Pitch Detection on Arduino using Autocorrelation

This is the seventh part of the article about the Arduino Pitch Detector. It gives a brief description of the visualization methods.\(\)

Visualizing the notes (pianoroll.cpp, staff.cpp)

own workThe Pitch Detector can show two types of output depending on the compile-time configuration (config.h). The choices are

We created the G-key as a black and white .bmp file and converted it to a C structure using images/bmp.c.

With pitch detection, segmentation and visualization in place, the next page describes how MIDI events are sent to a synthesizer.

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4 Replies to “Pitch Detection on Arduino using Autocorrelation”

  1. Hello,

    I want to know the frequency of the power grid, but harmonic frequencies in the power grid are a huge problem.
    Can you send me a code for ‘filtering’ fundamental? (0-150Hz max)

  2. Hello,

    First of all, this a great work ! Not only just a sample stuff but very documented, you shoudl be proud !

    I’d like to use it for a guitare. Do you think it will work ? Did you test it ?

    Finally, did you make a video of it to see how good it works ? :)

    Thanks for the sharing and keep having fun making all these things :)

  3. Hello. Bravo for this work …
    I am a retired electronic engineer, and I designed a tuner working with FFT on a PC with a professional tool : Labview from National Instrument, which offers huge signal processing libraries. I wanted a very precise instrument to tune the reeds of a vintage italian accordion (Paolo Soprani, 1915). I am also playing bassoon, and then concerned with bass notes. I encountered many difficulties with low frequency cut off of the microphones, giving signals with harmonics far higher than fundamental (up to 20 dB). The lowest note of my accordion is a Bb at 58.27 Hz, on the left hand chords. This is also the lowest note of the basson. Precise measurement need very long sampling of several seconds !
    Well, now, I want to buid a little funny gadget which will animate a “snake” poping out of a basket in relation with the recognised notes … I am very interested by your work, but I think i will use a more powerfull processor than the Arduino uno, and then higher sampling frequency and 500 or 1000 samples.

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