Machine Learning for Drummers
TL;DR: In this post, I build an app that classifies whether an audio sample is a kick drum, snare drum, or other drum sample with 87% accuracy using 🎉machine learning. 🎉
First and foremost, I’m a drummer. At my day job, I work on machine learning systems for recommending music to people at Spotify. But outside my 9-to-5, I’m a musician, and my journey through music started as a drummer. When I’m not drumming in my spare time, I’ll often be creating electronic music - with a lot of percussion in it, of course.
If you’re not familiar with electronic music production, many (if not most) modern electronic music uses drum samples rather than real, live recordings of drummers to provide the rhythm. These drum samples are often distributed commercially, as sample packs, or created by musicians and shared for free online. Often, though, these samples can be hard to use, as their labeling and...
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