Singing synthesis with an evolved physical model

Crispin Cooper, D.T. Murphy, D. Howard, A. Tyrrell

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A two-dimensional physical model of the human vocal tract is described. Such a system promises increased realism and control in the synthesis. of both speech and singing. However, the parameters describing the shape of the vocal tract while in use are not easily obtained, even using medical imaging techniques, so instead a genetic algorithm (GA) is applied to the model to find an appropriate configuration. Realistic sounds are produced by this method. Analysis of these, and the reliability of the technique (convergence properties) is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1454-1461
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions On Audio Speech And Language Processing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

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  • 2-MUSI
  • digital waveguide mesh
  • finite difference
  • genetic algorithms (GAs)
  • optimization methods
  • singing synthesis
  • speech synthesis
  • voice analysis

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