Get To Know Audio Feature Extraction in Python (2023)

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Exploring the wave related features of an audio file for further use in Analytics and ML

In the rise of the Big Data era, we can collect more data than ever. Data collection is no longer limited to transactional data in numerical format, but emerging to other formats and structures — including textual, imagery, audio, and even video format. If processed and analyzed accordingly, we can generate more valuable insights using these multimedia data, on top of the existing tabular-numerical data. In this article, I’ll be sharing how we can extract some prominent features from an audio file to further be processed and analyzed.

Complete code used in this analysis is shared under this Github project.

In audio data analysis, we process and transform audio signals captured by digital devices. Depending on how they’re captured, they can come in many different formats such as wav, mp3, m4a, aiff, and flac.

Quoting Izotope.com, Waveform (wav) is one of the most popular digital audio formats. It is a lossless file format — which means it captures the closest mathematical representation of the original audio with no noticeable audio quality loss. In mp3 or m4a (Apple’s mp3 format) the data is compressed in such a way so it can be more easily distributed although in lower quality. In audio data analytics, most libraries support wav file processing.

As a form of a wave, sound/audio signal has the generic properties of:

  • Frequency: occurrences of vibrations per unit of time
  • Amplitude: maximum displacement or distance moved by a point on a wave measured from its equilibrium position; impacting the sound intensity
  • Speed of sound: distance traveled per unit of time by a soundwave

The information to be extracted from audio files are just transformations of the main properties above.

For this analysis, I’m using three distinct audio files to compare the different numerical audio features of different audio genres. They are available at Chosic.com and Freesound.org.

  1. Warm Memories by Keys of Moon [1] — calming piano dominant music
  2. Action Rock by LesFM [2] — intense rock music
  3. Grumpy Old Man Pack by ecfike [3] — short human speech

Details of these file sources are available at the end of this article (Resources section).

These files will be analyzed mainly with these Python packages: librosa for audio signal extraction and visualization, pydub for audio file manipulation, and wave for reading wav files.

General audio parameters

Just like how we usually start evaluating tabular data by getting the statistical summary of the data (i.e using “Dataframe.describe” method), in the audio analysis we can start by getting the audio metadata summary. We can do so by utilizing the audiosegment module in pydub.

Below are some generic features that can be extracted:

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  • Channels: number of channels; 1 for mono, 2 for stereo audio
  • Sample width: number of bytes per sample; 1 means 8-bit, 2 means 16-bit
  • Frame rate/Sample rate: frequency of samples used (in Hertz)
  • Frame width: Number of bytes for each “frame”. One frame contains a sample for each channel.
  • Length: audio file length (in milliseconds)
  • Frame count: the number of frames from the sample
  • Intensity: loudness in dBFS (dB relative to the maximum possible loudness)
from pydub import AudioSegment# Load files
audio_segment = AudioSegment.from_file("Downloads/Warm-Memories-Emotional-Inspiring-Piano.wav")
# Print attributes
print(f"Channels: {audio_segment.channels}")
print(f"Sample width: {audio_segment.sample_width}")
print(f"Frame rate (sample rate): {audio_segment.frame_rate}")
print(f"Frame width: {audio_segment.frame_width}")
print(f"Length (ms): {len(audio_segment)}")
print(f"Frame count: {audio_segment.frame_count()}")
print(f"Intensity: {audio_segment.dBFS}")

The parameter values for the three files mentioned can be found below. They are all stereo files with a 44100Hz sample rate. As they have the same sample rate, the file with longer lengths also has a higher frame count. One interesting find here is that the “Action Rock” file has a higher intensity value than the others, as it is rock music with noticeable higher loudness compared to the other files.

