Parameter estimation of virtual musical instrument synthesizers

Katsutoshi Itoyama, Hiroshi G. Okuno

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Abstract

A method has been developed for estimating the parameters of virtual musical instrument synthesizers to obtain isolated instrument sounds without distortion and noise. First, a number of instrument sounds are generated from randomly generated parameters of a synthesizer. Lowlevel acoustic features and their delta features are extracted for each time frame and accumulated into statistics. Multiple linear regression is used to model the relationship between the acoustic features and instrument parameters. Experimental evaluations showed that the proposed method estimated parameters with a best case error of 0.004 and signal-to-distortion ratio of 17.35 dB, and reduced noise to smaller distortions in several cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014 and 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos
PublisherNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Pages1426-1431
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789604661374
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014, Joint with the 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos - Athens
Duration: 2014 Sep 142014 Sep 20

Other

Other40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014, Joint with the 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos
CityAthens
Period14/9/1414/9/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Itoyama, K., & Okuno, H. G. (2014). Parameter estimation of virtual musical instrument synthesizers. In Proceedings - 40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014 and 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos (pp. 1426-1431). National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.