Informed Separation Of Spatial Images Of Stereo Music Recordings Using Second-Order Statistics
Stanislaw Gorlow, Sylvain March,

In this work we address a reverse audio engineering problem, i.e. the separation of stereo tracks of professionally produced music recordings. More precisely, we apply a spatial filtering approach with a quadratic constraint using an explicit source-image-mixture model. The model parameters are "learned" from a given set of original stereo tracks, reduced in size and used afterwards to demix the desired tracks in best possible quality from a preexisting mixture. Our approach implicates a side-information rate of 10 kbps per source or channel and has a low computational complexity. The results obtained for the SiSEC 2013 dataset are intended to be used as reference for comparison with unpublished approaches.