Improving Spectral Analysis Precision with an Enhanced Phase Vocoder using Signal Derivatives
The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate the practical interest of an original improvement of the classic Fourier analysis. The n-th order short-time Fourier Transform (FTn) extends the classic short-time Fourier transform by also considering the first n signal derivatives. This technique greatly improves Fourier analysis precision not only in frequency and amplitude but also in time, thus minimizing the well-known problem of the trade-off of time versus frequency. The implementation of this analysis method leads to an enhanced phase vocoder particularly wellsuited for extracting spectral parameters from the sounds.