Audio Technology 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
AE0M37ZV2 Z,ZK 4 2+2L English
Department of Radioelectronics

This course deals with advanced topics related to audio technology in recording studios, namely room acoustics, multichannel signal recording and reproduction, digital audio signal processing, its impact on auditory perception, audio signal optimization from the psychoacoustic point of view. Measuring methods related to these topics are also presented.


Input level of knowledge: AE2M37ZVT http://www.fel.cvut.cz/education/bk/predmety/12/81/p12811804.html

To complete the course students need to finish all assigned work in seminars or lab practices , including the final test. For details see https://moodle.fel.cvut.cz/courses/AE0M37ZV2

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Acoustics of closed spaces

2. Subjective and objective methods of room acoustics evaluation

3. Design in room acoustics

4. Measuring methods in room acoustics

5. Acoustics in small spaces

6. Sound insulation

7. Audio signal discretization. Dithering.

8. Psychoacoustical optimization of acoustic signals

9. Digital signal recording. Recording standards from CD to Blue ray

10. Magnetic analog audio recording

11. Mechanical and optical analog audio recording

12. Digital restoration of archive mechanical and magnetic audio recordings

13. Multichannel sound pickup, processing and spatial audio reproduction. Compression of multichannel audio.

14. Reserve

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Introduction

2. Room acoustics design

3. Optimum sound reinforcement

4. Measurement in room acoustics

5. Visit to reverberation room

6. Auralization

7. Subjective evaluation of multichannel sound pickup

8. Analysis of discrete signals

9. Analysis of methods of psychoacoustical optimization

10. Noiseshaping, Delta-sigma modulation

11. Measurement of basic properties of recording on CD, DVD and SACD

12. Measurement of a gramophone record, digital restoration of archive audio recordings, removal of typical artefacts

13. Measurement of a magnetophone record, digital restoration of archive audio recordings, removal of typical artefacts

14. Presentations of results, test

Study Objective:

Students acquire knowledge on fundamentals and applications of room acoustics and principles of sound signal processing in recording studio practice.

Study materials:

Kahrs, M.- Brandenburg, K.: Applications of Digital Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 1998.

Godsill, S.- Rayner, P.:Digital Audio Restoration. Springer-Verlag London. 1998.

Hartmann, W.: Signals, Sound, and Sensation. Woodbury: American Institute of Physics. 1997.

Talbot-Smith, M.: Audio Engineer?s Reference Book. Oxford: Focal Press. 2002.

Eargle, J. : Handbook of recording engineering. Springer 2006

Kuttruff, H.: Room Acoustics Spon Press 2009

Further information:
No time-table has been prepared for this course
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2021-07-31
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