A voice coder configured to resolve periodic and aperiodic components of spectra is disclosed. The method of voice coding includes parsing the speech signal into a plurality of speech frames; for each of the plurality of speech frames: (a) generating the spectra for the speech frame, (b) parsing the spectra of the speech frame into a plurality of sub-bands, (c) transforming each of the plurality of sub-bands into a time-domain envelope signal, and (d) generating a plurality of sub-band voicing factors, wherein each sub-band voicing factor indicates the harmonicity of one of the plurality of sub-bands, and each sub-band voicing factor is based on the periodicity of one of said time-domain envelope signals associated with one of the plurality of sub-bands. The voice coder may regenerate the speech signal by generating a plurality of recomposed frames, each recomposed frame being based on: (a) the spectra for one of said plurality of speech frames, and (b) the sub-band voicing factors associated with the plurality of sub-bands for one of said plurality of speech frames; and then generating a recomposed speech signal from the plurality of recomposed frames.


ObEN is an artificial intelligence company that creates complete virtual identities for consumers and celebrities in the emerging digital world. ObEN provides Personal AI that simulates a person’s voice, face and personality, enabling never before possible social and virtual interactions. Founded in 2014, ObEN is a Softbank Ventures Korea and HTC Vive X portfolio company and is located at Idealab in Pasadena, California.