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We can also visualize the amplitude over time of these files to get an idea of the wave movement.

import wave# Open wav file and read frames as bytes
sf_filewave = wave.open('Downloads/Warm-Memories-Emotional-Inspiring-Piano.wav', 'r')
signal_sf = sf_filewave.readframes(-1)
# Convert audio bytes to integers
soundwave_sf = np.frombuffer(signal_sf, dtype='int16')
# Get the sound wave frame rate
framerate_sf = sf_filewave.getframerate()
# Find the sound wave timestamps
time_sf = np.linspace(start=0,
stop=len(soundwave_sf)/framerate_sf,
num=len(soundwave_sf))
# Set up plot
f, ax = plt.subplots(figsize=(15, 3))
# Setup the title and axis titles
plt.title('Amplitude over Time')
plt.ylabel('Amplitude')
plt.xlabel('Time (seconds)')
# Add the audio data to the plot
ax[0] = plt.plot(time_sf, soundwave_sf, label='Warm Memories', alpha=0.5)
plt.legend()
plt.show()
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Derivative audio features

Moving on to the more interesting (though might be slightly confusing :)) ) features. Numerous advanced features can be extracted and visualized using librosa to analyze audio characteristics.

Spectrogram

The extracted audio features can be visualized on a spectrogram. Quoting Wikipedia, a spectrogram is a visual representation of the spectrum of frequencies of a signal as it varies with time. It is usually depicted as a heat map, with the intensity shown on varying color gradients.

import librosax, sr = librosa.load('Downloads/Warm-Memories-Emotional-Inspiring-Piano.wav')# Spectrogram of frequency
X = librosa.stft(x)
Xdb = librosa.amplitude_to_db(abs(X))
plt.figure(figsize=(15, 3))
librosa.display.specshow(Xdb, sr=sr, x_axis='time', y_axis='hz')
plt.colorbar()
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The vertical axis shows frequency, the horizontal axis shows the time of the clip, and the color variation shows the intensity of the audio wave.

Root-mean-square (RMS)

The root-mean-square here refers to the total magnitude of the signal, which in layman terms can be interpreted as the loudness or energy parameter of the audio file.

y, sr = librosa.load(audio_data)# Get RMS value from each frame's magnitude value
S, phase = librosa.magphase(librosa.stft(y))
rms = librosa.feature.rms(S=S)
# Plot the RMS energy
fig, ax = plt.subplots(figsize=(15, 6), nrows=2, sharex=True)
times = librosa.times_like(rms)
ax[0].semilogy(times, rms[0], label='RMS Energy')
ax[0].set(xticks=[])
ax[0].legend()
ax[0].label_outer()
librosa.display.specshow(librosa.amplitude_to_db(S, ref=np.max),
y_axis='log', x_axis='time', ax=ax[1])
ax[1].set(title='log Power spectrogram')

The visualization results for the Action Rock and Grumpy Old Man file are shown below. Here we can see the RMS value for the Action Rock file is consistently high, as this rock music is loud and intense throughout. On the other hand, the Grumpy Old Man file has a smooth up and down on the loudness, as human speech naturally has a moving pitch and volume depending on the speech emphasis.

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Zero crossing rate

Quoting Wikipedia, zero-crossing rate (ZCR) is the rate at which a signal changes from positive to zero to negative or from negative to zero to positive. Its value has been widely used in both speech recognition and music information retrieval, being a key feature to classify percussive sounds. Highly percussive sounds like rock, metal, emo, or punk music tend to have higher zero-crossing rate values.

We can get this data manually by zooming into a certain frame in the amplitude time series, counting the times it passes zero value in the y-axis and extrapolating for the whole audio. Alternatively, there is a function in librosa that we can use to get the zero-crossing state and rate.

y, sr = librosa.load('Downloads/Action-Rock.wav')
zcrs = librosa.feature.zero_crossing_rate(y)
print(f"Zero crossing rate: {sum(librosa.zero_crossings(y))}")plt.figure(figsize=(15, 3))
plt.plot(zcrs[0])
plt.title('Action Rock')

Below are the zero crossings value and rate for the sample audio files. Here we can see the zero-crossing rate for the Action Rock file is significantly higher than the Warm Memories file, as it is a highly percussive rock song whereas Warm Memories is a more calming acoustic song.

