Audio Engineering

Subject description

Acoustic fundamentals, sound properties, human hearing, human speech, acoustic and electroacoustic measurements, anechoic chamber, analysis of acoustic signals, sound generation with musical instruments, electroacoustic transducers, digitalisation and sound recording, analogue-to-digital converters, noise reduction systems and dynamics, stereophonic reproduction, surround sound, digital-to-analogue converters, noise and vibrations, influence of noise on human beings, noise measurements, analogue and digital signal processing, distortion measurements of acoustic signals, blind source separation, lossless and lossy compression of audio recordings, MIDI protocol.

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

The objective of this course is to acquaint students with acoustic fundamentals, acoustic measurements, noise measurements, human hearing and the entire chain from creation of the sound to the audio record.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, demonstrations and practical laboratory work.

Expected study results

The student will gain knowledge of

– fundamentals of acoustics

– implementation and interpretation of  measurements of acoustic devices and systems

– production and compression of audio recording

– digital and analogue signal processing techniques

– measurement of noise and influence of noise on human beings.

Basic sources and literature

Thomas D. Rossing, Neville H. Fletcher: Principles of Vibration and Sound, Springer-Verlag, 2004.

D.T. Blackstock: Fundamentals of physical acoustics, Wiley Interscience publication, 2000.

William M. Hartmann: Signals, Sound and Sensation (Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing), Springer-Verlag, 2004.

Jens Blauert and Ning Xiang: Acoustics for Engineers: Troy Lectures, Springer-Verlag, 2008

David Howard and Jamie Angus: Acoustics and Psychoacoustics, Focal Press, 2001

Keshab K. Parhi, Takao Nishitani: Digital Signal Processing for Multimedia Systems, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, Basel, 1999.

Atul Puri, Tsuhan Chen: Multimedia Systems, Standards and Networks, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, Basel, 2000.

J. D. Gibson: Multimedia in Communications: Directions and Innovations, Academic Press, San Diego 2001.

FEFER, Dušan, JEGLIČ, Anton. Elektroakustika. 1. izd. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za elektrotehniko in računalništvo, 1992.

A.Jeglič, D.Fefer: Osnove akustike, Akademska založba Ljubljana, 1992.

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