Vivos Voco: A survey of recent research on voice transformation at IRCAM

P. Lanchantin, S. Farner, C. Veaux, G. Degottex, N. Obin, G. Beller, F. Villavicencio, S. Huber, G. Peeters, A. Roebel, X. Rodet

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPROCEEDINGS OF THE 14th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL AUDIO EFFECTS
PublisherIRCAM
ISBN (Print)978-2-9540351-0-9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011
Event14th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects - Paris, France
Duration: 20 Sep 201124 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period20/09/1124/09/11

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