Monthly Archives: February 2014

More Simple, Please

Because vowels need to fall on the downbeat, synSinger splits syllables into pre-consonants, vowels and post-consonants. It then appends the pre-consonants onto the post-consonants of the prior note. All this seems needlessly complicated, and I’m thinking of implementing a different … Continue reading

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More Bug Squashing

Attaching the fade in/fade out to individual phoneme segments was problematic, since a fade could potentially cross over several segments. So I rewrote the code to store the list of fade targets (direction, startSample and endSample) in a list, and … Continue reading

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Talk It!

In searching for other examples of formant synthesizers, I ran across TalkAny, aka “Talk It!”. It’s an repackaging of SoftVoice’s  formant synthesizer.  The reviewer notes negatively that it is: Old-fashioned and out of date Voices not natural However, after listening … Continue reading

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More Progress

It’s been a productive week for synSinger. After working with a different code base to try some things out, I’ve returned to the main application to try to apply some of the things I learned. The first step was to … Continue reading

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Klaatu barada nikto

Well, actually just Klatt – as in the Klatt Synthesizer. Irritated by the seeming mis-match between the parameters that Pratt supplies and the output of my synthesizer, I’m looking at various implementations of Klatt. I’m using Praat to analyze target … Continue reading

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Trying Out Formant Synthesis Again

I’ve decided to dust off the code and see if I can get improved results by using sampled consonants instead of synthetic ones. Since I wanted to try some other things out as well, I decided to start with a … Continue reading

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