RIVA Mandarin CN Emotion Hifigan

RIVA Mandarin CN Emotion Hifigan

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Hifigan model finetuned for multispeaker ipa fastpitch with emotion.
Latest Version
March 26, 2024
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Speech Synthesis: HiFi-GAN Model Card

Model Overview

HiFi-GAN is a neural vocoder model for text-to-speech applications. It is intended as the second part of a two-stage speech synthesis pipeline, with a mel-spectrogram generator such as FastPitch as the first stage.

Model Architecture

HiFi-GAN is a neural vocoder based on a generative adversarial network framework. During training, the model uses a powerful discriminator consisting of small sub-discriminators, each one focusing on specific periodic parts of a raw waveform. The generator is very fast and has a small footprint, while producing high quality speech.



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, and angry emotions. Each emotion is accessed as a speaker. For example, Female-Calm, Male-Happy, and so on.

How to Use this Model

HiFi-GAN is intended to be used as the second part of a two stage speech synthesis pipeline. HiFi-GAN takes a mel-spectrogram and returns audio.


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


Audio of shape (batch x time)




[1] HiFi-GAN: Generative Adversarial Networks for Efficient and High Fidelity Speech Synthesis

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