# Tagged Questions

Questions relating to Mathematica's sound and audio functionality, including Play, Sound and Speak

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### Save imported sound into a notebook (so I can e-mail it)

At the end of my code I'd like to put an imported (wav) sound. I would then play it with EmitSound[my_sound] when this cell will ...
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### Why does Mathematica play midi that bad?

When I import a midi file,then play it in Mathematica 10,occasionally the sound is very disappointing! There are no problem when I play it in KMPplayer... The sound's volumn is sometimes very small ...
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### Turning sound into a graph

I'm writing a comprehensive text on graphs and Mathematica and in this context I have this, let's call it, creative gap between sound and graphs. There are plenty of ways one can create graphs from ...
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### silent soundnote and superimposing sound objects

In Mathematica 9, Soundnote[None] has zero duration if it is the last note in a Sound expression. For instance, the sound object ...
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### What SampleRate and SampleDepth does Mathematica use on output?

The Play function will happily accept arbitrary values for its SampleDepth and SampleRate ...
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### Audio sample data from a Sound object

When generating a Sound object by using Sound primitives, like: Needs["Audio`"] sound = Sound[ListWaveform[{{1, 1}, {1.496, .7}, {2.501, .3}}, 265, 1]]; how can ...
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### Resources for Sound Synthesis & Design

Are there any resources for sound synthesis using Mathematica? This page, Mathematica: Audio Synthesis Software, refers to other software packages, e.g. Max/MSP and Csound, for real-time synthesis. ...
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### Is it possible to model the piano key attack?

My purpose is to model the attack of a piano key. As the key is pressed a sound must be emitted. When the key is released the sound must stop with decreasing volume. I have a partial success when ...
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### Sampling a musical instrument (or re-tuning MIDI)

I'd like to try to convert a piece of MIDI music made with SoundNote to another tuning (not microtonal or even split-black-keys, just a slightly different tuning for each note). I searched for pitch ...
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### Plot Notes present in sound sample

I would like to visualize a sampled sound, and place the sounds as notes starting from C0 to A8 or such. I have a table of ...
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### How to find the local maximum of a list [duplicate]

I have imported a wav sound that a = Import["sound.wav"] and we know that soundStrength = a[[1]][[1]] is a list of sound ...
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### Automatically Recording Sound

I was hoping I could recreate a noise cancelling set-up by recording sound from the microphone in my headset or from the computer and play it back in my speakers or headphones with the appropriate ...
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### Getting MIDI SoundNote Pitches as Numeric Values

I'm trying to do some evaluation on notes (specifically the pitches) imported from a MIDI file. I've imported a list containing tracks of sound notes with ...
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### Extract the left channel from an mp3 file

I'm trying to control where a sound is going to be heard, in the left For example, when I import an mp3 file, and I want to hear it only from the left ear, what should I do? I've never worked with ...
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### ListLinePlot “Cannot Take Positions” error with Fourier of WAV file

When I try to do a Fourier analysis of a WAV file with a sample rate of 22050 I get an error "Cannot take positions". What am doing wrong? ...
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### Manipulating the pitch of a sound

After reading Manipulating a continuous stream of sounds I have to ask about controlling the frequency of a Sin sound in a continuous manner, with a ...
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### Why can I still hear sound when the frequency of the periodic function inside Play is lower than the range of human ear?

This question is originally part of this question, but this issue seems to be different from the former one, so I think it's better to start another question for it. Usually, human can't hear sound ...
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### Why can I still hear sound when the frequency of the periodic function inside Play is higher than the range of human ear?

We know that usually sound that is perceptible by humans has frequencies from about 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz, but as the title said, I can still hear the sound of the outputs of the following code: ...
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### Generating a sound with pitch like Sin[2Pi t] as t steps from 0 to 1

I am trying to generate a sound with pitch that goes up and down like a sine wave from 0 to 2Pi. So the pitch should be ...
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### How to remove the background noise from a single sound file? [duplicate]

I wandering if the following steps are practical or not? Import a sound in wav format, if not (for example, mathematica does not support ...
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### Looking to create a lesson on sensory perception of sound

I'm looking to show students a lesson on sensory perception, more specifically on masking. I know a little Mathematica but sound processing has evaded me. I would like to create a white noise and ...
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### Frequencies represented in a DFT list (Fourier[])

I have a sound sample (sample rate: 44100). When I have a list l with n successive elements from the sample, ...
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### Import audio in uLaw format?

How do I import a uLaw-format audio file into Mathematica? Here's an example: hello-world.ulaw For reference, here's the same file in wav format: hello-world.wav As I understand it, the uLaw ...
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### How to extract Audio Record data form Sound[SystemDialogInput[“RecordSound”] ?

