Frequency Filters

  • Jérôme Sueur
Part of the Use R! book series (USE R)


Indications are provided to apply frequency filters to remove unwanted sounds according to frequency. This covers filters with predefined frequency transfer functions, as the preemphasis and Butterworth filters, and filters which cutoff frequencies can be defined by the user, that is, filters based on the short-time Fourier transform and finite impulse response (FIR) filters.

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  2. Speaks CE (1999) Introduction to sound. Singular Publishing Group, San Diego/LondonGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jérôme Sueur
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  1. 1.Muséum National d’Histoire naturelleParisFrance

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