Analyze Menu

The Analyze menu contains tools for analyzing your audio. I’ll go over two of them that I think are fairly useful, Plot Spectrum and Silence Finder.

Plot Spectrum makes a nice colored graph showing the amplitudes of different frequencies. It has all kinds of different algorithms and functions to choose from. I ignore most of these and use a Hanning window, Spectrum algorithm, and 512 or 1024 Size. A smaller Size value shows more details. The option that is meaningful to me is Axis. Axis offers the standard choices of Logarithmic or Linear view. When I use Plot Spectrum, I’m looking for obvious indicators, not molecule-sized differences.

One handy use of Plot Spectrum is to measure your ambient noise. You can get an idea of your ambient ...

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