Publications

2017

  • Southall, C., R. Stables, and J. Hockman. Automatic Drum Transcription for Polyphonic Recordings using Soft Attention Mechanisms and Convolutional Neural Networks. In Proceedings of the International Society of Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2017), Suzhou, China, 2017. [pdf]
  • Jillings, N. and Stables, R. Automated Masking Reduction in Balance Mixes Using Genetic Programming. 143rd Audio Engineering Society (AES143) Convention. New York, NY, USA. October, 2017 [pdf]
  • Jillings, N., Reiss, J. and Stables, R. Zero-delay Large Signal Convolution using Multiple Processor Architectures. IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA 2017). New Paltz, NY, USA. October, 2017 
  • Stasis, S., Jillings, N., Enderby, S. and Sables, R. Audio Processing Chain Recommendation. 20th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx 2017). Edinburgh, United Kingdom. September, 2017 [pdf]
  • Enderby, S. and Stables, R. A Nonlinear Method for Manipulating Warmth and Brightness. 20th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx 2017). Edinburgh, United Kingdom. September, 2017 [pdf]
  • Jillings, N and Stables, R. An Intellgent Audio Plugin Framework for the Web Audio API. 2nd Web Audio Conference (WAC 2017). London, United Kingdom. August, 2017 [pdf]
  • Jillings, N and Stables, R. An Intelligent Audio Workstation in the Browser. 2nd Web Audio Conference (WAC 2017). London, United Kingdom. August, 2017 [pdf]
  • Jillings, N and Stables, R. Investigating Music Production using a Semantically Powered Digital Audio Workstation in the Browser. Audio Engineering Society: Semantic Audio Conference (AES). Erlangen, Germany. June 2017 
  • Stasis, S., Jillings, N., Enderby, S. and Stables, R. Audio Processing Chain Recommendation using Semantic Cues. 3rd Workshop on Intelligent Music Production (WIMP 2017), Manchester, UK. [pdf]
  • De Man, B., Reiss, J., and Stables, R. Ten Years of Automatic Mixing. 3rd Workshop on Intelligent Music Production (WIMP 2017), Manchester, UK. [pdf]
  • Jillings, N., and Stables, R. Automatic Channel Routing Using Musical Instrument Linked Data. 3rd Workshop on Intelligent Music Production (WIMP 2017), Manchester, UK. [pdf]
  • Wang, X., Li, B., Duan, Z., Stables, R. Score-aligned Polyphonic Onset Detection. 16th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop (RPPW 2017), Birmingham, UK.
  • Southall, C., Stables, R., Hockman, J. Automatic Drum Transcription using Recurrent Neural Networks. 16th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop (RPPW 2017), Birmingham, UK.
  •  Stables, R., Elliott, M., Wing, A. A Digital Audio Workstation Plugin for Multiplayer Timing Analysis. 16th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop (RPPW 2017), Birmingham, UK.
  • Wing, A., Ward, D., Stables, R., Howe, J., Chua, W., Li, M., Quinn, K. Synchronising with a Violin Duo. 16th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop (RPPW 2017), Birmingham, UK.
  • Stasis, S., Hockman, J. and Stables, R. Navigating Descriptive Sub-Representations of Musical Timbre. New Interfaces on Musical Expression (NIME 2017), Copenhagen, Denmark. [pdf]

