Here is the first result from my latest app. It processes video of the sky and adds color trails to all the birds. Click on the image to view the video.
Another 3D spectrogram of gulls but this time taken with my £20 Adokey voice recorder.
Click on the image or here to view the interactive 3D version. Zoom with your mouse wheel and click-drag to rotate.
This tutorial shows you how to easily make interactive 3D Spectrogams like this using Audacity. The source files are zipped up here which includes the “spectrogram.html” file you will need for your own spectrogram.
The 3D graphics are powered by the Babylon.js framework which does all the hard stuff for you.
1. Select Your Audio:- Choose the audio you want to display, optimise it and save it to “original.wav”.
2. Grab Audacity Screenshots:- Load “original.wav” and show its color spectrogram. Hide all toolbars and zoom in to fill track with audio information. Use Audacity>Help>Tools>Screenshot Tools to take a color screenshot. Change spectrogram to monochrome and take another screenshot.
I have been experimenting with processing birdsong in the Audacity sound editor. This is a very powerful and free program which is great for recording and cleaning up audio and inspecting its frequency spectrum. I used the Audacity spectrogram to generate a 3D model that you can view in your browser.
Click on the image below to view the 3D spectrogram. Zoom in with your mouse wheel and click-drag to rotate the view. The robin sings once at 1x speed and then again at half speed so you can follow the detail.
BTW, this was recorded on my £15 Logitech C270 webcam feeding in to Audacity. I set Audacity up to record automatically at 4am and stop at 8am.