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Spectral masking

Spectral masking a sound effect that arises from the analysis of two sound-files. The created effect is a third sound-file that is composed of the loudest parts of the analyzed sound-files.

A frequency domain version of temporal masking, spectral masking tends to occur in sounds with similar frequencies: a powerful spike at 1 kHz will tend to mask out a lower-level tone at 1.1 kHz. (Listen to a loud 1 kHz tone, a soft 1.1 kHz tone, and the sum of the two tones. (http://www.wikipedia.com/upload/1k-1_1k.wav)) This too, can be exploited by the psychoacoustic model.



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