Armin Taghipour

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Psychoacoustic studies show that the strength of masking is, among others, dependent on the tonality of the masker: the effect of noise maskers is stronger than that of tone maskers. Recently, a Partial Spectral Flatness Measure (PSFM) was introduced for tonality estimation in a psychoacoustic model for perceptual audio coding. The model consists of an(More)
This paper examines how masked thresholds depend on the masker bandwidth and center frequency when the masker has a smaller bandwidth than the signal. The signal bandwidth was equal to the equivalent rectangular bandwidth of the auditory filter and the masker bandwidth was 0.1, 0.35, or 0.6 times the signal bandwidth. The masker and signal were centered at(More)
Perceptual audio codecs apply psychoacoustic principles such as masking effects of the human auditory system in order to reduce irrelevancies in the input audio signal. Psychoacoustic studies show differences between masking strength of tonal and noise maskers: the masking effect of narrowband noise is stronger than that of a tone which has the same power(More)
Perceptual audio coders exploit the masking properties of the human auditory system to reduce the bit rate in audio recording and transmission systems; it is intended that the quantization noise is just masked by the audio signal. The effectiveness of the audio signal as a masker depends on whether it is tone-like or noise-like. The determination of this,(More)
In perceptual audio coders, the audio signal masks the quantization noise. The masking effectiveness depends on the degree of tonality/noisiness of the signal. Hence, in psychoacoustic models (PM) of perceptual coders, the level of the estimated masking thresholds can be adjusted by tonality estimation methods. This paper introduces three envelope analysis(More)
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