On Sunday, 29 November 2015 at 15:13:41 UTC, Guillaume Piolat
The hard thing about live pitch-tracking is getting the minimal
latency keeping reliability. It's not that simple. You also
want "voicedness", which is more challenging than pitch.
I think they developed it for a specific work, but IIRC it was
challenging to get it accurate.
I don't now much about current pitch trackers, but I think you
can do a high quality one for voice using filterbanks. Some
people do resynthesis that way (and well, that is just an
alternative to FFT after all). That's pretty much how cochlea
works, I think, by having overlapping frequency bands. But it
probably is hard to get right. I assume you can make a better
pitch tracker that is specialized for voice by thinking about FoF
synthesis, the sound of the voice is really a sequence of bursts
of roughly the same shape (like granular synthesis in a way) and
you should be able to figure out some statistical relationship
between formants and how they change with pitch. I'm not saying
it is easy. Probably a lot published on this though.
I don't know what "voicedness" is? You mean things like vibrato?
I've not tried the multiple FFT, I was worried pitch would lag
oddly when changing FFT size. Perhaps it could work.
I think it should work in theory, but you'll probably get some of
complications due to the distortions that comes with the
windowing function etc? And making a real time phase vocoder is
more work than it looks like on paper... Obviously doable, but
there are some "missing bits" in the theoretical descriptions. I
guess that's why IRCAM can sell licenses to superVP. :)
Or maybe one can use wavelets, but I don't know much about
wavelet transforms (they don't map to cosine, so imagine it
will be much harder to do well).
I have trouble to imagine the reconstruction so don't use them
(well, I did once, but didn't _get_ it).
Yeah, I don't know. Still, in the past few years it has been
popular with distorted and glitchy sounds, so maybe one could do
some cool distorted effects with it.