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Mel-Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (MFCCs)

Quoting Analytics Vidhya, humans do not perceive frequencies on a linear scale. We are better at detecting differences in lower frequencies than higher frequencies, even if the gap is the same (i.e `50 and 1,000 Hz` vs `10,000 and 10,500 Hz`). In Mel-scale, equal distances in pitch sounded equally distant to the listener.

Mel-Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (MFCCs) is a representation of the short-term power spectrum of a sound, based on some transformation in a Mel-scale. It is commonly used in speech recognition as people’s voices are usually on a certain range of frequency and different from one to another. Getting and displaying MFCCs is quite straightforward in Librosa.

x, sr = librosa.load('Downloads/131652__ecfike__grumpy-old-man-3.wav')
mfccs = librosa.feature.mfcc(x, sr=sr)
# Displaying the MFCCs:
plt.figure(figsize=(15, 3))
librosa.display.specshow(mfccs, sr=sr, x_axis='time')

The MFCCs values on human speech seem to be lower and more dynamic than the music files. In the screenshot below we can see more dark blue spots and changing arrays of dark red and light red on the human speech file, compared to the music files.

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Chroma

We can use Chroma feature visualization to know how dominant the characteristics of a certain pitch {C, C♯, D, D♯, E, F, F♯, G, G♯, A, A♯, B} is present in the sampled frame.

In the sample below, we can see the Action Rock music file to have a strong D scale, with an occasional A scale.

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x, sr = librosa.load('Downloads/Action-Rock.wav')hop_length = 512chromagram = librosa.feature.chroma_stft(x, sr=sr, hop_length=hop_length)
fig, ax = plt.subplots(figsize=(15, 3))
img = librosa.display.specshow(chromagram, x_axis='time', y_axis='chroma', hop_length=hop_length, cmap='coolwarm')
fig.colorbar(img, ax=ax)
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Tempogram

Tempo refers to the speed of an audio piece, which is usually measured in beats per minute (bpm) units. Upbeat music like hip-hop, techno, or rock usually has a higher tempo compared to classical music, and hence tempogram feature can be useful for music genre classification.

It can be computed in librosa using the below command.

y, sr = librosa.load('Downloads/Warm-Memories-Emotional-Inspiring-Piano.wav')
hop_length = 512
# Compute local onset autocorrelation
oenv = librosa.onset.onset_strength(y=y, sr=sr, hop_length=hop_length)
times = librosa.times_like(oenv, sr=sr, hop_length=hop_length)
tempogram = librosa.feature.tempogram(onset_envelope=oenv, sr=sr,
hop_length=hop_length)
# Estimate the global tempo for display purposes
tempo = librosa.beat.tempo(onset_envelope=oenv, sr=sr,
hop_length=hop_length)[0]

We can visualize the tempo in the tempogram as follows. Here we can see a rock music file that consistently has a high tempo throughout the song, compared to a calming song that combines some upbeat and downbeat tempo. The overall tempo for the rock song file is ~172bpm whereas the calm song file is ~161bpm.

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Audio data can entail valuable information and it depends on the Analyst/Engineer to discover them. The features shared here mostly are technical musical features that can be used in machine learning models rather than business/product analysis. They can be used in numerous applications, from entertainment (classifying music genres) to business (cleaning non-human speech data out of customer calls) and healthcare (identifying anomalies in heartbeat).

Complete code used in this analysis is shared under this Github project.

To learn more about audio/music feature extraction, you can explore the resources below.

