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THE #1 BEST-SELLING BOOK ON DIGITAL AUDIO ENGINEERING
This definitive text provides comprehensive coverage of today’s leading digital audio technologies as well as a thorough survey of fundamentals and theory. Written by well-known audio engineering expert and best-selling author Ken Pohlmann, four previous editions have been valued for their clear explanations and have been widely used as college texts and professional references. The fifth edition of Principles of Digital Audio has been extensively updated and revised to reflect ongoing widespread changes in the audio industry.
Beginning with an in-depth discussion of digital audio recording and reproduction, the text then details perceptual low bit-rate coding, CD and DVD disc formats, digital audio broadcasting, internet and network audio, and DSP. From the basic theory to the latest technological advancements, Principles of Digital Audio completely covers this multifaceted field, including topics such as:
ALL THE ESSENTIALS OF DIGITAL AUDIO
* Sound and Numbers * Fundamental Theory * Digital Audio Recording * Digital Audio Reproduction * Error Correction * Digital Audio Tape * Optical Disc Storage * Compact Disc and SACD * Recordable CD * Interconnection * Perceptual Coding: Theory and Applications * MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 * MP3 Codec * MPEG-4 and AAC * Psychoacoustic Models * Surround Sound Coding * Lossless Coding * DVD-Video and DVD-Audio * Recordable DVD * HD-DVD and Blu-ray * Minidisc * Desktop Audio * Network Audio * Downloadable and Streaming Internet Audio * File Formats * Digital Rights Management * Watermarking and Encryption * MPEG-7 * Digital Radio and TV Broadcasting * HD Radio * Satellite Radio * Digital Audio Workstations * Digital Signal Processing: Theory and Applications * Sigma Delta Conversion and Noise Shaping --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book is an excellent primer for current technology in digital audio systems. He keeps the obscure mathematics to a minimum, and introduces you to the great amount of technique... Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2000
This book covers all the most important audio-related topics...into the details! It can be used as a very good reference and should never quit your desk.Published on Sept. 1 1999