# Questions tagged [spectrogram]

A spectrogram is a time-varying spectral representation (forming an image) that shows how the spectral density of a signal varies with time.

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### Normalizing vectors to be the same size to retain PSD data

Context: PSD=periodogram(y) in MATLAB gives the PSD (power spectral density) estimate of a sound-source signal. I want to find the local maximum within 3 different ...
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### How to Extract frequency bands from Short-time Fourier Transform?

I am reproducing the results reported by the author in a research paper. In which he takes the STFT of EEG signals. The input data has a shape of (1 X500) and I used Scipy library built-in function to ...
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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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### How to classify the movement type of a target into two categories(direct motion or else) by using a doppler radar?

How to classify the movement type of a target just into two categories(one is direct motion which is almost straight line movement and the other is anything else) by using a doppler radar with a ...
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### How to go from wav file to spectrogram back to wav file in python?

Close to this question but different : Wav To Spectrogram, Back To Wav I already posted this on StackOverflow(https://stackoverflow.com/questions/54743968/how-to-go-from-wav-file-to-spectrogram-back-...
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### Recover Audio from Spectrogram Image

I have applied transformation(Constant Q Transformation) to my audio time domain signal, this gives me Frequency vs Time representation. Now, the CQT values consists of complex values(84*260), but ...
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### Scipy Welch's gives different first element

I've re-implemented Welch's method and want to compare it to scipy.signal.welch. However, the first two and last elements of the resulting array are different. My ...
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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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### How can I calculate the Number of bins per octave?

I am trying to calculate the Constant Q Transform for Monophonic audio using Python. The Python has the library to calculate the CQT , the default value of num_bins_per_octave is 12. How would one ...
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### How to calculate the PSD from the complex calculated STFT?

I have calculated the STFT with scipy python library: ...
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### How to know the time of my window to calculate the STFT with python knowing only the length?

I am trying to implement a work presented in an IEEE paper where they have mentioned that the STFT was performed on the signal measurements to obtain a spectrogram with no overlap window of 3 min : I ...
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### Fourier Like Spectral Analysis with Uneven Intervals and Redesigned DFT Matrix

I intended to use a discrete Fourier transform (DFT) on a time series sampled at uneven intervals. What I did was to calculate a DFT matrix where the elements are the values at the uneven locations ...
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### Audacity Spectogram view: how to see exact frequency and intensity under the cursor?

In the Spectogram view, simply clicking anywhere with the selection tool gives a vertical line to the top ruler, and shows at the bottom the exact sample, H:MM:SS, or other time coordinate you'd want. ...
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### What's the right scale to represent a frequency spectrum?

To represent a 16 bits temporal spectrum, it's "easy" : my scale is going from -32000 to +32000. But What's the scale for a frequency spectrum ? I made that try : I calculated a pure single frequency ...
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### Mirrored Spectrogram Mp3

First of all sorry if this is a stupid question, but I am an absolute beginner in this field and have been trying for days now. I'm working on a java program that uses fft to analyze audio files. To ...
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### When does a color channel such as RGB carry more info than a grayscale channel or image?

Typically a gray-scale image gives us more information about an image in terms of a signal processing problem. But when does a color channel carry more info than a gray-scale channel? I understand ...
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### Spectrogram of 493 signals at a time [closed]

I have been working with some seismic data and recently submitted a paper to a journal. My seismic data has 493 traces: each trace are 8300 seconds long with sampling frequency of 2000 Hz. One of ...
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### Spectrogram Interpretation

I collected vibration data (amplitude and time) on a component that was attached to an engine. Using MATLAB I plotted a spectrogram to see what frequencies it vibrated at. The code: ...
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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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### Different ways of decomposing signals into sinusoids

For purposes of generating a spectrogram, the signal can be divided into overlapping chunks, each chunk multiplied by a window function and transformed to frequency domain using Discrete Fourier ...
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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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### STFT computation

I'm trying to compute the STFT by my self. Thus, I wrote the following code: ...
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### Is it possible to recover a waveform from spectrograms of magnitude *and* phase?

It is my rough understanding that a typical spectrogram discards phase information by squaring only the real-valued part (magnitude) of the STFT (I know it's not quite this simple, but feel free to ...
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### How can you 'perfectly' reconstruct phase for transients in a modified audio absolute spectrogram?

I am currently working on the absolute spectrogram of an input audio signal. I am using non-negative matrix factorization to separate out the rhythmic components (bass drum, snare drum and hi-hat) of ...
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### What's a good physical description of the following matlab code?

I've inherited some matlab code and I can't really understand what the resultant signal really means. The input is audio and the code first performs an STFT/spectrogram (sliding window FFT of size ...
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### scipy.signal.spectrogram

I want to do time-frequency analysis of a signal. So i decided to use spectrogram function from scipy. This function returns, three parameters f,t,Sxx. I am using below arguements: x : my signal fs : ...
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### What can i find in a spectrogram?

What information can i read from this spectrogram? I have 2 signals, the first one a sine and the second one a sine with noise