A Fourier transform is a mathematical procedure for determining the frequency components of a particular signal. In audio signals, this method shows what components of a signal are made up of high, medium, or low sounds, and the volume and amplitude of each sound. This is essential for reverse-engineering a complex sound-producing system like the human voice.
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