Recently ESSENTIA was released as open source software, and shortly after won the ACM Multimedia 2013 Best Open Source Award! A massive congratulations to everyone at the MTG who has worked on the library over the years, and especially to Dmitry Bogdanov and Nicolas Wack.
ESSENTIA's first open source release is accompanied with two papers:
- D. Bogdanov, N. Wack, E. Gómez, S. Gulati, P. Herrera, O. Mayor, G. Roma, J. Salamon, J. Zapata and X. Serra, "ESSENTIA: an Audio Analysis Library for Music Information Retrieval", in Proc. 14th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2013), Curitiba, Brazil, November 2013.
- D. Bogdanov, N. Wack, E Gómez, S. Gulati, P. Herrera, O. Mayor, G. Roma, J. Salamon, J. Zapata and X. Serra, "ESSENTIA: an Open-Source Library for Sound and Music Analysis", in 21st ACM Int. Conf. on Multimedia, Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 2013.