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How The AES Began

How the Audio Engineering Society Began,
and Volume 0 of the AES Journal -- 1947...1952

The Audio Engineering Society was founded in 1948, after some months of discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of starting a new society devoted exclusively to audio engineering. In the years 1947 thru 1952 the activities of the AES were reported in the magazine "Audio Engineering" (AE), eventually in an "AES Journal" section of AE, which we call "Volume 0" of the AES Journal. The Society started publishing its own Journal in 1953, replacing the reporting in AE.

We have scanned the AES reports and papers in Audio Engineering magazine, so that we can present the record of the AES in those early years as links to the Index below. Thanks to David Dintenfass and Dylan Constan-Wahl for providing and scanning the magazines. Pages assembled by Jay McKnight. [My clarifications of some of the titles are in square brackets.]

The complete Index to "Audio Engineering" magazine is online . Altho the AES Journal papers are not separately indexed, you can find each of them by searching on "AES".

Jay McKnight, Chair Emeritus
AES Historical Committee
2008-01-01, url updated 2011-10-14

Index and Links to Volume 0 of the AES Journal

Year/
Author
Title Source
1947


F E Sherry Letter: "[Time for an] Audio Engineering Society" *AE-1947-12-p3
1948

C J LeBel Letter: "[Organization Meeting for an] Audio Engineering Society" *AE-1948-01-p5
RJ Callen
Before the AES: "[History of the NY Sapphire Group, and Organization of the] Hollywood Sapphire Group" (with photograph)
AE-1948-01-p17,39
AE
 Editor's Report/With Our Authors  [Progress on an AES]
AE-1948-02-p4
N C Pickering "Audio Society [Being Organized]" *AE-1948-02-p6
AE
"Audio Engineering Society [Being Organized]"
AE-1948-03-p4
V Salmon, J Hartley,
H A Chinn, W P West &
NC Pickering

Letters: "[Pro and Con] Comments on the AES"

*AE-1948-03-p6,8,46
L Goodfriend
"The Audio Engineering Society is Formed"
AE-1948-03-p16
Organizing Comm for the AES "[Why There is a] Need for the Audio Engineering Society" *AE-1948-03-p20
AE Editor's Report/Audio News [Report on the first technical session] AE-1948-04-p6
AES "AES News1" [Sections forming; NY technical meeting] AE-1948-06-p29
AE "AES Growing" [Sections forming] AE-1948-09-p6
AES "AES News2" [Officers Nominated; Papers to be published] AE-1948-09-p15
AES "AES, San Francisco Section" (with photograph) AE-1948-10-p20

* All of these were reprinted in the AES Journal, Vol 21:9 pp 762+ (1973 Nov),
under the title "How It All Began".

1949

AES News: Meetings and planning, Educational Series, Report of Publications Committee AE-1949-05-p18,41
CJ LeBel Message from the President; "Coming to the Audio Fair?" AE-1949-08-p22
H Toomin Paper: "A New Electronic Audio Sweep-Frequency Generator" AE-1949-08-p23-26,28
AES "[First] Convention Highlights [Announcement]" AE-1949-09-p21
GR Yenzer Paper: "Lateral Feedback Disk Recorder"
AE-1949-09-p22-26,44
AES
"[First] Convention Program"; SF and Southern Michigan Section News
AE-1949-10-p26,27
AES
"[First] Convention Program"
AE-1949-11-p28,29
AE
"The [First] Audio Fair" Directory of Exhibitors
AE-1949-11-28+
AES
"Report on the [First] Convention and The Audio Fair";  RCA Inst, LA Chapter
AE-1949-12-19
1950