2016

  • Stables, R.,Clemens, G., Butler,H. J., Ashton,K. M., Brodbelt A. and Baker, M. J. Feature Driven Classification of Raman Spectra for Real-time Spectral Brain Tumour Diagnosis using Sound The Analyst, Royal Society of Chemistry [link], 2016
  • Jillings, N., Wang, Y., Reiss, J., Stables, R. JSAP: A Plugin Standard for the Web Audio API with Intelligent Functionality. 141st Audio engineering Society Convention, Los Angeles, USA [pdf]
  • Stables, R., De Man, B., Enderby, S., Fazekas, G., Reiss, J., Wilmering, T. Semantic Description of Timbral Transformations in Music Production ACM Multimedia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2016. [pdf]
  • Stasis, S., Hockman, J. and Stables, R. Descriptor sub-representations in semantic equalisation. 2nd AES Workshop on Intelligent Music Production, 2016. [pdf | bib]
  • De Man, B., Jillings, N., Moffat, D., Reiss, J.D. and Stables, R. Subjective comparison of music production practices using the Web Audio Evaluation Tool. 2nd AES Workshop on Intelligent Music Production, 2016. [pdf | bib]
  • Enderby, S., Wilmering, T., Stables, R. and Fazekas, G. A semantic architecture for knowledge representation in the digital audio workstation. 2nd AES Workshop on Intelligent Music Production, 2016. [pdf | bib]
  • Jillings, N. and Stables, R. An Intelligent Audio Plugin Format for the Web Audio API. 2nd AES Workshop on Intelligent Music Production, 2016. [pdf | bib]
  • Southall, C., Stables, R., Hockman, J. Automatic Drum Transcription using Bi-directional Recurrent Neural Networks. 17th Int. Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR-16), New York, USA, 2016.[pdf]
  • Jillings, N., Bullock, J., Stables, R. JS-Xtract: A Realtime Audio Feature Extraction Library for the Web. 17th Int. Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR-16), New York, USA, 2016. [pdf]
  • Stasis, S., Stables, R., Hockman, J. Semantically Controlled Adaptive Equalisation in Reduced Dimensionality Parameter Space. Applied Sciences 2016, 6 (116), 2016. [ pdf | Citation]
  • Jillings, N., Moffat, D., De Man, B., Reiss, J, D., Stables, R. Web Audio Evaluation Tool: A Framework for Subjective Assessment of Audio. 2nd Web Audio Conference (WAC), April 4-6, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia. [ pdf | Citation]
  • Hands, J. R., Clemens, G., Stables, R., Ashton, K., Brodbelt, A., Davis, C. & Baker, M. J. Brain Tumour Differentiation: Rapid Stratified Serum Diagnostics via Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier-transform Infrared Spectroscopy. Journal of Neuro-Oncology pp: 1-10, 2016 [ link | Citation]

2015

  • Stasis, S., Stables, R., Hockman, J. A Model for Adaptive Reduced-Dimensionality Equalisation. 18th Int. Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-15), Trondheim, Norway, 2015. [ pdf]
  • Stables, R. Advances in Semantic Audio and Intelligent Music Production. 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention, New York, USA, 2015.
  • Hands, J., D., Clemens, G., Jenkinson, M., Stables, R., Lea, R., Stables, R., Baker, M. Developing Stratified Serum Spectroscopic Diagnostics for Brain Tumours: Finding the Features. British Neuro-Oncology Society Meeting (BNOS-2015), Nottingham, UK, 2015.
  • Stables, R. Semantic Mixing for Live Sound Reinforcement. Audio Engineering Society 59th Conference on Sound Reinforcement Engineering and Technology, Montreal, Canada, 2015.
  • Elliott, M., Palmer, C., Ward, D., Stables, R., Wing, A. Violin Trio Synchronisation: Effects of Leadership, Spontaneous Musical Rate and Musical Structure. 15th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop (RPPW), Amsterdam, Holland, 2015.
  • Palmer, C., Elliott, M., Ward, D., Stables, R., Wing, A. Effects of Leadership Roles and Spontaneous Musical Rate on Violin Trio Synchronization. Biannual Joint Action Meeting (JAM), Budapest, Hungary, 2015.
  • Li, M., Howe, J., Chua, W., Ward, D., Stables, R., Wing, A., Quinn, K. Analysing the Synchronous Art of Trio. Workshop on Interpersonal Postural Interactions (WIPI-2015), Birmingham, UK, 2015.

