|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||ING-INF/05|
|LANGUAGE||Italian (English on demand)|
After recalling foundational concepts concerning sound production and perception, this course introduces the students to the major techniques for acquisition, analysis, processing, and synthesis of sound and music content in digital form.
This course aims at providing students with theoretical and practical foundational knowledge about digital processing of sound and music content. Initially, the focus will be on sound as a physical and perceptual phenomenon. Then, techniques for digital acquisition and play back of sound will be addressed, including examples of techniques for automatic analysis and processing of sound in the time and frequency domains. Finally, hints will be provided about the most relevant techniques for sound synthesis and about existing algorithms for music information processing (e.g., for automatic analysis of melody, rhythm, and harmony).
The course is intended to provide students with a theoretical and practical knowledge of the most important techniques for: (i) digital sound capturing and playback, (ii) automated analysis of the audio signal in the time and frequency domains, (iii) automated analysis of music content, (iv) digital audio processing, and (v) digital synthesis of sound and music content.
At the end of the course, students are expected to know and to be able to apply the most important techniques for audio capturing and playback, sound and music analysis, and digital audio processing. In more details, the students will be able to capture an audio signal, to apply techniques for detecting the most relevant features of the signal, and for processing/modifying its content. Moreover, the students will also know the most important techniques for digital sound synthesis.
The course consists of lectures, held synchronously in the classroom and remotely, given by the teacher. These include both theoretical lectures, where the teacher will use slides to present a discuss concepts and techniques with the students, and practical lectures, consisting of hands-on at the computer, and enabling students to apply the concepts and to concretely experiment the primary technologies discussed in the course.
Educational material includes:
Material can be downloaded from AulaWeb. In principle, the notes taken during the lectures and the material available on AulaWeb are sufficient for preparing for the final exam.
For students wishing to read a textbook, we recommend:
Students that cannot attend lectures as well as students with disabilities or learning disorders can contact the teacher to get further indication about the educational material.
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exam consists of an interview with the teacher.
Students with disabilities or learning disorders are allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the Delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities, prof. Francesco Curatelli. Students are invited to contact the teacher and copy the Delegate (firstname.lastname@example.org).
During the interview, the teacher will assess the knowledge the student has of the major topics of the course, the clarity, and the deepness of presentation.
Master theses are available concerning the topics presented in the course in areas of interest for the scientific and technological research carried out at the Casa Paganini – InfoMus research center of DIBRIS – University of Genoa (www.casapaganini.org). For students that are interested in a master thesis on these topics, the course provides the theoretical and practical knowledge, which is needed to carry out the work in the thesis.
Students with disabilities or learning disorders are allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the Delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities. Students are invited to contact the teacher of this course and copy the Delegate (https://unige.it/commissioni/comitatoperlinclusionedeglistudenticondisa…).