School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Dr Thomas Wilmering


Teaching Fellow

Room Number: Engineering, Eng 104


Introduction to Digital Audio (Undergraduate)

This module covers the entire field of digital audio, including some depth in the subfields and related subjects. It is concerned with the creation, representation, modification and evaluation of digital audio. It introduces the basics of sound, and the key concepts of acoustics that are required to understand how sound is created, represented, transmitted and perceived. The important characteristics of sound are described, such as the intensity, frequency, pitch and timbre. It gives students the knowledge to understand how sound may be accurately represented digitally. Different representations, such as wav, midi and mp3 are introduced. The students are also taught critical listening skills, including the ability to properly create, record and discern sounds, identify subtle problems, identify frequencies, and hear hidden distortions.