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A technical framework for automatic perceptual evaluation of singing quality

Chitralekha Gupta, Haizhou Li, Ye Wang
2018 APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing  
concept of the telecommunication standard Perceptual Evaluation of Speech Quality to evaluate singing quality.  ...  We proposed previously the Perceptual Evaluation of Singing Quality (PESnQ) framework that incorporated acoustic features related to these perceptual parameters in combination with the cognitive modeling  ...  to obtain the overall evaluation score called Perceptual Evaluation of Singing Quality (PESnQ) score.  ... 
doi:10.1017/atsip.2018.10 fatcat:hugvsjscgnam7gnfktmfbhk7ra

Automatic Singing Performance Evaluation for Untrained Singers

Chuan CAO, Ming LI, Xiao WU, Hongbin SUO, Jian LIU, Yonghong YAN
2009 IEICE transactions on information and systems  
In this letter, we present an automatic approach of objective singing performance evaluation for untrained singers by relating acoustic measurements to perceptual ratings of singing voice quality.  ...  Several acoustic parameters and their combination features are investigated to find objective correspondences of the perceptual evaluation criteria.  ...  Finally, we present an automatic singing quality evaluation approach, which is able to automatically map acoustic measurements to singing performance ratings.  ... 
doi:10.1587/transinf.e92.d.1596 fatcat:7drnj2a6irb3fcl2gr5iynnysi

Laryngoscopic and Spectral Analysis of Laryngeal and Pharyngeal Configuration in Non-Classical Singing Styles

Marco Guzman, Andres Lanas, Christian Olavarria, Maria Josefina Azocar, Daniel Muñoz, Sofia Madrid, Sebastian Monsalve, Francisca Martinez, Sindy Vargas, Pedro Cortez, Ross M. Mayerhoff
2015 Journal of Voice  
The present study aimed to assess three different singing styles (pop, rock, and jazz) with laryngoscopic, acoustic, and perceptual analysis in healthy singers at different loudness levels.  ...  Rock singing seems to be the style with the highest degree of both laryngeal and pharyngeal activity in healthy singers.  ...  evaluation, and singing style.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jvoice.2014.05.004 pmid:25179779 fatcat:6j7zon54i5gtjf5insqhg6lvrm

Toward Expressive Singing Voice Correction: On Perceptual Validity of Evaluation Metrics for Vocal Melody Extraction [article]

Yin-Jyun Luo, Yuen-Jen Lin, Li Su
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We evaluate the framework by a comparative study for melody extraction which involves both subjective and objective evaluations, whereby we investigate perceptual validity of the standard metrics through  ...  Singing voice correction (SVC) is an appealing application for amateur singers.  ...  . • In conducting the perceptual evaluation, we try to answer, in what aspect the advance of the vocal melody extraction benefits the task of SVC.  ... 
arXiv:2010.12196v1 fatcat:hbjaofvhyjfarh6t5afro4xhpm

BSS Eval or Peass? Predicting the Perception of Singing-Voice Separation

Dominic Ward, Hagen Wierstorf, Russell D. Mason, Emad M. Grais, Mark D. Plumbley
2018 2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)  
The artifacts-related perceptual score of the PEASS toolkit had the strongest correlation with the perception of artifacts and distortions caused by singing-voice separation.  ...  This issue was investigated by employing a revised experimental methodology to collect subjective ratings of sound quality and interference of singing-voice recordings that have been extracted from musical  ...  This requires perceptual evaluation where experienced listeners judge real systems according to different perceptual attributes.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icassp.2018.8462194 dblp:conf/icassp/WardWMGP18 fatcat:75xplc4hw5eche4aailrwclzsu

Multi-Singer: Fast Multi-Singer Singing Voice Vocoder With A Large-Scale Corpus [article]

Rongjie Huang, Feiyang Chen, Yi Ren, Jinglin Liu, Chenye Cui, Zhou Zhao
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Existing open corpora could not meet requirements for high-fidelity singing voice synthesis because of the scale and quality weaknesses.  ...  Experimental results verify the effectiveness of OpenSinger and show that Multi-Singer improves unseen singer singing voices modeling in both speed and quality over previous methods.  ...  Table 6 shows the mean opinion score of audio quality as assessed via human listening tests and objective evaluation results.  ... 
arXiv:2112.10358v1 fatcat:nmnbeshurbb7xlhlvki4ogguye

A deep learning based analysis-synthesis framework for unison singing

Pritish Chandna, Helena Cuesta, Emilia Gomez
2020 Zenodo  
We use subjective listening test to evaluate perceptual factors of our proposed system for synthesis, including quality, adherence to the melody as well the degree of perceived unison.  ...  Unison singing is the name given to an ensemble of singers simultaneously singing the same melody and lyrics.  ...  Section 4.3 presents the perceptual evaluation methodology used and the results of the perceptual tests.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4245501 fatcat:s7hvb56ksjgpxaul3a6tjfj5du