Reference of audio used

[1] Warm Memories — Emotional Inspiring Piano by Keys of Moon | https://soundcloud.com/keysofmoon
Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com/free-music/all/

[2] Action Rock by LesFM | https://lesfm.net/motivational-background-music/
Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com/free-music/all/
Creative Commons CC BY 3.0

[3] Grumpy Old Man Pack » Grumpy Old Man 3.wav by ecfike | Music promoted by https://freesound.org/people/ecfike/sounds/131652/ Creative Commons 0

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FAQs

Is Python good for audio processing? ›

Python has some great libraries for audio processing like Librosa and PyAudio. There are also built-in modules for some basic audio functionalities. It is a Python module to analyze audio signals in general but geared more towards music. It includes the nuts and bolts to build a MIR(Music information retrieval) system.

What is feature extraction in audio processing? ›

Audio feature extraction is a necessary step in audio signal processing, which is a subfield of signal processing. It deals with the processing or manipulation of audio signals. It removes unwanted noise and balances the time-frequency ranges by converting digital and analog signals.

How do I use MFCC in Python? ›

MFCC — Mel-Frequency Cepstral Coefficients

mfcc is used to calculate mfccs of a signal. By printing the shape of mfccs you get how many mfccs are calculated on how many frames. The first value represents the number of mfccs calculated and another value represents a number of frames available.

What is MFCC and how it works? ›

The MFCC feature extraction technique basically includes windowing the signal, applying the DFT, taking the log of the magnitude, and then warping the frequencies on a Mel scale, followed by applying the inverse DCT. The detailed description of various steps involved in the MFCC feature extraction is explained below.

Why is MFCC used in speech recognition? ›

MFCC are popular features extracted from speech signals for use in recognition tasks. In the source-filter model of speech, MFCC are understood to represent the filter (vocal tract). The frequency response of the vocal tract is relatively smooth, whereas the source of voiced speech can be modeled as an impulse train.

How does Python process audio data? ›

Audio Processing Basics in Python
  1. Read and write audio files in different formats (WAV, MP3, WMA etc.).
  2. Play the sound on your computer.
  3. Represent the sound as a waveform, and process it: filter, resample, build spectrograms etc.

How does Python recognize audio? ›

Recognition of Spoken Words

Pyaudio − It can be installed by using pip install Pyaudio command. SpeechRecognition − This package can be installed by using pip install SpeechRecognition. Google-Speech-API − It can be installed by using the command pip install google-api-python-client.

How do you sample an audio file in Python? ›

I created some utility class for doing it using scipy matplotlib and numpy.
...
Sampling audio files with python
  1. open file and convert it to mono.
  2. cut seconds from audio file.
  3. get seconds of audio file.
  4. process audio file using custom method.
  5. save file wrapper over scipy. io. wav.
  6. spectrogram with matplotlib. specgram.
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What type of signal is audio? ›

Audio signals are the representation of sound, which is in the form of digital and analog signals. Their frequencies range between 20 to 20,000 Hz, and this is the lower and upper limit of our ears. Analog signals occur in electrical signals, while digital signals occur in binary representations.

What are the audio features? ›

There are, in general, two types of audio features: the physical features and the perceptual features. Physical features refer to mathematical measurements computed directly from the sound wave, such as the energy function, the spectrum, the cepstral coefficients, the fundamental frequency, and so on.

What is the difference between mel spectrogram and MFCC? ›

The mel-spectrogram is often log-scaled before. MFCC is a very compressible representation, often using just 20 or 13 coefficients instead of 32-64 bands in Mel spectrogram. The MFCC is a bit more decorrelarated, which can be beneficial with linear models like Gaussian Mixture Models.

What are the 39 MFCC features? ›

So the 39 MFCC features parameters are 12 Cepstrum coefficients plus the energy term. Then we have 2 more sets corresponding to the delta and the double delta values. Next, we can perform the feature normalization. We normalize the features with its mean and divide it by its variance.

Is MFCC an algorithm? ›

MFCC is the widely used technique for extracting the features from the audio signal. Let's dive into the MFCC algorithm.

What is MFCC used for? ›

MFCCs are commonly used as features in speech recognition systems, such as the systems which can automatically recognize numbers spoken into a telephone. MFCCs are also increasingly finding uses in music information retrieval applications such as genre classification, audio similarity measures, etc.

