Advertisement

Interactive Music Applications and Standards

  • Rebecca Stewart
  • Panos Kudumakis
  • Mark Sandler
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6684)

Abstract

Music is now consumed in interactive applications that allow for the user to directly influence the musical performance. These applications are distributed as games for gaming consoles and applications for mobile devices that currently use proprietary file formats, but standardization orgranizations have been working to develop an interchangeable format. This paper surveys the applications and their requirements. It then reviews the current standards that address these requirements focusing on the MPEG Interactive Music Application Format. The paper closes by looking at additional standards that address similar applications and outlining the further requirements that need to be met.

Keywords

interactive music standards 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Audizen, http://www.audizen.com (last viewed, February 2011)
  2. 2.
    Ludovico, L.A.: The new standard IEEE 1599, introduction and examples. J. Multimedia 4(1), 3–8 (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Goel, S., Miesing, P., Chandra, U.: The Impact of Illegal Peer-to-Peer File Sharing on the Media Industry. California Management Review 52(3) (Spring 2010)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    IASIG Interactive XMF Workgroup: Interactive XMF specification: file format specification. Draft 0.9.1a (2008), http://www.iasig.org/pubs/ixmf_draft-v091a.pdf
  5. 5.
    IFPI Digital Musi Report 2009: New Business Models for a Changing Environment. International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (January 2009)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    iKlax Media, http://www.iklaxmusic.com (last viewed February 2011)
  7. 7.
    Interactive Music Studio by MXP4, Inc., http://www.mxp4.com/interactive-music-studio (last viewed February 2011)
  8. 8.
    ISO/IEC 23000-12, Information technology – Multimedia application format (MPEG-A) – Part 12: Interactive music application format (2010), http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=53644
  9. 9.
    ISO/IEC 23000-12/FDAM 1 IM AF Conformance and Reference Software, N11746, 95th MPEG Meeting, Daegu, S. Korea (2011)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Kudumakis, P., Jang, I., Sandler, M.: A new interactive MPEG format for the music industry. In: 7th Int. Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval (CMMR 2010), Málaga, Spain (2010)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Kushner, D.: The Making of the Beatles: Rock Band. IEEE Spectrum 46(9), 30–35 (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Ludovico, L.A.: IEEE 1599: a multi-layer approach to music description. J. Multimedia 4(1), 9–14 (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Smule, Inc.: Glee Karaoke iPhone Application, http://glee.smule.com/ (last viewed February 2011)
  14. 14.
    Smule, Inc.: I Am T-Pain iPhone Application, http://iamtpain.smule.com/ (last viewed February 2011)

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rebecca Stewart
    • 1
  • Panos Kudumakis
    • 1
  • Mark Sandler
    • 1
  1. 1.Queen MaryUniversity of LondonLondonUK

Personalised recommendations