Useful Mobile Apps

Sound Spectrum Analysis

The application is designed for analysis of a sound spectrum in real time (with a microphone). Besides, the application can be used as a measuring instrument of noise level (not for exact measurements).

• Sound wave.

• Fast fourier transform (FFT). FFT size: 2048 (the accuracy of determining the frequency of ±12 Hz), 4096 (±6 Hz), 8192 (±3 Hz), 16384 (±2 Hz), 32768 (±1 Hz), 65536 (±0.5 Hz), 131072 (±0.2 Hz).

• Linear and logarithmic frequency scale.

• Linear frequency scale with maximum details (there is a choice for the displayed frequency range).

• Linear and logarithmic amplitude scale.

• Octave bands (1/1, 1/3, 1/6, 1/12).

• Window functions (Blackman, Hamming, Hann (Hanning), Blackman–Nuttall, Gaussian, Flat top).

• A- and C-Weightings.

• Peak hold.

• Peak frequency detection.

• Values of any point (for linear frequency scale, octave bands and sound wave (at maximum detail)).

• Sound level meter (dB SPL). You can calibrate your microphone by launching a signal generator with a sinusoid frequency of 1000 Hz on another device and making the volume very low. When the sound is almost inaudible, it is necessary to find the amplitude for the frequency of 1000 Hz on the spectrum (FFT size: 16384). This value should be multiplied by 1.2 (to compensate for spectral leakage). It will be the reference value for your microphone. ESTIMATE THE TOTAL NOISE LEVEL BY USING THE SOUND WAVE MODE AT THE MAXIMUM VALUE.

• Sample rate: 48000 Hz.

• Taking a screenshot by lightly touching the screen.

• Export data to a WAV or text file ("Y=[y1 y2... yn]", "y1;y2;... yn", "x1;y1\nx2;y2;..."). Number of points is adjusted via "FFT size".

• Automatic stop in the sound wave mode (when increasing or decreasing signal strength).

• Automatic stop in the spectrum mode. You can stop data collection when the start of the fading signal reaches the end of the FFT buffer. The beginning of the signal is not calculated accurately (just like with an automatic stop in the sound wave mode).

• Test wave.

• Saving the measurement results in the app. Files with saved data (SavedData_[date]_[time].txt) can be copied to a desktop/laptop computer or transferred to another iPhone using iTunes.

• Dark theme.

• List of frequency peaks. If several peaks have a common base, then they are considered as one peak. The minimum height of the peak for octave bands is 2 dB.

• Interpolation of frequencies in the list of peaks. To interpolate the frequency of the peak, select the Gaussian window (the accuracy of determining the frequency can increase by 10-100 times). The calculation is not done for the extreme bins or if the adjacent bin is zero.

• Calculation of the amplitude (in the list of peaks) using neighboring bins (to compensate for spectral leakage and use of the window). The number of bins used for calculation is written in brackets.

Privacy policy

1. This application requires access to the microphone (real time analysis of sound). The data obtained through the microphone can be saved (and used) only by the user.

2. Spectrum and sound wave images can be saved as a screenshot (taking a screenshot by lightly touching the screen). This requires permission to save images in "Photos". The application does not have access to the photos stored in the "Photos" folder.

3. If the app crashes, the app sends an error message (if the iPhone/iPad is connected to the Internet). The error message contains the iOS version number, which device (iPhone or iPad), error text, basic application settings.