We are glad to announce the release of Orchset, a dataset for the development and evaluation of audio melody extraction algorithms. This collection contains 64 audio excerpts focused on symphonic music. with their corresponding annotation of the melody.
The dataset creation comprised several tasks: excerpts selection, recording sessions of people singing along with the excerpts, analysis of the recordings and melody annotation. A complete description of the dataset and the creation methodology is presented in this article:
Bosch, J., Marxer, R., Gomez, E., “Evaluation and Combination of Pitch Estimation Methods for Melody Extraction in Symphonic Classical Music”, Journal of New Music Research, DOI:10.1080/09298215.2016.
Find more info and get the dataset here.