An Efficient Pitch-Tracking Algorithm Using A Combination Of Fourier Transforms

Marchand S.
DAFx-2001 - Limerick
In this paper we present a technique for detecting the pitch of sound using a series of two forward Fourier transforms. We use an enhanced version of the Fourier transform for a better accuracy, as well as a tracking strategy among pitch candidates for an increased robustness. This efficient technique allows us to precisely find out the pitches of harmonic sounds such as the voice or classic musical instruments, but also of more complex sounds like rippled noises.