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Appendix: Information sources & further reading

note: besides references to scientific publications, this reference list includes references to Wikipedia. Although the information in the Wikipedia lemma’s is not guaranteed to be consistent, it provides a very accessible source of information - with further references at the bottom of each article. As a thank you, the author has made a financial contribution to Wikipedia.org.

references in chapter 1:Audio Quality

1A Quality Quality is free, Phill B. Crosby, ISBN0070145121, McGraw-Hill, Inc.

references in chapter 2: Networked audio systems

references in chapter 4:The human auditory system

4C outer hair cells Auditory neuroscience, Schnupp et al, P73.
Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_cell (Outer hair cells - acoustic pre-amplifiers)
4D cochlear nerve http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochlear_nerve (anatomy and connections)
4E hair cells Fundamentals of Hearing,m W.A. Yost, p88. also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auditory_system (hair cell)
4F neurons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochlear _nerve (types of neurons)
4G equal loudness contour ISO226 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_loudness_contour
4H Tinitus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinitus (pathophysiology)
4I hearing damage directive 2003/10/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 Februari 2003
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2003:042:0038:0044:EN:PDF
  ISO1990:1999 can be purchased from ISO.ORG.
4J threshold of pain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threshold_of_pain
4K Kunchur papers http://www.physics.sc.edu/~kunchur/papers/Audibility-of-time-misalignment-of-acousticsignals--- Kunchur.pdf
and http://www.physics.sc.edu/~kunchur/papers/Temporal-resolution-by-bandwidth-restriction--Kunchur.pdf
4L echoic memory http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echoic_memory (Overview)
4M neuron connectivity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuron (connectivity)
4N simplified auditory processing model based on ‘Binaural signal processing’, Jens Blauert & Jonas Braash, Ruhr university, Bochum, Germany. pdf available at IEEEXplore.ieee.org
4O Barkhausen, phon, bark Fastl & Zwicker, Psychoacoustics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bark_scale
4P masking Fastl & Zwicker, Psychoacoustics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auditory_masking (similar frequencies)
4Q,R sharpness, roughness Fastl & Zwicker, Psychoacoustics
4S localization Auditory neuroscience, Jan Schnupp, chapter 5
4T Haas effect http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haas_effect
4U AFC reference needed
4V visual environment Hearing lips and seeing voices, McGurk H., MacDonald J. Nature 264 (1976): p746–p748. pdf available at www.nature.com also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_localization
4R auditory masking http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auditory_masking (similar frequencies)

references in chapter 5: sampling

5A carbon microphone http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_microphone
5B Victor Orthophonic Victrola http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Orthophonic_Victrola
5C Magnetophon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetophon
5D Compact Cassette http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_cassette
5E PCM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulse-code_modulation
5F CD http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_disc
5G users manual specifications: DMP7 www.yamahaproaudio.com
5H users manual specifications: 02R www.yamahaproaudio.com
5I analogue mixer specifications users manual specifications & specifications sheets:
Midas XL4: www.midasconsoles.com,
Soundcraft series 5: www.soundcraft.com
Yamaha PM4000:www.yamahaproaudio.com
5J A/D converter http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analog-to-digital_converter
5K MAC operation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiply–accumulate_operation
5L 6dB per bit Taking the Mystery out of the Infamous Formula, “SNR = 6.02N + 1.76dB,”
http://www.analog.com/static/imported-files/tutorials/MT-001.pdf
5M dither http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dither

5N

dynamic range of digital systems users manual specifications & specification sheets
DigiCo SD8: www.digiconsoles.com
Avid SC48: www.avid.com
Yamaha M7CL: www.yamahaproaudio.com
5O Nyquist-Shannon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyquist–Shannon_sampling_theorem
5P oversampling http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oversampling
5Q speed of electricity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_of_electricity
5R analog switch data sheet Datasheet 74HC4053
5S jitter Jitter: specification and assessment in digital audio equipment, Julian Dunn, Cambridge
presentation AES 93rd convention, 1992. Available through www.aes.org
5T PTP http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precision_Time_Protocol
5U sinusoidal jitter audibility Theoretical and Audible Effects of Jitter on Digital Audio Quality, Eric Benjamin and
Benjamin Gammon, Dolby Laboraties inc
presentation AES 105th convention, 1998. Available through www.aes.org
5V noise shaped jitter audibility Detection threshold for distortions due to jitter on digital audio, Kaori Ashihara, Shogo
Kiryu et al, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology - Acoustical
Science and Technology 26, 1 (2005)

references in chapter 6: distribution & DSP

references in chapter 7: level issues

7A AES2 1984 (R2003) available through www.aes.org

references in chapter 8: operational quality issues

references in chapter 9: quality assessment methods

9A audio quality assessment understanding what really matters with audio reproduction and what not’, Ethan Winer, workshop AES 38th convention 2009, available through www.aes.org
9B translation of listening tests measurement and perception of quality in sound systems, G.R. Thurmond,11th AES international convention 1992, available through www.aes.org
9C sighted listening Hearing is believing vs. Believing is Hearing: Blind vs. Sighted Listening Tests, and Other Interesting Things, Floyd E. Toole and Sean E. Olive, Harman International Industries, Inc. international convention 1997, pdf available at www.aes.org

further reading:

books:

The Art of Digital Audio - John Watkinson, ISBN 0-240-51320-7
William A. Yost, Fundamentals of Hearing ISBN 0-12-370473-1
Auditory Neuroscience - Jan Schnupp, Israel Nelken, Andrew King: ISBN 978-0-262-11318-2
Psychoacoustics - Hugo Fastl, Eberhard Zwicker ISBN 987-3-540-23159-2

white papers and technical publications:

 
an introduction to networked audio systems, Yamaha http://download.yamaha.com/file/47399
networked audio system design with CobraNet, Yamaha http://download.yamaha.com/file/47405
networked audio system design with EtherSound, Yamaha http://download.yamaha.com/file/47411

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