IRCAM has a long experience in analysis, synthesis and transformation of voice. Natural voice transformations are of great interest for many applications and can be combine with text-to-speech system, leading to a powerful creation tool. We present research conducted at IRCAM on voice transformations for the last few years. Transformations can be achieved in a global way by modifying pitch, spectral envelope, durations etc. While it sacrifices the possibility to attain a specific target voice, the approach allows the production of new voices of a high degree of naturalness with different gender and age, modified vocal quality, or another speech style. These transformations can be applied in realtime using ircamTools TR A X.Transformation can also be done in a more specific way in order to transform a voice towards the voice of a target speaker. Finally, we present some recent research on the transformation of expressivity.
|Title of host publication||PROCEEDINGS OF THE 14th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL AUDIO EFFECTS|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2011|
|Event||14th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects - Paris, France|
Duration: 20 Sep 2011 → 24 Sep 2011
|Conference||14th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects|
|Period||20/09/11 → 24/09/11|