GEN43 — Loads a PVOCEX file containing a PV analysis.


This subroutine loads a PVOCEX file containing the PV analysis (amp-freq) of a soundfile and calculates the average magnitudes of all analysis frames of one or all audio channels. It then creates a table with these magnitudes for each PV bin.


f # time size 43 filecod channel


size -- number of points in the table, power-of-two or power-of-two plus 1. GEN 43 does not make any distinction between these two sizes, but it requires the table to be at least the fftsize/2. PV bins cover the positive spectrum from 0Hz (table index 0) to the Nyquist (table index fftsize/2+1) in equal-size frequency increments (of size sr/fftsize).

filcod -- a pvocex file (which can be generated by pvanal).

channel -- audio channel number from which the magnitudes will be extracted; a 0 will average the magnitudes from all channels.

Reading stops at the end of the file.

[Note] Note

if p4 is positive, the table will be post-normalised. A negative p4 will cause post-normalisation to be skipped.


This is a selection of some reverb and noise of the sound file. The selection has a duration of 0.8 seconds. We need this duration for the Csound utility pvanal to create the pvocex file.

Here is an example of the GEN43 routine. It uses the files gen43.csd.

Example 1301. An example of the GEN43 routine.

; Select audio/midi flags here according to platform
-odac      ;;;realtime audio out
;-iadc    ;;;uncomment -iadc if realtime audio input is needed too
; For Non-realtime ouput leave only the line below:
; -o GEN43.wav -W ;;; for file output any platform

; by Menno Knevel 2021

sr = 44100
ksmps = 32
nchnls = 2
0dbfs  = 1

; Audacity shows the selection of reverb and noise- see image above

instr 1 ; analyze this selection and output result to pvx file
ires system_i 1,{{     
    pvanal -b1.04 -d0.8 finneganswake1.flac reverbnoise.pvx

instr 2 ; untreated signal, contains some reverb and noise
asig    diskin2   "finneganswake1.flac", 1
outs    asig, asig

instr 3 ; use .pvx file from instr. 1 to remove reverb and noise
; pvanal created 1 frame of size 1024, so size of table for GEN 43 = 512 (fftsize/2)
ipvx    ftgen 1, 0, 512, -43, "reverbnoise.pvx", 0    ; can be found in examples folder
asig    diskin2   "finneganswake1.flac", 1  
fsig    pvsanal   asig, 1024, 256, 1024, 1
fclean  pvstencil fsig, 0, 1, ipvx ; maximum cleaning
aclean  pvsynth   fclean
outs    aclean, aclean

i1 0   2       ; first analyze
i2 5  12.7     ; untreated signal
i3 20 12.7     ; denoised gignal

These tables can be used as a masking table for pvstencil and pvsmaska.

f1 0 512   43  "viola.pvx" 1
f1 0 -1024 -43 "noiseprint.pvx" 0

The first example uses a 1024-point FFT phase vocoder analysis file from which the first channel is used. The second uses all channels of a 2048-point file, without post-normalisation. For noise reduction applications with pvstencil, it is easiest to skip table normalisation (negative GEN code).


Author: Victor Lazzarini