Beat-Sync-Mash-Coder

Beat-Sync-Mash-Coder web app

Research Paper (pdf)

We present a new tool for semi-automated real-time creation of beat-synchronous music mashups. We combine phase vocoder and beat tracker technology to automate the task of synchronizing clips. Freeing the user from this task allows us to replace the traditional audio editing paradigm of the Digital Audio Workstation with an intuitive clip selection interface. The application is completely web-based and operates in the ubiquitous cross-platform Flash framework. The efficiency of our implementation is reflected in performance tests, which demonstrate that the system can sustain real-time phase vocoding of 5-9 simultaneous audio signals on consumer-level hardware. This allows the user to easily create dynamic, intricate and musically coherent acoustic soundscapes.