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Clean Audio for TV broadcast: An Object-Based Approach for Hearing-Impaired Viewers - April 2015
Audibility of a CD-Standard A/DA/A Loop Inserted into High-Resolution Audio Playback - September 2007
Sound Board: Food for Thought, Aesthetics in Orchestra Recording - April 2015
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Conference Proceedings in AES E-Library
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Conference Proceedings and Collected Papers
Collected papers from the AES's highly regarded international conferences, each devoted to a specific topic, are reprinted here from the authors' original manuscripts. Books are bound in durable paper covers and are shrinkwrapped.
Proceedings of the AES 1st International Conference: Digital Audio, Rye, New York, 1982 May.
The 26 papers presented at "The New World of Digital Audio" heralded the emergence of the digital era in audio. The topics of the papers ranged from introductory concepts to in-depth analysis and applications. Authors include Thomas Stockham, James Moorer, Roger Lagadec, and Barry Blesser. The proceedings from this conference are out of print but you can download individual papers. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 6th International Conference: Sound Reinforcement, Nashville, Tennessee, 1988 May 5-8.
Thirty-eight papers of the 48 papers presented in Nashville, Tennessee, at a conference of the engineering community and the savants of sound reinforcement. The papers cover topics on the history of sound reinforcement, new frontiers in applications, computers, new concepts, electronic architecture, and sound reinforcement in the future. 600 pages
Proceedings of the AES 7th International Conference: Audio In Digital Times, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1989 May 14-17.
Forty-four papers presented by experts in digital audio at the conference in Toronto. Digital audio from the history, basics, hardware, software to the ins and outs is explored. The papers are illustrated with many figures and tables. 384 pages View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 8th International Conference: The Sound Of Audio, Washington, D.C., 1990 May 3-6.
Twenty-four papers presented by authors highly regarded in the engineering community, at the 4-day conference in Washington, D.C. The topics were devoted to the progress of sound, including perception, measurement, recording and reproduction. The book is fully illustrated. 384 pages View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 9th International Conference: Television Sound Today And Tomorrow, Detroit, Michigan, 1991 February 1-2.
Twenty-six papers exploring the latest in audio and video technologies at an AES/SMPTE Joint Conference. The theme was "Television Sound Today and Tomorrow: The Latest in Audio Technology and Ideas with Practical Viewpoints and Techniques" recorded with introductions to each session with the original papers fully illustrated as presented by the authors. 256 pages
Proceedings of the 10th International AES Conference: Images Of Audio, London, UK, 1991 September 7-9.
Eighteen papers by more than 30 authors on recording and postproduction, digital audio bit-rate reduction, digital audio signal processing and audio for high definition television plus a 100-page tutorial on digital audio. 282 pages
Proceedings of the 11th International AES Conference: Audio Test & Measurement, Portland, Oregon, 1992 May 29-31.
Thirty-two papers cover both the engineering and production aspects of testing including state-of-the-art techniques. Authors examine electronic, digital, and acoustical measurements, bridging the gap between subjective and objective measurement to advance the science of audio measurement. 359 pages View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 12th International Conference: Perception of Reproduced sound, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1993 June 28-30.
Eighteen papers presented by 25 authors who are experts in the science of human perception and in the application of psychoacoustics to the audio industry. Three major areas crucial to the theoretical understanding and practical implementation of results are explored: the performance of low bit-rate codecs, multichannel sound systems, and relationships between sound and picture. This timely volume is an important resource for understanding the field. 253 pages
Proceedings of the AES 13th International Conference: Computer-Controlled Sound Systems, Dallas, Texas, 1994 December 1-4.
A complete collection of the papers presented at this conference covering all aspects of computer-controlled sound systems including product design and implementation and real-world applications. 372 pages
Proceedings of the AES 15th International Conference: Audio, Acoustics & Small Spaces, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1998 October 31 - November 2.
Reproduction of sound in small spaces, such as cabins of automobiles, trucks, and airplanes; listening and control rooms; and domestic rooms is addressed in detail in the 18 papers presented. 219 pages
Proceedings of the AES 16th International Conference: Spatial Sound Reproduction, Rovaniemi, Finland, 1999 April 1012.
Various aspects of spatial sound reproduction (perception, signal processing, loudspeaker and headphone reproduction, and applications) are covered in 48 papers. 560 pages Also available on CD-ROM
Proceedings of the AES 17th International Conference: High-Quality Audio Coding, Florence, Italy, 1999 September 2-5.
The introduction of new, high-capacity media, such as DVD and the Super Audio CD, in conjunction with the latest developments in digital signal processing, IC design, and digital distribution of audio have led to the widespread utilization of high-quality sound. These new technologies are discussed in 32 papers. 353 pages Also available on CD-ROM
Proceedings of the AES 18th International Conference: Audio for Information Appliances, Burlingame, California, 2001 March 16-18.
