summary to request for calculating F0 on non-verbal auditory ("G.Robert Arrabito" )

Subject: summary to request for calculating F0 on non-verbal auditory
From:    "G.Robert Arrabito"  <robbie(at)DCIEM.DND.CA>
Date:    Tue, 22 May 2001 17:49:39 -0400

Hi listers. Here is a summary of the responses I received to my post concerning a program that would calculate F0 on non-verbal auditory alarms. My thanks to everyone who replied. I didn't include the attachment that Dr. Houtsma sent me as I wasn't sure if he meant it to be circulated. Rob ------------------------- summary of replies -------------------------------- Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 13:54:39 -0500 (CDT) From: Tom Brennan <g_brennantg(at)> The CLS will do it. If you'll get into DOS from Windows, you'll also find some stuff on my web site that'll do it for you. Go to this direct link: Dr. Speech will also do what you're looking for. It sdepends upon how accurate you want the results as to which is best. Probably CSL is best if you're looking for accurate results. ============================================================= Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 22:38:41 -0400 (EDT) From: Jason Corey <corey(at)> There is a real-time analyzer for the Mac which I just found the other day called Mac the Scope. A free demo is available from I'm assuming that you could find the F0 with a real-time FFT, which is possible with this software. =================================================================== From: "Houtsma, A.J.M." <A.J.M.Houtsma(at)> Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 12:35:30 +0200 IPO has developed in the past quite a few algorithms to perform the pitch (F0) extraction from (quasi) harmonic sounds. I have attached the GIPOS program that runs under Windows. Make sure you have the 'keys' file sitting in the same directory as the executable, and make sure the name is not changed or no extension is added. GIPOS allows recording of sound or import of .wav or .aiff files. It can display the time waveforms, pitch (F0) contours, spectograms, and spectra. Try it, you'll like it! =================================================================== Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 09:13:08 -0400 From: Patrick Zurek <pat(at)> Our spectrogram product, SpeechStation2, does pitch estimation on signals. You can find information about it at Patrick M. Zurek President Sensimetrics Corporation 48 Grove St. Somerville, MA 02144 Tel: 617-625-0600 x237 Fax: 617-625-6612 email: pat(at) =================================================================== From: "John Usher" <J.S.Usher(at)> Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 14:19:37 +0100 Audio processing software such as "Cool edit", by Syntrillium, and "Sound forge", by Steinburg both have very good FFT plug-ins, and can extract F0 by visual inspection of the FFT plot of the audio sample. There are numerous free spectrogram software some good ones can be found at: ============================================================== From: "Pawel Kusmierek" <pq(at)> Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 15:39:55 +0200 Get Praat from Paul Boersma. Though the program is designed for speech analysis it works nice with non-speech signals. There are versions for Windows, Mac and Unixes. See at: ============================================================== From: Katrin.Lehmann(at) Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 08:23:26 +0000 MED is a program originally designed to make transcription of language sound files easier. It runs under windows and comprises a F0-calculation for the study of intonation structure. The authors are Hans Drexler and Daan Broeder, Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. As far as I know copies are free. A little manual is currently being written (by myself). go to: you'll find some further information about the MED program. I'm not sure whether or not you can download it directly on the homepage. In case you have got trouble in getting hold of the program, let me know and I'll send you a copy. Daan Broeder's e-mail adress is daan.broeder(at)

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