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MTG
Music Technology Group
Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)
About the center
MTG was set up in 1994 and is currently attached to the UPF's Department of Information and Communication Technologies. MTG contributes to improving sound technologies by conducting internationally competitive research, in addition to transferring its technology to society, thereby impacting on academic, socio-economic and cultural progress. MTG mainly works on R&D projects related to music technologies using funding from requests for tender or private entities. Most of the technology developed by MTG has been turned into commercial products that are sold by partner entities or one of the three spin-off companies that have come out of the Group (BMAT, Reactable and Voctro Labs).
Technology portfolio
MTG conducts research projects in partnership with various public and private organisations, to which it contributes its expertise in its fields of specialisation, specifically: audio signal processing, automatic audio content analysis, advanced musical interaction and semantic technologies applied to music. MTG has developed and improved on a number of technologies over the years that are available to third parties for industrial use. It is worth highlighting the Essentia library, which is a collection of algorithms for the automatic analysis and description of audio content designed for musical information retrieval applications, and Freesound.org, a huge repository of sounds alongside the technology required to classify them and search the contents.
Most relevant projects
Besides its academic and teaching activities, MTG supports technological outreach initiatives (maintenance of the Freesound.org open source database and organisation of the annual Music Hack Day event since 2010), and other more cultural ones through the PHONOS project, such as sound workshops in Barcelona, grants for young creators and regular concerts of experimental music.
Relevant equipment
CPD, storage capacity of 120 TB, backup service, recording studio, concert hall (208 seats) and a multi-purpose room (365 m2).
Key enabling Technologies
ICT
Development of technology related to sound and music.
Leading sectors
Some sub-sectors in the field of "Experience-based Industries".
Music Technology Group
Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)
About the center
MTG was set up in 1994 and is currently attached to the UPF's Department of Information and Communication Technologies. MTG contributes to improving sound technologies by conducting internationally competitive research, in addition to transferring its technology to society, thereby impacting on academic, socio-economic and cultural progress. MTG mainly works on R&D projects related to music technologies using funding from requests for tender or private entities. Most of the technology developed by MTG has been turned into commercial products that are sold by partner entities or one of the three spin-off companies that have come out of the Group (BMAT, Reactable and Voctro Labs).
Technology portfolio
MTG conducts research projects in partnership with various public and private organisations, to which it contributes its expertise in its fields of specialisation, specifically: audio signal processing, automatic audio content analysis, advanced musical interaction and semantic technologies applied to music. MTG has developed and improved on a number of technologies over the years that are available to third parties for industrial use. It is worth highlighting the Essentia library, which is a collection of algorithms for the automatic analysis and description of audio content designed for musical information retrieval applications, and Freesound.org, a huge repository of sounds alongside the technology required to classify them and search the contents.
Most relevant projects
Besides its academic and teaching activities, MTG supports technological outreach initiatives (maintenance of the Freesound.org open source database and organisation of the annual Music Hack Day event since 2010), and other more cultural ones through the PHONOS project, such as sound workshops in Barcelona, grants for young creators and regular concerts of experimental music.
Relevant equipment
CPD, storage capacity of 120 TB, backup service, recording studio, concert hall (208 seats) and a multi-purpose room (365 m2).
Key enabling Technologies
ICT
Development of technology related to sound and music.
Leading sectors
Some sub-sectors in the field of "Experience-based Industries".