mc.fft~ Reference

Fast Fourier transform (multichannel)

mc.fft~

Description

fft~ performs a Fast Fourier transform on any incoming signal and outputs the real and imaginary parts of that transform as well as a synchronization signal.

Arguments

number-of-FFT-samples [int]

Optional

The first argument specifies the number of points (samples) in the FFT. It must be a power of two. The default number of points is 512.

spectral-frame-size [int]

Optional

The second argument specifies the number of samples between successive FFTs. This must be at least the number of points, and must also be a power of two. The default interval is 512.

phase [int]

Optional

The third argument specifies the offset into the interval where the FFT will start. This must either be 0 or a multiple of the signal vector size. fft~ will correct bad arguments, but if you change the signal vector size after creating an fft~ and the offset is no longer a multiple of the vector size, the fft~ will not operate when signal processing is turned on.

Attributes

Common Box Attributes

Multichannel Group Attributes

Messages

phase

Arguments

offset [int]
Offset from the beginning of a period when the FFT is performed.

signal

In left inlet: The real part of a complex signal that will be transformed.

In right inlet: The imaginary part of a complex signal that will be transformed.

If signals are connected only to the left inlet and left outlet, a real FFT (fast Fourier transform) will be performed. Otherwise, a complex FFT will be performed.

Multichannel Group Messages

Output

signal

Out left outlet: The real part of the Fourier transform of the input. The output begins after all the points of the input have been received.

Out middle outlet: The imaginary part of the Fourier transform of the input. The output begins after all the points of the input have been received.

Out right outlet: A sync signal that ramps from 0 to the number of points minus 1 over the period in which the FFT output occurs. You can use this signal as an input to the index~ object to perform calculations in the frequency domain. When the FFT is not being sent out (in the case where the interval is larger than the number of points), the sync signal is 0.

See Also

Name Description
cartopol
cartopol~
fftin~
fftinfo~
fftout~
frameaccum~
framedelta~
ifft~
index~
pfft~
poltocar
poltocar~
vectral~
MSP Analysis Tutorial 3: Using the FFT MSP Analysis Tutorial 3: Using the FFT