Is MFCC a spectrogram? ›

Technically, the main difference between the two methods is that the spectrogram adopts a linear spaced frequency scale (i.e., Short Time Fourier Transform (STFT)) and MFCC uses a quasi-logarithmic spaced frequency scale.

How many MFCC coefficients are there? ›

Traditional MFCC systems use only 8–13 cepstral coefficients. The zeroth coefficient is often excluded since it represents the average log-energy of the input signal, which only carries little speaker-specific information.

Why are MFCC so popular? ›

The MFCC technique is a most popular, has a huge achievement and extensively used in the speaker and speech recognition systems [35, 36]. It is based on a logarithmic scale and is able to estimates human auditory response in a better way than the other cepstral feature extraction techniques [37,38]. ...

Why DCT is used in MFCC? ›

DCT is the last step of the main process of MFCC feature extraction. The basic concept of DCT is correlating value of mel spectrum so as to produce a good representation of property spectral local. Basically the concept of DCT is the same as inverse fourier transform.

What is the range of MFCC? ›

The MFCCs are commonly used as timbral descriptors. Output values are somewhat normalised for the range 0.0 to 1.0, but there are no guarantees on exact conformance to this. Commonly, the first coefficient will be the highest value.

What are the examples of audio data? ›

Audio Data
  • Raw Sound Files.
  • AU/SND Files.
  • WAVE Files.
  • AIFF Files.
  • MP3 Files.
  • OGG Files.
  • RAM Files.
15 Jan 2004

How do I convert audio to text in Python? ›

wav') as source: audio_text = r. listen(source) # recoginize_() method will throw a request error if the API is unreachable, hence using exception handling try: # using google speech recognition text = r. recognize_google(audio_text) print('Converting audio transcripts into text ...') print(text) except: print('Sorry..

How do I create an audio dataset? ›

How to Build An Audio Machine Learning Dataset
  1. Create a Survey With Voice Questions. For this example we'll be generated a wake word dataset. ...
  2. Deploy The Survey Live And Collect Responses. This is the fun part - actually collecting responses. ...
  3. Download Responses For Training.
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What is recognizer () in Python? ›

It allows: Easy speech recognition from the microphone. Makes it easy to transcribe an audio file. It also lets us save audio data into an audio file. It also shows us recognition results in an easy-to-understand format.

Which algorithm is used in speech recognition in Python? ›

Which Algorithm is Used in Speech Recognition? The algorithms used in this form of technology include PLP features, Viterbi search, deep neural networks, discrimination training, WFST framework, etc.

What is PyAudio in Python? ›

PyAudio provides Python bindings for PortAudio v19, the cross-platform audio I/O library. With PyAudio, you can easily use Python to play and record audio on a variety of platforms, such as GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Apple macOS. PyAudio is distributed under the MIT License.

Can PyAudio play MP3? ›

Pyaudio allows us to play and record sounds with Python. To play MP3, however, we first need to convert the MP3 file to WAV format with ffmpeg. To use ffmpeg in Python, we use an interface tool called Pydub, which directly calls our ffmpeg executable and integrates with Pyaudio.

How do you import audio into Python? ›

In this chapter, you'll learn how to use this helpful library to ensure all of your audio files are in the right shape for transcription.
  1. Introduction to PyDub. ...
  2. Import an audio file with PyDub.
  3. Play an audio file with PyDub.
  4. Audio parameters with PyDub.
  5. Adjusting audio parameters.
  6. Manipulating audio files with PyDub.

What are the 2 types of audio signal? ›

Audio signals are of two main kinds — either analog or digital. All audio begins and ends as analog sound — at the recording and playback ends — so digital sound can be thought of as a kind of detour of analog sound through computational hardware.

Is an audio signal AC or DC? ›

Audio signals are AC (alternating current) electrical signals. They are typically measured as AC voltages or as decibels relative to voltage (dBu or dBV). It's important to note these values are rms (root mean square) rather than peak values.

