Audio-to-Audio is a family of tasks in which the input is an audio and the output is one or multiple generated audios. Some example tasks are speech enhancement and source separation.

Audio-to-Audio Model

About Audio-to-Audio

Use Cases

Speech Enhancement (Noise removal)

Speech Enhancement is a bit self explanatory. It improves (or enhances) the quality of an audio by removing noise. There are multiple libraries to solve this task, such as Speechbrain, Asteroid and ESPNet. Here is a simple example using Speechbrain

from speechbrain.pretrained import SpectralMaskEnhancement
model = SpectralMaskEnhancement.from_hparams(

Alternatively, you can use the Inference API to solve this task

import json
import requests

headers = {"Authorization": f"Bearer {API_TOKEN}"}
API_URL = "https://api-inference.huggingface.co/models/speechbrain/mtl-mimic-voicebank"

def query(filename):
    with open(filename, "rb") as f:
        data = f.read()
    response = requests.request("POST", API_URL, headers=headers, data=data)
    return json.loads(response.content.decode("utf-8"))

data = query("sample1.flac")

Audio Source Separation

Audio Source Separation allows you to isolate different sounds from individual sources. For example, if you have an audio file with multiple people speaking, you can get an audio file for each of them. You can then use an Automatic Speech Recognition system to extract the text from each of these sources as an initial step for your system!

Audio-to-Audio can also be used to remove noise from audio files: you get one audio for the person speaking and another audio for the noise. This can also be useful when you have multi-person audio with some noise: yyou can get one audio for each person and then one audio for the noise.

Training a model for your own data

If you want to learn how to train models for the Audio-to-Audio task, we recommend the following tutorials:

Compatible libraries

Asteroid speechbrain
Audio-to-Audio demo
This model can be loaded on the Inference API on-demand.
Models for Audio-to-Audio Browse Models (69)
Metrics for Audio-to-Audio
The Signal-to-Noise ratio is the relationship between the target signal level and the background noise level. It is calculated as the logarithm of the target signal divided by the background noise, in decibels.
The Signal-to-Distortion ratio is the relationship between the target signal and the sum of noise, interference, and artifact errors