Evaluation of a perceptually based model of 'Punch' with music material

Steven Fenton, Hyunkook Lee, Jonathan Wakefield

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This paper evaluates a perceptually motivated objective model for the measurement of 'punch' in musical signals. Punch is a perceptual attribute that is often used to characterise music that conveys a sense of dynamic power or weight. A methodology is employed that combines signal separation, onset detection and low level parameter measurement to produce a perceptually weighted 'punch' score. The model is evaluated against subjective scores derived through a forced pairwise comparison listening test using a wide variety of musical stimuli. The model output indicates a high degree of correlation with the subjective scores. Correlation results are also compared to other objective models such as Crest Factor, Inter-Band-Ratio (IBR), Peak-To-Loudness Ratio (PLR) and Loudness Dynamic Range (LDR).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication141st Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2016, AES 2016
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2016
Event141st Audio Engineering Society International Convention - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 29 Sep 20162 Oct 2016
Conference number: 141
http://www.aes.org/events/141/ (Link to Conference Website)


Conference141st Audio Engineering Society International Convention
Abbreviated titleAES 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Internet address


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