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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: TON1003 Module Title: AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MU1.AUDIOSIG
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: DEWHIRST M Dr (Music Record)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability

Run once, throughout the academic year

Assessment Pattern
Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
Approximately 5 coursework items are set in the year primarily to reinforce methods and concepts (‘learning by doing’).
A two-hour written examination taken towards the end of the Spring Semester.
Module Overview

Module Aims

To build on previous mathematical qualifications (such as A-Level Mathematics) to provide the relevant audio signal processing background for modules in Electronics, Acoustics, Electroacoustics and Audio Engineering.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module you should normally be able to:
  • perform elementary operation on audio data in decimal, binary, hexadecimal, and two’s complement formats
  • represent and process audio signals using a complex notation
  • process audio signals using matrices
  • differentiate and integrate functions of a single variable
  • represent periodic audio signals by means of the Fourier Series
  • represent audio signals using the Fourier Transform
  • apply a convolution to audio processing
  • derive mathematically a characteristic of the comb filter
    design and test digital audio filters using a computer-aided approach
Module Content
Methods of Teaching/Learning

10 two-hour sessions in Semester 1 and 10 in Semester 2. Your interaction is strongly encouraged during teaching sessions, which will be primarily lecture based.

Selected Texts/Journals
Suggested Reading:
James, Glyn, 2001: Modern Engineering Mathematics (Prentice Hall:London).

A.V.Oppenheim, 1997:Signals and Systems ( Prentice-Hall:London)

Udo Zolzer, 2003: DAFX:Digital Audio Effects (John Wiley & Sons:San Francisco)
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