2014

  • Stables, R., Enderby, S., De Man, B., Fazekas, G., Reiss, J. SAFE: A System for the Extraction and Retrieval of Semantic Audio Descriptors. 15th Int. Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR-14), Taipei, Taiwan, 2014. [ pdf | Citation]
  • Stables, R., Endo, S., Wing, A. Multi-Player Microtiming Humanisation using a Multivariate Markov Model. 17th Int. Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-14), Erlangen, Germany, 2014. [ pdf | Citation]
  • Vicinanza, D., Stables, R., Clemens, G., Baker, M. Differentiated Stem Cell Classification in Infrared Spectroscopy using Auditory Feedback. The 20th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD-2014), New York, USA, 2014. [ pdf | Citation]
  • Stables, R. Semantic Music Production Using Producer-Defined Descriptors. 53rd Audio Engineering Society Conference on Semantic Audio, London, UK, 2014
  • Stables, R., Vicinanza, D., Jenkinson, M., Clemens, G., Baker, M. The Sound of Science: Developing the Spectral Light Orchestra. British Neuro-Oncology Society Meeting (BNOS-2014), Liverpool, UK, 2014.
  • Stables, R., Enderby, S., De Man, B., Reiss, J., Fazekas, G. The SAFE Project: Musical Semantics in the DAW. DMRN+9: Digital Music Research Network Workshop, London, UK. 2014.

2013

  • Stables, R. and Cheshire, M. Assisted Parameter Modulation in Music Production using Large-Scale Producer-Defined Semantics. Innovation in Music Conference (InMus 2013), York, UK. 2013. [ pdf | Citation]
  • Stables, R., Endo, S., Wing, A. Stochastic Methods of Simulating Microtiming Variability in Expressive Rhythmic Performance. 14th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop (RPPW), Birmingham, UK. 2013.
  • Stables, R., Athwal, C. Large-Scale Capture of Producer-Defined Musical Semantics. Semantic Media Network: Workshop at The British Library, London, UK. 2013.

2012

  • Stables, R., Athwal, C. and Cade, R. Percussion Humanisation Using a Recursive Bayesian Framework. 133rd Audio Engineering Society Convention, San Francisco, USA. 2012. [ pdf | Citation]
  • Stables, R. Bullock, J. and Athwal, C. Fundamental Frequency Modulation in Singing Voice Synthesis. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer March 2012. [pdf | Citation]
  • Stables, R., Kokuer, M., Athwal, C. Objective Evaluation of Naturalness in Singing Voice Synthesis. UKSpeech Conference, Birmingham, UK. 2012.
  • Stables, R. Athwal, C. Probabilistic Models for Drum Pattern Humanisation. InterFace2012 Symposium, Birmingham, UK. 2012.
  • Stables, R., Bullock, J. and Williams, I. Perceptually Relevant Models for Articulation in Synthesised Drum Patterns. 131st Audio Engineering Society Convention, New York, USA. 2011. [ pdf | Citation]

2011

  • Stables, R., Bullock, J. and Athwal, C. Towards a Model for the Humanisation of Pitch Drift in Singing Voice Synthesis. International Computer Music convention (ICMC 2011), Huddersfield, UK. 2011. [ pdf | Citation]
  • Stables, R., Bullock, J. and Athwal, C. The Humanisation of Stochastic Processes for the Modelling of f0 Drift in Singing. FRSM/CMMR, Bhubaneswar, India. 2011. [ pdf | Citation]

2010

  • Wang, Y., Stables, R. and Reiss, J. Audio Latency Measurement for Desktop Operating Systems with Onboard Soundcards. 128th Audio Engineering Society Convention, London, UK. 2010. [ pdf | Citation]
  • Baracskai, Z., and Stables, R. Algorithms for Digital Subharmonic Distortion. 128th Audio Engineering Society Convention, London, UK. 2010. [ pdf | Citation]