The field of music information retrieval (MIR) has enabled research in ‘intelligent’ audio processing. MIR algorithms designed for real-time operation can analyze live musical performances for automatic transcription, score following, accompaniment, and sentiment analysis.
Commonly referred to as plugins, modular audio effects processing software for digital audio workstations (DAWs) play an important role in all stages of music creation. The goal of providing mixing engineers, musicians and composers control over effects processing based on the content of their music is an emerging application of MIR techniques.
In adaptive effects processing, mapping functions mediate the modulation of effect algorithm parameters by features extracted from the input audio signal or signals. This work presents an audio plugin designed to facilitate such feature-parameter mappings within DAWs: the Adaptive Digital Effects Processing Tool (ADEPT).