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I am working on an audio system where I need to implement an equal power crossfade between two signals over a specified number of samples. Initially I implemented a linear fade but this creates a dip ...
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### Why FFT does not retrieve original amplitude when increasing signal length

I don't understand why FFT return different maximum amplitude as the signal length increase. I would except that with a large signal length according to the frequency, detected amplitude will be very ...
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### Amplitude reduction of Simple Moving Average on sinusoid

When a -causal/non-centered- simple moving average filter (arithmetic mean) with length $n$, is applied to a sinusoidal curve with period $p$, and the resulting curve is compared to the original input ...
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### Amplitude estimation of sinusoid in known spiky spectral noise

What is the "best" way to estimate amplitude of a known-frequency sinusoid in the presence of known spiky spectral noise (i.e. noise comprising a few spectral peaks at known frequencies)? By "best", ...
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### Extracting accurate phase and amplitude information from FFT with an arbitrary number of samples

This is a followup question to one I asked earlier based on the chat after the answer given by @hotpaw2, and cross-posted from stackoverflow since it was suggested it is more relevant to DSP. I have a ...
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### How is the symbol error rate for M-QAM, 4QAM,16QAM and 32QAM derived?

How do you derive the theoretical symbol error rate as a function of $E_\mathrm{b}/N_0$ for 4QAM? I know that the result should be $Q\left(\sqrt{2E_\mathrm{b}/N_0}\right)$ but I am ĺooking for the ...
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### How do I find amplitude modulation effects in natural signals

It is relatively easy to discover overlaid (additive) signals in natural phenomena using wavelet decomposition, Fourier Transforms, CEEMD, etc, because addition in the time domain is the same as ...
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### frequencies in sound: multiple possibilities?

First, I am by no mean a sound engineer (as you will guess later). I was just wondering something while looking at the waveform of a .wav for a given shape of waveform on a duration of 2 sec for ...
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### What is the name of this very simple spectral subtraction technique?

Let $S = X + N$ be the sum of two audio signals $X$ and $N$ which are both stationnary (let's think X is a constant volume 440 Hz sinusoid and N is constant volume noise). If the sum S has a -20 dB ...
As a sampled tone's frequency nears $f_s / 2$, amplitude modulation grows apparent: ("Actual" curve in grey; blue is what we get if taking samples (dots) "at face value"). This is ...