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Optimal Windows for Audio Coding

Recently, numerically optimized windows have been developed by Dolby which achieve the following objectives:

  • Narrow the window in time
  • Smooth the onset and decay in time
  • Reduce side lobes below the worst-case masking threshold
See [200] for an overview. This is an excellent example of how window design should be driven by what one really wants.

See §4.10 for an overview of optimal methods for FIR digital filter design.

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