Sound and Music Processing

SoundProc
Abstract

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

Course Policies: 

Attendance to lectures and labs is not mandatory but highly recommended

Bibliography
  • 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.

Requirements

Proficiency in mathematics, physics and statistics.

Description

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

Learning outcome: 

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