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Audio, or in terms of signal processing, an audio signal is an analog or digital representation of sound, typically as an electrical voltage.

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harmonic algorithm for extending compressed bandwidth of audio file

I just found this site and feel at home :) I've been playin around with python and some compression ideas and was wondering if there's anything like what I am trying to figure out... I've noticed ...
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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 ...
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How can I calculate what a recording would sound like if it was played through my speakers and mic?

I am trying to isolate the sound of someone speaking while music plays back in a noisy environment. I have multiple speakers and a microphone in my system. I am able to play back just music and ...
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What does it take to design a 4th order band-pass filter with -24dB/Octave?

I would like to implement in software the same isolators that the Pioneer EFX-500 features: The manual says the following about the isolators: High-performance 3-band Isolator Function [Fourth-order ...
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Audio Processing Used in Voip Mobile Apps

I am new to VoIP apps and am learning about the various audio processing that are applied in such apps. I have looked at Linphone and ...
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About speech preprocessing in mobile phones

I understand that cell phones transmit speech signals in digital form through 2G/3G or other standards. But I could not find anything about the signal processing method lying in between the analog ...
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Is it accurate to say in digital audio that, when a fader is down, then its value is “-$\infty$”?

Is it accurate to say in digital audio that, when a fader is down, then its value is "-$\infty$"? What has confused me is, whether it's really $-\infty$ or some lower bound of the amplitude. it could ...
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Cocktail Party Problem — audio source separation

I am trying to solve the Cocktail Party Problem. I am trying to separate these two mixed audio files: mixed 1 [WAV] mixed 2 [WAV] into 2 separate audio files that contain the 2 original sources, ...
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Digital vs Analog music [closed]

What are the different constraints for mastering audio content for either Vinyl or CD? By the way, I'd like to know if there're any papers or documents, with a comparison between different digital ...
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Detecting a whistle in audio clip or stream?

I have a 5 minute audio clip (~ 50MB) recorded by placing a speaker outside. The goal was to capture a whistle and do further analysis that would help me write code to eventually detect the whistle, ...
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How to delay an audio signal by 1 microsecond? [duplicate]

I have an audio signal sampled at 44100Hz. I want to delay this signal by 1 microsecond (and maybe even less) for a steganographic purpose. Now if I delay it one sample, the corresponding time delay ...
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How many psychoacoustical critical bands are there?

I understand that the human ear works as a band-pass filter and I have doubt regarding the number of such bandpass filters in the filter bank. I came across these two possible explanations of how it ...
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Software to extract frequency spectrum data from an audio file

I've been trying to learn how computers recognize musical notes, and I found apps like spectrogram which shows the frequency spectrum of a sound, but what I need is the data which is plotted or the ...
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Hardware requirements for ambient active noise cancallation system using adaptive LMS

Background I'm working on a hobby project to reduce ambient low-frequency noise generated from HVAC equipment within a small area of a room. The noise is predictable and concentrated between 55Hz and ...
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how to calculate the maximum obtainable directivity for a microphone array?

Introduction The relationship between the maximum obtainable directivity and aperture of an antenna is described by: $$ D = \frac{4\pi A_e}{\lambda^2} $$ Where $D$ is the directivity, $A_e$ the ...
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Subtracting audio signal emitted - trying to use spectral subtraction to localize moving objects

I am a Software Engineer without much signal processing background and currently spending and experimenting to get use to it. My scenario: Assume a speaker and a microphone array. A speaker emits an ...
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Given a log-plot of frequency-magnitude-phase how to apply it as an EQ curve to a signal?

I have several hundred data points that represents an EQ correction curve, where each point contains frequency, magnitude, and phase (-1..+1). The frequencies are distributed exponentially, not ...
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Resample audio signal with a low factors

Currently, we need to handle a piece of an audio signal. We want to resample it with different factor rate (p/q) starting with 1.0002 to 0.9998 with a decrement of 0.000005. But Matlab function cannot ...
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How to generate such sounds as in example? [closed]

I found these files on Internet: 1.wav 2.wav 3.wav 4.wav How to generate such sounds? Geno Chen wrote "Acoustic Grand Piano (Instrument #0)" What to do next?
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Water marking for wav audio (PCM samples)

I would like to know the best audio-water marking technique with below operations, Add some audio-water marking in my WAV files (PCM samples) & store Do some processing like, equalization & ...
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Audio Steganography: Inaudible Audio Watermarking for Source Identification

What is a relatively inaudible audio watermarking technique to overlay a broadband audio signal on top of playing music without analysing the music for low-bitrate source identification? Ideally ...
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How is temporal pre masking possible?

I was just learning about psychoacoustic audio data compression and came across some sources suggesting that a strong tonal component (masker) that occurs within a certain short timespan after a ...
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how to get pitch score from comparing 2 audio files

I am new in digital signal processing. I have 2 audio (stereo / 2 channels) files that each audio file says "ba a ta" recorded by 2 different people. Example 2 audio files can be heard on this link ...
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No cross-correlation between same signal recorded using two different microphones

I've recorded the same audio signal using two microphones located at the same approximate location. However, when checking the cross-correlation using MATLAB (using the xcorr function) it is ...
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Remove clips from audio that match fingerprint

I have podcast audio files which contain ad breaks. Before and after each ad break, a distinct sound effect is played that lasts a couple of seconds. First, I want to know how I can locate all the ...
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Introductory resources to mathematical properties of “dynamically recalculable” filters in audio/musical equalizers?

