Understand Digital Audio Once and For All!
Have you ever wondered exactly why adding noise to a digital recording actually makes it sound better? Do you know what a phase lock loop does, and why it's important? These questions and dozens more are answered in clear, understandable english in Digital Audio Explained: For the Audio Engineer!
Digital Audio Explained: For the Audio Engineer is written for all audio engineers at all levels. It is written about topics that have been reserved, until now, for the electronic engineers, circuit designers, mathematicians and academians. No corner of digital audio is left unturned, from the basics of digital sampling and issues regarding Nyquist to the circuit design of A/D converters, word clock generators, and PLLs.
Nika Aldrich clearly explains issues as seemingly complex as convolution reverbs, Fourier Analysis, noise-shaping and floating point processing for the person who has little exposure to advanced level mathematics. He does this with a linear, methodical approach and the aid of over 600 graphics. In his conclusion, Nika unearths many of digital audio's little secrets having to do with bit-depth, sample frequency, dither, and emerging technologies such as DSD. With the knowledge gained from this book, engineers from the novice to the advanced will make better decisions and get better sounding results from their studios.
Digital Audio Explained: For the Audio Engineer Author
Nika Aldrich is known by engineers around the world for his clear and concise explanations that are widely available on the internet, in trade magazines and in books, and by thousands who have used him as an audio consultant. His former overwhelming success at Sweetwater as a Senior Sales Engineer is directly linked to his depth of digital audio knowledge which shines in this volume.