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Vocal Visualizer

Visual aid to tuning
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This would be a computer visualization based on the sound of a singers voice that shows them the shape of their vocal tract.

So first you would make a dot that goes up the screen as the pitch of your voice higher and down the screen as the pitch of your voice goes lower, and build it from there.

JesusHChrist, Feb 22 2013

Some background info http://www.singwise...TractShaping&page=3
Actually having read that it would be bloody near impossible to do. [pocmloc, Feb 22 2013]

Voiceprints are widely known to exist. http://www.voiceprintsart.com/
[Vernon, Feb 22 2013]

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       So, an oscilloscope.
tatterdemalion, Feb 22 2013

       Is there an oscilloscope software that gives you a realistic visualization of a singers vocal tract as they sing?
JesusHChrist, Feb 22 2013

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       Singing the four first notes of Beethoven's 5th symphony, ascii version
piluso, Feb 22 2013

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pocmloc, Feb 22 2013

       I don't see that this would be too hard to do. Basically you do a frequency analysis to ennumerate what harmonics there are and how strong each one is; then you use the output of this to adjust an on-screen image of your throat.
pocmloc, Feb 22 2013

       There are many software applications for pitch detection and most remarkable pitch correction even for live performance. Some open source code uses the [pocmloc] suggested aproach for detection.   

       What I can't see, is how a singer could use a moving dot in the imprecise scale of a drawing of a vocal tract to improve their tuning.
piluso, Feb 22 2013

       Well I was imagining that the well-baked spectrum analysis side of things would outoput a series of numbers (basically pairs of {frequency, amplitude}). The clever bit is that there is an algorythym that draws on the screen a lifelike 3d representation of the inside of a human vocal tract. When you feed into the algowrithem a series of number-pairs, it redraws the picture distorted in certain directions. The clever bit is that the distortions are calculated to approximate the real-world shape of the singer's bodily parts.
pocmloc, Feb 22 2013

       // Is there an oscilloscope software that gives you a realistic visualization of a singers vocal tract as they sing? //   

       Yes. It's called 'Rock Band' for Xbox 360.
Alterother, Feb 22 2013


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