Welcome to the Music Entertainment Technology laboratory home page.
The Music and Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab) is devoted to research in digital media technologies that will shape the future of entertainment, especially in the areas of sound and music. The MET-lab's primary research focuses on the following music and entertainment applications:
The MET-lab is also heavily involved in outreach programs for K-12 students and hosts the Summer Music Technology program, a one-week learning experience for high school students.
17 August 2012
Director of the MET-lab, Youngmoo Kim was awarded Scientist of the Year at the annual Philadelphia Geek Awards.
29 April 2012
MET-lab hosts a signature event for the Philadelphia Science Festival. This unique jazz concert will allow the audience to experience the science behind the music via large screen visualizations and an interactive smartphone app. The program features performances from stellar musicians including drummer Will Calhoun (Living Colour), and pianist Marc Cary.
2 December 2011
A story about the Magnetic Resonator Piano, developed by MET-lab postdoctoral fellow Andrew McPherson, was broadcast on WHYY's Morning Edition and
NewsWorks Tonight radio programs and website, highlighting upcoming concerts on December 3 (in Drexel's Mitchell Auditorium) and December 4 (at Temple) featuring the instrument.
1 December 2011
MET-lab's three (soon to be six) Hubo+ robots were featured in a short segment on WHYY's NewsWorks Tonight radio program and website.
The iNotes project was a winner of the 2011 Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia.
Many people enjoy live orchestral performances, but those without musical training may find it hard to relate to the music. We have developed a system that helps users by guiding them through the performance using a handheld application in real-time. Using chroma features and dynamic time warping, we attempt to align the live performance audio with that of a previously annotated reference recording. The aligned position is transmitted to users’ handheld devices and pre-annotated information about the piece is displayed synchronously.
What is ALF?