How to Label Audio for Deep Learning in 4 Simple Steps

Original article was published by Miguel Pinto on Deep Learning on Medium

2. Creating Labels

To create the labels first go Edit > Labels > Add Label at Selection and check the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+B in Windows) so that you don’t need to go back to the menu every time.

Finding the option to add a label. Image by the author.

Now that you know the keyboard shortcut select a region in the spectrogram that you want to label (click and drag) and then use the shortcut to ‘Add Label at Selection’. A label track will appear and you can type the name for your label. You can repeat this process to add as many labels as needed!

Creating the labels. Image by the author.

Note: It helps to play the clip as you are labelling. You can use the ‘space bar’ to play and pause.