Principles of Digital Audio, Sixth Edition (Google eBook)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Sep 16, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 816 pages
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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

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User Review  - Lucius - Goodreads

This is my go-to textbook on digital audio. It's probably not the easiest thing to read, but the subject is not that easy to explain. But if you work with digital audio in any way, this is one of the few books out there which gives you a good introduction to it. Read full review

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Best book I've found on digital audio. Very in-depth, technically written. Read full review


1 Sound and Numbers
2 Fundamentals of Digital Audio
3 Digital Audio Recording

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About the author (2010)

Ken Pohlmann, a professor emeritus and former director of the Music Engineering program at the University of Miami, is a consultant for audio manufacturers. He is the author of several audio engineering books and is a monthly contributor to Sound & Vision magazine. Pohlmann chaired the Audio Engineering Society's International Conference on Digital Audio, and co-chaired the International Conference on Internet Audio.

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