Granular analysis/synthesis of percussive drilling sounds

Rémi Mignot; Ville Mäntyniemi; Vesa Välimäki
DAFx-2015 - Trondheim
This paper deals with the automatic and robust analysis, and the realistic and low-cost synthesis of percussive drilling like sounds. The two contributions are: a non-supervised removal of quasistationary background noise based on the Non-negative Matrix Factorization, and a granular method for analysis/synthesis of this drilling sounds. These two points are appropriate to the acoustical properties of percussive drilling sounds, and can be extended to other sounds with similar characteristics. The context of this work is the training of operators of working machines using simulators. Additionally, an implementation is explained.