BiquadFilterNode.frequency

The frequency property of the BiquadFilterNode interface Is a k-rate AudioParam, a double representing a frequency in the current filtering algorithm measured in hertz (Hz).

frequency's default value is 350 with a nominal range  of 10 to the Nyquist frequency — that is, half of the sample rate.

Syntax

var audioCtx = new AudioContext();
var biquadFilter = audioCtx.createBiquadFilter();
biquadFilter.frequency.value = 3000;

Note: Though the AudioParam returned is read-only, the value it represents is not.

Value

An AudioParam.

Example

The following example shows basic usage of an AudioContext to create a Biquad filter node. For a complete working example, check out our voice-change-o-matic demo (look at the source code too).

var audioCtx = new (window.AudioContext || window.webkitAudioContext)();

//set up the different audio nodes we will use for the app
var analyser = audioCtx.createAnalyser();
var distortion = audioCtx.createWaveShaper();
var gainNode = audioCtx.createGain();
var biquadFilter = audioCtx.createBiquadFilter();
var convolver = audioCtx.createConvolver();

// connect the nodes together

source = audioCtx.createMediaStreamSource(stream);
source.connect(analyser);
analyser.connect(distortion);
distortion.connect(biquadFilter);
biquadFilter.connect(convolver);
convolver.connect(gainNode);
gainNode.connect(audioCtx.destination);

// Manipulate the Biquad filter

biquadFilter.type = "lowshelf";
biquadFilter.frequency.value = 1000;
biquadFilter.gain.value = 25;

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Audio API
The definition of 'frequency' in that specification.
Working Draft  

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic Support14 (Yes)25 No156
FeatureAndroidChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic Support (Yes)14 (Yes)26 No15 ?

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