Enhanced RAVDESS Speech Dataset

  • Max Morrison (Creator)
  • Zeyu Jin (Creator)
  • Nicholas J. Bryan (Creator)
  • Juan Pablo Caceres (Creator)
  • Bryan A Pardo (Creator)



This is a modified version of the speech audio contained within the Ryerson Audio-Visual Database of Emotional Speech and Song (RAVDESS) dataset. The original dataset can be found here. The unmodified version of just the speech audio used as source material for this dataset can be found here. This dataset performs speech enhancement and bandwidth extension on the original speech using HiFi-GAN. HiFi-GAN produces high-quality speech at 48 kHz that contains significantly less noise and reverb relative to the original recordings. If you use this work as part of an academic publication, please cite the papers corresponding to both the original dataset as well as HiFi-GAN: Livingstone SR, Russo FA (2018) The Ryerson Audio-Visual Database of Emotional Speech and Song (RAVDESS): A dynamic, multimodal set of facial and vocal expressions in North American English. PLoS ONE 13(5): e0196391. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0196391. Su, Jiaqi, Zeyu Jin, and Adam Finkelstein. "HiFi-GAN: High-fidelity denoising and dereverberation based on speech deep features in adversarial networks." Proc. Interspeech. October 2020. Note that there are two recent papers with the name "HiFi-GAN". Please be sure to cite the correct paper as listed here.
Date made available2021

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