Singing Voice Synthesizing Apparatus, Singing Voice Synthesizing Method, and Program for Realizing Singing Voice Synthesizing Method

TitleSinging Voice Synthesizing Apparatus, Singing Voice Synthesizing Method, and Program for Realizing Singing Voice Synthesizing Method
Publication TypePatent
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsKenmochi, H., Serra X., & Bonada J.
Issuing OrganizationUS Patent Office
Application Number10/034359
AssigneeYamaha Corporation
Patent NumberUS 7,016,841 B2
AbstractA Singing Voice Synthesizing apparatus is provided, which enables achievement of a natural Sounding Synthesized Singing voice with a good level of comprehensibility. A phoneme database Stores a plurality of Voice fragment data formed of Voice fragments each being a single phoneme or a phoneme chain of at least two concatenated phonemes, each of the plurality of Voice fragment data comprising data of a deterministic component and data of a Stochastic component. A readout device that reads out from the pho neme database the Voice fragment data corresponding to inputted lyrics. A duration time adjusting device adjusts time duration of the read-out Voice fragment data So as to match a desired tempo and manner of Singing. An adjusting device adjusts the deterministic component and the Stochastic com ponent of the read-out voice fragment So as to match a desired pitch. A Synthesizing device Synthesizes a Singing Sound by Sequentially concatenating the Voice fragment data that have been adjusted by the duration time adjusting device and the adjusting device.
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