Python module for audio and music processing
A python package for music and audio analysis.
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See https://librosa.org/doc/ for a complete reference manual and introductory tutorials.
The advanced example gallery should give you a quick sense of the kinds of things that librosa can do.
The latest stable release is available on PyPI, and you can install it by saying
python -m pip install librosa
Anaconda users can install using
conda install -c conda-forge librosa
Building from source
To build librosa from source, say
python setup.py build
Then, to install librosa, say
python setup.py install
If all went well, you should be able to execute the following commands from a python console:
import librosa librosa.show_versions()
This should print out a description of your software environment, along with the installed versions of other packages used by librosa.
📝 OS X users should follow the installation guide given below.
Alternatively, you can download or clone the repository and use
pip to handle dependencies:
unzip librosa.zip python -m pip install -e librosa
git clone https://github.com/librosa/librosa.git python -m pip install -e librosa
pip list you should see
librosa now as an installed package:
librosa (0.x.x, /path/to/librosa)
Hints for the Installation
audioread to load audio files.
📝 Note that older releases of
soundfile (prior to 0.11) do not support MP3, which will cause librosa to fall back on the
If you're using
conda to install librosa, then audio encoding dependencies will be handled automatically.
If you're using
pip on a Linux environment, you may need to install
manually. Please refer to the SoundFile installation documentation for details.
audioread and MP3 support
audioread with more audio-decoding power (e.g., for reading MP3 files),
you may need to install either ffmpeg or GStreamer.
📝Note that on some platforms,
audioread needs at least one of the programs to work properly.
If you are using Anaconda, install ffmpeg by calling
conda install -c conda-forge ffmpeg
If you are not using Anaconda, here are some common commands for different operating systems:
apt-get install ffmpeg
apt-get install gstreamer1.0-plugins-base gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly
yum install ffmpeg
yum install gstreamer1.0-plugins-base gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly
brew install ffmpeg
brew install gstreamer
download ffmpeg binaries from this website or gstreamer binaries from this website
For GStreamer, you also need to install the Python bindings with
python -m pip install pygobject
Please direct non-development questions and discussion topics to our web forum at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/librosa
If you want to cite librosa in a scholarly work, there are two ways to do it.
If you are using the library for your work, for the sake of reproducibility, please cite the version you used as indexed at Zenodo:
If you wish to cite librosa for its design, motivation etc., please cite the paper published at SciPy 2015:
McFee, Brian, Colin Raffel, Dawen Liang, Daniel PW Ellis, Matt McVicar, Eric Battenberg, and Oriol Nieto. "librosa: Audio and music signal analysis in python." In Proceedings of the 14th python in science conference, pp. 18-25. 2015.
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