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This is an example for generating sound using wave files. It is equivalent to:

from winsound import Beep

Beep(freq, duration * 1000)

But of course wave files can also be used to generate any other kinds of sounds.

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# generate wav file containing sine waves
# FB36 - 20120617
import math, wave, array
duration = 3 # seconds
freq = 440 # of cycles per second (Hz) (frequency of the sine waves)
volume = 100 # percent
data = array.array('h') # signed short integer (-32768 to 32767) data
sampleRate = 44100 # of samples per second (standard)
numChan = 1 # of channels (1: mono, 2: stereo)
dataSize = 2 # 2 bytes because of using signed short integers => bit depth = 16
numSamplesPerCyc = int(sampleRate / freq)
numSamples = sampleRate * duration
for i in range(numSamples):
    sample = 32767 * float(volume) / 100
    sample *= math.sin(math.pi * 2 * (i % numSamplesPerCyc) / numSamplesPerCyc)
    data.append(int(sample))
f = wave.open('SineWave_' + str(freq) + 'Hz.wav', 'w')
f.setparams((numChan, dataSize, sampleRate, numSamples, "NONE", "Uncompressed"))
f.writeframes(data.tostring())
f.close()

1 comment

Jacob Maines 6 years, 7 months ago  # | flag

How do you make the duration a decimal? Is there any way to make it a float?

Created by FB36 on Sun, 17 Jun 2012 (MIT)
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