Singapore University of Social Sciences

Audio Technology (MTD205)

Synopsis

This course provides the theoretical foundation on the operation of audio systems as components used in multimedia production, distribution and reproduction. Students will be given a broad perspective on how transforms, signal theory, discrete mathematics, information theory, electronics and physics all come together in audio applications.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Introduction to Sound
  • Sound Transducers
  • Quantization
  • Sampling and Digitization
  • Music technology systems and DSP
  • MIDI- Musical Instrument Digital Interface
  • Format of MIDI messages
  • The Human Ear
  • MPEG2 audio compression
  • Spatial Audio
  • Sound Synthesis
  • Analog and Digital Synthesis

Learning Outcome

  • Describe the principles of audio technology
  • Explain sound generation and transducers
  • Demonstrate the application of audio technology in multimedia
  • Execute sampling for audio technology
  • Analyse audio compression and spatial audio
  • Discuss synthesizing an audio system
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