Monophonic Pitch Detection by Evaluation of Individually Parameterized Phase Locked Loops

Johannes Böhler; Udo Zölzer
DAFx-2016 - Brno
This paper describes a new efficient and sample based monophonic pitch tracking approach using multiple phase locked loops (PLLs). Hereby, distinct subband signals traverse pairs of individually parameterized PLLs. Based on the relation of the instantaneous pitch sample of respective PLLs to one another, relevant features per pitch candidate are derived. These features are combined into pitch candidate scores. Pitch candidates which exhibit the maximum score per sampling instance and exceed a voicing threshold, contribute to the overall pitch track. Evaluations with up to date datasets show that the tracking performance, compared to implementations which use only one PLL has significantly improved and nearly approaches the scores of a state of the art monophonic pitch tracker.