Just a few days after my last post, I did finally manage to finish packaging the release of Tony v1.0. This followed a two-week blitz of fixing, tidying, arguing, etc., with the instigator of the Tony project, my colleague Matthias Mauch. We’re pretty happy about the results.
Tony is a program for pitch and note transcription of audio, mainly intended for precise and high-quality guided annotation of monophonic recordings—such as of unaccompanied singing. It has a fairly simple user interface, that we have put some care into designing for this specialised task.
Matthias (and several co-authors, but primarily he) wrote a conference paper about Tony which can tell you more about the motivation for and design of the program. If you’re interested, find that here.
Tony is free, open-source software and is available pre-compiled for Windows, OS/X, and Linux. See its project page for more.