InterSpeech 2021

NU-Wave: A Diffusion Probabilistic Model for Neural Audio Upsampling
(3 minutes introduction)

Junhyeok Lee (MINDs Lab, Korea), Seungu Han (MINDs Lab, Korea)
In this work, we introduce NU-Wave, the first neural audio upsampling model to produce waveforms of sampling rate 48kHz from coarse 16kHz or 24kHz inputs, while prior works could generate only up to 16kHz. NU-Wave is the first diffusion probabilistic model for audio super-resolution which is engineered based on neural vocoders. NU-Wave generates high-quality audio that achieves high performance in terms of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), log-spectral distance (LSD), and accuracy of the ABX test. In all cases, NU-Wave outperforms the baseline models despite the substantially smaller model capacity (3.0M parameters) than baselines (5.4–21%). The audio samples of our model are publicly available, and the code will be made available soon.