AES Show: Make the Right Connections Audio Engineering Society

AES San Francisco 2008
Consumer Products and Applications Event

Friday, October 3, 9:00 am — 11:00 am

Perceptual Audio Coding—The First 20 Years

Marina Bosi, Stanford University; author of Introduction to Digital Audio Coding and Standards
Karlheinz Brandenburg, Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology; TU Ilmenau - Ilmenau, Germany
Bernd Edler, University of Hannover
Louis Fielder, Dolby Laboratories
J. D. Johnston, Neural Audio Corp. - Kirkland, WA, USA
John Princen, BroadOn Communications
Gerhard Stoll, IRT
Ken Sugiyama, NEC

Who would have guessed that teenagers and everybody else would be clamoring for devices with MP3/AAC (MPEG Layer III/MPEG Advanced Audio Coding) perceptual audio coders that fit into their pockets? As perceptual audio coders become more and more integral to our daily lives, residing within DVDs, mobile devices, broad/webcasting, electronic distribution of music, etc., a natural question to ask is: what made this possible and where is this going? This panel, which includes many of the early pioneers who helped advance the field of perceptual audio coding, will present a historical overview of the technology and a look at how the market evolved from niche to mainstream and where the field is heading.