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CCRMA Summer Workshops 2006

Dear list,

We have a few openings in the summer workshop at CCRMA due to the schedule changes. Please visit the website for registration:

The workshop includes not only the perceptual audio coding by Marina Bosi and Richard Goldberg, but also different topics such as interaction design, digital signal processing, multi-media programming and computer-music composition. Registration is still open - hope to see you there!

 Hiroko Terasawa

*************************************** CCRMA SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2006

The Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics offers intensive programs where top educators and researchers from the fields of music, engineering, and computer science will present a detailed study of specialized subjects. The workshops are one or two week programs located at the Knoll (except where indicated), CCRMA's newly renovated facilities on Stanford Campus June 26, through August 25, 2006.

The workshops are open to the public. Each day begins at 9:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm with an hour for lunch on your own. The workshops are held at the Knoll located on the Stanford Campus at 660 Lomita Drive, Stanford California, 94305-8180.

For more information and to register, please go to:

Perceptual Audio Coding (PAC) 8/14-8/25
Marina Bosi, Richard Goldberg

Perceptual audio coders are currently used in many applications including Digital Radio and Television, Digital Sound on Film, Multimedia/Internet Audio, Portable Devices, and Electronic Music Distribution (EMD). This Workshop integrates digital signal processing, psychoacoustics, and programming to provide
the basis for building a simple perceptual audio coding system. The first part of the workshop addresses the basic principles of perceptual audio coding. In the second part, design choices applied in state-of-the-art audio coding schemes, e.g. AC-3; MPEG Layers I, II, and III (MP3); MPEG AAC; MPEG-4 are presented. In-class demonstrations will allow students to hear the quality of state-of-the-art implementations at varying data rates and they will be required to program their own simple perceptual audio coder during the workshop. This Workshop is intended for:

Musicians/composers interested in exploring widely used digital audio technology; Anyone looking to know more about media technology used in our every-day
lives; Engineers / computer scientists / product designers interested in exploring the principles and practices of audio coding standards. The workshop will consist of half-day lectures, half-day supervised lab sessions, and classroom exercises and discussions. In addition to addressing basic theory and implementations, classroom sessions will feature state-of-the-art audio coding demos. Participants are encouraged (but by no means required) to bring their own laptop computers. Knowledge of basic digital audio principles and C programming is expected.

Marina Bosi, Richard E. Goldberg are co-authors of the book,
Introduction to Digital Audio Coding and Standards.