How audio processing is done? ›

The electrical signal used in analog devices closely resembles a sound wave, which allows the sound to be processed with the least amount of distortion. In digital audio processing, an audio signal is converted into digital information, often binary code, which can be interpreted by a computer.

What is feature extraction machine learning? ›

Feature extraction for machine learning and deep learning. Feature extraction refers to the process of transforming raw data into numerical features that can be processed while preserving the information in the original data set. It yields better results than applying machine learning directly to the raw data.

What are low level audio features? ›

Low-Level Audio Features: These features include amplitude envelope, energy, zero-crossing rate, and so on. These are generally the statistical features that get extracted from the audio.

What is audio preprocessing? ›

Figure 4: Processing of the audio waveforms to yield a topological map of audio sources as a function of time delay. Animals are able to robustly localize audio sources using a variety of auditory cues [Bregman].

Why do we use mel spectrogram? ›

Audio data usually have complex features, so it is necessary to extract useful features to recognize the audio. The Mel-spectrogram is one of the efficient methods for audio processing and 8 kHz sampling is used for each audio sample.

What do MFCC coefficients represent? ›

The components of MFCCs are the first few DCT coefficients that describe the coarse spectral shape. The first DCT coefficient represents the average power in the spectrum. The second coefficient approximates the broad shape of the spectrum and is related to the spectral centroid.

How do you convert mel spectrogram to MFCC? ›

The basic procedure to develop MFCCs is the following:
  1. Convert from Hertz to Mel Scale.
  2. Take logarithm of Mel representation of audio.
  3. Take logarithmic magnitude and use Discrete Cosine Transformation.
  4. This result creates a spectrum over Mel frequencies as opposed to time, thus creating MFCCs.
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What is first coefficient of MFCC? ›

The very first MFCC, the 0th coefficient, does not convey information relevant to the overall shape of the spectrum. It only conveys a constant offset, i.e. adding a constant value to the entire spectrum.

What is MFCC output? ›

The output after applying MFCC is a matrix having feature vectors extracted from all the frames. In this output matrix the rows represent the corresponding frame numbers and columns represent corresponding feature vector coefficients [1-4].

What is the most commonly used feature in speech applications? ›

By far, the most commonly used speech characteristics are Linear Prediction Cepstrum Coefficient (LPCC) [1] and MEL Cepstrum coefficient (MFCC) [2]. All of them have achieved good recognition effect in speech recognition.

What is hop length in MFCC? ›

feature. mfcc has two arguments (which actually pass through to the underlying stft). win_length is the number of samples included in each time frame; it defaults to 2048, or ~93ms at 22 kHz SR. hop_length is the number of samples between successive windows; its default is 512, or the 23 ms you calculated.

What is frame blocking in MFCC? ›

2) Frame Blocking In this stage the continuous speech signal is divided into block frames of N samples, with adjacent frames being separated by M ( M < N ). The first frame consists of the first N samples. The second frame begins M samples after the first frame, and overlaps it by N - M samples and so on.

What is a mel filter? ›

Description. The Design Mel Filter Bank block outputs a frequency-domain auditory filter bank using the mel frequency scale. You can use a mel filter bank to decompose an audio signal into separate frequency bands in the mel frequency scale, which mimics the nonlinear human perception of sound.

How do I convert audio to MFCC? ›

Steps to convert audio in MFCC :
  1. Get your audio in a time domain format.
  2. Covert your audio in a periodogram with the help of Fast Fourier Tranform. ...
  3. After this we convert our periodogram into spectrogram(they are periodograms at different intervals stacked together).

What is the difference between mel spectrogram and spectrogram? ›

The mel spectrogram remaps the values in hertz to the mel scale. The linear audio spectrogram is ideally suited for applications where all frequencies have equal importance, while mel spectrograms are better suited for applications that need to model human hearing perception.

