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Is it appropriate to use PSD on the analysis of a plucked guitar string?

I'm using python 2.7 to compare tonal differences in guitar stings. I've found that in matplotlib, there are some great built-in features such as matplotlib.mlab.magnitude_spectrum and ...
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Can software distinguish between different musical instruments

If possible, I would like to write a little script that can identify different musical instruments from just a recording. Apart from variations of amplitude and frequency over time (which can be ...
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Key detection Dance Music inaccuracies - matlab

I have been working on a project with a vide variety of functions for DJ'ing. I am nearing the end, however, the accuracy rate on the key detection part of it is not pleasant when fed tracks of Dance ...
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What is the reason for “random” spikes in amplitude of a guitar waveform?

In the image below there is the waveform of a clean, strummed guitar note, where the absolute value of the amplitude values has been taken. At the point marked there is a momentary spike in amplitude ...
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efficient triangle to sine morphing?

I'm coding a synthesis external for MaxMSP in C. It's based on Peter Blasser's bounds and bounce concept ( http://petermopar.blogspot.co.uk/2014_04_01_archive.html )- basically triangle waves with ...
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MATLAB flanger…zipper noise, crackling, help with interpolation values?

i'm writing a batch script in MATLAB to flange. i'm getting some periodic noise, and i'm having trouble tracking down the source. it's definitely in the algorithm, because soundsc() will scale ...
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Improving an auto-correlation based guitar pitch detector

I've seen many questions on this forum regarding pitch detection for musical instruments (commonly guitar), and spent a while reading through the answers to create a basic implementation of ...
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Music note of different instruments

What do I need to know to difference a note for different musical instruments? for example, if they play the same note, (same frequency), how can I difference them if they have the same frequency?
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What is the difference between pitch detection and Onset detection?

According to wikipedia Onset detection: Onset refers to the beginning of a musical note or other sound, in which the amplitude rises from zero to an initial peak. It is related to (but ...
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Does Wav format supports writing complex values

I have a sine tone, doing some math, and finally gets an harmonically accumulated sine tone in complex numbers. I do want to preserve the phase information of imaginary part on the other end, which ...
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Variation in Signal Power in Mimo system

I am exploring methods for reducing computations required by MUSIC (Multiple Signal Classification) Algorithm. Most of the computational power is spent on calculating SVD. My approach is to take ...
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Incorrect Frequency results when using Multiple Signal Classification (MUSIC)

I am using MUSIC (Multiple Signal Classification) to determine Direction Of Arrival (DOA) and frequency of signals impinging on an Antenna Array. I am using a function ...
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how can I analize music as spotify/musixmath/shazam does?

I mean, does exists some state of the art algorithm able to extract music features, classify them and identify similar music or find lyrics? I know that there are many topics or steps involved on my ...
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Does audio upsampling create noise/artifacts or degrade the signal?

I've read that upsampling performed in digital music playback can color the sound, produce artifacts, etc. For example, an audio file ripped from a CD might be 44.1Khz/16-bit, and then upconverted to ...
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Detecting changes between voice and music

I have a bunch of audio files that have both speech and music parts (think radio). For instance, a given file might consist of the following sections: ...
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is there a second order approximation to perceived loudness

Quoted from this As a first order approximation it takes ten times the energy to double the perceived loudness So is there a 2nd order approximation. If so then how much change in RMS value ...
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How do I compare chords played on a guitar with a known sample?

I want to create a project that will recognized the chords that i played in guitar. I recorded a raw sound to be compare to the one that the user will input. Example I have a recorded sound chordA ...
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Suggestions for FFT based tools to analyze music - Preferably MATLAB/free software packages [closed]

I am interested in analyzing full length songs for general features of the track which are not otherwise apparent. For e.g., I want to look at various parts of the song with time-frequency ...
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Pitch class profiling

Currently, I am developing a piece of software for chord recognition. There are FFT and pitch class profiling on it. I tried using the pitch class profile proposed by Takuya Fujishima, but the result ...
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Comparing the loudness of two samples

I have two wave files each containing a sample of a note. I wish to compare, using a program, each sample and present how loud the first sample is with respect to the second if each sample is played ...
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Tune a piece of music

Suppose I have an instrument which is out of tune. For example lets say, as an example, the notes it plays are as follows: C+20 cents, C#+20 cents, D+20 cents D#+20cents etc. In other words, it plays ...
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synchronizing two music tracks

I would like to synchronize two different music tracks (and maintain synchronization) as a DJ would with two records. So far, I have the beats mapped for each song, so I am able to adjust their rates ...
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Easiest Beat Tracking Algorithim

I want a relatively easy to implement but relatively reliable algorithm for detecting beat locations in an audio file.What I am aiming to do is get the location of the closest beat to a particular ...
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Detecting presence of music in ambient sound

I am hoping to create an application that would listen to ambient sound and detect if music is being played. It is not important to identify the music being played; just detecting that some music is ...
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What are the mathematical tools that I can employ for automatic music composition?

