Looking at new developments and trends, it explains the shortcomings and strong points and looks at the work being done to deliver the requirements of the digital audio environment. Proprietary and open systems developed within the audio industry are examined, with each case being supported with appropriate history and clear technical explanation.
The book helps readers build a better understanding of the issues surrounding the transfer of real-time audio digital data. Touching on the history of the Internet, and the technologies it spawned, it explains the theory and possibilities for the same technologies to support inter-device communications within a studio environment. Looking at commercial and ratified standards both current and developing, this book also looks at digital architectural solutions such as IEEE 1394 (Firewire), USB, SCSI and Fibre Channel alongside their counterparts within the audio industry.
The lower level mechanisms of time-code and audio communication and synchronization are often overlooked within the professional A/V studio, and so, proprietary and open systems, such as S/PDIF, TDIF and ADAT from the audio industry are explained and solutions are contrasted.
* Token Ring, Ethernet, FDDI
* Firewire (IEEE 1394), USB, SCSI and Fibre Channel
* S/P DIF and ADAT also discussed from the audio industry standpoint
* Quotes from Vint Cerf and Donald Davies - inventors of packet switching
About the Author
IT expert with Gedas UK Ltd. His specialist field is audio. He is a regular contributor to Audio Media magazine.