Jean-Pierre Côté Acoustic, Digital Audio Analysis and Active Listening
The recording studio environment and, more generally, sound work, have changed a great deal since the advent of digital audio, now widespread and accessible. We see more and more production and post-production work carried out in personal studios or on portable workstations. However, listening conditions are often less than optimal, and the quality of the result suffers.
What’s more, with the aim of boosting productivity, a host of new tools – both hardware and software – are being offered, but their specific implementations are often abstract. The link with the physical applications of sound, as well as some fundamental audio knowledge and practices, is fading.
It’s against this backdrop that we offer an orientation workshop on shaping and optimizing digital audio projects. This workshop links the essential notions of psychoacoustic theory with their applications in audio techniques and electro-acoustic broadcasting.
Please note that this workshop will be held in French.
This workshop will cover the following topics
– Review and deepening of the fundamental knowledge of digital audio common to the various processing platforms and software:
– Acoustic theory, psychoacoustics and digital audio;
– digital audio resolution, dither, jitter;
– FFT, spectrography, transfer function, correlation, impulse response;
– sound levels, accumulation, optimization of the reproduction chain.
– Get in touch with the realities and problems of personal studios and sound workplaces with uncontrolled acoustics.
– FFT audio analysis on SPECTRAFOO software.