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RT 60 from Impulse response

I have already the impulse response of an acoustic environment in the form of a series of signals over 300 samples. I have tried the procedure given in this platform - i.e. low pass filtering, Hilbert ...
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Trim syllable audio recording to only the vowel

For a Chinese learning app, we let users record a syllable and we use speech recognition to assess if the pronunciation was correct or not. Every Chinese syllable can be pronounced with different ...
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Can I do a microphone sound pressure level calibration for low signals, using a dB signal comparison of a reference signal?

I am analyzing the spectrum of low-level signals and try to calibrate the system, to get the correct dBSPL levels in the results. The only sound pressure level calibrator I have at hand generates a ...
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Why, for a musical instrument, the first harmonic has more power than the fundamental and last longer?

In analyzing the audio recording of a string instrument, I am struggling with pitch estimation. I am using the pYIN algorithm and every pitch estimation I'm obtaining is off by one octave. I assume ...
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Convert A frequency weight to Z frequency weight

I want to get the SPL of a monotonic sound like a 1khz tone but the problem is that I have a SPL meter which gives data in terms of A frequency weight. Is it possible to get the SPL of a 1khz signal, ...
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How to convert iPhone 12 raw audio to sound pressure level?

I have 'raw' audio files recorded from an iPhone 12 Pro Max. I'd like to convert the raw 16 bit .wav amplitude to SPL. It's been a while since I was doing this kind of stuff hands-on and I was never ...
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Increase SNR by using only the first 200 samples

I am making an experiment using sound source and microphones. I use metronome as the sound source, so I can consider it as impulse sound. I placed the microphones at different places about 1 meter ...
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Does the Nyquist frequency of the Cochlear nerve impose the fundamental limit on human hearing?

The bandwidth of human hearing by empirical data is $20 \; Hz$ to $20 \; kHz$. A cochlear implant stimulates the auditory or acoustic or Cochlear nerve directly so that the hearing can be improved in ...
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Read microphones connected to 4x1 USB Hub using Python

I'm working on a sound source localization project which needs an array of microphones. I have 4 microphones with an Audio Jack plug which is connected to a USB Audio adapter. Last I use a 4x1 USB Hub ...
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Speed of car with sound [closed]

I've got this task: A traffic policeman standing on the highway notices a change in tone of exactly one major third (f2/f1 = 4/5). What speed can he infer? Speed of sound c = 340 m/s I've got this ...
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Playing sounds with only one frequency at a time

We have a "speaker", that can make a single frequency at a time (0 - 130k Hz). So we can play a tune by making it play a tone for 1 sec and then the next tone for 0.5 sec etc. We can change ...
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how to convert SPL in dBA to dB

I wonder how I can convert dBA (A weighted) to dB and vice versa. can anybody provide any kind of table or online conversion app? thanks following formula comes from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-...
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Is sound affected by wind force?

Suppose wind direction is from point A to point B and some sound source like glass shattering is at point B, will sound waves going to point A be affected by that wind coming in opposite direction, or ...
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The best method to convert piano sound to music notes in real time [duplicate]

I was looking for a way to convert piano sounds to piano notes for my research. I discovered the conversion of piano sound to piano notes using FFT and piano note recognition using CQT. I am also a ...
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What mathematical function could be used to simulate this sound effect?

I have this sound effect which by the way if anyone could give me its name, I would really appreciate it. And after loading it into matlab/octave (don't worry this isn't a programming question) using ...
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Timbre vs sound via oscilloscope

My understanding is that a distinct sound will generate waves of identical amplitude and frequency, but that most things (such as people's voices, music intsruments, etc) produce multiple distinct &...
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Male and female voice spectrum

I have a set of data which consists of male and female voices. They are pronunciation of a same sentence. What's the appropriate method for getting an average spectrum for the male and female voices ...
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Prevent clicking noises during chirp generation

I am trying to generate a tonal sound which changes in frequency and amplitude over time. The goal is to emulate an engine order during driving. So I don't know the frequencies and the amplitudes ...
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How can I upsample 22 kHz speech audio recording to 44 kHz, maybe using AI?

I have a 22 kHz mono audio recording, which is mainly speech, a reading. I would like to upsample somehow to 44 kHz, to improve the audible quality. I have read about there are AI methods for ...
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what does %matplotlib inline mean? [closed]

so i have this lab in coursera course, well i tried first at Linux terminal at the first command %matplotlib inline, it doesn't work : ( bash: fg :%matplotlib no such job ), even if I apply it like ...
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Why is fourier analysis used in doppler effect?

I am a high school student that carried out the experiment on the Doppler effect to therefore analyze the graph but after doing some research, I saw one of the articles saying “ Fourier analysis is a ...
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How is $-6$ dB pressure amplitude is the same as FWHM?

I keep reading many literature, and in most cases $-6$ dB is referenced as the full width at half maximum (FWHM). Mathematically, how is that possible from the definition of dB?
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FFT of a AM modulated signal

I am generating an AM modulated sinusoidal wave. The carrier frequency is set at $1000 \ \rm Hz$; the modulation frequency is set to $40 \ \rm Hz$ and $100 \%$ of the amplitude is modulated. I ...
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Does speech volume affect frequencies?

I have created a little classifier that listens for certain keywords. Sometimes it will not react to a keyword, but if I shout the word, then the classifier will be able to pick it up. The classifier ...
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Why can't the callee whom I am on call with hear the sound coming from my phone's speaker but I can while my phone is on loud speaker?

