# noisy sound with Simple Waveform generator with Arduino Due

Now, I’m going to make a cymatics device combined with a speaker, audio amplifier and arduino due.
However the speaker makes a very loud noise even though the frequency is 1 ~ 70 Hz infrasonic.

Would you help me how to erase the noise?

``````/*
Simple Waveform generator with Arduino Due

* connect two push buttons to the digital pins 2 and 3
with a 10 kilohm pulldown resistor to choose the waveform
to send to the DAC0 and DAC1 channels
* connect a 10 kilohm potentiometer to A0 to control the
signal frequency

*/

#include "Waveforms.h"

#define oneHzSample 1000000/maxSamplesNum  // sample for the 1Hz signal expressed in microseconds

volatile int wave1 = 0;

int i = 0;
int sample;

void setup() {
analogWriteResolution(12);  // set the analog output resolution to 12 bit (4096 levels)

}

void loop() {
// Read the the potentiometer and map the value  between the maximum and the minimum sample available
// 1 Hz is the minimum freq for the complete wave
// 170 Hz is the maximum freq for the complete wave. Measured considering the loop and the analogRead() time
sample = map(4000, 0, 4095, 0, oneHzSample);
sample = constrain(sample, 0, oneHzSample);

analogWrite(DAC1, waveformsTable[wave1][i]);  // write the selected waveform on DAC1

i++;
if(i == maxSamplesNum)  // Reset the counter to repeat the wave
i = 0;

delayMicroseconds(sample);  // Hold the sample value for the sample time
}

// function hooked to the interrupt on digital pin 3
void wave1Select() {
wave1++;
if(wave1 == 4)
wave1 = 0;
}
``````

Waveforms.h

``````#ifndef _Waveforms_h_
#define _Waveforms_h_

#define maxWaveform 4
#define maxSamplesNum 120

static int waveformsTable[maxWaveform][maxSamplesNum] = {
// Sin wave
{
0x7ff, 0x86a, 0x8d5, 0x93f, 0x9a9, 0xa11, 0xa78, 0xadd, 0xb40, 0xba1,
0xbff, 0xc5a, 0xcb2, 0xd08, 0xd59, 0xda7, 0xdf1, 0xe36, 0xe77, 0xeb4,
0xeec, 0xf1f, 0xf4d, 0xf77, 0xf9a, 0xfb9, 0xfd2, 0xfe5, 0xff3, 0xffc,
0xfff, 0xffc, 0xff3, 0xfe5, 0xfd2, 0xfb9, 0xf9a, 0xf77, 0xf4d, 0xf1f,
0xeec, 0xeb4, 0xe77, 0xe36, 0xdf1, 0xda7, 0xd59, 0xd08, 0xcb2, 0xc5a,
0xbff, 0xba1, 0xb40, 0xadd, 0xa78, 0xa11, 0x9a9, 0x93f, 0x8d5, 0x86a,
0x7ff, 0x794, 0x729, 0x6bf, 0x655, 0x5ed, 0x586, 0x521, 0x4be, 0x45d,
0x3ff, 0x3a4, 0x34c, 0x2f6, 0x2a5, 0x257, 0x20d, 0x1c8, 0x187, 0x14a,
0x112, 0xdf, 0xb1, 0x87, 0x64, 0x45, 0x2c, 0x19, 0xb, 0x2,
0x0, 0x2, 0xb, 0x19, 0x2c, 0x45, 0x64, 0x87, 0xb1, 0xdf,
0x112, 0x14a, 0x187, 0x1c8, 0x20d, 0x257, 0x2a5, 0x2f6, 0x34c, 0x3a4,
0x3ff, 0x45d, 0x4be, 0x521, 0x586, 0x5ed, 0x655, 0x6bf, 0x729, 0x794
}
,

};

#endif m
``````

First you have to determine the source of the noise. Is it from the program or is it from the electronics?

Paul

Thank you for the advice.

Analyzing by the oscilloscope, the noise comes from the output of audio ampfilter not not dac of Arduino Due.

Kent_Kimura:
Thank you for the advice.

Analyzing by the oscilloscope, the noise comes from the output of audio ampfilter not not dac of Arduino Due.

Good, it's not an Arduino problem. Begin tracing the amplifier circuit with the scope until you find the source and then correct that problem.

Paul