Course details

Digital Audio Signal Processing

MPC-CAS FEKT MPC-CAS Acad. year 2022/2023 Winter semester 6 credits

Current academic year

Acoustic signal and its essential characteristics, auditory masking, approaches to implementation of discrete and digital systems for sound processing, essential and advanced methods and structures for sound processing, time-invariant and –variant systems and their optimized simulation and implementation, implementation of frequently used tools for sound processing and musical effects, non-linear systems for sound processing and their implementation, sound panning systems, simulation of sound propagation in enclosed space and ways of its implementation, restoration of damaged audio recordings.


Language of instruction




Time span

  • 26 hrs lectures
  • 39 hrs laboratories




Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students get a detailed overview of procedures of analysis and digital signal processing of acoustic signals. They will gain experience of discrete and digital system simulation with the help of modern simulation tools. They will be able to design and simulate algorithms for acoustic signal processing, which are directly designed for the CPU of a computer system or for signal processor.

Learning objectives

The aim of the course is to provide students with information about essential simulation methods and implementation procedures in the area of digital audio signal processing. Considerable attention is devoted to the present trends in the area of general audio signal with focus on musical signals.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The subject knowledge on the Bachelor degree level is required.

Progress assessment

Evaluation of study results follows the Rules for Studies and Examinations of BUT and the corresponding norm of FEEC. Up to 20 points are given for each of two tests in computer exercises. Up to 60 points are given for the final written examination.

Teaching methods and criteria

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Lectures provide the explanation of basic principles, subject methodology, examples of problems and their solutions.
Computer exercises support practical mastering of themes presented in lectures. Active participation of students is required.
Participation at lectures is recommended. Participation at computer exercises is checked.
Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system.

Controlled instruction

It is obligatory to do all computer exercises and tests to complete the course. Other forms of checked instruction are specified by a regulation issued by the guarantor of the course and updated for every academic year.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme MITAI, field NSPE, any year of study, Elective
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