Audio Technology 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
BE2M37ZV2A Z,ZK 6 2P+2L
Safety in Electrical Engineering for a master´s degree (BEEZM)
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.


Input level of knowledge: BE2M99ZVT

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. Sound reinforcement.

8. Audio signal discretization. Dithering.

9. Psychoacoustical optimization of acoustic signals

10. Digital signal recording. Recording formats.

11. Magnetic analog audio recording

12. Mechanical and optical analog audio recording

13. Digital restoration of archive audio recordings

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

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:

[1] Kuttruff, H.: Room Acoustics Spon Press 2009

[2] Eargle, J. : Handbook of recording engineering. Springer 2006

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

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