Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Czech Technical University in Prague

CTU in Prague

Subject description - BE2M37ZV2

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BE2M37ZV2 Audio Technology 2 Extent of teaching:2p+2l
Guarantors:Rund F. Roles:PO,V Language of
Teachers:Husník L., Rund F. Completion:Z,ZK
Responsible Department:13137 Credits:5 Semester:L


This course deals with advanced topics related to audio technology in recording studios, namely room acoustics, multichannel signal recording and reproduction, digital audio signal processing, its impact on auditory perception, audio signal optimization from the psychoacoustic point of view.

Study targets:

Students acquire knowledge on fundamentals and applications of room acoustics and principles of sound signal processing in recording studio practice.

Course outlines:

1. Acoustics of closed spaces
2. Subjective and objective methods of room acoustics evaluation
3. Design in room acoustics
4. Measuring methods in room acoustics
5. Acoustics in small spaces
6. Sound insulation
7. Sound reinforcement.
8. Audio signal discretization. Dithering.
9. Psychoacoustical optimization of acoustic signals
10. Digital signal recording. Recording formats.
11. Magnetic analog audio recording
12. Mechanical and optical analog audio recording
13. Digital restoration of archive audio recordings
14. Multichannel sound pickup, processing and spatial audio reproduction. Compression of multichannel audio.

Exercises outline:

1. Introduction
2. Room acoustics design
3. Optimum sound reinforcement
4. Measurement in room acoustics
5. Visit to reverberation room
6. Auralization
7. Subjective evaluation of multichannel sound pickup
8. Analysis of discrete signals
9. Analysis of methods of psychoacoustical optimization
10. Noiseshaping, Delta-sigma modulation
11. Measurement of basic properties of recording on CD, DVD and SACD
12. Measurement of a gramophone record, digital restoration of archive audio recordings, removal of typical artefacts
13. Measurement of a magnetophone record, digital restoration of archive audio recordings, removal of typical artefacts
14. Presentations of results, test


[1] Kuttruff, H.: Room Acoustics Spon Press 2009
[2] Eargle, J. : Handbook of recording engineering. Springer 2006
[3] Kahrs, M.- Brandenburg, K.: Applications of Digital Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 1998.


Input level of knowledge: BE2M99ZVT




Room acoustics, audio signal processing.

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MEEK1_2016 Communication Systems and Networks V
MEEK4_2016 Media and Signal Processing PO 2
MEEK3_2016 Electronics V
MEEK2_2016 Radio and Optical Technology V

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