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They might also be referred to as acoustic engineers. Audio engineering courses at university or college fall into two rough categories: i training in the creative use of audio as a sound engineer, and ii training in science or engineering topics, which then allows students to apply these concepts while pursuing a career developing audio technologies.
Audio training courses provide knowledge of technologies and their application to recording studios and sound reinforcement systems , but do not have sufficient mathematical and scientific content to allow someone to obtain employment in research and development in the audio and acoustic industry.
Audio engineers in research and development usually possess a bachelor's degree , master's degree or higher qualification in acoustics , physics , computer science or another engineering discipline.
They might work in acoustic consultancy, specializing in architectural acoustics. Some positions, such as faculty academic staff require a Doctor of Philosophy. In Germany a Toningenieur is an audio engineer who designs, builds and repairs audio systems. These can be processed at the heart of much audio production such as reverberation , Auto-Tune or perceptual coding e.
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Alternatively, the algorithms might carry out echo cancellation , or identify and categorize audio content through music information retrieval or acoustic fingerprint. Architectural acoustics is the science and engineering of achieving a good sound within a room. In audio engineering, this includes the design of electronic instruments such as synthesizers ; the human voice the physics and neurophysiology of singing ; physical modeling of musical instruments; room acoustics of concert venues; music information retrieval ; music therapy , and the perception and cognition of music.
At the heart of audio engineering are listeners who are the final arbitrator as to whether an audio design is successful, such as whether a binaural recording sounds immersive. Ensuring speech is transmitted intelligibly, efficiently and with high quality; in rooms, through public address systems and through mobile telephone systems are important areas of study.
Terms such as "audio technician," "sound technician," "audio engineer," "audio technologist," "recording engineer," "sound mixer" and "sound engineer" can be ambiguous; depending on the context they may be synonymous, or they may refer to different roles in audio production.
Such terms can refer to a person working in sound and music production; for instance, a "sound engineer" or "recording engineer" is commonly listed in the credits of commercial music recordings as well as in other productions that include sound, such as movies. These titles can also refer to technicians who maintain professional audio equipment.
Certain jurisdictions specifically prohibit the use of the title engineer to any individual not a registered member of a professional engineering licensing body. He is a regular contributor to the audio technical press, having written over articles and technical papers, and is a contributing author to several international audio and acoustics reference books. Andrews and then at the University of St. Andrews, majoring in chemistry. In a fascination with the hobby of electronics led him to a post of junior engineer with English Electric Valve Co.
In he moved to the position of lecturer in Physics and Electronics at Braintree College, and began writing articles and books on electronics and computing. In he resigned from college to become a freelance author, as he still is today. Watkinson is an international consultant in audio, video, and data recording. The air which carries sound is a mixture of gases.
In gases, the molecules contain so much energy that they break free from their neighbors and rush around at high speed. As Figure 1. If left undisturbed in a container at a constant temperature, eventually the pressure throughout would be constant and uniform.
Sound disturbs this simple picture. Figure 1.
The average velocity and the displacement of all the molecules in a layer of air near a moving body is the same as the velocity and displacement of the body. Movement of the body results in a local increase or decrease in pressure of some kind. Thus sound is both a pressure and a velocity disturbance. Pressure b Rebound is slower c Figure 1. As a result, acoustics seldom need to consider the molecular structure of air and the constant motion can be neglected.
Thus when particle velocity and displacement are considered, this refers to the average values of a large number of molecules. In an undisturbed container of gas, the particle velocity and displacement will both be zero everywhere. The gas acts like a spring; it is compliant.
However, a gas also has mass. Sound travels through air by an interaction between the mass and the compliance. Imagine pushing a mass via a spring. It would not move immediately because the spring would have to be compressed in order to transmit a force. Sound travels through air without a net movement of the air.
The speed of sound is proportional to the square root of the absolute temperature. The speed of sound experienced by most of us is about ft per second or m per second.
The sound due to percussion is called transient, whereas a periodic stimulus produces steady-state sound having a frequency f. In the case of a transient sound caused by an impact, the observer will detect a single replica of the original as it passes at the speed of sound. In the case of the tuning fork, a periodic sound source, the pressure peaks and dips follow one another away from the source at the speed of sound.
For a given rate of vibration of the source, a given peak will have propagated a constant distance before the next peak occurs.
This distance is called the wavelength lambda. If the source vibrates faster, successive peaks get closer together and the wavelength gets shorter.