cargo install deep_filter


Noise supression using deep filtering

by Hendrik Schröter

0.2.3 (see all)License:MIT/Apache-2.0
cargo install deep_filter


A Low Complexity Speech Enhancement Framework for Full-Band Audio (48kHz) using on Deep Filtering.



This framework supports Linux, MacOS and Windows. Training is only tested under Linux. The framework is structured as follows:

  • libDF contains Rust code used for data loading and augmentation.
  • DeepFilterNet contains DeepFilterNet code training, evaluation and visualization as well as pretrained model weights.
  • pyDF contains a Python wrapper of libDF STFT/ISTFT processing loop.
  • pyDF-data contains a Python wrapper of libDF dataset functionality and provides a pytorch data loader.


Install the DeepFilterNet python package via pip:

# Install cpu/cuda pytorch (>=1.8) dependency from pytorch.org, e.g.:
pip install torch torchaudio -f https://download.pytorch.org/whl/cpu/torch_stable.html
# Install DeepFilterNet
pip install deepfilternet
# Or install DeepFilterNet including data loading functionality for training (Linux only)
pip install deepfilternet[train]

To enhance noisy audio files using DeepFilterNet run

# Specify an output directory with --output-dir [OUTPUT_DIR]
deepFilter path/to/noisy_audio.wav

Manual Installation

Install cargo via rustup. Usage of a conda or virtualenv recommended.

Installation of python dependencies and libDF:

cd path/to/DeepFilterNet/  # cd into repository
# Recommended: Install or activate a python env
# Mandatory: Install cpu/cuda pytorch (>=1.8) dependency from pytorch.org, e.g.:
pip install torch torchaudio -f https://download.pytorch.org/whl/cpu/torch_stable.html
# Install build dependencies used to compile libdf and DeepFilterNet python wheels
pip install maturin poetry
# Build and install libdf python package required for enhance.py
maturin develop --release -m pyDF/Cargo.toml
# Optional: Install libdfdata python package with dataset and dataloading functionality for training
# Required build dependency: HDF5 headers (e.g. ubuntu: libhdf5-dev)
maturin develop --release -m pyDF-data/Cargo.toml
# Install remaining DeepFilterNet python dependencies
cd DeepFilterNet
poetry install -E train -E eval # Note: This globally installs DeepFilterNet in your environment
# Alternatively for developement: Install only dependencies and work with the repository version
poetry install -E train -E eval --no-root
# You may need to set the python path

To enhance noisy audio files using DeepFilterNet run

$ python DeepFilterNet/df/enhance.py --help
usage: enhance.py [-h] [--model-base-dir MODEL_BASE_DIR] [--pf] [--output-dir OUTPUT_DIR] [--log-level LOG_LEVEL] [--compensate-delay]
                  noisy_audio_files [noisy_audio_files ...]

positional arguments:
noisy_audio_files     List of noise files to mix with the clean speech file.

optional arguments:
-h, --help            show this help message and exit
--model-base-dir MODEL_BASE_DIR, -m MODEL_BASE_DIR
Model directory containing checkpoints and config.
To load a pretrained model, you may just provide the model name, e.g. DeepFilterNet.
By default, the pretrained DeepFilterNet2 model is loaded.
--pf                  Post-filter that slightly over-attenuates very noisy sections.
--output-dir OUTPUT_DIR, -o OUTPUT_DIR
Directory in which the enhanced audio files will be stored.
--log-level LOG_LEVEL
Logger verbosity. Can be one of (debug, info, error, none)
--compensate-delay, -D
Add some paddig to compensate the delay introduced by the real-time STFT/ISTFT implementation.

Enhance audio with original DeepFilterNet

python DeepFilterNet/df/enhance.py -m DeepFilterNet path/to/noisy_audio.wav

Enhance audio with DeepFilterNet2

python DeepFilterNet/df/enhance.py -m DeepFilterNet2 path/to/noisy_audio.wav

python DeepFilterNet/df/enhance.py -m DeepFilterNet2 path/to/noisy_audio.wav


The entry point is DeepFilterNet/df/train.py. It expects a data directory containing HDF5 dataset as well as a dataset configuration json file.

So, you first need to create your datasets in HDF5 format. Each dataset typically only holds training, validation, or test set of noise, speech or RIRs.

# Install additional dependencies for dataset creation
pip install h5py librosa soundfile
# Go to DeepFilterNet python package
cd path/to/DeepFilterNet/DeepFilterNet
# Prepare text file (e.g. called training_set.txt) containing paths to .wav files
# usage: prepare_data.py [-h] [--num_workers NUM_WORKERS] [--max_freq MAX_FREQ] [--sr SR] [--dtype DTYPE]
#                        [--codec CODEC] [--mono] [--compression COMPRESSION]
#                        type audio_files hdf5_db
# where:
#   type: One of `speech`, `noise`, `rir`
#   audio_files: Text file containing paths to audio files to include in the dataset
#   hdf5_db: Output HDF5 dataset.
python df/prepare_data.py --sr 48000 speech training_set.txt TRAIN_SET_SPEECH.hdf5

All datasets should be made available in one dataset folder for the train script.

The dataset configuration file should contain 3 entries: "train", "valid", "test". Each of those contains a list of datasets (e.g. a speech, noise and a RIR dataset). You can use multiple speech or noise dataset. Optionally, a sampling factor may be specified that can be used to over/under-sample the dataset. Say, you have a specific dataset with transient noises and want to increase the amount of non-stationary noises by oversampling. In most cases you want to set this factor to 1.

Dataset config example:


  "train": [
  "valid": [
  "test": [

Finally, start the training script. The training script may create a model base_dir if not existing used for logging, some audio samples, model checkpoints, and config. If no config file is found, it will create a default config. See DeepFilterNet/pretrained_models/DeepFilterNet for a config file.

# usage: train.py [-h] [--debug] data_config_file data_dir base_dir
python df/train.py path/to/dataset.cfg path/to/data_dir/ path/to/base_dir/

Citation Guide

Iy you use this framework, please cite: DeepFilterNet: A Low Complexity Speech Enhancement Framework for Full-Band Audio based on Deep Filtering

      title={DeepFilterNet: A Low Complexity Speech Enhancement Framework for Full-Band Audio based on Deep Filtering}, 
      author={Hendrik Schröter and Alberto N. Escalante-B. and Tobias Rosenkranz and Andreas Maier},
      booktitle={ICASSP 2022 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},

If you use the DeepFilterNet2 model, please cite: DeepFilterNet2: Towards Real-Time Speech Enhancement on Embedded Devices for Full-Band Audio

  title = {{DeepFilterNet2}: Towards Real-Time Speech Enhancement on Embedded Devices for Full-Band Audio},
  author = {Schröter, Hendrik and Escalante-B., Alberto N. and Rosenkranz, Tobias and Maier, Andreas},
  publisher = {arXiv},
  year = {2022},
  url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/2205.05474},


DeepFilterNet is free and open source! All code in this repository is dual-licensed under either:

at your option. This means you can select the license you prefer!

Unless you explicitly state otherwise, any contribution intentionally submitted for inclusion in the work by you, as defined in the Apache-2.0 license, shall be dual licensed as above, without any additional terms or conditions.

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