Tue, 27 May 2008

Digital Audio and Music

Introduction 27/May 08 Digital Audio and Music

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Immersion and Control of Sonic Content

[In French]

Digital sound is represented as information data. The sound from an instrument is captured by a microphone and is then passed through an analog-to-digital converter in order to be stored in a computer. It will then be passed through a digital-to-analog converter in order to be distributed by a speaker. While appearing for the first time in Australia in 1950, it was only in 1967 that the first digital recording was created. Recording digital sound offers a number of advantages, notably the ease of storage, compression, quality, flexibility with respect to production and duplication and is used for music, in the media arts, cinema (the creation of immersive environments), video gaming and ongoing research into the simplification of using and manipulating sound. We no longer depend upon purely physical media.

Sean Ferguson – Professor of Composition, Director of the Digital Composition Studios, Associate Director of the CIRMMT, Schulich School of Music of McGill University

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