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How to distinguish voice from snoring?

Background: I'm working on an iPhone application (alluded to in several other posts) that "listens to" snoring/breathing while one is asleep and determines if there are signs of sleep apnea (as a pre-...
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How to mimic/copy/fake someone's voice?

Is there any existing application to sample someone's voice and use it to modulate any other voice or synthesize a text to resemble the original one? For example, this Text-to-Speech Demo by AT&...
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Programming a Vocoder

I'm want to program my own vocoder synthesizer like "Songify" but I can't find a simple of vocoder algorithm. Maybe you can explain or tell where to look for information on how vocoder works.
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Theory behind Linear Predictive Coding (LPC)

What is the theory behind LPC? Why are(were) certain implementations of LPC said to be more tolerant of transmission or encoding errors quantization than other compressed voice encoding schemes? ...
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Filter message from noisy voice signal

I am trying to decipher a message hidden within a very noisy audio file(.wav)(I think it is white noise with an additional low drone). The message is a six digit number. I have not have any further ...
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How does Siri recognize me saying “Hey Siri”?

I am trying to understand how my iPhone can continually listening for me saying Hey Siri, Alexa, ...
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What are Chunks when recording a voice signal

I am having trouble understanding the example program for audio recording , it comes with PyAudio module. I am using an external Audio Card to record the sound , obviously, the voice should be ...
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Detecting changes between voice and music

I have a bunch of audio files that have both speech and music parts (think radio). For instance, a given file might consist of the following sections: ...
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Speech Compression - In LPC how does the linear predictive filter work on a general level?

Hi I'm taking a multimedia systems course and I'm preparing for my exam on tuesday. I'm trying to get my head around LPC compression on a general level, but I'm having trouble with what is going on ...
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Library to differentiate people by their voice timbre

Say there are 3 people in the room. Each of them have a unique voice timbre. I want to recognize people by their timbre and know who's speaking.
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How is it possible to Filter out a person's voice out of 100 of other voices?

So, I've just learned that the human voice is not a single sine wave its a bunch of unlimited Sine waves each having a different frequencies, According to Wikipedia, The voice consists of sound ...
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How is a human whistle a pure sine wave?

According to Wikipedia human whistling is a pure sine wave. If that is true and if a human is whistling and produces a rhythm like any song, is he still producing a pure sine wave? For example, if I ...
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Why are the bass components of music more audible than other components?

Consider a situation where I am listening to loud music in a room. If I move into another room and close the door (so music is now played in another room behind the closed doors), I will hear the bass ...
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Why does the excitation signal appear, separated, at high quefrencies in the cepstrum?

So, I've just begun a speech and language processing course and have found the explanation of the process of getting the cepstrum of a signal and its properties a little confusing. The following is a ...
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How is a “good” or “bad” singer defined in signal processing terms?

I was watching the American and Indian idol auditions on youtube earlier in the day. I watched both successful and failed contestants and I was able to distinguish the really bad from the good singers ...
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Voice Audio Detection algorithm

I have to detect speech intervals in large pre-recorded files in my project. I think, there won't be so much noise in the background (audio will be recordered in the room or even in the studio), but ...
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FFmpeg audio filter pipeline for speech enhancement

Using ffmpeg, I'm recording a talk, its audio with a semi-distant microphone. It makes sense to somewhat enhance the speech clarity, reduce background static and ...
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Extract voice from magnetic tape

There is a recording which contains very noisy voice. (voice with a low Signal-to-Noise ratio). It is a female voice of a stationary speaker (right in front of the microphone) and there are many ...
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Acoustic features distinguishing the male and female voice?

I would like to use MFCC analysis to distinguish between a male voice and a female voice. Are there any particular quantifiable characteristics consistent with, and exclusive to, either gender? (E.g....
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Voice recovery with high-noise, low-gain

I have a recorded interview with two speakers, in which one voice's gain was much higher than the other (by three orders of magnitude). Increasing the gain does not help, because speaker 2's voice is ...
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How to do continuous signal processing (i.e without windowing)?

I'm working in speech recognition research, and I wonder if there is a way to analyse sound just like how ears do (i.e. without windowing), so for example to take some feature continuously with an ...
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How does Songify work?

Does anyone know how does the "Songify" app algorithm work? There are 2 inputs: speech (or amateur singing), and underlying music. Somehow the speech is altered and mixed into the music. Which DSP ...
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How do can we cancel out noises while listening voice on headphones?

It's a common problem that while talking with the another person on Smart phones with the help of regular headphones,we get very annoying sounds at background . The opposite person's voice gets mixed ...
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What is the state of the art for vocal elimination/reduction?

I have no background in signal processing but I would like to know what is the actual state of the art for vocal elimination/reduction. Obviously, I am not talking about the infamous "stereo ...
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What do cloud-based speech-to-text services upload to the cloud?

