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LPC Formant Estimation: Why resample?

The Burg algorithm implemented in PRAAT for formant estimation also works via LPC. First the sound is resampled to a sampling frequency of twice the value of maximum formant. Then a pre-emphasis is ...
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Obtain Envelope and Pitch curves of my Singing Voice

I wish, in real time, to hum into a mic and produce via dsp the envelope and pitch of what I am humming, before outputting these two signals to my analog synth. This synth takes a gate and a cv signal....
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Speech recognition algorithm in GNU Octave to convert speech to text (and vice versa)

Recently, I am building an application in Octave and I saw some algorithms about speech recognition spread around the net, but most of them were implemented in Python, MATLAB, C++ and no one in Octave....
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Compute objective speech quality from Anritsu data

I want to compute an objective speech quality however what I have right now is the Anritsu raw data (layer between the Base Station Controller and the Mobile Switching Center), this raw data does not ...
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what are the vector formats similar to hash codes to store user's voice for future voice verification?

I have wav file of ~2-10sec of user's voice, taken from a conversation. Maybe it's SIMILAR TO a hash code. the general voice verification should look like: wav file -> vector new wav file ->vector ...
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Digital Audio Mixing Fundamental. What will be the data rate of mixed audio?

I have voice data at 128 kbps coming from three different sources. I'm looking for mixing all three voices together and sending it back to speakers. What methodologies are there for mixing digital ...
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Adding White Gaussian noise to a voice signal

I'm trying to add White Gaussian Noise to an audio file. However; the energy of the noise should be 1/10th of that of the signal. My first attempt is as following: ...
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audio classification based only on first few seconds

I record audio notes on my recorder, and each belongs to a certain category ("work", "parenting", "miscellaneous", etc.). At the beginning of each recording, I say the name of the category, then stay ...
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Initial Clock synchronization between multiple smart phones (android OS) connected over Wifi?

I want to synchronize the initial clock of multiple smartphone devices (Android-based) for real-time VoIP communication. Basically, a MANET has been formed and I want to synchronize the clocks up to <...
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How to Synchronize multiple real time audio streams before mixing them?

I have been working on a VoIP solution in which I have to mix multiple audio streams coming from various sources. I have been facing muffled sound after the mixing of streams. I have implemented ASW ...
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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 ...
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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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Distort voice to hide talker identity as much as possible

I need to develop an app which makes speech recognition. Because I need to be able to constantly improve the recognition capability, I would like to train the engine with real recordings and match the ...
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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 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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Given MFCC values for some wav’s, how can I easily tell if all speakers are the same?

Context: for a research project I have at regular times a batch of wav files with recordings of voice. The hypothesis is that all speakers in a batch are the same, but there might be 1 or a few “...
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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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What should I do with FFT result array from microphone input? [duplicate]

I currently want to create a small pitch detector and I have to say that I am very new in this topic of signal processing. At the moment I implemented the FFt algorithm and I got an array of window ...
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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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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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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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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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Converting Google's text-to-speech voice to, say, Justin Bieber's voice

We are trying to convert text to an artist's voice. For example, we want input text in Justin Bieber's voice. We are converting text to mp3 files in Python using gTTS (Google Text-to-Speech). We can ...
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Does the audio signal in the time domain change much after a RMS from one person to another?

I would like to train a deep neural network to perform lip syncing given an audio input like in this article. I want to train my neural network only on Obama speeches like done in the article and ...
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Signal chain for voice calls including adaptive noise cancellation, adaptive echo cancellation, and automatic gain control and their algorithms

I am trying to understand the entire signal chain and all the algorithms associated with adaptive filtering as mentioned in the case above. From my understanding: Adaptive noise filtering (ANF)- can ...
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CODECS used for VoIP calls

I am trying to self-study audio codecs and I am trying to understand the difference between CODECS that come under AMR-WB, SuperWB and EVS vs. AAC-LD (MPEG-4). When is the former used and when is the ...
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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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Raw speech data into spectrogram

I am using Delphi trying to make a very simple speech recognition system. The system collects raw data well, but I have a hard time turning the data into a spectrogram: The system collects an array ...
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How to build a simple model for voice-controlled system?

I want to build a speaker independent voice-controlled system. If I ask 10 people to say one unique word(for example"hello"), and record their voice and do LPC(linear predicting coding) upon them, I ...
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Changing voice characteristics so it sounds like someone else voice

I have a recording of speech, and I want to manipulate the voice, so a listener will perceive the manipulated voice and the original one as belonging to two different people. The manipulated voice ...
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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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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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how to detect short pause in a speech with noise?

I would like to count the number of short pauses in a speech and know the duration of the pauses by loading the signal into Matlab but I am very new to Matlab. Can anyone help and give me some ideas ...
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Mask a voice tone

What are the best ways to mask a voice tone, like what they do during news shows on television sometimes? Is there a way that is not reversibile? I think that a ...
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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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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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Word recognition with MSP430

In my DSP class at my university I have to create a simple word recognition system using the MSP430. Basically the board just needs to turn on and off an led at the commands "On" and "Off". My ...
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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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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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Cancelling the acoustic echo that occurs with a variable delay and volume

I am trying to build a software that records audio to a server and then broadcasts that audio into the same room that the microphone is present. This means that the audio signal is uploaded to the ...
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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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MFCC from DFT (FFT)

I want to write an speaker recognition application (based on some password recorded few times for the authorized person). I've decided to do it with C++ and BASS library (http://www.un4seen.com/). I ...
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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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'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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Methods in Singing Synthesis [closed]

I want to know more about the latest attempts to create synthesizers for singing. I would ideally like to know more about both the most widely respected algorithms/models as well as mainstream ...
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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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Pronunciation research for app [closed]

Hello does any one know or at least can lead me to the right way? What does not change pronunciation of words when someone is speaking. The idea is to create a app that checks if word/sentence is ...
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I'm interested in the state-of-the-art of vocal sound synthesis. Please advise me [closed]

Some of the things I'd like to accomplish: Strip the vocals from a recorded song as best as possible Recreate someone's song voice (like a famous artists') using someone else's voice as input Adjust ...
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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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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: ...