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Digital Audio Fundamentals

by Mark Heath

An introduction to several of the most important concepts in digital audio, including sampling, audio file formats and codecs, effects.

What you'll learn

In order to work effectively with digital audio, whether as a computer programmer trying to use audio, or making your own recordings, it is essential to have a good grasp of the basic principles of digital audio. In this course, we will cover many of the foundational concepts such as sample rates, bit depths, decibels, clipping, headroom, effects, codecs, file formats, synthesis, and visualisations.

About the author

Mark Heath is a software developer based in Southampton, England, working for NICE Systems as a software architect creating cloud based digital evidence management systems for the police. He is the creator of NAudio, an open source audio framework for .NET.

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