On sinusoidal parameter estimation

Stephen Hainsworth; Malcolm Macleod
DAFx-2003 - London
This paper contains a review of the issues surrounding sinusoidal parameter estimation which is a vital part of many audio manipulation algorithms. A number of algorithms which use the phase of the Fourier transform for estimation (e.g. [1]) are explored and shown to be identical. Their performance against a classical interpolation estimator [2] and comparison with the Cramer Rao Bound (CRB) is presented. Component detection is also considered and various methods of improving these algorithms are discussed.