Jeff Scott


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Bio:


I am currently a PhD student int the Music and Entertainment Technology Lab at Drexel University, focusing on digital signal processing, music production and machine learning. Before attending Drexel, I worked in the Test Department at MPL Incorporated in Ithaca, NY.

Education:


  • MS Electrical Engineering, Drexel University 2010
  • BS Phsyics, Ramapo College 2006
  • BA Music, Ramapo College 2006

Research Interests:


  • Machine learning applications to music production
  • Machine listening and algorithms for high level auditory analysis
  • Real-time audio processing

Research Projects:


  • Automated Multi-Track Mixing - This system uses machine learning techniques to automatically combine individual instrument tracks into a single mixed song. Acoustic features are extracted from the audio and used to train the system to predict fader values for each instrument to produce a final mix.
  • ALF - Audio processing Library for Flash - An audio toolkit for Flash developers that allows for easy integration of sophisticated audio processing routines into Flash-based applications. The toolkit opens myriad possibilities for game development including audio processing effects, feature extraction, etc. which allow developers to design music-driven applications.

Publications:


  • Prockup, M., Schmidt, E., Scott, J. & Kim, Y. (2013). Toward understanding expressive percussion through content based analysis. Proceedings of the 14th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference. Curitiba, Brazil.[PDF]

  • Scott, J. & Kim, Y. (2013). Instrument Identification Informed Multi-Track Mixing. Proceedings of the 14th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference. Curitiba, Brazil.[PDF]

  • Scott, J., Chapman, J., Moorhead, M., Schwabe, R. and Kim, Y. E. (2013). Personalized Song Interaction Using a Multi-Touch Interface. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Daejeon, Korea: NIME. [PDF]

  • Schmidt, E. M., Scott, J., and Kim, Y. E. (2012). Feature Learning in Dynamic Environments: Modeling the Acoustic Structure of Musical Emotion. Proceedings of the 2012 International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, Porto, Portugal: ISMIR. [PDF]

  • Schmidt, E. M., Prockup, M., Scott, J., Dolhansky, B., Morton, B. and Kim, Y. E. (2012). Relating perceptual and feature space invariances in music emotion recognition. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval, London, U.K.: CMMR. [PDF]
    Best Student Paper Award

  • Scott, J., Schmidt, E. M., Prockup, M., Morton, B. and Kim, Y. E. (2012). Predicting time-varying musical emotion distributions from multi-track audio. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval, London, U.K.: CMMR. [PDF]

  • Scott, J., Dolhansky, B., Prockup, M., McPherson, A., Kim, Y. E. (2012). New Physical and Digital Interfaces for Music Creation and Expression. Proceedings of the 2012 Music, Mind and Invention Workshop, Ewing, NJ: [PDF]

  • Scott, J. J. and Kim, Y. E. (2011). Analysis of Acoustic Features for Automated Multi-Track Mixing. Proceedings of the 12th International Society for Music Information Retreival Conference, Miami, FL: ISMIR. [PDF]

  • Schmidt, E. M., Migneco, R. V., Scott, J. J. and Kim, Y. E. (2011). Modeling instrument tones as dynamic textures. Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, New Paltz, NY: WASPAA. [PDF]

  • J. Scott, M. Prockup, E. M. Schmidt, Y. E. Kim (2011). Automatic Multi-Track Mixing Using Linear Dynamical Systems. Proceedings of the 8th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Padova, Italy: SMC. [PDF]

  • Y. E. Kim, A. M. Batula, R. Migneco, P. Richardson, B. Dolhansky, D. Grunberg, B. Morton, M. Prockup, E. M. Schmidt, and J. Scott (2011) Teaching STEM concepts through music technology and DSP. Proceedings of the IEEE 14th Digital Signal Processing Workshop and 6th IEEE Signal Processing Education Workshop, Sedona, AZ: DSP/SPE. [PDF]

  • Scott, J., Migneco, R., Morton, B., Hahn, C. M., Diefenbach, P. and Kim, Y. E. (2010). An audio processing library for MIR application development in Flash. Proceedings of the 2010 International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands: ISMIR. [PDF]

  • Kim, Y. E., Schmidt, E. M., Migneco, R., Morton, B. G., Richardson, P., Scott, J., Speck, J. A. and Turnbull, D. (2010). Music emotion recognition: a state of the art review. Proceedings of the 2010 International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands: ISMIR. [PDF]

  • R. V. Migneco, T. M. Doll, J. J. Scott, C. Hahn, P. Diefenbach and Y. E. Kim. An Audio Processing Library for Game Development in Flash. Proceedings of the IEEE Games Innovation Conference, 2009. [PDF]

  • T. M. Doll, R. V. Migneco, J. J. Scott and Y. E. Kim, "An Audio DSP Toolkit for Rapid Application Development in Flash," in Proceedings of the IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing Conference, 2009. [PDF]

  • Presented Papers:


  • Automatic Multi-Track Mixing Using Linear Dynamical Systems. The 8th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Padova, Italy.
  • An Audio Processing Library for MIR Application Development in Flash - International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, 2010. Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • An Audio Processing Library for Game Development in Flash - IEEE International Consumer Electronics Society Games Innovation Conference, 2009. London, England.

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Outside Interests:


Music is my passion, I enjoy composing electronic music as well as writing for solo guitar. I also am in Philadelphia based rock band Chronicles of Sound. We create a science fiction world through music, video, graphics and various media.