Third International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA 2003)

Florence, Italy
December 10-12, 2003

Non-Modal Voice Synthesis by Low-Dimensional Physical Models

Carlo Drioli (1), Federico Avanzini (2)

(1) Institute of Phonetics and Dialectology, ISTC-CNR, Padova, Italy
(2) Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

The synthesis of different voice qualities by means of a low-dimensional glottal model is discussed. The glottal model is based on a one-mass model provided with a number of enhancements that make it suitable to the aim of the study. The simulation of modal and non-modal phonatory regimes is discussed. Both symmetric and nonsymmetric configurations are explored. The class of models under consideration is shown to be able to reproduce a broad range of phonation styles and to provide interesting control properties.

Index Terms. physical models of vocal emission; nonmodal phonation types.

Full Paper (reprinted with permission from Firenze University Press)

Bibliographic reference.  Drioli, Carlo / Avanzini, Federico (2003): "Non-modal voice synthesis by low-dimensional physical models", In MAVEBA-2003, 151-154.