Real-time electronic singing synthesis for choral textures (Prof David Howard, Dr Helena Daffern, Ms Jude Brereton and others?) Audio Laboratory, Department of Electronics, University of York
Electronic voice synthesis can typically be highly intelligible but non-natural in that is sounds machine-like or robotic. One of the ways that naturalness can be explored is via human gestural control of the acoustic parameters during synthesis and this artefact enables this.
Gaming and other controllers will be used to control a group of simple vowel-based voice synthesizers which can be used to create choral-like musical textures as a route to listening-in to the acoustic of naturalness.