user5050422 user5050422 - 6 months ago 36
iOS Question

iOS - Detect Blow into Mic and convert the results! (swift)

I need to develop an iOS App in swift which detects a blow in the microphone from a user. This has to be a Challenge-Game where two players have to blow into the iPhone mic one after the other. The decibel values should be measured and converted in meter or kilometer so I can determine a winner. The player which "blows further" (player1: 50km, player2: 70km) wins.

Is this a possible implementation?

I have this code in swift and I don't know how to proceed:

import Foundation
import UIKit
import AVFoundation
import CoreAudio

class ViewController: UIViewController {
// @IBOutlet weak var mainImage: UIImageView!

var recorder: AVAudioRecorder!
var levelTimer = NSTimer()
var lowPassResults: Double = 0.0
override func viewDidLoad() {
super.viewDidLoad()
let url = NSURL.fileURLWithPath("dev/null")
//numbers are automatically wrapped into NSNumber objects, so I simplified that to [NSString : NSNumber]
var settings : [NSString : NSNumber] = [AVSampleRateKey: 44100.0, AVFormatIDKey: kAudioFormatAppleLossless, AVNumberOfChannelsKey: 1, AVEncoderAudioQualityKey: AVAudioQuality.Max.rawValue]
var error: NSError?
// mainImage?.image = UIImage(named: "flyForReal.png");
recorder = AVAudioRecorder(URL:url, settings:settings, error:&error)

if((recorder) != nil){
recorder.prepareToRecord()
recorder.meteringEnabled = true
recorder.record()
levelTimer = NSTimer.scheduledTimerWithTimeInterval(0.05, target: self, selector: Selector("levelTimerCallback"), userInfo: nil, repeats: true)
}
else{
NSLog("%@", "Error");
}
}
func levelTimerCallback(timer:NSTimer) {
recorder.updateMeters()

let ALPHA: Double = 0.05
var peakPowerForChannel = pow(Double(10), (0.05 * Double(recorder.peakPowerForChannel(0))))
lowPassResults = ALPHA * peakPowerForChannel + (1.0 - ALPHA) * lowPassResults;
if(lowPassResults > 0.95){
NSLog("@Mic blow detected");
}
NSLog("@Average input: %f Peak input: %f Low pass results: %f", recorder.averagePowerForChannel(0), recorder.peakPowerForChannel(0), lowPassResults);
}
}


Thanks ahead!

Answer

Close. You have a couple of issues. Your selector call crashes the app because you're not passing an argument and levelTimerCallback() expects one.

averagePowerPerChannel seems to give me a more real-time metering so I used that instead of peakPowerPerChannel

Also, you need to set up an audio session. I wasn't really sure what all that math was about, so I just got rid of it here. I've pasted the entire view controller below for basic mic detection.

import Foundation
import UIKit
import AVFoundation
import CoreAudio

class ViewController: UIViewController {

var recorder: AVAudioRecorder!
var levelTimer = NSTimer()
var lowPassResults: Double = 0.0

override func viewDidLoad() {
    super.viewDidLoad()

    //make an AudioSession, set it to PlayAndRecord and make it active
    var audioSession:AVAudioSession = AVAudioSession.sharedInstance()
    audioSession.setCategory(AVAudioSessionCategoryPlayAndRecord, error: nil)
    audioSession.setActive(true, error: nil)

    //set up the URL for the audio file
    var documents: AnyObject = NSSearchPathForDirectoriesInDomains( NSSearchPathDirectory.DocumentDirectory,  NSSearchPathDomainMask.UserDomainMask, true)[0]
    var str =  documents.stringByAppendingPathComponent("recordTest.caf")
    var url = NSURL.fileURLWithPath(str as String)

    // make a dictionary to hold the recording settings so we can instantiate our AVAudioRecorder
    var recordSettings: [NSObject : AnyObject] = [AVFormatIDKey:kAudioFormatAppleIMA4,
        AVSampleRateKey:44100.0,
        AVNumberOfChannelsKey:2,AVEncoderBitRateKey:12800,
        AVLinearPCMBitDepthKey:16,
        AVEncoderAudioQualityKey:AVAudioQuality.Max.rawValue

    ]

    //declare a variable to store the returned error if we have a problem instantiating our AVAudioRecorder
    var error: NSError?

    //Instantiate an AVAudioRecorder
    recorder = AVAudioRecorder(URL:url, settings: recordSettings, error: &error)
    //If there's an error, print that shit - otherwise, run prepareToRecord and meteringEnabled to turn on metering (must be run in that order)
    if let e = error {
        println(e.localizedDescription)
    } else {
        recorder.prepareToRecord()
        recorder.meteringEnabled = true

        //start recording
        recorder.record()

        //instantiate a timer to be called with whatever frequency we want to grab metering values
        self.levelTimer = NSTimer.scheduledTimerWithTimeInterval(0.02, target: self, selector: Selector("levelTimerCallback"), userInfo: nil, repeats: true)

    }

}

//This selector/function is called every time our timer (levelTime) fires
func levelTimerCallback() {
    //we have to update meters before we can get the metering values
    recorder.updateMeters()

    //print to the console if we are beyond a threshold value. Here I've used -7
    if recorder.averagePowerForChannel(0) > -7 {
        print("Dis be da level I'm hearin' you in dat mic ")
        println(recorder.averagePowerForChannel(0))
        println("Do the thing I want, mofo")
    }
}



override func didReceiveMemoryWarning() {
    super.didReceiveMemoryWarning()
    // Dispose of any resources that can be recreated.
}


}
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