Chapter 3 Audio Technology

Audiology is the discipline interested in manipulating acoustic signals that can be perceived by humans. Important aspects are psychoacoustics, music, the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) standard, and speech synthesis and analysis. Most multimedia applications use audio in the form of music and/or speech, and voice communication is of particular significance in distributed multimedia applications.

In addition to providing an introduction to basic audio signal technologies and the MIDI standard, this chapter explains various enabling schemes, including speech synthesis, speech recognition, and speech transmission [Loy85, Fla72, FS92, Beg94, OS90', Fal85, Bri86, Ace93, Sch92]. In particular, it covers the ...

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