Medley-solos-DB: a cross-collection dataset for musical instrument recognition
By V. Lostanlen, C.-E. Cella, R. Bittner, S. Essid

Medley-solos-DB is a cross-collection dataset for automatic musical instrument recognition in solo recordings. It consists of a training set of 3-second audio clips, which are extracted from the MedleyDB dataset of Bittner et al. (ISMIR 2014) as well as a test set set of 3-second clips, which are extracted from the solosDB dataset of Essid et al. (IEEE TASLP 2009). Each of these clips contains a single instrument among a taxonomy of eight: clarinet, distorted electric guitar, female singer, flute, piano, tenor saxophone, trumpet, and violin.

The Medley-solos-DB dataset is the dataset that is used in the benchmarks of musical instrument recognition in the publications of Lostanlen and Cella (ISMIR 2016) and Andén et al. (IEEE TSP 2019).

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