pitch track and note track in .csv (comma-separated values) format, or simply save a session file to continue annotating another time.

Download

Compiled binaries for Mac, Windows and Linux as well as the source code are available on our Downloads page.

Reference

A reference manual can be found here.

Citation, License and Use

If you make use of this software for any public or commercial purpose, we ask you to kindly mention the authors and Queen Mary, University of London in your user-visible documentation. We're very happy to see this sort of use but would much appreciate being credited, separately from the requirements of the software license itself (see below).

If you make use of this software for academic purposes, please cite:
M. Mauch, C. Cannam, R. Bittner, G. Fazekas, J. Salamon, J. Dai, J. Bello and S. Dixon, “Computer-aided Melody Note Transcription Using the Tony Software: Accuracy and Efficiency”, in Proceedings of the First International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation, 2015.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A ARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

Example

A short singing passage (Ffion Mair singing The Grey Cock): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMU9VUlRGPs

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Related publications

M. Mauch and S. Dixon, “pYIN: A Fundamental Frequency Estimator Using Probabilistic Threshold Distributions”, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2014), 2014.
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M. Mauch, C. Cannam, R. Bittner, G. Fazekas, J. Salamon, J. Dai, J. Bello and S. Dixon, “Computer-aided Melody Note Transcription Using the Tony Software: Accuracy and Efficiency”, in Proceedings of the First International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation, 2015.
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Recent activity

2016-08-19 03:58 PM Chris Cannam
Revision 520:30fbc53d8150: Merge latest SV 3.0 branch code