Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Web for the students: http://aulaglobal2012-2013.upf.edu/course/view.php?id=1188&username=guest
This is an intermediate course in
audio signal processing thought for the third year undergraduate
students of the degree of Audiovisual Systems Engineering of the
Polytechnic School of the UPF. The course is a continuation of Signals
and Systems, where we focus on the analysis, transformation and
synthesis of musical sounds.
The course is offered in 10 weeks, with 20 hours of
lectures and 20 hours of labs. The evaluation of the students is
based on the lab assignments (15%) and final exam (85%).
- Sound synthesis of musical sounds: Basic concepts (oscillators,
wavetables, envelopes ADSR,
filters, LFO, control interfaces). Additive synthesis. Subtractive
synthesis. Granular synthesis. FM synthesis. Synthesis with physical
- Analysis of musical sounds: Short-time Fourier transform (STFT).
Sinusoidal analysis. Harmonic plus residual analysis.
- Transformations of musical sounds: Filters and delays. Non-linear
processing. Spectral transformations.
- Cook, Perry R. 2002. Real Sound
Synthesis for Interactive Applications. A. K. Pters Ltd.
- Moore, F. Richard. 1990.
Elements of computer music. Englewood Cliffs (N.J.): Prentice Hall.
- Roads, Curtis. 1996. The
Computer music tutorial. Cambridge (Mass.) : MIT Press.
- Steiglitz, Kenneth. 1996. A DSP
primer: with applications to digital audio and computer music. Menlo
Park, Ca.: Addison-Wesley, cop. 1996
- Rocchesso, Davide. 2003.
Introduction to Sound Processing, http://profs.sci.univr.it/~rocchess/SP/sp.pdf
- Smith, Julius O. 2007 (draft).
Spectral Audio Signal Processing (SASP). https://ccrma.stanford.edu/~jos/sasp/
- Zölzer, Udo, ed. 2011.
DAFX: Digital Audio Effects. John Wiley & Sons. (DAFX) (second
Modeling Synthesis tools page