Real-time Controllable Sound Source Generator for Electro-Larynx Speech
- Master Thesis
- Announcement date
- 04 May 2013
- Research Areas
Electro-Larynx (EL) speech sounds very robotic. This is, because – among other reasons – the voice source is designed only to maximize intelligibility and not to meet any naturalness criteria.
The aim is to design a sound source synthesizer, that runs in real-time and parameters can be modified online. This should be done in order to be able to introduce variation in the sound, such a pitch contour, timbre, etc.
The student can build on a previous diploma thesis which looked at several voice source generation algorithms
- Review of literature
- Implementation using Matlab
- Intelligibility and speech quality evaluation of produced speech
- Speech Communication 1
- Speech Communication Laboratory is recommended
Martin Hagmüller (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0316/873 4377)