Monthly Archives: June 2016

Microsoft Whistler and Vocal Writer

The other day, I was browsing the archived KAE website via the Internet Archive, and noticed that “Penny Lane” was an example song. I thought it was interesting that┬áVocal Writer chosen to use the same demo song that Microsoft had … Continue reading

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Footnotes

While (yet again) searching for information of formant synthesis, I ran across a chapter from an unpublished book by Dennis Klatt entitled “Description of the Cascade/Parallel Formant Synthesizer.” This this likely to be from the book he was working on … Continue reading

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The Naming of Amplitudes

In the Klatt synthesizer, there are a number of different generators, each with their own amplitude values: AV is amplitude of voicing; AF is amplitude of frication; AH is amplitude of aspiration; AVS is amplitude of sinusoidal voicing AN is … Continue reading

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Q isn’t Bandwidth

I decided to try using a biquad filter in my code, and dutifully copied the code over. I’ve got a rough idea of the maths behind filters, and why they work. But working out the exact details is an arcane … Continue reading

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Consonants

After having limited success with vocal tract modeling, I decided to take a step backwards and focus on formant synthesis. Since synSinger could already make fairly good vowels, I figured I should focus on finally synthesizing decent consonants. Rather than … Continue reading

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