Course detail

Audiotechnology in English

FEKT-BPC-AH2Acad. year: 2023/2024

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.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

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

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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


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.
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

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

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)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-AUD Bachelor's

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

Type of course unit


Fundamentals seminar

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer