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Scale_it: Converting time series data into musical scales

Publication at Faculty of Arts |


This paper introduces open-source sonification software that represents a real-time stream of time-series data as notes on a musical scale. The software comprises a data processing unit and a signal-to-sound conversion unit.

Before being expressed as a note on a musical scale of predefined length and character, each chunk of the incoming data stream is transformed into a parameter representing its relative position in the original population.