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  • Research Article
  • Open Access

Sinusoidal Analysis-Synthesis of Audio Using Perceptual Criteria

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20032003:451625

  • Received: 23 May 2002
  • Published:


This paper presents a new method for the selection of sinusoidal components for use in compact representations of narrowband audio. The method consists of ranking and selecting the most perceptually relevant sinusoids. The idea behind the method is to maximize the matching between the auditory excitation pattern associated with the original signal and the corresponding auditory excitation pattern associated with the modeled signal that is being represented by a small set of sinusoidal parameters. The proposed component-selection methodology is shown to outperform the maximum signal-to-mask ratio selection strategy in terms of subjective quality.


  • audio-coding
  • sinusoidal synthesis
  • audio coders

Authors’ Affiliations

Handheld Computing Division, Intel Corporation HD2-230, 77 Reed Road, Hudson, MA 01749, USA
Department of Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-7206, USA


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