[PD] soundfiler -raw something?

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Mon Aug 17 17:38:12 CEST 2009

On Mon, 17 Aug 2009, Gabriel Vinazza wrote:

> how can i open this creepy file?
> uncompressed 8-bit PCM
> mono
> samplerate 11025
> bitrate n/a
> i tried some -raw parameters with soundfiler and get the pitch but
> still sounds very noisy

Depends on how well the original file is using the range it has. You don't 
use plain 8-bit PCM to represent both loud sounds and quiet sounds, 
because e.g. if a certain quiet sound has 1/32 of the amplitude of a fully 
loud sound, then it's using only 3 bits instead of 8 bits...

Using too few bits introduces a lot of noise, but this depends on the 
interpolation being used. If you convert it from 11025 to 44100 the 
obvious way, you'll get a lot of very-high-pitched noise. Applying a 
low-pass filter like [lop~] (or several of them) can get you something 
similar to having used interpolation.

Perhaps you are actually not reading the file using the correct specs, but 
you don't give us any way to verify that.

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