5DISTORTION AND NOISE

CHAPTER OUTLINE

5.1 Noise

       5.1.1 Clicks

       5.1.2 Pops

       5.1.3 Hum and Buzz

       5.1.4 Extraneous Acoustic Sounds

5.2 Distortion

       5.2.1 Hard Clipping and Overload

       5.2.2 Soft Clipping

       5.2.3 Quantization Error Distortion

       5.2.4 Software Module Exercises

       5.2.5 Perceptual Encoder Distortion

       5.2.6 Exercise: Comparing Linear PCM to Encoded Audio

       5.2.7 Exercise: Subtraction

       5.2.8 Exercise: Listening to Encoded Audio through

               Mid-Side Processing

Summary

In the recording process, engineers regularly encounter technical issues that cause noises to be introduced or audio signals to be degraded inadvertently. To the careful listener, such events remove ...

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