ASA 129th Meeting - Washington, DC - 1995 May 30 .. Jun 06

2pED2. Analysis and synthesis of speech.

Tom Tremain

U.S. Dept. of Defense, 9800 Savage Rd., Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6000

Speech produced by individual audience participants will be stored on a computer. Speech waveforms in the time and frequency domains will then be displayed by the computer. The speech will be played back in its natural form, and also after it has been analyzed and synthesized. Various transforms of the speech will be implemented and played back. For example, the speech will be speeded up and slowed down. The gender of the voice will be changed by altering the pitch periods. The speech will be made to seem as if the talker had a cold by changing the voicing of the consonant sounds.