Kazunobu Kondo

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In this paper, we reveal new findings about the generated musical noise in minimum mean-square error short-time spectral amplitude (MMSE STSA) processing. Recently we have proposed a objective metric of musical noise based on kurtosis change ratio on spectral subtraction (SS). Also we found an interesting relationship among the degree of generated musical(More)
In this paper, we provide a theoretical analysis of the amount of musical noise in iterative spectral subtraction, and its optimization method for the least musical noise generation. To achieve high-quality noise reduction with low musical noise, iterative spectral subtraction, i.e., iteratively applied weak nonlinear signal processing, has been proposed.(More)
In this paper, we provide a new theoretical analysis of the amount of musical noise generated via generalized spectral subtraction based on higher-order statistics. Power spectral subtraction is the most commonly used spectral subtraction method, and in our previous study a musical noise assessment theory limited to the power spectral domain was proposed.(More)
In this paper, we provide a new theoretical analysis of the amount of musical noise generated via generalized spectral subtraction based on higher order statistics. Power spectral subtraction is the most commonly used spectral subtraction method, and in our previous study a musical noise assessment theory limited to the power spectral domain was proposed.(More)
We conduct an objective analysis on musical noise generated by two methods of integrating microphone array signal processing and spectral subtraction. To obtain better noise reduction, methods of integrating microphone array signal processing and nonlinear signal processing have been researched. However, nonlinear signal processing often generates musical(More)
We present a method for lead instrument separation using an available musical score that may not be properly aligned with the polyphonic audio mixture. Improper alignment degrades the performance of existing score-informed source separation algorithms. Several techniques are proposed to manage local and global misalignments, such as a score information(More)
In this paper, we propose a musical-noise-controllable algorithm for array signal processing with the aim for high-performance and high-quality noise reduction. Recently, many methods of integrating linear microphone array signal processing and nonlinear signal processing for noise reduction have been studied, but these methods often suffer from the problem(More)
SUMMARY In this letter, we address monaural source separation based on supervised nonnegative matrix factorization (SNMF) and propose a new penalized SNMF. Conventional SNMF often degrades the separation performance owing to the basis-sharing problem. Our penalized SNMF forces nontarget bases to become different from the target bases, which increases the(More)
In this paper, we conduct a theoretical analysis of the amount of musical noise generated via methods of integrating beamforming and spectral subtraction (SS) based on higher-order statistics under the same noise reduction performance condition. In our previous analysis, we did not consider the effect of flooring technique in SS and the fact that the noise(More)