Audio Codec Employing Frequency-Derived Tonality Measure
A transform codec employing efficient algorithm for detection of spectral tonal components is presented. The tonality measure used in MPEG psychoacoustic model is replaced with the method providing adequate tonality estimates even if the tonal components are deeply frequency modulated. The reliability of hearing threshold estimated using psychoacoustic model with standardized tonality measure and the proposed one is investigated using objective quality testing methods. The proposed tonality estimator is also used as a basis for detector of noise-like signal bands. Instead of quantizing the noise-like signal components according to the usual transform coding scheme, the signal bands containing only noise-like components are filled with locally generated noise in the decoder. The results of the listening tests reveling usefulness of employed tonality estimation method for such a coding scenario are presented
Click to purchase paper or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!
This paper costs $20 for non-members, $5 for AES members and is free for E-Library subscribers.