Distortion and clipping in audio, automatic detection and metering

Kendrick, P ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0714-183X, Jackson, IR, Li, FF ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9053-963X, Cox, TJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4075-7564 and Fazenda, BM ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3912-0582 2015, Distortion and clipping in audio, automatic detection and metering [Dataset]. (Submitted)

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For field recordings and user generated content recorded on phones, tablets and other mobile devices, nonlinear distortions caused by clipping and limiting at pre-amplification stages and dynamic range control (DRC), are common causes of poor audio quality. This repository contains a database of raw perceptual response data from experiments carried out to quantify the level of degradation to quality when music and soundscapes are corrupted with amplitude distortions. Also available is a program which analyses an audio file and detects clipping type distortions with no reference to the clean audio. The algorithm produces a perceptually weighted value of the level of distortion in an audio file. The algorithm is available as a C++ program (requires compiling using a C++ compiler) and runs as a command line executable which analyses a wavfile and provides information as regards the level, location and effect on quality of any distortion that may be present.

Item Type: Dataset
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Depositing User: P Kendrick
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2015 11:04
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2020 17:02
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/35954

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