Search Results for author: Kou Tanaka

Found 19 papers, 8 papers with code

iSTFTNet2: Faster and More Lightweight iSTFT-Based Neural Vocoder Using 1D-2D CNN

no code implementations14 Aug 2023 Takuhiro Kaneko, Hirokazu Kameoka, Kou Tanaka, Shogo Seki

Owing to the difficulty of a 1D CNN to model high-dimensional spectrograms, the frequency dimension is reduced via temporal upsampling.

Speech Synthesis

iSTFTNet: Fast and Lightweight Mel-Spectrogram Vocoder Incorporating Inverse Short-Time Fourier Transform

1 code implementation4 Mar 2022 Takuhiro Kaneko, Kou Tanaka, Hirokazu Kameoka, Shogo Seki

In recent text-to-speech synthesis and voice conversion systems, a mel-spectrogram is commonly applied as an intermediate representation, and the necessity for a mel-spectrogram vocoder is increasing.

Speech Synthesis Text-To-Speech Synthesis +1

MaskCycleGAN-VC: Learning Non-parallel Voice Conversion with Filling in Frames

3 code implementations25 Feb 2021 Takuhiro Kaneko, Hirokazu Kameoka, Kou Tanaka, Nobukatsu Hojo

With FIF, we apply a temporal mask to the input mel-spectrogram and encourage the converter to fill in missing frames based on surrounding frames.

Voice Conversion

CycleGAN-VC3: Examining and Improving CycleGAN-VCs for Mel-spectrogram Conversion

2 code implementations22 Oct 2020 Takuhiro Kaneko, Hirokazu Kameoka, Kou Tanaka, Nobukatsu Hojo

To address this, we examined the applicability of CycleGAN-VC/VC2 to mel-spectrogram conversion.

Voice Conversion

Nonparallel Voice Conversion with Augmented Classifier Star Generative Adversarial Networks

1 code implementation27 Aug 2020 Hirokazu Kameoka, Takuhiro Kaneko, Kou Tanaka, Nobukatsu Hojo

We previously proposed a method that allows for nonparallel voice conversion (VC) by using a variant of generative adversarial networks (GANs) called StarGAN.

Voice Conversion

Many-to-Many Voice Transformer Network

no code implementations18 May 2020 Hirokazu Kameoka, Wen-Chin Huang, Kou Tanaka, Takuhiro Kaneko, Nobukatsu Hojo, Tomoki Toda

The main idea we propose is an extension of the original VTN that can simultaneously learn mappings among multiple speakers.

Voice Conversion

StarGAN-VC2: Rethinking Conditional Methods for StarGAN-Based Voice Conversion

3 code implementations29 Jul 2019 Takuhiro Kaneko, Hirokazu Kameoka, Kou Tanaka, Nobukatsu Hojo

To bridge this gap, we rethink conditional methods of StarGAN-VC, which are key components for achieving non-parallel multi-domain VC in a single model, and propose an improved variant called StarGAN-VC2.

Voice Conversion

CycleGAN-VC2: Improved CycleGAN-based Non-parallel Voice Conversion

6 code implementations9 Apr 2019 Takuhiro Kaneko, Hirokazu Kameoka, Kou Tanaka, Nobukatsu Hojo

Non-parallel voice conversion (VC) is a technique for learning the mapping from source to target speech without relying on parallel data.

Voice Conversion

Crossmodal Voice Conversion

no code implementations9 Apr 2019 Hirokazu Kameoka, Kou Tanaka, Aaron Valero Puche, Yasunori Ohishi, Takuhiro Kaneko

We use the latent code of an input face image encoded by the face encoder as the auxiliary input into the speech converter and train the speech converter so that the original latent code can be recovered from the generated speech by the voice encoder.

Voice Conversion

WaveCycleGAN2: Time-domain Neural Post-filter for Speech Waveform Generation

no code implementations5 Apr 2019 Kou Tanaka, Hirokazu Kameoka, Takuhiro Kaneko, Nobukatsu Hojo

WaveCycleGAN has recently been proposed to bridge the gap between natural and synthesized speech waveforms in statistical parametric speech synthesis and provides fast inference with a moving average model rather than an autoregressive model and high-quality speech synthesis with the adversarial training.

Speech Synthesis

AttS2S-VC: Sequence-to-Sequence Voice Conversion with Attention and Context Preservation Mechanisms

no code implementations9 Nov 2018 Kou Tanaka, Hirokazu Kameoka, Takuhiro Kaneko, Nobukatsu Hojo

This paper describes a method based on a sequence-to-sequence learning (Seq2Seq) with attention and context preservation mechanism for voice conversion (VC) tasks.

Image Captioning Machine Translation +4

ConvS2S-VC: Fully convolutional sequence-to-sequence voice conversion

no code implementations5 Nov 2018 Hirokazu Kameoka, Kou Tanaka, Damian Kwasny, Takuhiro Kaneko, Nobukatsu Hojo

Second, it achieves many-to-many conversion by simultaneously learning mappings among multiple speakers using only a single model instead of separately learning mappings between each speaker pair using a different model.

Speech Enhancement Voice Conversion

WaveCycleGAN: Synthetic-to-natural speech waveform conversion using cycle-consistent adversarial networks

no code implementations25 Sep 2018 Kou Tanaka, Takuhiro Kaneko, Nobukatsu Hojo, Hirokazu Kameoka

The experimental results demonstrate that our proposed method can 1) alleviate the over-smoothing effect of the acoustic features despite the direct modification method used for the waveform and 2) greatly improve the naturalness of the generated speech sounds.

Speech Synthesis Voice Conversion

ACVAE-VC: Non-parallel many-to-many voice conversion with auxiliary classifier variational autoencoder

2 code implementations13 Aug 2018 Hirokazu Kameoka, Takuhiro Kaneko, Kou Tanaka, Nobukatsu Hojo

Such situations can be avoided by introducing an auxiliary classifier and training the encoder and decoder so that the attribute classes of the decoder outputs are correctly predicted by the classifier.

Attribute Test +1

StarGAN-VC: Non-parallel many-to-many voice conversion with star generative adversarial networks

13 code implementations6 Jun 2018 Hirokazu Kameoka, Takuhiro Kaneko, Kou Tanaka, Nobukatsu Hojo

This paper proposes a method that allows non-parallel many-to-many voice conversion (VC) by using a variant of a generative adversarial network (GAN) called StarGAN.

Attribute Generative Adversarial Network +1

Generative adversarial network-based approach to signal reconstruction from magnitude spectrograms

no code implementations6 Apr 2018 Keisuke Oyamada, Hirokazu Kameoka, Takuhiro Kaneko, Kou Tanaka, Nobukatsu Hojo, Hiroyasu Ando

In this paper, we address the problem of reconstructing a time-domain signal (or a phase spectrogram) solely from a magnitude spectrogram.

Generative Adversarial Network

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