class torchaudio.transforms.MFCC(sample_rate: int = 16000, n_mfcc: int = 40, dct_type: int = 2, norm: str = 'ortho', log_mels: bool = False, melkwargs: Optional[dict] = None)[source]

Create the Mel-frequency cepstrum coefficients from an audio signal.

This feature supports the following devices: CPU, CUDA This API supports the following properties: Autograd, TorchScript

By default, this calculates the MFCC on the DB-scaled Mel spectrogram. This is not the textbook implementation, but is implemented here to give consistency with librosa.

This output depends on the maximum value in the input spectrogram, and so may return different values for an audio clip split into snippets vs. a a full clip.

  • sample_rate (int, optional) – Sample rate of audio signal. (Default: 16000)

  • n_mfcc (int, optional) – Number of mfc coefficients to retain. (Default: 40)

  • dct_type (int, optional) – type of DCT (discrete cosine transform) to use. (Default: 2)

  • norm (str, optional) – norm to use. (Default: "ortho")

  • log_mels (bool, optional) – whether to use log-mel spectrograms instead of db-scaled. (Default: False)

  • melkwargs (dict or None, optional) – arguments for MelSpectrogram. (Default: None)

>>> waveform, sample_rate = torchaudio.load("test.wav", normalize=True)
>>> transform = transforms.MFCC(
>>>     sample_rate=sample_rate,
>>>     n_mfcc=13,
>>>     melkwargs={"n_fft": 400, "hop_length": 160, "n_mels": 23, "center": False},
>>> )
>>> mfcc = transform(waveform)

See also

torchaudio.functional.melscale_fbanks() - The function used to generate the filter banks.

Tutorials using MFCC:
Audio Feature Extractions

Audio Feature Extractions

Audio Feature Extractions
forward(waveform: Tensor) Tensor[source]

waveform (Tensor) – Tensor of audio of dimension (…, time).


specgram_mel_db of size (…, n_mfcc, time).

Return type:



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