Improvasher: a real-time mashup system for live musical input

Matthew E. P. Davies1, Adam M. Stark2, Fabien Gouyon1 and Masataka Goto3
1INESC TEC, Porto, Portugal
2Independent Researcher, London, United Kingdom
3National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan

This webpage contains video examples to accompany the paper accepted at the NIME 2014 conference.

Demo 1 – Live Guitar / Michael Jackson mashup

In this demo, beat slices from two Michael Jackson songs are used to make the real-time mashup accompaniment.

Demo 2 – Average White Band / Slap Bass mashup

In this demo, a recording of slap bass playing is used to make the real-time mashup to the Average White Band.

Demo 3 – Live acoustic guitar / Bass mashup

In this demo, we use the bass to accompany the live acoustic guitar input.

Demo 4 – Steely Dan DJ style live mashup

In this demo the user controls when the mashup is active adding it over the top of the input in real-time.


This research was partially funded by the FCT postdoctoral grant (SFRH/BPD/88722/2012), the Media Arts and Technologies project (MAT), NORTE-07-0124-FEDER-000061, financed by the North Portugal Regional
Operational Programme (ON.2 – O Novo Norte), under the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF), through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and by national funds, through the Portuguese funding agency, Fundação para a Cîencia e a Tecnologia (FCT), and by OngaCrest, CREST, JST.
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