1. Voice synthesizer

Vowel mappings for an interactive voice synthesizer

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

I should have posted this a while ago, but while I was at MAGIC, I did some work on finding an appropriate mapping between hand locations in space and vowel formant frequencies. If you’re interested, you can download the poster.

DIVA project in Maclean’s magazine

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Marguerite with the glove

The project that I’m currently working on has been written up in Maclean’s magazine. The DIVA performer in the image above is Marguerite Witvoet.

Synthesizing speech and restructuring code

Monday, May 4th, 2009


I am currently working at the Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre (MAGIC) at UBC. We are developing software that uses hand gestures to dynamically control the synthesis of speech and singing. My role is to make the speech synthesis system sound intelligible and to restructure the code to make it maintainable. You can learn more about the project at the Visual Voice website.

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