A new algorithm for vocal tract shape extraction from singer's waveforms

Rebecca R. Vos, Jamie A.S. Angus, Brad H. Story

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Abstract

This paper presents a new algorithm for extracting vocal tract shape from, speech or singing. Based on acoustic sensitivity functions it removes the ambiguity that conventional methods suffer from. We describe acoustic sensitivity functions and how we extract the necessary formant frequencies from the acoustic waveform. Results are presented for a variety of singers both male and female singing a variety of vowels and notes. The results are good and the system not only has applications in voice training but could also be used for control of games or music synthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication136th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2014
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Pages44-55
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781632665065
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event136th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2014 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Apr 26 2014Apr 29 2014

Publication series

Name136th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2014

Other

Other136th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2014
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period4/26/144/29/14

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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Vos, R. R., Angus, J. A. S., & Story, B. H. (2014). A new algorithm for vocal tract shape extraction from singer's waveforms. In 136th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2014 (pp. 44-55). (136th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2014). Audio Engineering Society.