Services like Siri and Google Now perform speech recognition (speech-to-text) on mobile phones by doing part of the computation on a server in the cloud. What do they upload to the cloud? Do they ...
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Estimation of Glottal Closure Instant

Glottal Closure Instants (GCIs) are referred to the instances of significant excitation of the vocal tract. I have seen in some papers that I can measure instant of glottal closure in a voiced segment ...
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About voice filtering

I have a waveform containing voice some children screaming some times when there is no noise at all some times there are cars driving by when talking I want to detect the start and ending times of ...
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Pitch detection to find music notes (from voice)

Hi signal processing community, currently I am searching a topic for my master thesis in computer science and since I am a very good singer I want to do something with music. I thought about a topic ...
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voice recognition

during Zimmerman trial, each camp claimed the yell for help recorded belonged to their side. given that Zimmerman is still aside and the recording still exist, could there be some scientific way to ...
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How to correctly classify voice from other sound events?

I have a huge labeled dataset of several thousand sound events, including human voice, dish washing, things falling to the ground, among others. I need to report when a human voice event takes place....
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Comfort Noise Insertion in VAD algorithms

I am in a intention of Porting Voice Activity Detection algorithm in real time hardware,so i was successful in classifying speech and silence/noise but now the problem is replacement of silence frames ...
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How to exploit auditory masking to boost intelligibility

I am currently working on a dynamic equalizer to improve a synthesized voice's intelligibility in noisy environments. The current implementation of my algorithm simply applies a parametric EQ to the ...
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Dynamic Time warping for voice recognition

I am working on an extremely simple voice recognition project which I plan on implementing DTW for the template matching. Basically, I'll have stored FFT values of a template of some word that I'm ...
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make a voice sound signal play faster

Suppose $x(t)$ is a signal containing a voice. How can one derive a signal playing the same voice faster. I tried $x(t+\lfloor{100t\rfloor}/100)$ to double the speed; But it adds a buzz sound. Is ...
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How do I deepen my voice (I'm a female) to sound like a man in a video for a school project? [closed]

Some extra info. that I think might help or make things clearer: The video has several other people in it also talking (I don't want to change their voices). I have some experience in editing ...
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'A priori' and 'a posteriori' SNR

I am reading this paper about speech enhancement using a minimum mean square error short time spectral amplitude estimator for our speech enhancement project. Basically in the paper they mix a clean ...
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Speech Activity Detection- Adhoc Problem with multi source sounds(birds,trees,heavy air) and how to eliminate them completely

Here i will first try to put my application agenda Typically i am sampling at 8Khz rate and filtering speech components using a BPF(digital) now i have got the 0-4Khz components in which ...
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Measure of harmonicity in a time-series

I'm analyzing speech signal for identifying voiced and unvoiced regions. Voiced regions are supposed to have a "pitch", which can be estimated using auto-correlation function (ACF). Basically, one ...
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Establishing Phrase Frequency in Audio Files

Is there any Application, Programming Library or Theory that could be used to identify human language phrases in a set of audio files, so as to calculate the frequency of occurrence of each such ...
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How does a telephone change your voice? [closed]

Is it due to vocal length normalization during MFCC? Please be kind enough to explain.
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Voice masking for removing voice and not birdsong

First the problem I'm tyring to solve: I'd like to find a way of removing any potential noise from audio files recorded in noisy environments where we are trying to record birdsong. This is for the ...
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Mathematical reason for MCPP in audio recognition?

MCPP uses a weird graph of human phychoacoustics measurements called MEL scale to process digital audio. Why is MEL used in DSP voice recognition if it's based on logarithmic human perception, and ...
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Reconstruction of voice from distorted recordings

I would like to know how much of the sound of my voice getting through various types of walls can be reconstructed with easily obtainable software and algorithms. My plan is to place a microphone on ...
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What are good estimates for phonemes length?

I am working in a phoneme recognition project, the language that I am using is "English". I have a tool that converts each written phrase in phonemes. Also I have an estimation of the time length of ...
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Removing vocoder effect from audio file

There are many tutorials and guides explaining how to create a "robotic" voice by using a vocoder or a mix of filters that change pitch, tempo and maybe add a slight echoed delay. However, is it ...
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Speech Enhancement Libraries

Is there any speech enhancement algorithm library? I need to process a sound to voice recognition, and I want to remove noise from audio source.
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Most accurate method of Voice Activity Detection?

What is currently the most accurate Voice Activity Detection algorithm with high levels of background noise? I would also appreciate if it does not require any manual calibration. Bonus points for ...
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How do you choose a size for a windowing function in FFT?

How does one choose the proper windowing function to apply in an FFT? What are the benefits of larger sizes and smaller ones? Which would be the best for pitch estimation? Also which window function ...
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Detection of regions of voice in music

I want to detect the regions of voice in a song. Currently, I am using the fact that the vocals in the song are recorded as center panned. So, I am removing all center panned audio from the song. ...
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Preprocess sound for voice recognition in Pocket Sphinx on Raspberry Pi 3

I want to improve my voice recognition system on a Raspberry Pi 3 running Pocket Spinx. It's pretty accurate (limited recognition vocabulary) but is terrible when other noise is around. Is there any ...