OPEN WAV \PATH\SPEECH.WAV OPEN LOG STOPCONS.MEA
Another important characteristic of the analysis window is its 'shape'. Shape means how the speech samples are weighted at different points in the window. For instance, a window that weights all samples the same whether they are in the center of the window or toward its edges is called a RECTANGULAR window. Various kinds of windows have been designed which weight the samples in the center of the window more than ones at the edges. These windows are named after people responsible for studying their effects on signal analysis. Two such windows are the HAMMING window and the HANNING window. The HAMMING window tapers off to zero at the edges so that speech samples at the edge of the window are always weighted by zero (i.e., they really don't effect the analysis). The HANNING window is a little less severe: the edges of the window taper off to almost zero. The choice of window type, especially between rectangular and the tapered kinds, can have a large effect on the analysis. The reasons for this effect are too technical to go into here, but have to do with the analysis trying to account for discontinuities at the edge of the window. Unless you know what you are doing, it is best to stick with the default window type used by MEA. The window type is given via the TYPE subparameter.
SET HIPASS SET NFFT 512 SET STEP 5 SET SMOOTH LPC SET NPASS 15 SET WINDOW TYPE HAMMING SET WINDOW LENGTH 25.6