Enhancing creativity through automatic mixing research: testing spectral clarity predictors in the mix process


As established in a prior research study, spectral clarity is an important parameter of high-quality mixes. Two predictors for this are the harmonic centroid (a weighted centre mass of energy of a sound spectrum) and spectral in-consistencies related to sharp peaks roughly in the middle of the frequency spectrum (Hermes et al., 2017). The impact of these predictors on the creative process is tested and starting points for further research are established in this paper.

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