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Sound visualizer in C#

, 15 Aug 2007 GPL3
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Simple sound sampler with visualization
Screenshot - SoundViewer.jpg


This project demonstrates the use of the Fast Fourier Transform and Windows GDI to produce near real-time visualizations of the time and frequency domains of sound.


While looking for information on signal processing for a robotics project, it became apparent that examples written in C# were hard to find. This led me to create some of my own classes, which I have provided here for this demonstration.

Using the Code

Audio input for this demonstration is provided by the Wave classes developed by Ianier Munoz. Wave samples are further processed using the AudioFrame class.

class AudioFrame
    private Bitmap _canvasTimeDomain;
    private Bitmap _canvasFrequencyDomain;
    private double[] _waveLeft;
    private double[] _waveRight;
    private double[] _fftLeft;
    private double[] _fftRight;
    private SignalGenerator _signalGenerator;
    private bool _isTest = false;
    public AudioFrame(bool isTest)
        _isTest = isTest;

    /// <span class="code-SummaryComment"><summary>


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The GNU General Public License (GPLv3)


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Jeff Morton
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United States United States
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GeneralDetect Peak on single channel Pin
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Questionhow can I determine the sound level without waveFormat ? Pin
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QuestionHow To Open Recorded Wav File Pin
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Generalimportant reguest Pin
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QuestionDoes not work in Windows 7 (64bit) Why? Pin
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AnswerRe: Does not work in Windows 7 (64bit) Why? PinPopular
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QuestionIs this available in VB.NET? Pin
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GeneralMedia file Pin
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GeneralRe: Media file Pin
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QuestionWhere is the Documentation? Pin
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QuestionaudioFrameSize in waveformat correct ? Pin
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AnswerRe: audioFrameSize in waveformat correct ? Pin
Jeff Morton8-Mar-09 9:59
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GeneralIt won't work on desktop PC Pin
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QuestionInput delays Pin
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GeneralIt works! Pin
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