Peaking Equalizers

The analog transfer function for a *peak filter* is given by [102,5]

It is easy to show that both zeros and both poles are on the unit circle in the left-half plane, and when (a ``cut''), the zeros are closer to the axis than the poles.

Again, the bilinear transform can be used to convert the analog peaking equalizer section to digital form.

Figure 10.16 gives a matlab listing for a peaking EQ section. Figure 10.17 shows the resulting plot for an example call:

boost(2,0.25,0.1);The frequency-response utility

function [B,A] = boost(gain,fc,bw,fs); %BOOST - Design a boost filter at given gain, center % frequency fc, bandwidth bw, and sampling rate fs % (default = 1). % % J.O. Smith 11/28/02 % Reference: Zolzer: Digital Audio Signal Processing, p. 124 if nargin<4, fs = 1; end if nargin<3, bw = fs/10; end Q = fs/bw; wcT = 2*pi*fc/fs; K=tan(wcT/2); V=gain; b0 = 1 + V*K/Q + K^2; b1 = 2*(K^2 - 1); b2 = 1 - V*K/Q + K^2; a0 = 1 + K/Q + K^2; a1 = 2*(K^2 - 1); a2 = 1 - K/Q + K^2; A = [a0 a1 a2] / a0; B = [b0 b1 b2] / a0; if nargout==0 figure(1); freqz(B,A); title('Boost Frequency Response') end |

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