We present an end-to-end method for transforming audio from one style to another. For the case of speech, by conditioning on speaker identities, we can train a single model to transform words spoken by multiple people into multiple target voices. For the case of music, we can specify musical instruments and achieve the same result. Architecturally, our method is a fully-differentiable sequence-to-sequence model based on convolutional and hierarchical recurrent neural networks. It is designed to capture long-term acoustic dependencies, requires minimal post-processing, and produces realistic audio transforms. Ablation studies confirm that our model can separate speaker and instrument properties from acoustic content at different receptive fields. Empirically, our method achieves competitive performance on community-standard datasets.
- Pub Date:
- March 2018
- Computer Science - Sound;
- Computer Science - Computation and Language;
- Computer Science - Machine Learning;
- Electrical Engineering and Systems Science - Audio and Speech Processing
- Interspeech 2018