Impact of Source Panning on a Global Metronome in Rhythmic Networked Music Performance

Robert Hupke, Jurgen Peissig, Andrea Genovese, Sripathi Sridhar, Agnieszka Roginska

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Abstract

Achieving synchronicity and tempo stability during a Network Music Performance (NMP) is not straightforward under heavy network latency conditions. Previous work on Global Metronomes has shown that it is possible to provide a universal time-reference signal to the connected nodes of an NMP. This paper illustrates the effects of using a global metronome and signal source-panning on a rhythmic performance. An experiment was conducted to evaluate the objective musical outcome and the subjective impressions of using these elements, applied to several pairs of Djembe percussion duets, under different tempo and latency conditions. The objective analysis in terms of tempo stability and synchrony, conducted from the perspective of an hypothetical audience, suggest that the use of a metronome achieves stability improvements at medium and higher latency levels, while the use of signal panning has been effective in improving the metronome efficiency. Subjective analysis data shows that the use of the metronome becomes challenging for higher delays while it was perceptually non-intrusive for the musicians for lower and medium delays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT, FRUCT 2020
EditorsSergey Balandin, Luca Turchet, Tatiana Tyutina
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages73-83
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9789526924434
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2020
Event27th Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT, FRUCT 2020 - Virtual, Trento, Italy
Duration: Sep 7 2020Sep 9 2020

Publication series

NameConference of Open Innovation Association, FRUCT
Volume2020-September
ISSN (Print)2305-7254

Conference

Conference27th Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT, FRUCT 2020
CountryItaly
CityVirtual, Trento
Period9/7/209/9/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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