Is there a TinEye for audio?
March 22, 2010 10:40 AM   Subscribe

Is there a TinEye for audio?

Is anyone working on an audio search engine that works like tineye does for images? It lets you search the web for images that contain, or were altered from, the source image you supply them.

I'm listening to some d&b song that samples Worf from Star Trek, and it got me wondering, is there a search engine that I can feed an audio sample, and it can find the songs that have used that sample?
posted by nomisxid to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
posted by procrastination at 11:05 AM on March 22, 2010

Well, sort of. You need to play it into a mobile device. It works pretty well for music. I don't know if it will work for speech.
posted by procrastination at 11:06 AM on March 22, 2010

I've found Shazam sometimes picking the old-originally sampled song more than the newer song. I've also had a few times where it considers a cover of a song the original which is weird. Really obscure stuff can be problematic. But it can sometimes overcome a noisy bar to grab a song for me. Shazam is the best app since sliced bread for the iPhone.
posted by birdherder at 11:18 AM on March 22, 2010

posted by Mach5 at 12:08 PM on March 22, 2010

Also, you're probably listening to DJ 187
posted by Jon_Evil at 12:24 PM on March 22, 2010

If you can hum somewhat in tune... midomi?
posted by notquitemaryann at 1:14 PM on March 22, 2010

If you're looking for audio sampled in another song, you're better off checking sample lists (dnb focused) or sites that focus on movie or TV samples in songs (PsyDB).
posted by filthy light thief at 3:11 PM on March 22, 2010

Also, you're probably listening to DJ 187

Actually, the track was Cybernetic Jazz by Grooverider

Sound-hound is iphone only currently, so couldn't try it out on my G1. Shazam was able to ID the track correctly from a part without the sample
posted by nomisxid at 9:53 AM on March 30, 2010

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