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An introduction to digital audio

Author: John Watkinson
Publisher: Oxford ; Boston [Mass.] : Focal Press, 2002.
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Watkinson, John, 1950-
Introduction to digital audio.
Oxford ; Boston [Mass.] : Focal Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002026543
(OCoLC)50124341
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Watkinson
ISBN: 9781429483568 1429483563 9781136116933 1136116931
OCLC Number: 166414058
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 419 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introducing digital audio --
1.1. Audio as date --
1.2. What is an audio signal? --
1.3. Why binary? --
1.4. Why digital? --
1.5. Some digital audio processes outlined --
1.6. Time compression and expansion --
1.7. Error correction and concealment --
1.8. Channel coding --
1.9. Audio compression --
1.10. Disk-based recording --
1.11. Rotary-head digital recorders --
1.12. Digital audio broadcasting --
1.13. Networks --
Reference --
2. Sound audio principles --
2.1. The physics of sound --
2.2. Wavelength --
2.3. Periodic and aperiodic signals --
2.4. Sound and the ear --
2.5. The cochlea --
2.6. Mental processes --
2.7. Level and loudness --
2.8. Frequency discrimination --
2.9. Frequency response and linearity --
2.10. The sine wave --
2.11. Root mean square measurements --
2.12. The deciBel --
2.13. Audio level metering --
References --
3. Digital principles --
3.1. Binary codes --
3.2. Introduction to digital logic --
3.3. The computer --
3.4. Timebase correction --
3.5. Multiplexing --
3.6. Gain control --
3.7. Digital faders and controls --
3.8. A digital mixer --
3.9. Filters --
3.10. FIR filters --
3.11. Sampling-rate conversion --
3.12. Transforms and duality --
3.13. The Fourier transform --
3.14. The discrete cosine transform (DCT) --
3.15. Modulo-n arithmetic --
3.16. The Galois field --
3.17. The phase-locked loop --
References --
4. Conversion --
4.1. Introduction to conversion --
4.2. Sampling and aliasing --
4.3. Reconstruction --
4.4. Filter design --
4.5. Choice of sampling rate --
4.6. Sample and hold --
4.7. Sampling clock jitter --
4.8. Aperture effect --
4.9. Quantizing --
4.10. Quantizing error --
4.11. Basic digital-to-analog conversion --
4.12. Basic analog-to-digital conversion --
4.13. Alternative convertors --
4.14. Oversampling --
4.15. Oversampling without noise shaping --
4.16. Noise shaping --
4.17. Noise-shaping ADCs --
4.18. A one-bit DAC --
4.19. One-bit noise-shaping ADCs --
References. 5. Compression --
5.1. Introduction --
5.2. Lossless and perceptive coding --
5.3. Compression principles --
5.4. Codec level calibration --
5.5. Quality measurement --
5.6. The limits --
5.7. Some guidelines --
5.8. Audio compression tools --
5.9. Sub-band coding --
5.10. Transform coding --
5.11. Compression formats --
5.12. MPEG Layer I --
5.13. MPEG Layer II --
5.14. MPEG Layer III --
5.15. MPEG-2 AAC --
References --
6. Digital coding principles --
6.1. Introduction --
6.2. Types of transmission channel --
6.3. Transmission lines --
6.4. Types of recording medium --
6.5. Magnetic recording --
6.6. Azimuth recording and rotary heads --
6.7. Optical and magneto-optical disks --
6.8. Equalization and data separation --
6.9. Slicing and jitter rejection --
6.10. Channel coding --
6.11. Simple codes --
6.12. Group codes --
6.13. Randomizing and encryption --
6.14. Synchronizing --
6.15. Basic error correction --
6.16. Concealment by interpolation --
6.17. Parity --
6.18. Block and convolutional codes --
6.19. Cyclic codes --
6.20. Introduction to the Reed-Solomon codes --
6.21. Correction by erasure --
6.22. Interleaving --
6.23. Product codes --
Appendix 6.1. Calculation of Reed-Solomon generator polynomials --
References --
7. Transmission --
7.1. Introduction --
7.2. The AES/EBU interface --
7.3. Channel status --
7.4. User bits --
7.5. MADI, multi-channel audio digital interface --
7.6. Fibre-optic interfacing --
7.7. Synchronizing --
7.8. Asynchronous operation --
7.9. Routing and networks --
7.10. Networks --
7.11. FireWire --
7.12. Broadband networks and ATM --
7.13. Introduction to NICAM 728 --
7.14. Audio in digital television broadcasting --
7.15. Packets and time stamps --
7.16. MPEG transport streams --
7.17. Clock references --
7.18. Program Specific Information (PSI) --
7.19. Introduction to DAB --
References. 8. Digital audio tape recorders --
8.1. Rotary versus stationary heads --
8.2. PCM adaptors --
8.3. Introduction to DAT --
8.4. DAT specification --
8.5. DAT block diagram --
8.6. Track following in DAT --
8.7. DAT data channel --
8.8. Multi-channel rotary-head recorders --
8.9. Stationary-head recorders --
8.10. DASH format --
8.11. DCC, digital compact cassette --
References --
9. Magnetic disk drives --
9.1. Types of disk drive --
9.2. Structure of disk --
9.3. Principle of flying head --
9.4. Reading and writing --
9.5. Moving the heads --
9.6. Rotation --
9.7. Servo-surface disks --
9.8. Soft sectoring --
9.9. Winchester technology --
9.10. Rotary positioners --
9.11. The disk controller --
9.12. Defect handling --
9.13. Digital audio disk system --
9.14. Arranging the audio data on disk --
9.15. Spooling files --
9.16. Broadcast applications --
9.17. Sampling rate and playing time --
References --
10. Digital audio editing --
10.1. Introduction --
10.2. Editing with random access media --
10.3. Editing on recording media --
10.4. The structure of an editor --
10.5. Timecode --
10.6. Locating the edit point --
10.7. Editing with disk drives --
10.8. Editing in DAT --
10.9. Editing in open-reel digital recorders --
10.10. Jump editing --
References --
11. Optical disks in digital audio --
11.1. Types of optical disk --
11.2. CD and MD contrasted --
11.3. CD and MD, disk construction --
11.4. Rejecting surface contamination --
11.5 . Playing optical disks --
11.6. Focus and tracking systems --
11.7. Typical pickups --
11.8. CD readout in detail --
11.9. How optical disks are made --
11.10. How recordable MiniDiscs are made --
11.11. Channel code of CD and MiniDisc --
11.12. Error-correction strategy --
11.13. Track layout of MD --
11.14. Player structure --
References --
Glossary.
Other Titles: Digital audio
Responsibility: John Watkinson.

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