I'm not prone to "chicken little" thinking, but recently I've had some very disturbing conversations with engineers at a number of companies. If the consensus is to be believed we're all about to become ignorant of the inner workings of our basic technology.
The bottom line is that audio engineering technology knowledge is at risk for the working engineer because audio is becoming a series of off-the-shelf commodities.
How do you combat the problem? You can comment in the Advanced Audio Forum - in the "Ubiquitous Audio" thread.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...
Finding out the perceived frequency response of your combined headphone/ear 'system' and compensating for it using parametric equalization can offer some eye-opening benefits. But finding an EQ solution isn't always easy.