Audio Engineering Society Releases Tutorial CD-ROM

Jan 16, 2002 12:00 PM, Editors


Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

The Audio Engineering Society's Technical Council (New York CIty) has launched a tutorial project on CD-ROM, Perceptual Audio Coders: What to Listen For. Developed by the Technical Committee on Coding of Audio Signals, and produced by Dr. Markus Erne, the unique CD-ROM is the first of its kind to be produced by the AES. It has been developed to familiarize audio engineers, broadcast engineers and audio students with the underlying principles of perceptual audio coding.

For more than 40 years, audio professionals have been trained in listening to conventional audio artifacts using analog equipment. Perceptual audio coding is a relatively new field and exhibits completely different types of artifacts. Perceptual Audio Coders: What to Listen For will be especially helpful to audio professionals, including engineers, designers and students, who are presented with audio material that has undergone audio compression, where the process of coding artifacts takes place.

The CD-ROM demonstrates the sonic side of audio technology, with examples of various types of audio coding artifacts. The artifacts are sorted according to type and severity as audio files, which enable listeners to enhance their ability to recognize these artifacts. Listeners are first presented with distortion grades that are obvious and then proceed to more subtle ones.

In addition to the CD-ROM's inclusion of 8 different chapters on audio coding artifacts, there are three tutorials on audio coding principles designed to familiarize the reader with the underlying technology.

Perceptual Audio Coders: What to Listen For is available for purchase at special introductory prices of $20.00 for non-members; $15.00 for members and $10.00 for student members. Additionally, libraries, research labs and institutes can obtain a volume discount.

For more information or to purchase the tutorial, visit the Website at

Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

Mix Books

Modern Recording and Mixing

This 2-DVD set will show you how the best in the music industry set up a studio to make world-class records. Regardless of what gear you are using, the information you'll find here will allow you to take advantage of decades of expert knowledge. Order now $39.95

Mastering Cubase 4

Electronic Musician magazine and Thomson Course Technology PTR have joined forces again to create the second volume in their Personal Studio Series, Mastering Steinberg's Cubase(tm). Edited and produced by the staff of Electronic Musician, this special issue is not only a must-read for users of Cubase(tm) software, but it also delivers essential information for anyone recording/producing music in a personal-studio. Order now $12.95



Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine takes you straight into the studio, with new product announcements, industry news, upcoming events, recent recording/post projects and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

MixLine Live

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine Live takes you on the road with today's hottest tours, new sound reinforcement professional products, recent installs, industry news and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Wire, a virtual press conference offering postings of the latest gear and music news, direct from the source. Visit the The Wire for the latest press postings.