Terhardt, E., Stoll, G., Seewann, M. (1982). Pitch of complex signals according to virtual-pitch theory: Tests, examples, and predictions. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 71, 671-678

The pitch-extraction algorithm described by Terhardt et al. (J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 71, 679-688, 1982) is used to compute a number of examples to test the procedure`s validity, and to illustrate its applicability. The following subjects are considered: (a) Pitch of harmonic complex tones (with and without fundamental); (b) existence region of virtual pitch; (c) Shepard pitch phenomenon; (d) virtual pitch of inharmonic complex tones; (e) spectral dominance; (f) effect of amplitude spectrum on pitch; (g) pitch of bell sounds; and (h) tonal evaluation of musical chords. The algorithm`s predictions agree well with psychoacoustic observations and it is concluded that it can be useful in audio-engineering and psychoacoustic research.

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