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This paper deals with the application of adaptive signal models for parametric audio coding. A fully parametric audio coder, which decomposes the audio signal into sinusoids, transients and noise, is here proposed. Adaptive signal models for sinusoidal, transient, and noise modeling are therefore included in the parametric scheme in order to achieve high-quality and low bit-rate audio coding. In this paper, a new sinusoidal modeling method based on a perceptual distortion measure is proposed. For transient modeling, a fast and effective method based on matching pursuit with a mixed dictionary is chosen. The residue of the previous models is analyzed as a noise-like signal. The proposed parametric audio coder allows high quality audio coding for one-channel audio signals at 16 kbits/s (average bit rate). A bit-rate scalable version of the parametric audio coder is also proposed in this work. Bit-rate scalability is intended for audio streaming applications, which are highly demanded nowadays. The performance of the proposed parametric audio coders (nonscalable and scalable coders) is assessed in comparison to widely used audio coders operating at similar bit rates.
Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:18 , Issue: 3 )
Date of Publication: March 2010