I would like to do research on automatic music composition. At the lowest level , I would like to start from discrete frequency levels as states. Here I would like to know the mathematical tools I can ...
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Questions about Bark scale filter bank implementation for bfcc's

I have a few questions regarding the implementation of Bark scale filter banks for the calculation of bark frequency cepstral coefficients. 1) Which filter shape is most commonly used and why? ...
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Music/Speech Classification: How are frame based features used in a feature vector?

I'm a little confused on how frame based high dimensional features such as mfcc's and bfcc's are applied in the classification of musical instruments. Are statistical measures of the features used ...
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How to covert hummming into pitches?

I am not sure if this question suits this site, but I want to convert humming into notes or relative values to analyse melodies, word of "Signal Processing" looks suit for this. I am planning to use ...
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What's the best method to extract vocals from music?

I want to achieve something like this https://soundcloud.com/user7421656/sonicworx-isolate-preview . I've researched it and a few papers mention the use of "descriptors" on the audio and use ...
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Detection of regions of voice in music

I want to detect the regions of voice in a song. Currently, I am using the fact that the vocals in the song are recorded as center panned. So, I am removing all center panned audio from the song. ...
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Generating Music Tones, How to handle when tones overlap? (16bit samples) [duplicate]

If i add the two tones then the result if two peaks are added together will be greater then the the sample max (2^15). For the life of me I couldn't think of the right words to google. Think i have ...
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How can frequency dispersion in a vibrating string be modelled using an LTI filter?

According to JOS on stiff-string synthesis, stiff strings (like on a piano) introduce inharmonicity (i.e. the harmonics of the tone are not all in tune) due to different frequency components of the ...
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Guitar String Replucks

I'm analyzing guitar string plucks and sustains. I'm having good success with auto correlation using FFT's. Now I'd like to detect plucks while the string is still vibrating. Since I already am ...
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Detect song changes in audio stream

I have a stream of music that I'm reading(from a microphone, from an online streaming source or whatever). And I want to have a system that will detect when a song changes. The question is, is this ...
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Harmonic errors in acoustic instruments

If a note has a fundamental frequency of 100Hz, then its second harmonic is located at 200Hz and its tenth harmonic is located at 1000Hz. But for acoustic instruments, the harmonics will not occur at ...
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Most efficient way to extract frequency components of audio signal with near-human accuracy in real time

I'm trying to work out how (if possible) to extract the frequency components of an arbitrary audio sample (typically music) in an FFT-like manner, but in my research on the FFT algorithm, I'm learning ...
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Does taking the Hilbert transform extract the envelope of audio signals?

I want to extract the envelope of music signals with a sample rate of 44.1kHz. I used the MATLAB command: abs(hilbert(mysignals)), but the resulting signal is ...
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Pitch detection algorithm for minsample size

I am looking for a pitch detection algorithm that uses the least number of samples. I don't care about the processing time. I hope to use this on audio signals. I have tried using the one at the ...
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Tool for Harmonic Analysis & Synthesis [closed]

I've been using a program for identifying harmonics for a wave after doing a fourier analysis. http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/resource/sfs/esynth.htm I would like to be able to tweak some of the ...
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Sound synthesis effects for natural sounds

I´m currently working on an accordion synthesizer and I would like to make it sound as natural as possible. I really like how the following wave sounds: ...
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What are the basic categories of operations performed on audio signals to create interesting sounds?

I don't know if this question will make sense as I'm very new to dsp. In my limited foray into audio dsp I've come across: Frequency Modulation Amplitude Modulation Additive Synthesis Subtractive ...
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Normalizing loudness level of a set of songs

I like to listen to instrumental music while trying to sleep. So, I've selected 20 songs from my music archive to listen to when I go to bed. The problem is that the loudness levels of the songs ...
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Estimating harmonic loudness

I'm working with data that looks something like this: ...
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How do Phons relate to loudness?

Let's say I have the very same signal stored in 2 .wav files. And lets say I process each file using a function, and it is established that one file is 20 phons ...
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Converting a pitch bend (MIDI) value to a “normal” pitch value

I am trying an offline LPC analysis and synthesis using the rt_lpc (real-time LPC) implementation as given here. There are some functions within the program that can be used for an offline LPC ...
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Guitar effects explanation books

Can you please suggest some books to get how guitar effects: distortion, overdrive, phaser and so on are achieved ?
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What methodology to use for discrimination of different (musical?) tones

I am trying to research and figure out how best to attack this problem. It straddles music processing, image processing, and signal processing, and so there are a myriad number of ways to look at it. ...
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How to build a program that gives you on the fly the chords of the song while listening to it?

I am trying to think how can I program a SW that can recognize Chords on the fly. since I know nothing about music, Can I assume that the chords are orthogonal and unique? I guess I can since it is ...
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Find similar Music using FFT Spectrums

I have been experimenting some weeks to find a way to match/find similar Songs in a Library containing different Genres of Music. My first try was to Detect Features like Tempo or how much Bass there ...
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How is a “good” or “bad” singer defined in signal processing terms?

I was watching the American and Indian idol auditions on youtube earlier in the day. I watched both successful and failed contestants and I was able to distinguish the really bad from the good singers ...