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Steel Drum dataset for AI-Generated Music

The Steel Drums is an AI music dataset curated to inspire innovation in machine-learning applications and music research. This comprehensive collection celebrates the vibrant tones and rhythmic melodies of the steel drum, transporting listeners to the sun-soaked shores of the Caribbean and beyond. Each audio recording provides chords, instrumentation, key, tempo, timestams, and so much more in order to genuinely capture the steel drum's unique timbre and cultural heritage.

The Steel Drum dataset, which facilitates tasks such as timbral analysis, genre classification and cultural exploration, is a crucial source of Musical Information Retrieval (MIR) research. The detailed metadata accompanying each audio recording allows users to develop advanced algorithms that can analyse and synthesize steel drum performances with precision, pushing the boundaries of music analysis and synthesis in the field of percussion instruments.

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Dataset Highlights


Diverse Steel Drum Varieties

The "Steel Drum" dataset encompasses a wide range of steel drum instruments, including different types of pans such as lead, double tenor, and bass, providing a comprehensive selection for musicians, composers, and music producers.

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Authentic Steel Drum Performances

Genuine recordings showcase the vibrant tones, percussive rhythms, and melodic expressions of steel drum playing, ensuring realism and depth in musical compositions.


Ethically Sourced and Copyright-Cleared

Committed to ethical standards, all content in the dataset is responsibly sourced and copyright-cleared, allowing users to utilize the steel drum recordings with confidence while upholding ethical practices in music creation.


Premium Audio Quality

Each steel drum recording in the dataset meets stringent quality standards, offering pristine sound quality and fidelity, empowering users to create professional-grade steel drum arrangements and compositions with authenticity and ease.

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