FFT Audio Analysis

some cool thing you can do with a little javascript, canvas and the AudioContext

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Time Domain Analyser

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Frequency Domain Analyser

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Please note, this requires a modern web browser that supports <canvas>, AudioContext and the <audio> tag with support for MP3 playback

Method

Most frequency analysers has some kind of window weighting applied based on the Fletcher-Munson curve. In my simple example I have a EQ curve simulating how our ears perceive sound

The problem with weighting (although I understand it) is that it gives us a false perception of the true energy across the audible frequency band, not to our ears but our gear and loudspeakers

Resources

A-weighting
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-weighting

Threshold of Hearing
www.diracdelta.co.uk/science/source/t/h/threshold of hearing/source.html

|•| – Original document written by Hans E Andersson 2013 [revisited 2014-09-12 , 2014-12-02 ]

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