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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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Implementing echo on adsp 21262 [closed]

I'm working on an echo implementation on the board adsp 21262. I've added a buffer to have more samples to work with. I end up then with 4 buffers of size 2048 each. The problem is that I need to ...
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How to graph magnitude plots for basic 4-pole filters?

I have developed magnitude plots for basic one-pole and two-pole filters derived from various Physics PDF's and tutorials I have found online and calculated from: https://www.desmos.com/calculator/...
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Deciding an EQ's Center Frequencies

I am currently making a relatively simple EQ of a music app, for which we decide to have 5 bands. Other than that, we want to have a bass boost knob, which, as I view it, is just another Peak EQ ...
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Interpolation of audio for new frames

I am trying to upsample a video by existing frame interpolation techniques. In the process, I realize that I also need to interpolate the audio signal for the new frames so that the audio signal is in ...
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Show others how I hear myself

Sooo .. I've been thinking about this stuff. We all know that we sound different from what we hear of our own voice. It is easy to find out how others hear us by recording oneself and listen to it. ...
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How to efficiently control an FIR's magnitude response by altering its phase spectrum

Question: Extensively searching the space of all possible vectors of length $n$ to satisfy a (non-overdetermined) requirement is possible in principle. Hence, there is a way to calculate a complex ...
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Is there an audio renderer?

I wanted to know if there is a sound render like the renderers of 3d modeling software (vray , cycles etc). I would like to experiment with sound in a controlled environment if it does not exist ...
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FIR Audio Equalizer Crackling Noise

I've implemented a few FIR filters into a song equalizer, but there seems to be a crackling that I'm unsure how to fix. Heres a video for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlzWRYpv0rk. Noise ...
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Unit Step Response of an Integrator

Desinging a very basic 1st order integrator with the continous transfer function: $H(s) = -1 / (0.001 s)$ [No zeros, one pole at origin] I was expecting the unit step response to be positive-slope. ...
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Does 1 kHz sine tone means $\sin(2(1000)\pi t)$ or $\sin(2(500)\pi t)$?

Does 1 kHz sine tone means $\sin(2(1000)\pi t)$ or $\sin(2(500)\pi t)$?
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Extreme quantization of audio

I would like to take an audio sample and reduce it to a very limited set of numbers, with one value for amplitude and another for length. Example: I want to find the dimensions of the red boxes, ...
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does audio feedback consist of harmonic content?

So sound from musical instruments as well as human voice consists of harmonics. just wondering if feedback from speakers also have harmonics component I have heard that feedback does not consist of ...
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Frequency Modulation to arbitrary Audio signals [closed]

I understand how FM synthesis works, but I was wondering how to FM arbitrary samples or part of samples. I.E any frame of audio samples. Further more the modulator can itself be an arbitrary frame of ...
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audio signal reconstruction from MFCC

Transforming an audio signal to Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients is broadly used in tasks involving learning on audio. I was wondering, is this transform invertible with some good approximability ...
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Artefacts from playing ultrasound through PA system

I encode data in audio by energising 5 frequencies between 17.5kHz and 19.5kHz: I play the ...
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Write a 440 Hz Sine Wave to .wav-File using Python and SciPy [closed]

This is my first post on DSP.SE! I'm a student in Computer Sciences and am just getting started with Signals and Systems, thus getting in touch with discrete signals and analyzing them. I wanted to ...
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WAV FILE FORMAT

I'working with esp32 and for some project I need to know something about wav files. I saw into many wav files with HxD and play them with Audacity. Still I do not understand why Audacity play silence ...
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Estimating effect of filter on headroom

I am working with beamforming algorithms for speaker arrays. One of the problems we face is that we need to estimate the maximum amplitude of our test signals after we applied FIR/IIR filters to them. ...
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Is there a software tool or web service to detect problems in speech recordings?

I am looking for a software/library or a web service/API that can detect problems in short samples of recordings of speech. For example echo, clipping, pop, background noise... Do you know of any ...
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how to create a harmonic mask from fundamental frequency?

Using an algorithm that gives the fundamental frequency across time, example https://www.mathworks.com/help/audio/ref/pitch.html (or some other one?) how would I then use that, to create a harmonic ...
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Find original Hz of converted audio-file?

I have received an audio file which is 44.1kHz wav. My ears suspect this audio clip was originally lower than 44.1, and encoded to 44.1 later, much like re-encoding a 720p video to a 1080p video. Is ...
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Find identical audio signal

I have a long audio file (in wav) and a short audio file (in wav) that has been copied from the long file. Now I need to find the correct location where the short signal has been copied from. I tried ...
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Measuring microphone Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) with A-weighting

Foreword: I have already read Applying A-weighting and user @endolith's A-weighting code I would like to measure the SNR of a microphone with the same method applied by the main manufacturers, that ...
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Modeling the human perception of noise

Add together some sinusoids with irrational or "nearly" irrational frequency ratios, and you get something pseudoperiodic. If there aren't too many, you can hear that it has only pitched components, ...
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Find filter coefficients to model a device using its measurement

I am trying to realize a digital filter that has the same freq. response of an existing speaker. I have fed an audio sine sweep to the speaker and measured the speaker output, both at 48kHz. Then I ...
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What is the proper way to implement a real time spectrogram?

I am trying to implement a real time spectrogram and I am not sure that I am implementing it the right way. First I decided to use Matlab, I was taking a short recording of lets say 0.1 seconds and ...
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Extracting feature from audio track using DWT

Our teacher gave us an assignment: Write a program to transform an audio track to time - frequency domain, and create a vector include at least 4 features extracted from transformed output signal. I ...
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4-phase FIR LPF in MATLAB

I'm trying to create a low pass FIR filter using the coefficients I found in ITU 1770-3 on page 18. This is the last piece of the puzzle for an audio loudness metering algorithm I'm working on. I'm ...
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Frequency detection in audio and what parameter or set of parameters help/limit frequency detection

I'm trying to learn audio and voice/speech processing techniques out of interest. I intend to learn, experiment with algorithms and design, implementation of such systems, frameworks using programming ...
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Separate two sinusoids with very close frequencies (5 Hz difference) in a 44.1 Khz audio signal, with good time-domain resolution [closed]

Here is an audio signal which is a mix of (WAV file available here): a 2000 Hz sinusoid, beginning at 1.00 sec, without fade-in/fade-out a 2005 Hz sinusoid, beginning at 1.031 sec, with a slow fade-...
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Recommended resources for noise reduction

I know the question What Resources Are Recommended for an Introduction to Signal Processing (DSP)? and I have already read some general DSP books, such as Rick Lyons's "Understanding DSP," and also ...
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Frequency translation with FFT

I'm new to DSP and I would like to make an SDR receiver. For this I want to shift bins in the frequency domain in order to bring to 0Hz any portion of the base band spectrum (I know that there are ...
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Convert 96 Khz to 48 Khz audio: is this simple downsampling method ok?

I have an audio signal x sampled at 96 Khz. I have already lowpassed it with a cutoff somewhere between 20 Khz and 22 Khz, so there should be nothing left of ...
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Any way to reverse engineer professional audio algorithms or those in e.g. rack units?

Any way to reverse engineer professional audio algorithms or those in e.g. rack units? In order to study how they're implemented? Not suggesting to steal ideas, but as education.
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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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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 ...