Sound Morphing by Audio Descriptors and Parameter Interpolation

Savvas Kazazis; Philippe Depalle; Stephen McAdams
DAFx-2016 - Brno
We present a strategy for static morphing that relies on the sophisticated interpolation of the parameters of the signal model and the independent control of high-level audio features. The source and target signals are decomposed into deterministic, quasi-deterministic and stochastic parts, and are processed separately according to sinusoidal modeling and spectral envelope estimation. We gain further intuitive control over the morphing process by altering the interpolated spectrum according to target values of audio descriptors through an optimization process. The proposed approach leads to convincing morphing results in the case of sustained or percussive, harmonic and inharmonic sounds of possibly different durations.