Reading frequencies?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by ale2121, May 27, 2009.

  1. ale2121

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    Hi, is there a way that I could take, say, an mp3 file and read the audio frequencies with my oscilloscope? I guess it would be similar to the way a tuner tells you what note has been played?
     
  2. bertus

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    Hello,

    Music is a complex mix of frequencies, witch even change very fast.
    Next to the frequency change the volume will also change.
    It is very hard to get a good reading of music on a scope.

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  3. KL7AJ

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    There's a great little program called Goldwave that has an FFT real time spectrum analyzer. It's actually quite accurate. Best thing is, Goldwave is free. :)

    eric
     
  4. ale2121

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    too bad I'm on a Mac.
     
  5. KL7AJ

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    I think Audacity has that function too.
     
  6. bertus

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    Hello,

    Yes, Eric. Audacity has also an "show spectrum" FFT function.
    I use the linux version.

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
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