Program for detecting whether a song is instrumental?
April 11, 2012 12:44 PM Subscribe
Is there a programmatic way to detect whether a given song is exclusively instrumental?
posted by xulu to computers & internet (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I prefer to listen to instrumental music while programming. A lot of music I have is instrumental, but it's all mixed together with vocal songs and manually sorting them is laborious. Is there any software available that can detect which songs are instrumental and which ones aren't? Or is there a publicly available database somewhere that includes that level of metadata?
I've considered running a Mechanical Turk task for each song, to automate the sorting process, but the logistics of making my music library available seems like a hassle, so I thought I'd check here for some other easier way first.