Digital Audio Processing

Објавено: October 12, 2018
  1.    Course Title Digital Audio Processing
  2.    Code 3ФЕИТ05Л011
  3.    Study program KHIE
  4.    Organizer of the study program (unit, institute, department) Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies
  5.    Degree (first, second, third cycle) First cycle
  6.    Academic year/semester III/6   7.    Number of ECTS credits 6.00
  8.    Lecturer Dr Branislav Gerazov
  9.    Course Prerequisites

10.    Course Goals (acquired competencies):  Introduction to the basics of digital audio processing and the methods and mathematical tools on which it is based. Knowledge of the principles and procedures for production, storage, broadcasting and reproduction of digital audio signals, mastering with methods and techniques for audio compression, as well as streaming audio technology.

11.    Course Syllabus: Basics of dital audio, advantages over analog audio, principles of digitalisation of sound, sampling frequency, oversampling, jitter, quantization, resolution and noise of quantization, dither, noise shaping; an overview of audio systems and features, digital recording, bit rate and compression, DA audio converters, audio formats, audio CDs and DVD audio, digital audio storage, CD playback, audio tape-DAT; working with audio signals in a digital domain; frequency spectrum of audio signals, STFT and spectrogram; filtering audio signals, FIR, IIR, Notch filters; processing audio signals based on delay, echo, reverb; Audio effects; Compression of audio signals, psychoacoustics, PCM, compression techniques (FFT, DCT, subband, with and without loss); compression standards MPEG-1,3; MP-3, AC-3, AAC; standard audio interfaces (USB, SPDIF); streaming over the Internet, architecture, servers, protocols; sound synthesis.

12.    Learning methods:  Combined learning: lectures, auditory and laboratory exercises, supported by presentations and visualization of concepts, active participation of students through tests and problem solving in class, project assignments, invited guest lecturers.

13.    Total number of course hours 3 + 1 + 1 + 0
14.    Distribution of course hours 180
15.    Forms of teaching 15.1. Lectures-theoretical teaching 45
15.2. Exercises (laboratory, practice classes), seminars, teamwork 30
16.    Other course activities 16.1. Projects, seminar papers 30
16.2. Individual tasks
16.3. Homework and self-learning 75
17.    Grading 17.1. Exams 10
17.2. Seminar work/project (presentation: written and oral) 20
17.3. Activity and participation 10
17.4. Final exam 60
18.    Grading criteria (points) up to 50 points     5 (five) (F)
from 51 to 60 points     6 (six) (E)
from 61 to 70 points     7 (seven) (D)
from 71 to 80 points     8 (eight) (C)
from 81 to 90 points     9 (nine) (B)
from 91 to 100 points   10 (ten) (A)
19.    Conditions for acquiring teacher’s signature and for taking final exam Attendance of lectures and exercises.
20.  Forms of assessment During the semester, two written partial exams are planned (at the middle and at the end of the semester, lasting 120 minutes). If the student does not pass the partial exams, they can take a written exam in each exam session (duration 120 minutes). The student’s activity is scored during the teaching. The student should prepare a project assignment and submit it no later than the end of the session following the end of the course semester. The final grade includes the points from the partial exams or the exam, student activity and the project task.
It is not allowed to use books, scripts, manuscripts or notes of any kind during the exam, as well as a calculator, mobile phone, tablet or any other electronic device
21.    Language Macedonian and English
22.    Method of monitoring of teaching quality Internal evaluation and surveys.
23.    Literature
23.1. Required Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 Watkinson, John R. The Art of Digital Audio. 2nd Ed. Focal Press 1999
2 M. Kahrs, K.Branderburg Applications Of Digital Signal Processing To Audio And Acoustics Kluwer 2002
3 Udo Zölzer Digital Audio Signal Processing Wiley 2008
23.2. Additional Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 Lawrence  Rabiner and Ronald Schafer  Introduction to Digital Speech Processing  Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing  2007