Acoustic, Analog and Digital Signals Explained
What you'll learn
- Comprehensive Presentation Lectures
- Understand the Differences between Acoustic, Analog and Digital Signals
- Analog to Digital Conversion
- Recording and Playback in a Digital System
- Conversions and Dithering
- Audio Driver and Buffer
- Audio Card Setup
- No requirements are needed except your musical passion and curiosity.
- A computer, a tablet or Smartphone with Internet
- Desire to Learn
Hello and Welcome to
Acoustic, Analog, and Digital Signals Explained
What is an analog signal?
How does the analog-to-digital conversion process work?
What about digital fundamentals?
And what is the digital-to-analog audio converter?
And the quantization?
With this course, you will be able to answer all these questions and more!
At the end of this course, you will be able to understand:
the differences between acoustic, analog, and digital signals;
what is an analog signal;
the sampling process;
the quantization process;
bit depth and dithering;
the quantization noise;
the analog to digital conversion;
the digital-to-analog converter;
driver and buffer setup.
To achieve this goal, the course will start from the very beginning: we will talk about what an acoustic signal is and how it can be properly transformed, recorded, and played back in a digital system through the analog-to-digital audio converter. I will also give you some quizzes to do to confirm what you have learned during the various sections of the course. And, if you want to go into more depth on some particular topics, a couple of external resources are also included in the course lectures.
Starting as it does from scratch, this course is intended for everybody. No requirements are needed except your musical passion and curiosity. It aims to introduce all the basic theories to understand the sampling process, the playback or mixdown of digital audio material through your digital audio card.
If you are a producer, a DJ, or a musician, or if you use a so-called DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) like Cubase, Logic, Pro Tools, Fruity Loops, or a DJ software like Traktor, Serato, or Virtual DJ, this course will explain how and why some setting could or should be applied to your audio card or software configuration. However, if you are already an audio engineer, this course is not for you.
It is the very first module of all the music and DJing courses I teach so it starts from the very beginning and you don’t need to know anything about the topic to start. Basically, it introduces conscious management of audio signals through digital devices regardless of the brand or software used. Even your smartphone is based on the theory explained here.
Generally speaking, it’s a good thing to know how an audio card works if an audio card is used during the management of digital audio content. Whether you are an audio newbie or an enthusiast or want a conscious knowledge of your audio card, this course is for you.
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Who this course is for:
- DJs or Musicians
- Audio and Video Creators
- Podcasters & Broadcasters
- DAW Users (Cubase, Logic, Fruity Loops... )
- Audio Editor Users (Audacity, Wavelab, SoundForge... )
Max Porcelli is a Steinberg Certified Trainer, DJ, Producer, and Remixer with a degree in Multimedia and Technological Sciences. Since 2007 he's been running the Educational Division of 989Records, an independent electronic record label producing a variety of electronic music genres and working with many artists from around the globe. The aim of the division is to develop electronic music culture and all its related technologies.
989Records head honcho, Max started his musical career in 1989 and is currently one of the most active and chameleonic producers of the Italian electronic scene, with almost 70 singles, EPs, albums, and remixes already produced and published. Over the years, he has worked with Pacha Recordings Ibiza, Deep Class, and several important Italian labels such Rise, Absolutely, Airplane, Molto Rec, remixing artists like Inaya Day, Angie Brown (Incognito), Jocelyn Brown, Cheryl Porter, Oliver Cheatham (Room 5) and many others.
Having followed hundreds of students during his educational activities, Max has become a point of reference for many musicians, DJs, producers, and enthusiasts in northeast Italy.
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