Digital Sound

Course Title

Digital Sound

Course Code


Type of Course

Compulsory Selective Course, 4 hours / week, (2 theory + 2 workshop)

Course Level




ECTS Credits

5 (3+2)

Professor (s)

Tassos Kolydas

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge of the history and evolution of technology which involves the processing of audio and especially digital.

Understanding all the peculiarities of technological capabilities for the digitization and processing of sound. Understanding the opportunities offered by new digital and electronic technology.

Implement all the possibilities offered by technology in the field of digitization of music files and data , as well as improvements of older and rare recordings.

Analysis of key technical features of specific devices that determine the processing of digital audio .

Synthesis of theoretical and laboratory knowledge to better exploit the potential offered by new technologies for processing audio files.

Evaluation of this data to formulate new practices to resolve a number of issues relating to upgrading the quality of sound, in cleaning old analog audio and the digitization process in general.

Teaching Approach

Interactive presentation / lecture supported by theoretical overview of issues related to digitization and editing music files and practice on specific relevant issues.

Prerequisite Courses

Recommended Courses in the Curriculum

Music Transcription
Music Informatics
Midi Code in Music Informatics
Sound Engineering & Recording

Course Content

Digitizing sound techniques. Software audio digitizer. Noise Reduction. Compress audio.

Applications digitization of sound through the use of a series of specific software related to digital recording, to mastering, to noise reduction, in addition technical effects.

Recommended Bibliography

Bob Katz (2002). Mastering audio: the art and the science. Oxford: Focal

Chappell J. (2003). Digital home recording: tips, techniques, and tools for home studio production / editor. San Francisco: Backbeat Books

David Miles Huber, Robert E. Runstein (2005). Modern Recording Technigues. Amsterdam: Focal Elsevier

Francis Rumsey (2005). Desktop audio technology: digital audio and midi principles. Oxford: Focal

Peter McIan and Larry Wichman (1988). The musician's guide to home recording: how to make great recording's at home from cassette portastudios to digital multitrackers. New York: Amsco

Xadellis L. (1992) Sound - music and art, Contemporary Music, Athens

Learning Exercises

Homeschooling study specific exercises given in class.

Teaching Methods

The course is based on a tripartite teaching with student participation, discussion and practice.

Criteria and Methods of Evaluation

Written examination at the end of the semester. Assess the understanding of all the issues related to digitization and editing music files (Theory), and the ability to manipulate and control specific devices and software for the implementation of digitization and editing music files (Lab).

Teaching Language