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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 out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I'm not yet expert in this field (which is why I own the book), so I can't criticize the accuracy of the text as other reviewers have, but as a self-taught audio engineer with more... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brian F.
A very well written book for someone who has a real interest in understanding how digital audio works. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lovejoy23
Ken writes beautifully. I first read his contributions to Stereo and Stereo Review and 20 years later I'm still loving his stuff. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mr FJ Volek
Good overview of digital audio fundamentals & practice up to 2011. Covers CD's, DVD's, and BluRay. Also describes CODES, Internet audio, digital broadcasting, and DSP methods. Read morePublished 21 months ago by MX_Cat
This is a great book for educational purposes. The diagrams are an excellent complement to the topics, which are covered in a very didactical way. Read morePublished on October 28, 2013 by SANDRA VENEGAS
I love all the books, and in this book I have found a lot of interesting information and have learned a lot. I recomend it.Published on December 29, 2012 by Isabel Victoria Mosonyi
This looks like an amazing book, but I'll never read it until the price for the Kindle version is fixed. Read morePublished on December 11, 2012 by Hotrodimus
pohlman has street cred and as a professor knows his stuff
i wish he had told me more of what i needed
and less of everythign he could think of to throw into... Read more