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Addenda to week 11’s lecture

Addenda Following the session this year, I thought it worth following up with some more information and reflection after our discussion together. Firstly Firstly, Lisa’s link to the New Yorker’s Freelance achievement stickers: Secondly, hourly rate calculator In the

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Student image-sound mappings

See below for folders of work you should explore to inspire and direct the next phase of your design development. Just pick one person’s work from the selection you’ve been offered. You’ll find the imagery and one another’s sounds here:

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More commandline help

This post contains some useful information. While I’m not interested in encouraging you to hack DVDs and make production companies suffer, we do need to find ways to extract parts of films pull their audio and perform analysis on them.

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Impulse Responses & Convolution

Adapted from lecture notes by Varun Nair What is convolution? Convolution is the process where each single sample of a sound is multiplied by every sample of another sound. It is different from the plain multiplication of two sounds where

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Useful Resources

The university now has a subscription to Here is a link to a playlist of some useful content, especially on the basics of audio processing. Please check these videos out, and let us know of other things that might

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Making Recording Logs: Quick Tip

Making recording logs can be very tedious if you’re entering lots of data by hand (sample rates, durations etc.), and surely that data already exists somewhere? Why should it be done by hand? Better uses of time and energy abound.

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Meters, Mixing Levels, Loudness (and the new ITU spec)

Note: There is an embedded video near the bottom of the post that provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the new EBU loudness standards. If you wish to jump straight to that and read the text later, then click

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Digital Audio Primer

Introduction Digital systems are ubiquitous in sound related work—we rely on them for (almost) all our storage, manipulation and transmission needs, and of all the sound we experience in daily life a staggering amount of it is mediated by loudspeakers

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The FFT and Exploring Spectra

So far in the course we have generally considered the sound data we deal with to be in the time domain, as a sequence of samples (or a varying voltage) in time. Sometimes, however, it can be useful to work with

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