What are the audio features? ›

There are, in general, two types of audio features: the physical features and the perceptual features. Physical features refer to mathematical measurements computed directly from the sound wave, such as the energy function, the spectrum, the cepstral coefficients, the fundamental frequency, and so on.

How do I use Librosa in Python? ›

Installation
  1. Using PyPI(Python Package Index) Open the command prompt on your system and write any one of them. pip install librosa sudo pip install librosa pip install -u librosa.
  2. Conda Install. If you use conda/Anaconda environments, librosa can be installed from the conda-forge channel.
6 Oct 2021

How do I extract files from a WAV file? ›

While you can modify wavfile source code to accept the data, an easier alternative is to use external libraries like pydub . See API and installation details here. First, we take your file, convert bitrate to 16bit and export it. Then, simply import modified wav file using scipy to get data and frame-rate.

What is MFCC audio? ›

In sound processing, the mel-frequency cepstrum (MFC) is a representation of the short-term power spectrum of a sound, based on a linear cosine transform of a log power spectrum on a nonlinear mel scale of frequency. Mel-frequency cepstral coefficients (MFCCs) are coefficients that collectively make up an MFC.

What type of signal is audio? ›

Audio signals are the representation of sound, which is in the form of digital and analog signals. Their frequencies range between 20 to 20,000 Hz, and this is the lower and upper limit of our ears. Analog signals occur in electrical signals, while digital signals occur in binary representations.

What is feature extraction machine learning? ›

Feature extraction for machine learning and deep learning. Feature extraction refers to the process of transforming raw data into numerical features that can be processed while preserving the information in the original data set. It yields better results than applying machine learning directly to the raw data.

What are low level audio features? ›

Low-Level Audio Features: These features include amplitude envelope, energy, zero-crossing rate, and so on. These are generally the statistical features that get extracted from the audio.

How do you visualize audio data? ›

There are two tools to help us visualize audio, namely oscillogram and spectrogram. Oscillogram and spectrogram are derived from the two fundamental components of sound, which are Amplitude and Frequency.

Can librosa load MP3? ›

This works for many formats, such as WAV, FLAC, and OGG. However, MP3 is not supported. When PySoundFile fails to read the audio file (e.g., for MP3), a warning is issued, and librosa. load falls back to another library called audioread .

What is sampling rate in librosa? ›

The sampling rate is nothing but samples taken per second, and by default, librosa samples the file at a sampling rate of 22050; you can override it by your desired sampling rate. Take the product of sampling rate and length of the file you will get the total number of samples.

How do I convert WAV to text? ›

Can you convert WAV to text?
  1. Upload your WAV file to VEED.
  2. Click on Subtitles then hit the 'Auto Transcribe' button. Edit the transcription as needed.
  3. Click on Options and select a transcription format then download it.

How do I view a metadata in a WAV file? ›

Windows Media Player
  1. Click the Windows orb and type "Media Player" in the search box to locate and open the program.
  2. Click the "Tools" menu and then click "Options" from the drop-down menu.
  3. Check "Retrieve Additional Information From the Internet" on the "Library" tab if it isn't already checked.

What are the 39 MFCC features? ›

So the 39 MFCC features parameters are 12 Cepstrum coefficients plus the energy term. Then we have 2 more sets corresponding to the delta and the double delta values. Next, we can perform the feature normalization. We normalize the features with its mean and divide it by its variance.

How do I convert audio to MFCC? ›

Steps to convert audio in MFCC :
  1. Get your audio in a time domain format.
  2. Covert your audio in a periodogram with the help of Fast Fourier Tranform. ...
  3. After this we convert our periodogram into spectrogram(they are periodograms at different intervals stacked together).

Why do we need MFCC? ›

The MFCC gives a discrete cosine transform (DCT) of a real logarithm of the short-term energy displayed on the Mel frequency scale [21]. MFCC is used to identify airline reservation, numbers spoken into a telephone and voice recognition system for security purpose.

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