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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: TON2001 Module Title: AUDIO ENGINEERING 2
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MU2.AUDIOENG
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: FISHER DM Prof (Music Record)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability

Spring Semester

Assessment Pattern
Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
One essay (suggested word count 2,000 words). Submission due by noon on Friday of week 9.
One two-hour written paper.
Module Overview

HE1 Audio Engineering & HE1 Audio Signal Processing

Module Aims

To continue the introduction to professional audio of the Level HE 1 course, and to develop your academic and technical abilities.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the module you should be able to:
  • Describe the principles of operation of professional and domestic noise reduction systems
  • Explain the principles of digital audio
  • Describe a range of A to D and D to A converters suitable for audio use
  • Explain the principles of parity, weighted parity, Hamming codes, and CRCs as used in digital audio systems
  • Describe the CD system, including frame format, channel coding, EFM, and subcode formats
Module Content
Methods of Teaching/Learning

Two hours per week during Semester 2.

Selected Texts/Journals
Essential Reading:
Watkinson, J., 2001: The Art of Digital Audio (London: Focal Press)
Fisher, D., 1993: ‘Noise Reduction Systems’ in Ian Sinclair, ed., Audio & Hi Fi Handbook (Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann)

Recommended Reading:
The Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (AES)
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