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       aubiopitch - a command line tool to extract musical pitch


       aubiopitch source
       aubiopitch [[-i] source] [-o sink]
                  [-r rate] [-B win] [-H hop]
                  [-p method] [-u unit] [-l thres]
                  [-s sil] [-f]
                  [-v] [-h] [-j]


       aubiopitch  attempts  to  detect  the  pitch, the perceived height of a
       musical note.

       When started with an input source (-i/--input), the detected pitch  are
       printed on the console, prefixed by a timestamp in seconds. If no pitch
       candidate is found, the output is 0.

       When  started  without  an  input  source,  or  with  the  jack  option
       (-j/--jack), aubiopitch starts in jack mode.


       This  program  follows  the  usual  GNU  command line syntax, with long
       options starting with two dashes (--). A summary of options is included

       -i, --input source
              Run   analysis   on  this  audio  file.  Most  uncompressed  and
              compressed are supported, depending on how aubio was built.

       -o, --output sink
              Save results in this file. The file will be created on the model
              of  the  input  file.  The  detected  frequency is played at the
              detected loudness.

       -r, --samplerate rate
              Fetch the input source, resampled at the  given  sampling  rate.
              The  rate  should be specified in Hertz as an integer. If 0, the
              sampling rate of the original source will be used.  Defaults  to

       -B, --bufsize win
              The  size  of  the  buffer to analyze, that is the length of the
              window used for spectral and temporal computations. Defaults  to

       -H, --hopsize hop
              The   number   of  samples  between  two  consecutive  analysis.
              Defaults to 256.

       -p, --pitch method
              The pitch detection method to  use.  See  PITCH  METHODS  below.
              Defaults to 'default'.

       -u, --pitch-unit unit
              The  unit  to  be  used  to  print  frequencies. Possible values
              include midi, bin, cent, and Hz. Defaults to 'Hz'.

       -l, --pitch-tolerance thres
              Set the tolerance for the  pitch  detection  algorithm.  Typical
              values  range between 0.2 and 0.9. Pitch candidates found with a
              confidence less than this threshold will not  be  selected.  The
              higher  the  threshold,  the  more confidence in the candidates.
              Defaults to unset.

       -s, --silence sil
              Set the silence threshold, in dB, under which the onset will not
              be  detected.  A  value of -20.0 would eliminate most onsets but
              the loudest ones. A value of  -90.0  would  select  all  onsets.
              Defaults to -90.0.

       -m, --mix-input
              Mix source signal to the output signal before writing to sink.

       -f, --force-overwrite
              Overwrite output file if it already exists.

       -j, --jack
              Use   Jack   input/output.  You  will  need  a  Jack  connection
              controller to feed aubio some signal and listen to its output.

       -h, --help
              Print a short help message and exit.

       -v, --verbose
              Be verbose.


       Available methods are:

              use the default method

       Currently, the default method is set to yinfft.

              Schmitt trigger

       This pitch extraction method implements a Schmitt trigger  to  estimate
       the  period  of  a  signal. It is computationally very inexpensive, but
       also very sensitive to noise.

       fcomb  a fast harmonic comb filter

       This pitch extraction method implements a fast harmonic comb filter  to
       determine the fundamental frequency of a harmonic sound.

       mcomb  multiple-comb filter

       This  fundamental  frequency  estimation  algorithm implements spectral
       flattening, multi-comb filtering and peak histogramming.

              Spectral auto-correlation function

       yin    YIN algorithm

       This algorithm was developped by A. de Cheveigne and  H.  Kawahara  and
       was first published in:

       De  Cheveigné,  A.,  Kawahara,  H. (2002) "YIN, a fundamental frequency
       estimator for speech and music", J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 111, 1917-1930.

       yinfft Yinfft algorithm

       This  algorithm  was  derived  from  the   YIN   algorithm.   In   this
       implementation, a Fourier transform is used to compute a tapered square
       difference function,  which  allows  spectral  weighting.  Because  the
       difference  function  is  tapered,  the  selection  of  the  period  is

       Paul Brossier, Automatic annotation of musical  audio  for  interactive
       systems,  Chapter  3,  Pitch  Analysis,  PhD thesis, Centre for Digital
       music, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK, 2006.


       aubioonset(1),     aubiotrack(1),     aubionotes(1),     aubioquiet(1),
       aubiomfcc(1), and aubiocut(1).


       This  manual  page  was  written  by  Paul  Brossier  <>.
       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify  this  document
       under  the  terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
       Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at  your
       option) any later version.