Leader: Vi Long Lam
Berwick Second semester 2005 (Day)
Synopsis: This unit focuses on the use of audio based multimedia tools, and the creation and manipulation of digital sound for a variety of multimedia applications. Topics covered include anatomy of sound, nature of analogue and digital sound, formats, frequency and bit depth, characteristics of microphones, mini disk, hard disk recording. Recording techniques. Manipulation of digital audio files, digital audio and compression, use of sound for interactive environments and matching audio to visual elements, use of sound for interactive environment, matching audio to visual elements, sound loop construction and manipulation.
Assessment: 3 Minor assignments (60%) Major Group assignment (40%)
Contact Hours: 12 hours per week for 13 weeks. Students will attend 2 hours of lecture/demonstration, and one 2 hour tutorial session per week Students are expected to spend 8 hours per week on individual study and assignment work, including library and computing laboratory work beyond these normal class hours.