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Re: An effect I've been working on

Ludger Solbach wrote:
> Regis Rossi Alves Faria <regis@LSI.USP.BR> wrote:
> > The wavelet approach has several advantages over normal Fourier filtering
> > since its filters have local support both in time and frequency,
> Due to the uncertainty principle this ain't possible for linear
> time-frequency distributions.
> > making it
> > easy to locate transients on some frequency bands.
> I would say, locating transients within single frequency bands is a thing
> one should not do at all, because it's the nature of transients that their
> spectrum is local in time and spread over the whole frequency axis. This is
> why transient detectors should rather watch out for such a pattern in the
> time-frequency plane to gain maximum time resolution.
> See http://www.ti6.tu-harburg.de/~ti6ls/research/ for intermediate results
> of our work in this area.
> [...]
> > Curiously (or not, that's what I want to learn) the sounds (1) and (2) are
> > virtually the same, with differences under the threshold of perception for
> > some levels.
> You did not say if you are using orthogonal or non-orthogonal wavelets. I
> assume it's the latter, because in this case removing redundancy from the
> coefficients would not have a very strong effect on the audible content
> of the sound. In fact, this is even true for orthogonal wavelet expansions,
> if you drop the right (i.e. small) coefficients. This is basically how
> compression works.
> Best wishes,
>         Ludger.
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I very much agree with the above coments.
Jont Allen