I was on call with my friend and have put the phone on loud speaker and I opened youtube,The sound was audible to me but not to my friend. How is it even possible when he can hear my voice but not the ...
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Multiple peaks in a same signal?

I am working on peak detection in different signals, the signal plot looks like this: After applying peak detection algorithm and tuning it for each signal, final output looks like this: As you can ...
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Which codec and format are Audible downloads?

Files downloaded with the Audible Download Manager are stored with the .aax file extension, but the information I can find about this format seem to vary. Regarding this source, the files are stored ...
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Sound feature extraction too brief in comparison with manual annotation of sound. How to combine them?

Sound characteristics (features) are taken per e.g. 20 ms, but manual annotation takes place in durations of seconds. If we want to use these characteristics along with labels, how can this be ...
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Sound of (sea) waves imitation

I need to create an algorithm for sound of waves. So I imagine it should be a white noise with doppler effect. However I understand doppler is just change of frequency. But white noise have all the ...
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Working with a sound's magnitude instead of amplitude

I'm working on a project, where we're recording sound with a piezo-disc which looks a little something like this: Now, unless we're doing something horribly horribly wrong, I've discovered that we're ...
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Why does toning up a piano make it sound similar to that a string instrument

I have a .wav file of a piano being played at 220 hertz. When I tone this up to 880 hertz, it begins to sound "stringy". However, if I were to use the piano plugin in fl studio and play it ...
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What do troughs represent in a sound wave?

What's the notion of negative amplitude? I hope the title and the question don't mean different things.
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Calculate the percentage of accuracy with which user made the assigned sound

I want to design a web-app for my cousin who is 2 years of age in which i have implemented a functionality in which when an image is clicked some sound gets played and the user has to make the same ...
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Normalize two or more sound signals in order to let them with the same duration time and amplitude

I am very new in signal processing area and I am trying to solve the task in order to make an experiment with audio files from different languages, so, I am trying to let some ogg audio files with the ...
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How to determine precision needed for sin approximation used for sound synthesis?

I am doing some procedural sound synthesis in Java. I want to have a sine wave as one of the possible basic sounds. When experimenting with that, I have found the default Java ...
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How does voice affect a sound wave or its corresponding waveform?

Someone in the physics stack exchange told me to come here for this question. My question is how does a person's voice affect how a soundwave looks? For example, if I say the letter "a" it ...
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MATLAB- Add Envelope to Sound Signal

I’m in the process of making a convolution reverb and I’m trying to add an envelope to my impulse response signal and plot it in order to change the RT60 of my sound signal (Just a song). I’ve looked ...
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How do I generate sound using Python3?

I am totally a newbie in signal processing. I want to generate and play sound for frequencies (1/3 octave band center frequency) 125 Hz, 250 Hz and 500 Hz respectively, each for 30 seconds and with ...
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What cause frequency change of the acoustic signal (3 kHz to 10 kHz)?

I am working on Acoustic Resonace testing in which I excite the sample and then record the sound (3 kHz to 10 kHz) by microphones. I do few times repetation of the same measurement in series (one ...
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Does a .wav file created from a .mp3 file have better quality than the .mp3 file itself?

A .wav file created from a .mp3 file has the same frequency domain plot as the mp3 file itself https://stackoverflow.com/questions/58706674/difference-between-frequency-domain-in-mp3-and-wav. However,...
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Conversion from counts to dB

I have a sound signal, recorded by a hydrophone, which units are counts. I would like to convert the counts into dB re uPa (Decibels relative to microPascals), is that possible?
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How to convert from .wav (hydrophone data) to pressure (SPL)?

I am new here, since I started recently with signal processing. I am trying to analyze a .wav file recorded by a hydrophone, however, I need to convert it to SPL. I have a calibration file which ...
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Alone MFCC can identify difference between sound?

I am doing a project to identify different drum beats. There are lots of features like MFCC, Chroma Values, Spectral Bandwidth, Spectral Centroid, Zero Crossing Rate, etc. But most of the projects are ...
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How to detect real time sound onsets?

I'm a Software Engineer Undergraduate. I'm trying to detect drum strokes(beats) in real-time in python. I used amplitude threshold-based onset detect (beat detect) algorithm but it takes other noises ...
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How to Synchronize multiple real time audio streams before mixing them?

I have been working on a VoIP solution in which I have to mix multiple audio streams coming from various sources. I have been facing muffled sound after the mixing of streams. I have implemented ASW ...
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with given Sampling rate, what max frequency human voice can be captured?

I'm new to signal processing and sampling rate, I was asked interview question related to this. This is the exact question asked: With 8Khz of sampling rate, whats the max frequency that human ...
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Amplify Sound From Known Direction

I have microphone array which records sound. There is one main sound which direction I know and some noises in the background. Now I want to selectively amplify sound from known direction. This looks ...
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Mix N sinusoidal waveforms without clipping but at a costant amplitude with no clipping and maximum amplitude

I need to mix "n" sinusoidal waveforms which can be all active or some or all can be silent. The math seemed simple (working with float32 samples) because I just added all waveforms and then divide ...
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Audio Processing Glossary

I'm new to audio processing and I hope here be a good place to ask about the definition of terms in this context. My question is what is difference between sound, audio, voice, speech and tone, from ...
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Maximum cross-correlation coefficient value for time delay estimation

I am using cross-correlation for time delay estimation of two synchronized recordings ($x_1$ and $x_2$) of a fixed sound source from two different locations. I understand that the delay is associated ...

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