[LAD] Audio Trigger
nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Sun Nov 9 14:05:22 UTC 2008
OrazioPirataDelloSpazio (Lorenzo) wrote:
> Hi all,
> I need to use a microphone input as a trigger. In other words my idea is
> to connect a switch to the microphone input. In this way, when the
> switch is turned on it generates a spike in the captured track.
> I would like to create a program that trigger an event every spike it
one option is to rip some code from a ladspa gate plugin and use that to
create a software event.
or you could use a midi trigger and receive a midi event.
> I succeed in capturing the mic input through a simple program that uses
> alsa driver, but I don't know how to "parse" the raw data to search for
> the spikes. Any hints?
the easiest approach is to rms the data to get loudness information, and
then generate an event if a certain threshold is reached. further
refinements could be variable attack and hold times and a bandpass to
filter out unwanted noise.
take a look at any noise gate implementation.
> Second question: on a "full duplex" sound card, can I capture at 8 bit,
> mono, 22.050 bit/s , and on the same time playback at 16 bit, stereo,
> 44.100 ?
generally, no. but you can capture at 16bit/44k1. afterwards it is a
trivial operation to resample and decimate if necessary.
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