The Discrete Fourier Transform, Part 3: The PSD

By: Douglas Lyon


The basic idea of providing a noise filter is that you take a signal, with added noise, perform an FFT on the signal, remove all spectral harmonics that have a PSD below some threshold, and then take the IFFT. Selecting the PSD threshold for noise can be tricky. What works well on a synthetic sound might turn a sampled sound into silence.

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Douglas Lyon, “The Discrete Fourier Transform, Part 3: The PSD”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 8, no. 6 (September 2009), pp. 17-30, doi:10.5381/jot.2009.8.6.c2.

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