Principles of Digital Audio

Principles of Digital Audio

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
"This thoroughly revised bestseller covers the latest advances in digital audio, including blu-ray, digital voice coding, recordable media, USB 2.0 audio, noise cancellation, room correction, media databases, streaming, and encryption"--

Book News
Pohlmann (audio engineering, U. of Miami, Fla) presents the sixth edition of his popular introductory text to the science of digital audio. Designed for use in an introductory course on the subject, the work begins with the scientific fundamentals of digital audio and covers such topics as recording, reproduction, error correction and CDs and DVDs. Additional chapters discuss advanced topics including speech coding, Internet audio and television and radio digital signal processing. This sixth edition discontinues several chapters on depreciated technologies such as magnetic tape and MiniDisc and includes new or expanded sections on Blue-Ray and low bit-rate audio such as mp3s. The volume contains an extensive bibliography and illustrations and formulas are provided throughout. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell Publishing

The definitive guide to digital engineering--fully updated

Gain a thorough understanding of digital audio tools, techniques, and practices from this completely revised and expanded resource. Written by industry pioneer and Audio Engineering Society Fellow Ken C. Pohlmann, Principles of Digital Audio, Sixth Edition, describes the technologies behind today's audio equipment in a clear, practical style. Covering basic theory to the latest technological advancements, the book explains how to apply digital conversion, processing, compression, storage, streaming, and transmission concepts. New chapters on Blu-ray, speech coding, and low bit-rate coding are also included in this bestselling guide.

  • Learn about discrete time sampling, quantization, and signal processing
  • Examine details of CD, DVD, and Blu-ray players and discs
  • Encode and decode AAC, MP3, MP4, Dolby Digital, and other files
  • Prepare content for distribution via the Internet and digital radio and television
  • Learn the critical differences between music coding and speech coding
  • Design low bit-rate codecs to optimize memory capacity while preserving fidelity
  • Develop methodologies to evaluate the sound quality of music and speech files
  • Study audio transmission via HDMI, VoIP, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth
  • Handle digital rights management, fingerprinting, and watermarking
  • Understand how one-bit conversion and high-order noise shaping work

& Taylor

"Fully revised to cover the latest advances in digital audio. Offering a thorough survey of fundamentals and theory, Principles of digital audio, Sixth edition provides comprehensive coverage of today's leading digital audio technologies, including blu-ray, digital voice coding, recordable media, USB 2.0 audio, noise cancellation, room correction, media databases, streaming, and encryption. Written by well-known audio engineering expert and bestselling author Ken Pohlmann, the book has been extensively updated to reflect ongoing widespread changes in the audio industry. Chapters devoted to specific applications such as CD, DVD, and MP3 are included in this detailed guide. Principles of digital audio, sixth edition features: new chapters on blu-ray and digital voice coding. Expanded coverage of digital signal processing, discussing theory and applications. Complete update of both desktop and Internet audio. An extensive bibliography covers all digital audio topics: sound and numbers; fundamentals of digital audio; digital audio recording; error correction; optical disc storage; the compact disc; perceptual coding; DVD; blu-ray; audio interconnection; desktop audio; internet audio; digital radio and television broadcasting; digital voice coding; digital signal processing; Sigma-Delta conversion and noise shaping"--

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics, c2011
Edition: 6th ed
ISBN: 9780071663465
Branch Call Number: 621.3893 P754p
Characteristics: xvi, 800 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Feb 09, 2016

This book is a text for teaching the details of digital audio production. It assumes lots of knowledge of mixing and music. Certainly for the advanced sound engineering student rather than those wanting to learn the basics.


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