RIVA Mandarin CN Fastpitch with Emotions

RIVA Mandarin CN Fastpitch with Emotions

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Description
Riva Fastpitch IPA multisepaker model with Emotions
Publisher
NVIDIA
Latest Version
2.15.0
Modified
March 26, 2024
Size
85.85 MB

Speech Synthesis: FastPitch 1.1 Model Card

Model Overview

FastPitch is a mel-spectrogram generator, designed to be used as the first part of a neural text-to-speech system in conjunction with a neural vocoder. This model's weight are conditioned to energy of input audios and it uses the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) for inference and training instead of ARPABET. This model also includes 6 emotions for the male voice and 2 emotions for the female voices.

Model Architecture

FastPitch is a fully-parallel text-to-speech model based on FastSpeech, conditioned on fundamental frequency contours. The model predicts pitch contours during inference. By altering these predictions, the generated speech can be more expressive, better match the semantic of the utterance, and in the end more engaging to the listener. FastPitch is based on a fully-parallel Transformer architecture, with much higher real-time factor than Tacotron2 for mel-spectrogram synthesis of a typical utterance.

Training

Dataset

This model is trained on a proprietary dataset sampled at 44100Hz, and can be used to generate Mandarin voices with an American accent. This model supports 1 male voice and 1 female voice. The female voice comes with neutral, calm emotions. The male voice comes with neutral, calm, happy, fearful, Sad and angry emotions. Each emotion is accessed as a speaker. For example Female-Calm, Male-Happy, and so on.

How to Use this Model

FastPitch is intended to be used as the first part of a two stage speech synthesis pipeline. FastPitch takes text and produces a mel-spectrogram. The second stage takes the generated mel-spectrogram and returns audio.

Input

English text strings

Output

Mel-spectrogram of shape (batch x mel_channels x time)

References

[1] FastPitch: Parallel Text-to-speech with Pitch Prediction

Suggested Reading

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