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Valid for year : 2010
TNM054 Sound Technology I, 6 ECTS credits.
/Ljudteknik I/

For:   MT  


Prel. scheduled hours:
Rec. self-study hours: 160

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Media Technology

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): G2

This course aims to provide students with the fundamentals of digital audio techniques for processing, analyzing and synthesizing sound. After completion of the course, the student will acquire working knowledge in the design of signal processing applications for professional audio, computer music and special effects for movies, games and virtual environments.

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Signals and Systems, Transforms Theory

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Supplementary courses:
Sound Technology II, Fundamental Physics of Sound

The course is organized in lectures, problem and laboratory sessions.

Course contents:
Introduction to digital audio, sound processing and computer music. Overview of signal processing techniques. Filtering and equalization: parametric filters, filter banks, comb and all-pass filters. Digital delay lines for the simulation of room acoustics and reverberation. Digital audio effects (wha, phaser, flanger). Uncertainty principle and time-frequency representations. The Short-Time Fourier Transform and the phase vocoder. Additive and subtractive synthesis. Amplitude and frequency modulation. Sound synthesis by sinusoidal models.

Course literature:
D. Rocchesso, Introduction to Sound Processing, Mondo Estremo Ed., 2003 - ISBN 88-901126-1-1

Lecture notes and collected literature

Written examination
Laboratory work
Paper and pencil exercises are part of the mandatory laboratory work.

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: ITN.
Director of Studies: Dag Haugum
Examiner: Gianpaolo Evangelista
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Last updated: 04/28/2010