UPDATE 11.19 - Preprint available “Application of Deep Neural Networks to Music Composition Based on MIDI Datasets and Graphical Representation”
UPDATE 07.19 - New article “Use of artificial intelligence for generating musical contents” PL.
Music at SoundCloud, Code on GitHub
I’ve decided to use piano roll format, because it has less data redundancy than wave form and spectrogram:
Images in piano roll format was created from two midi databases:
|Name||Description||Data type||Data size|
|Dough McKeznie||Jazz Piano Solo||MIDI||~300 pieces, 20h|
|MAESTRO||Recordings from classical piano competition||Wave & MIDI||~2500 pieces, 170h|
Using scripts in MidiScripts I’ve transformed raw midi files into piano roll image format.
- Removing unnecessary markers from MIDI file using mtxClearScript.py
- Quantizing midi events to 30ms using mtxQuantizeScript.py
- Merging all midi files with mtxMergeScript.py into one big pixel matrix
- Dividing and converting with mtxCompressScript.py into training image set.
Sample MIDI in text format (MIDI is basically binary file)
MFile 1 2 384 MTrk 0 Tempo 500000 0 TimeSig 4/4 24 8 1 Meta TrkEnd TrkEnd MTrk 0 PrCh ch=1 p=0 806 On ch=1 n=42 v=71 909 Par ch=1 c=64 v=37 924 Par ch=1 c=64 v=50 939 Par ch=1 c=64 v=58 955 Par ch=1 c=64 v=62 970 Par ch=1 c=64 v=65 986 Par ch=1 c=64 v=68 ...
Piano Roll example:
I’ve decided to use DCGAN architecture described and implemented here
Structure of DCGAN:
To train I’ve used Google Collaboratory with their amazing Tesla K80, and my private device with NVidia 1050Ti which performed really well. As a result of training I’ve received bunch of indistinguishable images which I’ve to transform back to midi form with imagesDecodeScript.py
Overall cost function in first experiments seems to prove some overfitting, but in this kind of images it’s nothing surprising.
And here we have one of the most beautiful things in using GAN networks, learning progress animation
As always not the theory, but results are the most interesting thigs in this type of projects.
Look at examples where you can find music generated using DCGAN.
24 Jan 2019 - Mateusz Dorobek