A Deep Learning Based Analysis-Synthesis Framework For Unison Singing [article]

Pritish Chandna, Helena Cuesta, Emilia Gómez
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We use subjective listening tests to evaluate perceptual factors of our proposed system for synthesis, including quality, adherence to the melody as well the degree of perceived unison.  ...  Unison singing is the name given to an ensemble of singers simultaneously singing the same melody and lyrics.  ...  Section 4.3 presents the perceptual evaluation methodology used and the results of the perceptual tests.  ... 
arXiv:2009.09875v1 fatcat:l75rbda3tvgrpd2uar5jo3g7mi

Towards a Singing Voice Multi-Sensor Analysis Tool: System Design, and Assessment Based on Vocal Breathiness

Evangelos Angelakis, Natalia Kotsani, Anastasia Georgaki
2021 Sensors  
Singing voice is a human quality that requires the precise coordination of numerous kinetic functions and results in a perceptually variable auditory outcome.  ...  This is directly relevant to vocal education, rehabilitation, and prevention of vocal health issues in educators; professionals; and students of singing, music, and acting.  ...  of the breathing system), and breathiness level perceptual evaluation.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21238006 pmid:34884019 fatcat:4miizlyyrbglrakkx2phkdmwau

Extracting singing voice from music recordings by cascading audio decomposition techniques

Jonathan Driedger, Meinard Muller
2015 2015 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)  
Our objective and subjective evaluations show that this strategy can compete with state-of-the-art singing voice separation algorithms and yields perceptually appealing results.  ...  The problem of extracting singing voice from music recordings has received increasing research interest in recent years.  ...  The International Audio Laboratories Erlangen are a joint institution of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Fraunhofer IIS.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icassp.2015.7177945 dblp:conf/icassp/DriedgerM15 fatcat:awbmpz323bcr5gkd6h35hir4vm

Effect of Hydration and Vocal Rest on the Vocal Fatigue in Amateur Karaoke Singers

Edwin M.-L Yiu, Rainy M.M Chan
2003 Journal of Voice  
The voice quality, as measured by perceptual and acoustic measures, and vocal function, as measured by phonetogram, did not show any significant changes during singing in the subjects who were given water  ...  These results suggest that hydration and vocal rests are useful strategies to preserve voice function and quality during karaoke singing.  ...  We are grateful to Karen Chan and Chi Yan Ng, who served as judges for the perceptual analysis task.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0892-1997(03)00038-9 pmid:12825654 fatcat:wv63ipruzfflljqsfv6uj6gumy

Page 415 of Psychological Abstracts Vol. 93, Issue 2 [page]

2006 Psychological Abstracts  
According to the results, it seemed impossible to observe any auditory differences between supported singing and good singing voice quality.  ...  —This study searched for perceptual, acoustic, and physio- logical correlates of support in singing.  ... 

Perceptual Continuity and Naturalness of Expressive Strength in Singing Voices Based on Speech Morphing

Tomoko Yonezawa, Noriko Suzuki, Shinji Abe, Kenji Mase, Kiyoshi Kogure
2007 EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing  
Through statistical analyses of perceptual evaluations, we confirmed that the proposed morphing algorithm provides perceptual continuity of vocal timbre.  ...  Our results showed the following: (i) gradual strengths in absolute evaluations, and (ii) a perceptually linear strength provided by the calculation of corrected intervals of the morph ratio by the inverse  ...  This research was supported in part by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology of Japan.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2007/23807 fatcat:5sbj2okmwjcbdlmis5g2rfkka4

Sequence-to-sequence Singing Voice Synthesis with Perceptual Entropy Loss [article]

Jiatong Shi, Shuai Guo, Nan Huo, Yuekai Zhang, Qin Jin
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Our experiments show that the PE loss can mitigate the over-fitting problem and significantly improve the synthesized singing quality reflected in objective and subjective evaluations.  ...  With a one-hour open-source singing voice database, we explore the impact of the PE loss on various mainstream sequence-to-sequence models, including the RNN-based, transformer-based, and conformer-based  ...  In [25] , transfer learning from speech allows the synthesizer to generate singing voices with higher quality.  ... 
arXiv:2010.12024v2 fatcat:wldsjyquwrb5no7ha6bqa3ysie

Unsupervised Cross-Domain Singing Voice Conversion [article]

Adam Polyak, Lior Wolf, Yossi Adi, Yaniv Taigman
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We present a wav-to-wav generative model for the task of singing voice conversion from any identity.  ...  Our method utilizes both an acoustic model, trained for the task of automatic speech recognition, together with melody extracted features to drive a waveform-based generator.  ...  Lastly, to further improve the generation quality, we add perceptual losses [40] Table 1 : 1 Test scores for singing voice conversion. For MOS, SIM, identification, higher is better.  ... 
arXiv:2008.02830v1 fatcat:gmiltidfofe2bdqqxkjwtv4hhe
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