Unisoner: An interactive interface for derivative chorus creation from various singing voices on the Web

Keita Tsuzuki*, Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, Takeshi Yamada, Shoji Makino

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Abstract

This paper describes Unisoner, an interface for assisting the creation of derivative choruses in which voices of different singers singing the same song are overlapped on one common accompaniment. It was time-consuming to create such derivative choruses because creators have to manually cut and paste fragments of singing voices from different singers, and then adjust the timing and volume of every fragment. Although several interfaces for mashing up different songs have been proposed, no mash-up interface for creating derivative choruses by mixing singing voices for the same song has been reported. Unisoner enables users to find appropriate singers by using acoustic features and metadata of the singing voices to be mixed, assign icons of the found singers to each phrase within a song, and adjust the mixing volume by moving those icons. Unisoner thus enables users to easily and intuitively create derivative choruses. It is implemented by using several signal processing techniques, including a novel technique that integrates F0-estimation results from many voices singing the same song to reliably estimate F0 without octave errors.

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
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos
EditorsGeorgios Kouroupetroglou, Anastasia Georgaki
PublisherNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Pages790-797
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)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, Greece
Duration: 2014 Sep 142014 Sep 20

Publication series

NameProceedings - 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

Conference

Conference40th 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
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityAthens
Period14/9/1414/9/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications

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