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# Exercises

1. A sinusoid (Page ) has initial phase and angular frequency . What is its period in samples? What is the phase at sample number ?

2. Two sinusoids have periods of 20 and 30 samples, respectively. What is the period of the sum of the two?

3. If 0 dB corresponds to an amplitude of 1, how many dB corresponds to amplitudes of 1.5, 2, 3, and 5?

4. Two uncorrelated signals of RMS amplitude 3 and 4 are added; what's the RMS amplitude of the sum?

5. How many uncorrelated signals, all of equal amplitude, would you have to add to get a signal that is 9 dB greater in amplitude?

6. What is the angular frequency of middle C at 44100 samples per second?

7. Two sinusoids play at middle C (MIDI 60) and the neighboring C sharp (MIDI 61). What is the difference, in Hertz, between their frequencies?

8. How many cents is the interval between the seventh and the eighth harmonic of a periodic signal?

9. If an audio signal has peak amplitude 1, what is the minimum possible RMS amplitude? What is the maximum possible?     Next: Wavetables and samplers Up: Sinusoids, amplitude and frequency Previous: More additive synthesis   Contents   Index
Miller Puckette 2006-12-30