Choral singing, a widely practiced form of ensemble singing, lacks comprehensive datasets in the realm of Music Information Retrieval (MIR) research, due to challenges arising from the requirement to curate multitrack recordings. To address this, we devised a novel methodology, leveraging state-of-the-art synthesizers to create and curate quality renditions. The scores were sourced from Choral Public Domain Library(CPDL). This work is done in collaboration with a diverse team of musicians, software engineers and researchers. The resulting dataset, complete with its associated metadata, and methodology is released as part of this work, opening up new avenues for exploration and advancement in the field of singing voice research.
Applying changes to an input speech signal to change the perceived speaker of speech to a target while maintaining the content of the input is a challenging but interesting task known as Voice conversion (VC). Over the last few years, this task has gained significant interest where most systems use data-driven machine learning models. Doing the conversion in a low-latency real-world scenario is even more challenging constrained by the availability of high-quality data. Data augmentations such as pitch shifting and noise addition are often used to increase the amount of data used for training machine learning based models for this task. In this paper we explore the efficacy of common data augmentation techniques for real-time voice conversion and introduce novel techniques for data augmentation based on audio and voice transformation effects as well. We evaluate the conversions for both male and female target speakers using objective and subjective evaluation methodologies.