Real-time implementation of a source separation algorithm

Matthias Baeck; Udo Zölzer
DAFx-2003 - London
Source separation out of a mix of signals has been under development for many years with different approaches. We use timefrequency representations of two microphone signals to estimate the mixing parameters of the source signals. In order to evaluate the robustness of the algorithm under real-world conditions we built a real-time implementation, which is suitable to detect the sources, their mixing parameters and performs the source separation based on the mixing parameters. Our implementation only needs a few parameters and then works as a stand-alone solution with the opportunity to apply further post-processing or digital audio effects to the source signals.