When I set parameter "SoundReg" to collect Audio Steaming data - it's working After that I use Button$"Record"$ In my ...
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### Demonstrate aliasing effect in sound

I'm trying to demonstrate the aliasing effect using sound, that is, when the sample rate is fixed and the sound frequency is increased, we would hear the sound pitch go down when we pass the Nyquist ...
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### How to fix MIDI playback on OS X?

Sometimes sounds specified using SoundNote (i.e. things played using MIDI) don't play properly on OS X. Some notes are missing and some are stuck. At least this ...
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### Can I take derivative of a function that represents a piece of music?

Can I take the derivative of a function that represents a piece of music? The music is given in .mp3, .midi or whatever comes in handy.
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### Creating a number station [closed]

This is a question about manipulating sound (wav files). The goal is to produce something that sounds like a number station broadcast, see e.g., 4:00 in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdnoAJ7KoFE It ...
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### Is there a way to prevent audio from becoming out of sync with graphics?

The code below could be used to say help Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten children learn about the numerals and numbers from one to 9. The problem is that this age group would be prone to just ...
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### How can I import sound from within a Manipulate expression?

I want to import sound from a file, record, and import sound. ...
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### How to import sound file from computer? [duplicate]

I know you can import sounds/images from the Mathematica library, but I was wondering if I could import sounds I have on my computer (i.e. .wav files)? I've tried using the Import functon and properly ...
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### Why does Play fail to produce a widget sometimes?

If I define: aNote[x_] := Sin[440 * 2 * Pi * x]; then this works (i.e. it produces a widget with a Play button, and clicking on this button produces an A note): ...
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### How to approximate a given WAV file with trigonometric series?

I'd like (together with a few people) to prepare a presentation about Fourier series for middle/high school students. I thought it might be quite cool to play a violin sound from, say, a WAV file, ...
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### Using Manipulate to vary the frequency of a sound produced by SoundNote[]

I have tried various ways to combine Manipulate and Sound/SoundNote that would allow me to vary the frequency of a sound while it is being produced. The addition of Dynamic didn't help, but did ...
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### Why is there a limit of 15 different instruments to be played simultaneously, with Sound / SoundNote?

It seems to be impossible to play more than 15 different instruments simultaneously with the Sound[{Soundnote[...],...}] construct. Any guesses why it is so? With ...
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### Better alternatives for the Sound function?

The Sound function represents the sound signal very primitive in my opinion. There are only two buttons (play and pause). No rewind, no playing from some point on (like the most sound players have). ...
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### How to get the total intensity of a certain frequency range in an audio file?

Does anyone know how to get the total intensity of a certain frequency range in an audio file? Let's say an audio file has a frequency range from 0Hz to 20KHz, and I want to extract the total ...
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### An ancient MIDI keyboard?

There is a demostration project http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/KeyboardAndComposer/ where you can compose Western music using a 97 keys simulated midi keyboard. I study eastern and ancient music ...
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### How to play microtonal music using Mathematica?

I am trying to model microtonal music using Play. I have only partial success because it takes such a long time to make some sound. Could you please have a look ...
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### Sound data Import Export

Can't regain the data after Export. Create an array of sampled amplitude values: 2. Visualize as sound 3. Save it 4. Get it back 5. ??? ...
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### Multiple instrument chord

I would like to create a chord using multiple instruments. This started as an attempt to explain music to a friend but my curiosity has taken over. I am familiar with the SoundNote function. I know ...
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### Making a wav file from a list of numbers in Mathematica

I have a list of numbers from a simulation of acoustic pressure generated by a virtual musical instrument by another program (Comsol multiphysics). I would like to "hear" the tone produced by ...
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### How do you remove noise to detect just the human voice?

How do you detect different sound frequencies and cut off parts in an audio file? Among instruments, how do you pick up the human voice?
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### Notification sound when simulation done? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Customize front end to add notifications when evaluation finishes? How to setup sound alert notification when simulation is complete? I need to do something else while ...
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### Realtime audio processing using Dynamic

Can I make real time audio processing with Mathematica in the same way I can do with images using Dynamic[CurrentImage[]]. I know that is possible to use ...
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### How to add a short wav music clip into a Mathematica animation

I have the following Mathematica animation: Animate[Plot[k*x^2, {x, -2, 2}, PlotRange -> {{-2, 2}, {-10, 10}}], {k, -2, 2, 0.1}] I also have a sound file ...
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### How can I interrupt Speak?

I want to use an event handler to stop speaking: Speak[ExampleData[{"Text", "DonQuixoteISpanish"}]] The only way I can stop this is by restarting mathematica!
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### How can I emit a sound only during a mouseover?

Emitting a constant sound or note (no interruptions) for a fixed duration is easy, but a dynamic duration, not so easy.