“Separation by Humming”: User Guided Sound Extraction from Monophonic Mixtures

Title“Separation by Humming”: User Guided Sound Extraction from Monophonic Mixtures
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsSmaragdis, P., and G. J. Mysore
Conference NameIEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA)
Abstract

In this paper we present a novel approach for isolating and removing sounds from dense monophonic mixtures. The approach is user-based, and requires the presentation of a guide sound that mimics the desired target the user wishes to extract. The guide sound can be simply be produced from a user by vocalizing or otherwise replicating the target sound marked for separation. Using that guide as a prior in a statistical sound mixtures model, we propose a methodology that allows us to efficiently extract complex structured sounds from dense mixtures.

URLhttps://ccrma.stanford.edu/~gautham/Site/Humming.html