Course detail

Audiotechnology in English

FEKT-BPC-AH2Acad. year: 2020/2021

The subject deals with basics of audio signal processing, analog and digital principles, electronic musical instruments, description of a recording studio, roles in a recording studio, microphones, musical formats and audiomastering. It focuses on vocabulary from this field.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After completing the course, students will be able to:
- describe the basics of signal processing, analog and digital principles
- name electric instruments, describe electric guitar
- describe recording studio in detail, its function, roles
- describe microphones, types
- describe musical formats
- describe mixers


English language skills at the B1 (intermediate) level are required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Watkinson, J.: The Art of Digital Audio, 3rd ed. Focal Press, 2001. ISBN 0-240-51587-0 (CS)
Streicher, R., Everest, F., A. The New Stereo Soundbook, 3rd ed. Audio Engineering Associates, 2006. ISBN 978-0-9665162-1-0 (CS)
Davis, G., Jones, R.:The Sound Reinforcement Handbook, 2nd ed. 1988, ISBN 978-0881889000 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures. Videos (listenings) and research articles in English language are employed.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

A student is evaluated according to the points he obtains from one mid-term tests and final test. A student can obtain 0-100 points, 40 points from the mid-term tests and 60 points from the final test, while in order to pass this subject a student is required to obtain at least 50 points.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Basics of Audio Signal Processing.
2. Principles of Analog and Digital Audio Signal Processing.
3. Electronic Musical Instruments, electrical guitar – its main parts.
4. Recording Studio, its parts, equipment.
5. The Role of the Producer in Recording Studio.
6. Microphones, description, types.
8. Sound Systems and Surround Sound.
9. Mixers
10. Audio Formats, concerts.
11. General Sound Recording Outside the Studio
12. Audio Mastering
13. FINAL TEST (W1-W12)


This subject aims to provide students with the selected chapters from audiotechnology, and introduce them vocabulary and specific features of the texts from the field of auditechnology via lectures, research articles and videos (listenings) in English language.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance is not compulsory, the final test is compulsory (see criteria).

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-AUD Bachelor's

    specialization AUDB-ZVUK , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    specialization AUDB-TECH , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Fundamentals seminar

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


eLearning: opened course