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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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Change durration/tempo of a .Wav file without introducing pops or pitch shift?

I am attempting to develop a similar function as Audacity's Effects>Change Tempo effect. Or more specifically: I am in need of a way to create a funciton in my ...
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Reading a Wav File [closed]

I need to read two .wav files. One of them is a song, and the other one is impulse response. Then, I have to convolve them. In fact, I have read them by using ...
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Bandpass filter for audio wav file

How do I apply a bandpass filter on an audio file which is in wav format? And write back the filtered data in a new wav file for further analysis.
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Interpreting results of multiplying signal and wavelets in the frequency domain

I have followed a lot of stuff on mike cohens website and have managed to make a filterbank of Morlet wavelets and convolve with an incoming block of samples. This of course is a computationally heave ...
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Speech processing using matlab

My teacher gave me a project speech processing using matlab. I've completed up to point 6 but I do not know anything about points 7 and 8. Is there anyone who can help me please
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Help in identifying low speed image transmission protocol over RF

In the seventies I worked for Muirhead on press fax machines that used to transmit pictures over radio and landline as I recall two FM systems were used a carrier 800 Hz modulated +- 150 Hz and 1900Hz ...
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Similarity in signal plots but dissimilarity in sensed content

I have two audio signals that look incredibly similar when plotted. However, when I play them, they sound quite different. The only difference I can even see in their plots is that one signal looks ...
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Why do AAC files seem to have an inexact bitrate?

I'm using ffmpeg to encode audio files as AAC at 256kbps. However, the actual bitrate of the resulting file is rarely 256. It's usually a number close to 256 like 241, 255, 257, 254. In one case it ...
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Detecting similar behaviour in audio files

Can anyone help, I'm trying to find a solution that would allow me the ability to look at a batch of .WAV files and detect ones which share a similar behaviour in the recording like the image attached....
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How enhance amplitude of audio signal without distortion?

After FFT I've set to zero some frequencies and I'd like to enhance the amplitude in order to recover the leak. I'd like to do a normalization in order to avoid distortion. I've done in this way but ...
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Generating audio clip by superposing two files

I'm currently trying to generate a set of audio files where some audio events (e.g. dog bark) are immersed in a background audio scene (e.g. crowd noise). I understand that if the event would have ...
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Formant Analysis Frequency - What makes a peak value?

from spectrograms, how can you tell which peak is really a formant. Like why is the pink arrow the first formant. And in the spectrogram below, which has fewer samples, what makes a value the peak ...
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Finding the input from the impulse response and output

I have $y,h,x$ which are all vectors. From $y[n]=x[n]*h[n]$ which is basically how I got $y[n]$. I also know $h[n]$. I put this through a Fourier transform. Let's assume that the capitalized ...
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Multiple different length Windows for high resolution realtime FFT

I am looking at trying to achieve a 'realtime' (as quick as possible to acquire, process and present data) FFT application to analyse audio. I have setup my app to acquire a set of samples, apply a ...
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Hilbert Transformer processing block by block

I am processing audio and trying to obtain a 90º phase shift when processing block by block. I have implemented a Hilbert Transformer (from Lyon's 3rd. Ed. & MATLAB). MATLAB code below (I believe ...
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audio analog input + usb data cable = sound noises [closed]

I connect my android smartphone from audio jack output to my pc audio input and get a good analog sound signal. But when I connect this smartphone to the pc with usb data cable the analog sound ...
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Audio processing. Is it possible to directly access the decoded audio data going into the analog input of a computer

When a computer transcodes an audio file from one file format to another, does the computer first decode it into the raw digital stream (exactly what is fed into the DAC for the audio output) , or ...
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Is it possible to analyze this microphone data and what to do if not?

I just created an account here because I really need some help. I'm using a microphone pmodmic3 with a development board called Ublox C030-U201 which uses the mbed OS. The microphone is working for ...
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Efficient measurement of audio sound pulse

Here and here are two interesting posts about converting an audio signal recorded from a microphone to SPL. For specific case of pulse recording, with 0.5ms pulse duration with 1s period between ...
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How can I convert audio to a series of notes using pitch detection?

I have a good pitch detection system set up, and I would like to return a series of notes given an array of audio samples. My current approach is as follows: I have a moving window across the audio ...
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extend parts in an existing audio file to make it sound longer without stretching the file

I'm looking for a way to extend certain parts of an exiting audio file to make these parts sound like the where played longer. And I dont want to change play speed or stretch the file. Lets say u have ...
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Do Audio Interface manufacturers use A-weighted Measurements to make specs look better?

Recently I came across a reputed music-tech teacher who said audio interface manufacturers use A-weighted measurements to show dynamic range in their specs so that they look better on spec sheets and ...
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TEO-CB-AutoEnv implementation on python?

I'm trying to search for an implementation proposed as the nonlinear critical band based TEO auto correlation envelope area (TEO-CB-AutoEnv). If anyone knows of a library or such can you please link ...
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“Tail-like” response from digital microphone

I was doing some experiments with audio and wish to get "raw and unprocessed" data, and noticed that all the files had the following profile (just blowing into the mics): Speaking to the microphone ...
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Noise Reduction: How can I filter out saw or other tool noises?

