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Singing Voice Synthesis Combining Excitation plus Resonance and Sinusoidal plus Residual Models

By Jordi Bonada, Òscar Celma, Àlex Loscos, Jaume Ortolà, Xavier Serra, Yasuo Yoshioka, Hiraku Kayama, Yuji Hisaminato and Hideki Kenmochi

Abstract

This paper presents an approach to the modeling of the singing voice with a particular emphasis on the naturalness of the resulting synthetic voice. The underlying analysis/synthesis technique is based on the Spectral Modeling Synthesis (SMS) and a newly developed Excitation plus Resonance (EpR) model. With this approach a complete singing voice synthesizer is developed that generates a vocal melody out of the score and the phonetic transcription of a song

Year: 2001
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