A Parallel Processing System For Polyphonic Singing Synthesis

Ian Gibson, David Howard, Andrew Tyrrell

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Abstract

A synthesiser has been designed for polyphonic (multi-voice) singing synthesis. Singing synthesis requires frequent updating of parameters to achieve a natural output sound. These parameters include fundamental frequency, formant frequencies, formant bandwidths, and voice source parameters (such as Open Quotient). The synthesis engine is controlled using a script and a graphical user interface. The hardware consists of several SHARC ADSP-21060 processors, an FPGA and a multi-channel D/A convertor. This paper presents an overview of the synthesiser and the synthesis model employed. The results show a soundfile which has been created using a synthesis-by-analysis approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 25th EUROMICRO Conference on Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Practice for the New Millennium, EUROMICRO 1999
EditorsBob Werner
PublisherIEEE
Pages70-74
Number of pages5
Volume2
ISBN (Print)0769503217, 9780769503219
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event25th EUROMICRO Conference on Informatics: Theory and Practice for the New Millennium - Milan, Italy
Duration: 8 Sep 199910 Sep 1999
Conference number: 25

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings of the EUROMICRO
PublisherIEEE
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1089-6503

Conference

Conference25th EUROMICRO Conference on Informatics: Theory and Practice for the New Millennium
Abbreviated titleEUROMICRO 1999
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period8/09/9910/09/99

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