Principles of Digital Audio

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McGraw-Hill, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 736 pages
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Cash in on the hottest digital audio technologies. Through three bestselling editions, Ken C. PohlmannĂs Principles of Digital Audio has illuminated the frontiers of digital audio science, taking readers from fundamental principles to the state of the art. Since the last edition, digital audio technology and applications have expanded explosively - a situation well-reflected in the new fourth edition of this user-friendly guide by a leading digital audio engineer. You'll find fresh, tell-all treatments, both theoretical and practical of: PC audio - including IEEE 1394, USB, AC Š97, and DirectX; Internet audio ¨ especially MP3, SDMI, and RealNetworks G2 streaming audio;Low bit rate topics ¨ including MPEG-2, AAC, MPEG-4, Dolby Digital, and PAC; DVD ¨ DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, recordable DVD, UDF, and MLP; Television and radio broadcasting topics ¨ ATSC DTV, AM-IOBC and FM-IBOC (including USA Digital Radio and LDR prototypes); New compact disc topics, such as CD-R, CD-RW, and Super Audio CD. You'll also get valuable insights into new AES standards, jitter, sound cards, data compression, digital audio extraction, watermarking, and much more.

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Fundamentals of Digital Audio
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About the author (2000)

Ken C. Pohlmann is a professor at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, and the director of the Music Engineering program in the university's School of Music. He has initiated new undergraduate and graduate courses in acoustics and psychoacoustics, digital audio, advanced digital audio, Internet audio and studio production and in 1986 founded the first Masters degree program in Music Engineering in the United States.
Mr. Pohlmann is also president of Hammer Laboratories, a company devoted to the research, development and testing of new audio technology. He serves as a consultant in the design of digital audio systems, the development of sound systems for automobile manufacturers, and as an expert witness in technology and patent litigation. Some of his consulting clients include: Alpine Electronics, Bertlesmann Music Group, Blockbuster Entertainment, Baker & McKenzie, BMW, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, DaimlerChrysler, Fish & Neave, Ford Motor Company, Fujitsu Ten, Harman International, Hughes Electronics, Hyundai, IBM, Lexus, Microsoft, Motorola, Nippon Columbia, Onkyo America, Philips, RealNetworks, Recording Industry Association of America, Sensormatic, Sonopress, Sony, TDK, Time Warner, Toyota, United Technologies and the U.S. Justice Department. Mr. Pohlmann holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Mr. Pohlmann co-founded Microcomputer Arts, Inc. (1980), International Business Information Systems Inc. (1982), and U.S. Digital Disc Corporation (1985). He chaired the Audio Engineering Society's International Conference on Digital Audio in Toronto in 1989 and co-chaired the Society's International Conference on Internet Audio in Seattle in 1997. He was presented two AES Board of Governor's Awards (1989 and 1998) and an AES Fellowship Award (1990) by the Audio Engineering Society for his work as an educator and author. In 1991 he was elected to the AES Board of Governors, and in 1993 elected as the AES Vice President of the Eastern U.S. and Canada Region. In 1992 he was presented the Philip Frost Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship.
Mr. Pohlmann is the author of Principles of Digital Audio and The Compact Disc Handbook, co-author of Writing for New Media, and editor and co-author of Advanced Digital Audio. Since 1982 he has written over 1,400 articles for audio magazines including Audio, dB, Car Stereo Review, CD Review, Electronics Australia, Guitar Player Magazine, IEEE Spectrum, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Laserdisk Professional, Mix Magazine, PC Magazine, Sound & Vision, Scientific American, Stereo Review, and Video Magazine. He is a columnist for Car Stereo Review, and contributing editor and columnist for Sound & Vision Magazine.

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