Room acoustics and psycoacoustics

Subject description

Introduction to room acoustics: the sound sources concept, the sound propagation concept and methods to obtain acoustic parameters.

Introduction to psycoacoustics: the ear-brain system concept, sound spatial perception, the sound simulations concept, acoustical parameters use.

Electroacoustic media, devices and systems: historical and technological review, acoustic masking, signal processing for auralization, sound simulation in virtual and real spaces, 3D sound reproduction and virtual reality systems.

Electroacoustic services, interactive use of acoustic parameters for live events, acoustic parameters displaying devices.

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

Human auditory system understanding and current technology level development applied in media and communications fields.

Student is able to select appropriate acoustic and electroacoustic technologies and equipment for interactive multimedia services development as well as for live sound recording and reinforcement.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, demonstrations, practical laboratory work.

Expected study results

Knowledge and understanding:

Acoustic technology, systems and devices knowledge.

Basic knowledge in the field of room and psychoacoustics.

Auditory system technical terms management, with emphasis on electro-multimedia services use.

Understanding of acoustic devices for multimedia sound capturing, processing and presentation.

Basic sources and literature

  1. Hugo Fastl, Eberhard Zwicker, Psycho-acoustics, facts and models, Springer Verlag, 2007, ISBN-10 3-540-65063-6 2nd edition.
  2. Michael Vorländer, Auralization, Springer Verlag 2007, ISBN 978-3-540-48829-3

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