Survey on Extraction of Sinusoids in Stationary Sounds

Florian Keiler; Sylvain Marchand
DAFx-2002 - Hamburg
This paper makes a survey of the numerous analysis methods proposed in order to extract the frequency, amplitude, and phase of sinusoidal components from stationary sounds, which is of great interest for spectral modeling, digital audio effects, or pitch tracking for instance. We consider different methods that improve the frequency resolution of a plain FFT. We compare the accuracies in frequency and amplitude of all these methods. As the results show, all considered methods have a great advantage over the plain FFT.