aubioquiet man page

aubioquiet — a command line tool to extracts quiet and loud regions from a file


aubioquiet source
aubioquiet [[-i] source]
           [-r rate] [-B win] [-H hop]
           [-s sil]
           [-v] [-h]


aubioquiet will print a timestamp each time it detects a new silent region or a new loud region in a sound file.

When started with an input source (-i/--input), the detected timestamps are printed on the console, in seconds.


This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (--). A summary of options is included below.

-i, --input source

Run analysis on this audio file. Most uncompressed and compressed are supported, depending on how aubio was built.

-r, --samplerate rate

Fetch the input source, resampled at the given sampling rate. The rate should be specified in Hertz as an integer. If 0, the sampling rate of the original source will be used. Defaults to 0.

-B, --bufsize win

The size of the buffer to analyze, that is the length of the window used for spectral and temporal computations. Defaults to 512.

-H, --hopsize hop

The number of samples between two consecutive analysis. Defaults to 256.

-s, --silence sil

Set the silence threshold, in dB, under which the pitch will not be detected. Defaults to -90.0.

-h, --help

Print a short help message and exit.

-v, --verbose

Be verbose.

Example Output

NOISY: 28.775330

QUIET: 28.914648

See Also

aubioonset(1), aubiopitch(1), aubiotrack(1), aubionotes(1), aubiomfcc(1), and aubiocut(1).


This manual page was written by Paul Brossier <>. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

Referenced By

aubiocut(1), aubiomfcc(1), aubionotes(1), aubioonset(1), aubiopitch(1), aubiotrack(1).

10 February 2017 aubio 0.4.2 aubio User's manual