The aim of this course is to introduce students to physical and psycho acoustics, digital audio technologies, sound processing and synthesis techniques specific for live-sound, audio and music applications. Special emphasis is placed on practice with the support of audio-specific software.
Teaching and Learning Methods:
The lecture is divided in half between the theoretical part, which is enriched by sound examples, and practice in the laboratory.Course Policies:
Attendance to lectures and labs is not mandatory but highly recommended
- Fletcher, N. H., & Rossing, T. D. (1991). The physics of musical instruments. New York, Springer-Verlag.
- Vaseghi, S. V. (2007). Multimedia Signal Processing: Theory and Applications in Speech, Music and Communications. J. Wiley.
- Everest, F. and Pohlmann, K. (2001). Master Handbook of Acoustics. 5th ed. New York, McGraw-Hill.
- Müller, M. (2015). Fundamentals of Music Processing - Audio, Analysis, Algorithms, Applications. Springer.
- Course slides.
Proficiency in mathematics, physics and statistics.
The course will cover:
- Physical and psycho acoustics;
- Fundamentals of digital audio;
- Techniques and technologies for sound analysis, processing and synthesis;
- Hands-on practice with dedicated audio deployment tools.
The detailed course programme can be viewed at this link: https://www.massimilianotodisco.eu/teaching.html
Students will be able to:
- understand and identify the fundamental characteristics of sound for the physical and perceptual world;
- understand the principles of the digital audio;
- select and implement established signal processing and synthesis methods for sound and music signals;
- develop and evaluate practical sound-based applications.
Grading Policy: Exam (80%) + Lab test (20%)
Nb hours of lectures / labs: 10.5/10.5
Nb hours per week: 3