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Singing synthesis with an evolved physical model

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

Abstract

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

Year: 2006
DOI identifier: 10.1109/TSA.2005.860844
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.whiterose.ac.uk:3711

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