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Discovering quirks in MATLAB, finding a simple noise filter, and getting great sound!

Creating the distortion

As we discovered in Problems with Distortion , when we work with the modified power series, we do not get the expected result. In fact, we onlyget a lower quality version of our original sound file! However, taking a look at the minimum and maximum of our soundvector, we soon discover the problem: all values of our signal are between 1 and -1! When we take these numbers to the tenpower, or even the five power, all we do is make our sound values smaller. Therefore, a quick fix would be to take thesenumbers to the one-tenth power or the one-fifth power, in effect dividing each power by ten. Upon checking out our signal, we get thewonderful distortion that we needed! As we play around with different coefficients and powers (all less than one), our owndiscerning ears determine which coefficients and powers are best for the distortion we want. However, in all of thisplaying around, a particular evil has crept in among our distortion: noise!

Dealing with the noise

Several different methods can be used to take out the noise from our signal. In fact, an entire project was dedicated to noise-elimination in 2002. However, since this project focuses mainly on a MATLABapproach rather than a C approach, we'll leave implimenting that noise filter to a more adventurous group.

The simplest way to get rid of the noise would be to impliment a band pass filter in MATLAB, allowing only for the frequencyrange of the guitar (about 100Hz to about 4000Hz, perhaps higher depending on the high notes you play). This filterwill get rid of most of the noise, except for the noise that lies within those frequencies.

Another easy way to get rid of the noise involves the FFT. After taking the FFT of the signal, you can decrease noise bythrowing out the frequencies below a certain threshold.

Questions & Answers

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of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is system testing?
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Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
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what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
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this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
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At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
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