Course detail

Digital Audio Signal Processing

FEKT-MPC-CASAcad. year: 2023/2024

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


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

The subject knowledge on the Bachelor degree level is required.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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.
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.


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.
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.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Ifeachor, E.C. Jervis, B.W. Digital Signal Processing - A practical Approach, 2nd ed. USA: Pearson Education Limited, 2002, ISBN 0201596199. (CS)
Zolzer, U. DAFX - Digital Audio Effects. Chichester: John Willey & Sons Ltd., 2005, ISBN 0471490784. (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPC-EKT Master's, any year of study, winter semester, elective

  • Programme MITAI Master's

    specialization NSPE , any year of study, winter semester, elective

  • Programme MPC-AUD Master's

    specialization AUDM-TECH , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional
    specialization AUDM-ZVUK , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme MPC-TIT Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer