11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Makuhari, Chiba, Japan
September 26-30. 2010

Applying Voice Conversion to Concatenative Singing-Voice Synthesis

Fernando Villavicencio (1), Jordi Bonada (2)

(1) Yamaha Corporation, Japan
(2) Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

This work address the application of Voice Conversion to singing-voice. The GMM-based approach was applied to VOCALOID, a concatenative singing synthesizer, to perform singer timbre conversion. The conversion framework was applied to full-quality singing databases, achieving a satisfactory conversion effect on the synthesized utterances issued by VOCALOID. We report in this paper a description of our implementation as well as the results of our experimentation focused to study the spectral conversion performance when applied to specific pitch-range data.

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Bibliographic reference.  Villavicencio, Fernando / Bonada, Jordi (2010): "Applying voice conversion to concatenative singing-voice synthesis", In INTERSPEECH-2010, 2162-2165.