Transferring vocal expression of F0 contour using singing voice synthesizer

Yukara Ikemiya, Katsutoshi Itoyama, Hiroshi G. Okuno

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Abstract

A system for transferring vocal expressions separately from singing voices with accompaniment to singing voice synthesizers is described. The expressions appear as fluctuations in the fundamental frequency contour of the singing voice, such as vibrato, glissando, and kobushi. The fundamental frequency contour of the singing voice is estimated using the subharmonic summation in a limited frequency range and aligned temporally to chromatic pitch sequence. Each expression is transcribed and parameterized in accordance with designed rules. Finally, the expressions are transferred to given scores on the singing voice synthesizer. Experiments demonstrated that the proposed system can transfer the vocal expressions while retaining singer's individuality on two singing voice synthesizers: the Vocaloid and the CeVIO.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages250-259
Number of pages10
Volume8482 LNAI
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)9783319074665
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event27th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2014 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2014 Jun 32014 Jun 6

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume8482 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other27th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2014
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKaohsiung
Period14/6/314/6/6

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  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Ikemiya, Y., Itoyama, K., & Okuno, H. G. (2014). Transferring vocal expression of F0 contour using singing voice synthesizer. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (PART 2 ed., Vol. 8482 LNAI, pp. 250-259). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8482 LNAI, No. PART 2). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07467-2_27