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Pink Filter

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The Pink Filter takes any broadband input and outputs a signal with a 3dB drop per octave. The classic use of this filter is to convert white noise (equal energy per hertz) to pink noise (equal energy per constant percentage, e.g., log bundling, as with an octave or subdivision).

To the human ear, which has an approximately logarithmic frequency response, white noise is distinctly trebly, while pink noise sounds broad and smooth, more like a waterfall.

The graph below (generated using simulation stimulus and probe) shows the two responses of white (green line) and pink (red line) noise. But realize that while these graphs are displayed on the familiar audio log scale, the data have not been subjected to, that is, not integrated in, constant-percentage bundling, but remain in constant-frequency depiction. This is in contrast to the RTA-style graphs in example 8.1, Level Detectors / Lookup Tables, where both the data and the graph scale are logarithmic.

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