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ISA software

Auditory loudness curves and loudness chance curves in Sone scale on the Intelligent Speech Analyzer ™ (ISA)

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The terms "auditory" and "auditive" are different concepts. ISA expressly uses the term "auditory".

I am already 36 years used routinely Bark scale and the auritory filter bank model since my Otaniemi year 1983. I developed our own auditory filter bank model together with professor Matti Karjalainen.

Over the years, I have coded as a DSP man auditory filter bank model completely from zero
(1) for "PDP-11/34  Floating Point Systems  FPS 100 Vector Processor" in Fortran,
(2) for the Texas 16-bit TMS320 signal processor family in machine language,
(3) for Motorola's 16 and 32-bit M68000 microprocessor families in machine language and C language,
(4) for IBM 600 Series 32-bit PowerPC Microprocessor Family in machine language and C language,
(5) for Intel 32-bit and 64-bit microprocessor families in C++ language.

Analysis pictures I have coded from the very beginning in Neon object-oriented programming language.

Loudness  formula is N=2(L-40)/10. Unit of loudness is Sone. L is sound volume level dBSPL of sine sound.

Hz values are converted to Bark values by the formula Hz->Bark=7asinh(f/650)=7ln(f/650+√(1+(f/650)2)) and Bark values are converted to Hz values by the formula Bark->Hz=650sinh(x/7).

I have used the above Bark conversion formulas since 1983.

 

Auditory loudness curve and auditory loudness change curve of the ISA program in the sone scale (2001).


Auditory loudness curve and auditory loudness change curve of the ISA program in the sone scale (2001).

Loudness spectrum in sone scale. In the case of the image, the total loudness in sones is almost entirely generated by speech below 1.5 kHz.

The man says 8 long vowels. When segmented and raised by the ISA's segment editor to the same SPL level, the sone scale yields values ​​of 47, 44, 33, 42, 35, 34, 40, 36. Vocals of the same volume differ markedly in the sone scale of 33–47.


The woman says 8 long vowels. When segmented and raised by the ISA's segment editor to the same SPL level, the sone scale yields values ​​of 53, 46, 36, 44, 34, 34, 54, 36. Vocals of the same loudness differ significantly from one another to a sone scale of 34–54.



The SPL curve and loudness curve overlap with the test phrase "ai ai kun on kaunis päivä" (ai ai when it's a beautiful day).



Final Report of the basic 4 years research project "Auditory modelling of speech perception" 1983–1986 at Acoustics Laboratory May 1987. 110 pages. ISBN 951-754-154-6.