Augustadt & Konnenberg
Paper: "Longitudinal Noise in Audio Circuits", Parts  1 & 2
AE-1950-01-p22-24,45
AE-1950-02-p18-21,34
L. Wortman
Paper: "Heated Stylus Recording Techniques"
AE-1950-07-p24,42
EJ & MV Marcus
Paper: "The Diamond as a Phonograph Stylus Material"
AE-1950-07-p25-27,41
AES
"[Announcement of the Second] AES Convention and The Audio Fair", "Lecture Notes"
AE-1950-08-p19
JL Hathaway
Paper: "Automatic Audio Gain Controls", Parts 1 & 2
AE-1950-09-p16...18
AE-1950-10-p27...29
AE
"[Second] AES Convention Program"
AE-1950-10-p30,48...50
AE
"The [Second] Audio Fair  1950 -- Exhibitors"
AE-1950-10-p32,42,43...47
AW Schneider
Paper: "Sound Reinforcing Systems"
AE-1950-11-p27,28,53-55
AES
"[Second] Convention Report"; SF Section Elects; S.  MI Section Elects
AE-1950-12-23,59
AE
"[Second] Audio Fair [Products] Review"
AE-1950-12-p24-30,32,53
1951


AES
Paper: "AES Standard Playback Curve"
AE-1951-01-p22,44,45
AES
"Section Officers and Meeting Data"
AE-1951-02- p24
A. Preisman
Paper: "Loudspeaker Damping", Parts 1 & 2
AE-1951-03-p22,23,37,38
AE-1951-04-p24,26,39...45
SF Stuntz
Paper: "Effect of Sound Intensity Level on Judgement of 'Tonal Range' and 'Volume Level'"
AE-1951-05-p17
AES
"NBC-Sponsored Unit Assigned Active Duty"; " Section Meeting Reports"
AE-1951-05-p57
AES
"AES Board Meets to Plan '51[Third] Convention and Audio Fair" (photograph)
AE-1951-07-p15
CJ LeBel
Paper: "New Method of Measuring and Analyzing Intermodulation"   
AE-1951-07-p18
Ross H Snyder
Paper: "Toward a More Realistic Audio"
AE-1951-08-p24...26,52,53
AE
"Plans All Set For 1951 [Third]Audio Fair"
AE-1951-09-p17
HA Chinn
Paper: "The Measurement of Audio Volume", Parts 1  2
AE-1951-09-p26,28,36,37
AE-1951-10-p24,26,48...51
AE
Editor's Report: "The [Third] Audio Fair"; "International Standardization [CCIR Phono Eq]"
AE-1951-10-p8
AES
"Third Annual Convention [Announcement]; Election [Results]
AE-1951-11-p30
AES
[Third Annual] Convention Program
AE-1951-11-p32,44,45
AE
[Third Annual] Audio Fair Exhibitors [List]
AE-1951-11-p48...54
HF Olson
Paper: "Direct Radiator Loudspeaker Enclosures"
AE-1951-11-p34,36,38,59...64
HK Richardson
"The 1951 [Third] Audio Fair in Review", "AES Convention Covered by National Press"
AE-1951-12-p24,26,28,30
1952


AES
AES News3 [News, lectures, LA Section Officers]
AE-1952-02- p38
AES
"AES News", "Third Lecture Series Concluded", "Audio Fair in Chicago"
AE-1952-03- p 32
S White
Paper: "The Problems of Low-frequency [Sound] Reproduction"
AE-1952-04-p20,21,47,49
AM Vincent
Paper: "Magnetic Audio Frequency [Amplifier] Fundamentals"
AE-1952-09-p42,44,46,73
AES
"Application for [AES] Membership"
AE-1952-09-p66
AE
"Fourth Audio Fair" [Announcement]
AE-1952-09-p76
HS Morris
Paper: "No Coded Signals"
AE-1952-10-p40,42,44,69
AES
"Fourth Convention Program"
AE-1952-10-p58,82
AE
"[Fourth] Audio Fair Exhibitors"
AE-1952-11-p54...64
AB Cohen
Paper: "Wide-angle Dispersion of High Frequency Sound"
AE-1952-12-p24,25,57,58,59
HK Richardson
"The 1952 [Fourth] Audio Fair in Review"
AE-1952-12-p26...32,60
AES
"AES News", "Fourth Convention Awards", "Election Results" AE-1952-12-p12,51,52

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2007-08-02 URL for Audio Magazine index updated -- previous URL seems to have been hijacked.
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