Real-time System for the Measurement of Perceived Punch

Andrew Parker, Steven Fenton, Hyunkook Lee

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Previous work has proposed a perceptually motivated model for the objective measurement of punch in a music recording. This paper presents a real-time implementation of the proposed model as a punch metering plug-in. The plug-in presents both momentary and historical punch metrics in the form of a P95 (95th percentile punch measure), Mean punch score, and P95M (95th percentile punch divided by the mean punch score). The meter’s outputs are compared to subjective punch scores derived through a controlled listening test and show a “strong” correlation with Pearson and Spearman coefficients r=0.840 (p<0.001) and rho=0.937 (p<0.001) respectively. The real-time measure of punch could prove useful in allowing objective control and optimization of this feature during mixing, mastering and broadcast
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication145th AES Convention Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationAES Convention Papers
EditorsAreti Andreopoulou, Braxton Boren
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781942220251
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2018
Event145th International Audio Engineering Society Pro Audio Convention - Javits Centre, New York, United States
Duration: 17 Oct 201820 Oct 2018
Conference number: 145 (Link to Exhibition Website)


Exhibition145th International Audio Engineering Society Pro Audio Convention
Abbreviated titleAES 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York
Internet address


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