Re: separating voices and music in movie scenes ("N.H. Zheng" )

Subject: Re: separating voices and music in movie scenes
From:    "N.H. Zheng"  <nhzheng@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Mon, 28 Jan 2008 17:15:40 +0800

Dear Christian, Professor D. L. Wang at Ohio State University and his students have working on ASA based singing voice separation for some years and they have a paper in this topic published in IEEE trans. Audio, speech and language processing in 2007. To me, the approach presented in that paper may not match your requirement. I am not sure whether they have any recent progress. Please visit his webpage for more information at Best wished, Nengheng Zheng ----- Original Message ----- From: "Christian Kaernbach" <auditorymail@xxxxxxxx> To: <AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 3:04 PM Subject: Re: separating voices and music in movie scenes > Dear Pawel and Eero, > > Thank you very much for your responses. The "physical" approach (remixing > of channels) is one that I did not consider up to now, and which might > with some movies really help. We will probably use only very recent > movies, as we have found that the degree of familiarity is important for > the elicitation of strong emotion. (Believe it or not: many students would > not know Casablanca.) The movies would be in Dolby. > > What I really thought was that by now auditory scene analysis (ASA) would > be advanced far enough to solve this problem. It is simpler than > segregating the voice from songs, because it would normally deal with > spoken speech (as opposed to sung speech) that is overlayed with > instrumental music. I have listened years ago to some demonstration of > somebody who presented the result of a computational ASA approach, and it > was (as a demo) quite convincing. Unluckily I don't remember the details, > nor the name. I have no idea whether such algorithms are by now mature > enough to solve such a task. > > Best, > Christian Kaernbach >

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