Introductory resources to mathematical properties of "dynamically recalculable" filters in audio/musical equalizers? Particularly, I want to understand What mathematical features (e.g. monotonicity ...
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Where to begin? - Multi source polyphonic pitch detection

I'm quite interested in real time pitch tracking. I have used mcleod pitch method, Yin and other methods to perform real time pitch tracking for a monophonic audio track. I know that Polyphonic ...
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nearest neighbor implementation matlab

I am trying to implement this research paper: I understand everything in the paper except the part about the nearest neighbors calculation (section 3). The only MATLAB function I can think of that ...
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Calculating the SNR of Audio Signal (Recommended Libraries)

Are there any open source packages or libraries available which can be useful in calculating the SNR(signal to noise ratio) of an audio signal. The input will be just an audio signal and I have to ...
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What are F0 counters in Speech signals? What is represented by F0?

I can't find any dedicated definition for Frequency F0 counters. Can anyone tell me what does F0 exactly mean, I am confused about that.
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Compare twoo Arraylists that contains peaks (fingerprint) of an audio files using python

My main idea is to compare the similarity of twoo audio files,so i already did detected the peaks elements (as shown bellow) of my files -Soud A & Soud B- and put those peaks on an ArrayList -...
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Decreasing Sample Rate in DFT (FFT) for Audio Analysis

I'm working with audio data analysis through FFT algorithm. My example audio is a sine wave at 440 Hz and 44100 Hz sampling rate. FFT methods in programming, like ...
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How to recognize for small video sequence with a large sequence?

I'm working on the idea of recognizing a small video sequence (a sequence of 18 seconds) within a long one (a sequence of 15 minutes), the first idea that come to mind stats that I have to ...
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What are some python packages I can use to cut audio files

I have a project in which I have a batch of audio files and I need to remove the audio in it from say time 2secs to 5secs i.e. I have a set duration to be removed. How can I do this in python?
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Morphing between two FFTs

I'm a musician and I'm making a script that takes a wave file and snaps each of its frequencies from the fourier transforms to the nearest musical harmonic. Thanks to help from another question I ...
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DSP using audio IO from PC using C++

This is my first question on dsp. I am looking for something very simple here and I am sure there are libraries that will do pitch recognition and FFT but my requirement is very simple. I have a PC ...
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Generalized Sidelobe Cancelling performance

I'm tinkering with different adaptive beam-forming algorithms for a research project in which I want to use a Uniform Rectangular microphones Array (URA) to isolate speech in a room. I am determining ...
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How to simulate analog VU meter response to audio?

I'd like to simulate the movement of an analog VU meter dial as shown below and often found on stereos and other music monitoring equipment. I just learned through this article by Rod Elliot (ESP) ...
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Audio transfer function modelling with pink noise + signal

I'm trying to model a transfer function for a noisy audio system, specifically to measure delayed system response. Before I can confidently apply control, I need to verify that I can exert control ...
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Detect the beginning of an increasing signal

After denoising and cleaning, I get amplitude signals like this (y-axis: dB): On bottom left of each of these 3 graphs, you can see a noise floor (nearly "horizontal line"). This noise floor ...
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Derivative of a MFCC matrix

While reading this (see feature extraction section, subsection 4.1), I came across the following: The per-frame values for each coefficient are summarized across time using the following summary ...
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How to calculate arbitrary phase shift in discrete signal?

When I have digital audio signal, represented in samples, I can easily phase-shift the signal by 180° by simply inverting the value of each sample. But what if I want to phase shift an arbitrary ...
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Amplitude ranges for different bit-depths

In Python, I am using the library Soundfile (which uses the library libsndfile) for digital sound processing. I am working with different sound files coming from different internet databases, and ...
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Can the Tonality index in psychoacoustics model be positive?

I have an issue with understanding the attached equation of Calculating the Tonality index. If you trace the equation, it appears that it is always less than 1 because the spectrum unpredictability (...
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How to edit audios so that they have the same length

I have a dataset of audio files, which differ on their lengths by a couple of milliseconds. Some are little shorter than 1s and some are little longer than 1s. They all have the same sampling rate, ...
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How to convert NIST to RIFF wav file

I have a dataset of audios(namely TIDIGITS, collected at Texas Instruments, Inc.) and they are in .wav format. However, when I try to read them from python, I get the following error: ...
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Is it possible to “equalise” a signal by deconvolving the impulse response of the room in which it is to be played?

I am using a test sweep with a flat power spectrum and linear group delay (Optimized Aoshima's Time Stretched Pulse) to measure a room's frequency response. Having obtained the impulse response of the ...
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What should I do with FFT result array from microphone input? [duplicate]

I currently want to create a small pitch detector and I have to say that I am very new in this topic of signal processing. At the moment I implemented the FFt algorithm and I got an array of window ...
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Noise when dividing or multiplying signal in C

I'm trying to create a echo effect and have managed to add multiple delays but when i try to divide or multiply these numbers the signal is completely distorted and adds a lot of noise to the system. ...
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Add noise/signal to mel log spectrogram

I have a predicted mel log spectrogram $S$ and I want to add a noise signal $\eta$ to it. S = log(mel-filterbank(abs/real part of(stft(signal))) The naive way ...