Sound and Music Lab

Below are some javascipt codes that I have written for use by music and physics students and teachers. I am currently (May 2014) writing these programs, so they will be continually upgraded for the next few months (till August 2014). Feel free to use them, and if you like copy the source code and modify them to your needs. Let me know of any improvements you make so I can improve the ones listed here.

**sinplot** is a program that
adds sin waves. You can add sin waves of frequencies nf_{0} for
values of n from 1 to 6. For each frequency you can vary the amplitude
of the sin wave. The program is designed to show how one can construct
any periodic function by adding appropriate sin waves (i.e. Fourier
analysis).

**fourier1** is a program that
does a fourier analysis of a period sound wave. You can upload a
*.wav file from your computer, that is saved in either 8 bit, 16 bit
(ideal), or 32 bit format. The program assumes a collection rate of
22050 samples/sec in determing the frequency. Move the cursors to
the start and end of the analysis interval and set the number of
cycles in the interval. Hit the fourier analysis button and the
results will be listed and graphed.

**musicnotes** is a program that
allows you to hear different pure tones in both the equal tempered scale
and the harmonic scale.

**sum2sin** is a program that
lets you add two sin waves and hear the result. It is useful to
demonstrate interference effects, especially beats.

**intervals** is a program that
helps with interval training.

For a translation of this page in the Estonian language by Arija Liepkalnietis see Estonian Translation.