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Re: Young female speaker?

Thank you.

That's quite spectacular, but perhaps not typical. I've met one female whose lowest note was the Bb above that (about 120 Hz).

There was some rather spectacular work with vocal extensions some 60 (??) years ago [1956], called Alfred Wolfsohn's Vox humana and documented on Folkways recordings ... http://www.emusic.com/album/Various-Artists-Smithsonian-Folkways-Vox-Humana-Alfred-Wolfsohn-s-Experiments-in-Exten-MP3-Download/10894784.html

and http://www.smithsonianglobalsound.org/containerdetail.aspx?itemid=1111



On 2008, Dec 3, at 5:48 PM, Kyle Gorman wrote:

yeah, that's approximately her minimum pitch.

- kyle

On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 4:51 PM, Kevin Austin <kevin.austin@xxxxxxxxxxxx > wrote:


I'm not sure where the 100 Hz comes from -- emulation of a young female



Date:    Fri, 28 Nov 2008 18:47:00 -0500
From:    Kyle Gorman <kgorman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: noise-masking experiments and labiovelars

Hi listers, I have two related questions for you.

I'm interested in the effects of following vowels on the perception of labiovelars. I was wondering if 1) anybody had done the experiment I'm proposing and 2) whether anybody had tried using stimuli generated in a
manner I'm proposing.


The procedure is as follows. I calculate the RMS amplitude of the original signal by convolving the squared signal with a Kaiser window with beta =3D 20, # of points given by 3.2 x the number of frames for a single period of the lowest pitch, which I set at 100 Hz (young female speaker), then taking
the square root of the result.

Kyle Gorman ~ kgorman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ~ 513 405 2543