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Which acoustic spectogram shows higher quality of audio file?

What you are asking is impossible to determine from a spectrogram. Spectrograms indicate frequencies present, not the quality of the audio. There may be loss of fine detail in one that would barely ...
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Options for unmixing sounds (source separation)?

Quick answer - No I haven't heard of any but I've heard about research being done on the field. The greatest theoretical problem with de-mixing is knowing what to subtract. When we mix, we add A and ...
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Specs of "common" sound level scale

Many of the “mystery scale” charts that I have seen include distance from the source. For example OSHA has one and includes distance and says 0dB is the threshold at 1kHz which would also be at 20µPa. ...
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Which acoustic spectogram shows higher quality of audio file?

Best audio quality is difficult to assess objectively. What you can say from the given audiograms is (as you mentioned) that N° 3 includes more high frequencies, which is usually considered better. ...
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Options for unmixing sounds (source separation)?

In concurrence with other answers; generally "not really feasible" is the answer. I've had a play with iZotope RX5, a very interesting editor; draws the signal as a 2D frequency graph and has tools ...
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Options for unmixing sounds (source separation)?

There's actually one software company that claims to provide credible unmixing : audionamix. I am not affiliated with them, neither can I confirm their claims but there are demos on their website.
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Waveform comparision, similarity detection software?

Essentia is an Open-source library and tools for audio and music analysis, description and synthesis It includes some pre-built extractors that you can use.
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MP3 Psychoacoustic Cut-off Frequencies for Low-Bitrate Presets

Here is a tentative answer based on the 192kHz 24-bit Japanese female speech sample: First I generate the test files from the sample file, sample02.wav: for br in 8 16 24 32 40 48 56 64 80; do ...
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How can I automate finding bass distortion in improperly processed files?

Here is my understanding of your problem: You have a set of recorded audio files stored using a lossless audio format. I will assume that no saturation/clipping occured during the recording process, ...
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Which spectrogram shows higher quality of the song?

You are barking up completely the wrong tree. This is sound. We don't hear sound with our eyes, we listen with our ears. You cannot tell whether a sound is "better quality" than another sound by ...
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Need help in filtering

There are several ways you could approach this, and you will likely need to use a mixture of different techniques to get the best result. This sounds like an exercise in forensics rather than a quest ...
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Dimensionality reduction for visualization purposes - "Sound map"

For dimensionality reduction you need features to start with. You can for example extract MFCC’s or some other low-level features such as MPEG-7 descriptors. Then you can visualise them using PCA. TBH ...
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Pitch analysis in Audacity

Take a look at Praat which has spectral and pitch analysis built in. Here is a video explaining how this is done.
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What would cause a recording to have a completely symmetric frequency plot?

According to this spectral output you are not dealing with 48kHz sampled audio. For some reason the audio has been decimated and the actual sampling rate is 24kHz. Consequently the 'nyquist' frequency ...
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Audio spectrum analysis: PC Software vs Hardware Spectrum Analyzer

You can obtain very accurate audio spectrum analysis with a software analyzer. You must nevertheless be aware of the potential distortion brought by your acquisition chain (microphone + preamp) and ...
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Waveform comparision, similarity detection software?

The freeware Sound-Similar Free is the right tool. Sound-Similar (Free Version) is a lightweight software application that measures the perceptual similarity between two WAV files in Linear PCM ...
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Automating soundcheck: Can I get volume of an instrument from a live band audio GIVEN that I recorded the live mic input?

It depends on the quality of the recording/venue/PA. The basic technique you use here is echo cancellation like that used in mobile phones: you try subtracting a filtered version of the original ...
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Automating soundcheck: Can I get volume of an instrument from a live band audio GIVEN that I recorded the live mic input?

Can you isolate the intended instrument or voice for each mic input? NO. There is no practical way of doing this. This is the "holy grail" of audio processing that people have been pursuing for ...
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