Complex vectors and phasors
Aliasing and reconstruction
Impulse response measurements
Discrete Fourier transform
Real-time spectral processing
Digital Audio Theory: A Practical Guide bridges the fundamental concepts and equations of digital audio with their real-world implementation in an accessible introduction, with dozens of programming examples and projects.
Starting with digital audio conversion, then segueing into filtering, and finally real-time spectral processing, Digital Audio Theory introduces the uninitiated reader to signal processing principles and techniques used in audio effects and virtual instruments that are found in digital audio workstations. Every chapter includes programming snippets for the reader to hear, explore, and experiment with digital audio concepts. Practical projects challenge the reader, providing hands-on experience in designing real-time audio effects, building FIR and IIR filters, applying noise reduction and feedback control, measuring impulse responses, software synthesis, and much more.
Music technologists, recording engineers, and students of these fields will welcome Bennett’s approach, which targets readers with a background in music, sound, and recording. This guide is suitable for all levels of knowledge in mathematics, signals and systems, and linear circuits. Code for the programming examples and accompanying videos made by the author can be found on the companion website, DigitalAudioTheory.com.
Christopher L. Bennett is a Professor in the Music Engineering Technology program at the University of Miami, Frost School of Music. He conducts research, teaches, and publishes in the fields of digital audio, audio programming, transducers, acoustics, psychoacoustics, and medical acoustics.