DiffMoog: a Differentiable Modular Synthesizer for Sound Matching

Noy Uzrad, Oren Barkan, Almog Elharar, Shlomi Shvartzman, Moshe Laufer, Lior Wolf, Noam Koenigstein
Electrical Engineering and Systems Science, Audio and Speech Processing, Audio and Speech Processing (eess.AS), Artificial Intelligence (cs.AI), Sound (cs.SD)
2024-01-23 00:00:00
This paper presents DiffMoog - a differentiable modular synthesizer with a comprehensive set of modules typically found in commercial instruments. Being differentiable, it allows integration into neural networks, enabling automated sound matching, to replicate a given audio input. Notably, DiffMoog facilitates modulation capabilities (FM/AM), low-frequency oscillators (LFOs), filters, envelope shapers, and the ability for users to create custom signal chains. We introduce an open-source platform that comprises DiffMoog and an end-to-end sound matching framework. This framework utilizes a novel signal-chain loss and an encoder network that self-programs its outputs to predict DiffMoogs parameters based on the user-defined modular architecture. Moreover, we provide insights and lessons learned towards sound matching using differentiable synthesis. Combining robust sound capabilities with a holistic platform, DiffMoog stands as a premier asset for expediting research in audio synthesis and machine learning.
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