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MDB Drums minor correction to the beat annotation files Mar 12, 2018 1.0 Sep 21, 2017

MDB Drums

This repository contains the MDB Drums dataset which consists of drum annotations and audio files for 23 tracks from the MedleyDB dataset.


The audio and annotation files are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


For each of the tracks drum only, full mix and the original multi-track wav files are included.


Two annotation files are provided for each track. The first annotation file, termed class, groups the 7994 onsets into 6 classes based on drum instrument. The second annotation file, termed subclass, groups the onsets into 21 classes based on playing technique and instrument. For further information regarding the dataset please read the MDB Drums paper referenced below.

MIREX 2017

The MDB Drums dataset was used as part of the MIREX 2017 drum transcription evaluation, further details regarding the splits used can be found on the MIREX 2017 page.


[1] C. Southall, C. Wu, A. Lerch, J. Hockman, MDB Drums - An Annotated Subset of MedleyDB for Automatic Drum Transcription, Proceedings of the 18th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR), 2017.


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