Voice converter for assimilation by frame synthesis with temporal alignment

TitleVoice converter for assimilation by frame synthesis with temporal alignment
Publication TypePatent
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsKawashima, T., Yoshioka Y., Cano P., Loscos A., Serra X., Schiementz M., & Bonada J.
Issuing OrganizationUS Patent Office
Application Number09/693144
AssigneeYamaha Corporation; Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Patent NumberUS 6,836,761 B1
AbstractA Voice converting apparatus is constructed for converting an input Voice into an output voice according to a target Voice. In the apparatus, a storage Section provisionally Stores Source data, which is associated to and extracted from the target voice. An analyzing Section analyzes the input voice to extract therefrom a Series of input data frames represent ing the input voice. A producing Section produces a Series of target data frames representing the target Voice based on the Source data, while aligning the target data frames with the input data frames to Secure Synchronization between the target data frames and the input data frames. A Synthesizing Section Synthesizes the output voice according to the target data frames and the input data frames.
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