Saturday, May 20, 10:00 — 11:00 (Salon 4+5 London)
Umberto Zanghieri (Presenter)
The history of audio signal processing, starting from the 70s up to today, is marked by several interesting achievements. Signal processing for audio synthesis and computer music research was based on dedicated hardware specifically designed for those applications, but then evolved into the current solutions for general-purpose audio signal processing. The digital audio processing scenario has changed considerably in the last two decades, as new alternatives to traditional DSP devices are now available; furthermore, licensed cores now represent the majority of digital signal processors currently in use. An overview of digital signal processors for audio and options available in the last 40 years will be presented, along with considerations for selecting a suitable DSP device for new projects, and possibly for anticipating trends in future work opportunities.