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Electrical and electronic engineering
We present a system for upmixing mono recordings to stereo through the use of sound source separation techniques. The use of sound source separation has the advantage of allowing sources to be placed at distinct points in the stereo field, resulting in more natural sounding upmixes. The system separates an input signal into a number of sources, which can then be imported into a digital audio workstation for upmixing to stereo. Considerations to be taken into account when upmixing are discussed, and a brief overview of the various sound source separation techniques used in the system are given. The effectiveness of the proposed system is then demonstrated on real-world mono recordings.
Fitzgerald, D. : Upmixing from Mono ; a Source Separation Approach. 17th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing, 6-8 July, 2011, Corfu, Greece