Realtime Generation of Audible Textures Inspired by a Video Stream

  • Simone Mellace Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence
  • Jérôme Guzzi Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence
  • Alessandro Giusti Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence
  • Luca M. Gambardella Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Abstract

We showcase a model to generate a soundscape from a camera stream in real time. The approach relies on a training video with an associated meaningful audio track; a granular synthesizer generates a novel sound by randomly sampling and mixing audio data from such video, favoring timestamps whose frame is similar to the current camera frame; the semantic similarity between frames is computed by a pretrained neural network. The demo is interactive: a user points a mobile phone to different objects and hears how the generated sound changes.

Published
2019-07-17
Section
Demonstration Track