I recently came across old recording from the 1930's. Unfortunately not only is the quality low, it's a bunch of carpenters talking as they saw things and make all sorts of other noises. I've tried: ...
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Frequency modulation audio synthesis: clicks/pops when changing modulator frequency dynamically

I'm very new to DSP and working on a FM VST. It's mostly up and running, or at least it generates FM-like sounds. I want to be able to change various parameters dynamically while audio is generated, ...
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Extracting audio from picture of time-domain signal

I saw this nifty art thing where they dress up the time-domain audio signal in some pretty way. https://www.etsy.com/ArtbloxShop/listing/621561709/sound-wave-art-custom-soundwave-print My question is ...
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Polyphase decimation filter plot in Octave

I'm using de Soras hiir library for decimation and I'm trying to verify the filter design in Octave. The filter is a polyphase 2x downsampling filter with 96dB attenuation and 0.01 transition band, ...
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Frequency analysis : relation between FFT size and sampling

I am currently trying to perform an experiment given an audio signal. I am therefore sampling the audio frequency range (0 to 22kHz) with a 48k sampling rate. When performing a FFT on my signal, I ...
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Python scipy firwin2 has a low frequency error when designing arbitrary amplitude filter

I've been trying to design an arbitrary amplitude FIR filter which has a specific attenuation for each frequency. However I get an error at low frequency when comparing the results to my expected ...
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Audio/speech detection, verification

I would like to write a program to compare two '.wav' files, one of which is the original played file with human speech and the other is a recorded '.wav' file. The program I wish to write in python ...
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Separating Ultrasonic signal from echo at the receiver

A transducer is acting as a transmitter and a receiver. It keeps on sending pulses which can hit an object placed at 5cm. Echo comes back and hits the transducer while it is continuously sending ...
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How do I play and record audio at the same time?

So this question is more related to Matlab itself. Some background info: I'm trying out the Exponential Sine Sweep method to obtain the Room Impulse Response with my laptop speakers and microphone ...
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Spatial Audio (Ambisonic) and calculating sound source position

I have 4ch Spatial Audio (Ambisonic) WAV file and I want to calculate sound source position and put it on 2D plane. What I know so far is the following: WAV file consists of signals that support of ...
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Method for the Localisation of Impulsive Noise in Speech Signal

I'm sorry if this question has already been answered, but I couldn't find anything. I'm working on a program for noise detection and need to locate the position of impulsive noise. The following image ...
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Error reading a .PCM file

I want to convert a .wav file with a sampling frequency of 44100 Hz to a 16 depth .pcm. I don't why I'm getting those peaks at the beginning of .pcm plot (second figure below 2). If you could ...
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Dynamic compressor - ratio in logarithmic scale problem

I want to use decibels to describe compression ratio. So for example ratio 4:1 means that every 4 input decibels above threshold causes raise of output only 1 decibel. And I also want ratio to be ...
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Language detection from audio

I'm trying to do a simple test on language detection on a video input. Basically, given a .mp4 file, I need to process the audio tracks (can have primary and ...
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Definition of DSP Terms

can someone define/explain briefly (or with some detail-> up to you) the following terms: Block Processing? and what are the differences between it and Sample Processing? (removed) What is a 3D ...
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how to lower frequency of a soubd file in matlab?

I am new to programming and sound processing, I have been using matlab to process sound files, a few of which are ultrasonic. my sampling rate is 250kHz. I Would like to be able to play the sounds at ...
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How do Anti-Aliasing-Filters in audio signal processing work?

I am a little confused about the use of anti-aliasing filters. As on how I am confused, please consider the following task: Consider a simple sampling rate conversion system with a conversion rate ...
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What is Causing a Noise Signal in USB Audio Recording?

I am experiencing the following peculiar noise signal when recording from my Behringer Xenyx Control 2 over USB. There is frequency at around 2293 hz as show: And over time, it produces the ...
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Temporally locating beats in an audio file

Imagine you have a long recording of a guitar player playing an arpeggio at a slow speed. To simplify, assume the tempo is 60 bpm or lower. I want to annotate this recording with the exact moments ...
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How to use a context window to segment a whole log Mel-spectrogram (ensuring the same number of segments for all the audios)?

I have several audios with different duration. So I don't know how to ensure the same number N of segments of the audio. I'm trying to implement an existing paper, so it's said that first a Log Mel-...
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Failed to Get Silence in Audio Streaming

I want to detect silence in audio streaming. I've been following lot of answers from any website and i feel like know how to do that. but i doubt i'm on the right path coz the result doesn't seems ...
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Technique to detect pitch after analysing only one pitch period?

does anyone know if there is a technic to estimate the pitch of a given signal by analysing only one pitch period. I'm asking because I read about a program called AudioMotors. https://lesound.io/...
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What is the best input for de-noising autoencoder for sound data?

I am currently trying to build an autoencoder to de-noise audio data. However I have not found any good articles explaining about the input to the autoencoder, i.e. feature vector. As in speech ...
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polyBLAMP anti-aliasing in C++

How should 4 point polyBLAMP work. It does not really seem to dampen aliasing. I have an floating point digital audio oscillator that makes a +1.0f jump at the end of every period. My question is, ...
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Decoding data hidden using “echo hiding” technique

I'm working on a little project, which centers around steganography. As part of it, I want to implement the audio echo hiding method, but the problem is, I've never done anything related to digital ...
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Modulation scheme for a noisy channel with a complicated transfer function

I want to build an audio modem with a speaker in a room and a smartphone. The channel is quite bad: Far field, so there is potentially significant reverb Typical residential background noise phone ...