Course Description

Audio signal transfer in audio communications begins and ends with an audio system, regardless of the transfer mode and type. Because of its importance it is necessary to understand: Studio and control room audio technology. Digital audio transfer systems. Recording media for audio signals. Home audio components. Audio quality based on perceptual measuring techniques. Audio signal processing. Perceptual coding of high-quality digital audio systems. Digital audio system architecture. Input-output audio system components. Audio signal analysis. Audio signal synthesis. Digital communication audio systems. Interfaces for connecting audio system components. Processing and editing of audio signals in multichannel systems. Measurements on audio systems

General Competencies

The subject gives the necessary qualifications for understanding audio signal transfer in audio communications through different audio systems.

Learning Outcomes

  1. identify studio and control room audio technology
  2. select the required / appropriate digital portable audio system
  3. differentiate media and formats for storing audio content
  4. explain perceptual measurement techniques
  5. explain the perceptual coding of digital audio system
  6. classify the input / output audio components
  7. apply processing and editing of audio signals in multichannel systems
  8. apply audio measurements

Forms of Teaching


Lectures are held in two cycles, 2 hours per week. After each cycle assessment is carried out.


Continuous assessment is carried out through mid-term exams and final exams. Assessment on the examinations are carried out according to schedule.

Laboratory Work

Three laboratory exercises are provided, they are graded, and take place under the supervision of an assistant.


Demonstration of some phenomena that are topics at a lecture

Experimental Exercises

More complex demonstration of some phenomena that are topics at a lecture


Consultations take place according to agreement with the teacher


Individual work for selected topic from the area of the whole course

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 0 % 15 % 0 % 15 %
Seminar/Project 0 % 15 % 0 % 15 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 20 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 20 %
Final Exam: Oral 30 %
Exam: Written 0 % 40 %
Exam: Oral 30 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Introduction lecture
  2. Electroacoustic transducers
  3. Home audio components
  4. Studio and control room audio technology - part one
  5. Studio and control room audio technology - part two
  6. Perceptual coding and quality of audio systems
  7. Portable digital audio systems
  8. Mid-term exam
  9. Storage media for audio signal
  10. Multichannel audio systems
  11. Analysis and synthesis of audio signal
  12. Interfaces for connecting audio system components
  13. Digital communication audio systems
  14. Measurements of the audio systems (analog and digital)
  15. Final exam

Study Programmes

University graduate
Electronics (profile)
Theoterical Course (1. semester)


M. Kahrs, Karlheinz Brandenburg (1998.), Application of Digital Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, Kluwer Academic Publiser
M. Tohyama, H. Suzuki, Y. Ando (1995.), The Nature of Technology of Acoutic Space, Academic Press Limited
U. Zölzer (2008.), Digital Audio Signal Processing, John Wiley and Sons
S.V. Vaseghi (2008.), Advanced Digital Signal Processing and Noise Reduction, John Wiley and Sons
P. Newell (2008.), Recording Studio Design, Jordan Hill, Oxford

For students


ID 34548
  Winter semester
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures

Grading System

89 Excellent
74 Very Good
61 Good
50 Acceptable