Release Notes

Change Log (Dec 07, 2017)

MeloSpyGUI (v1.4), MeloSpySuite (v1.6), melfeature (v1.1.8), melconv (v1.1.7), melpat (v1.4.1):
  • Mostly small bug fixes
Weimar Jazz Database (database version 2.2, release version 2.1).
  • Fixed several metadata errors

Change Log (March 31, 2017)

MeloSpyGUI (v1.3), MeloSpySuite (v1.5), melfeature (v1.1.7), melconv (v1.1.6), melpat (v1.4.0):
  • New feature concerning loudness and f0 modulation to MeloSpyGUI and melfeature (s. below).
  • Streamlined naming convention for pattern partitions and database in MeloSpyGUI and melpat.
  • New output options PDF and PNG, will will generated and Lilypond files first and then tries to call Lilypond. Works only, if Lilypond is properly installed and in the path.
  • New score output option for pattern search in melpat and MeloSpyGUI, will output PDF/PNG directly from Lilypond (s. above).
  • New context parameter to pattern search, which allows to specify output context with Lilypond/PDF/PNG output (embedding phrase(s), fixed number of notes before or after pattern instance). Currently only in melpat, not in MeloSpyGUI, where it will be added later.
  • Possibiliy to specify ranges in pattern partition and database mode for minumum N, mininum occurences and minimum sources (melpat only ).
  • Multiple output formats for all pattern modules (melpat and MeloSpyGUI).
  • Tons of small bug fixes and amendments.
Weimar Jazz Database (database version 2.2, release version 2.0).
  • The final version with 456 transcriptions.
  • New loudness feature: ratio of solo to backing track median intensity (loud_s2b).
  • Added some f0 features: modulation frequence, modulation range and median f0 deviation from nominal pitch.
  • Improved loudness, f0 modulation and bass pitch extraction algorithms.

Change Log (Sept 1, 2016)

MeloSpyGUI (v1.2), MeloSpySuite (v1.4), melfeature (v1.1.6), melconv (v1.1.4), melpat (v1.3.3):
  • New output format (long format) added as default for melfeature.
  • New output formats for file conversion: MSCV2 and Lilypond.
  • New segmentation: Mid-level units.
  • Enhanced user Interface for|MSG|.
  • Enhanced data selection for MeloSpyGUI.
  • Temporarily removed **kern import.
  • Completely rewritten MIDI import.
  • Several bug fixes and enhancements.
  • Removed 32-bit support for Windows versions.
  • Export of beat tracks for Weimar Jazz Database solos.
Weimar Jazz Database (database version 2, release version 1.2).
  • All 299 transcriptions now in FINAL state.
  • New data model for Weimar Jazz Database.
  • Improved metadata.
  • High precision start times for all solos.
  • All solos with complete mid-level annotations.

Change Log (July 1, 2015)

MeloSpyGUI (v1.1), melfeature (v1.1.4), melconv (v1.1.3), melpat (v1.3.2):
  • Fixed bug in segmentation specification.
  • Fixed bug for back references in case of invalid melodies or exports in pattern search.

Change Log (May 20, 2015)

MeloSpyGUI (v1.0)
  • Now comprises (almost) all funcationality of MeloSpySuite: melfeature, melpat, melconv
  • Support for all melpat submodes: fast regex search, pattern partition and pattern database.
  • Full melconv power: Convert from all supported input formats to all supported output formats.
  • Enhanced song selection possibilities.
  • Several minor bug fixes and improvements.
melfeature (v1.1.3):
  • Several minor bug fixes and enhancements
melconv (v1.1.2):
  • Some minor bug fixes.
melpat (v1.3.1):
  • Some minor bug fixes.
WJazzD (v1.1)
  • Contains now 299 solo transcriptions in total. See Database content for a full list.
  • Added solo’s chord changes to metadata (compact string reprensentation).

Change Log (Feb 23, 2015)

melfeature (v1.1.2):
  • Several minor bug fixes and enhancements
melconv (v1.1.1):
  • Some minor bug fixes.
melpat (v1.3):
  • Added regular expression capabilities to pattern search.
  • Added secondary search (searching in result sets).
  • New database mode for writing out complete N-gram databases.
  • Straightened out naming conventions.
  • N-th order Markov simulation of N-gram databases.
  • More transformations available.
  • Scale and arpeggio filters for pattern partitions.
  • Possibility to write output to console.
  • Completely re-factored the internals.
WJazzD (v1.0)
  • Contains now 257 solo transcriptions in total. See Database content for a full list.
  • Added loudness data extracted from the audio

Change Log (December 19th, 2014)

MeloSpyGUI (v0.3)
  • Loading and saving of sessions.
  • Supports Jazzomat-SV project files now.
  • Some speed ups for initialization and feature extraction.
  • Added random sampling from input files.
  • Several minor bug fixes and improvements.

Change Log (September 17, 2014)

WJazzD (v0.92)
  • Added 40 new solo transcriptions.
  • Contains now 204 solo transcriptions in total. See Database content for a full list.

Change Log (July 1, 2014)

melfeature (v1.1):
  • Several bug fixes.
  • The Feature Definitions Files have been reorganised and vastly extended (e.g., basic statistical descriptors for various distributions). Contains now 452 features in 74 files (see List of Feature Definition Files).
melconv (v1.1):
  • Several bug fixes.
  • New input file format: Tony Note Tracks, including fully automated metrical annotations.
melpat (v1.1):
  • Several bug fixes.
WJazzD (v0.91)
  • Added 38 new solo transcriptions.
  • Contains now 174 solo transcriptions in total. See Database content for a full list.