This conference looked at the new breed of devices, called information appliances, created by the convergence of consumer electronics, computing, and communications that are changing the way audio is created, distributed, and rendered. Available on CD-ROM only
Proceedings of the AES 19th International Conference: Surround Sound - Techniques, Technology, and Perception, Schloss Elmau, Germany, 2001 June 21-24.
The emphasis of the conference was on surround sound for mainstream recording and broadcasting applications, according to the so-called "5.1" or 3/2-stereo standard specified in ITU-R BS.775. 464 pages Also available on CD-ROM
Proceedings of the AES 20th International Conference: Archiving, Restoration, and New Methods of Recording, Budapest, Hungary, 2001 October 5-7.
This conference assessed the latest developments in the fields of carrier degradation, preservation measures, digitization strategies, restoration, and new perspectives in recording technology. 211 pages Also available on CD-ROM
Proceedings of the AES 21st International Conference: Architectural Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2002, June 1-3.
59 papers cover the entire spectrum of this important topic. 384 pages Also available on CD-ROM
Proceedings of the AES 22nd International Conference: Virtual, Synthetic, and Entertainment Audio, Espoo, Finland, 2002 June 15-17.
45 papers devoted to virtual and augmented reality, sound synthesis, 3-D audio technologies, audio coding techniques, physical modeling, subjective and objective evaluation, and computational auditory scene analysis. 429 pages Also available on CD-ROM
Proceedings of the AES 23rd International Conference: Signal Processing in Audio Recording and Reproduction, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2003 May 23-25.
These 22 papers focus on sound recording and reproduction from microphone to loudspeaker, including the interaction between loudspeaker and room. 291 pages Also available on CD-ROM
Proceedings of the AES 24th International Conference: Multichannel Audio, The New Reality, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 2003 June 26-28.
This conference was a follow-up to the 19th Conference on surround. Papers cover multichannel sound from production/engineering to research and development, manufacturing, and marketing. 350 pages Also available on CD-ROM
Proceedings of the AES 25th International Conference: Metadata for Audio, London, UK, 2004 June 17-19.
These papers describe the state of the art, identify the issues, and indicate directions for the development of advanced metadata systems. 300 pages Also available on CD-ROM.
Proceedings of the AES 26th International Conference: Audio Forensics in the Digital Age, Denver, USA, 2005 July 7-9.
These papers, written by members of the professional audio, law enforcement, and legal communities, describe the new challenges and opportunities in this emerging field. 146 pages Also available on CD-ROM.
Proceedings of the AES 27th International Conference: Efficient Audio Power Amplification, Hillerød, Denmark, 2005 September 2-4.
These 17 papers describe current research in higher efficiency power amplification, which will have ramifications in consumer electronics, automotive audio, pro audio, and mobile devices. 183 pages. Also available on CD-ROM.
Proceedings of the AES 28th International Conference: The Future of Audio Technology--Surround and Beyond, Piteå, Sweden, 2006 June 30 to July 2.
Audio engineering is a combination of technology, human sciences, and art. Surround sound is no exception; the papers presented at this conference reflect a number of the diverse aspects of surround sound. 343 pages. Also available on CD-ROM.
Proceedings of the AES 29th International Conference: Audio for Mobile and Handheld Devices, Seoul, Korea, 2006 September 2-4.
These 24 papers address the important areas of research and practical applications-coding, Class-D amplifiers, implementations, speech processing, 3-D audio, and synthetic audio-in the fast-paced, emerging field of audio for mobile and handheld devices. 188 pages. Also available on CD-ROM.
Proceedings of the AES 30th International Conference: Intelligent Audio Environments, Saariselkä, Finland, 2007 March 15-17 (CD-ROM only).
These 35 papers describe research on future audio environments, which will include a variety of devices and applications working together to create an integral audio experience for the user. Audio networks, delivery architectures, coding techniques, and conversion between spatial audio formats were reviewed. Applications range from handheld and wearable devices to automotive audio and audio installations. Available only on CD-ROM.
Proceedings of the AES 31st International Conference: New Directions in High Resolution Audio, London, UK, 2007 June 25-27 (CD-ROM only).
The 30 papers on this CD-ROM are concerned with the promotion and delivery of high resolution audio, by maintaining quality throughout the recording and playback chain with current and future technologies. The issues addressed are important to the audio engineering, recording, and production industries, as well as to education and academia. The research described in these papers reflects the tremendous growth of high resolution audio techniques and products intended for use throughout the audio recording and playback chain. Topics include ambisonics; high resolution recording issues; high resolution storage and restoration; maintaining quality at playback; perception; processing, manipulation, and preparation; and synthesis and perception. Available only on CD-ROM.
Proceedings of the AES 32nd International Conference: DSP for Loudspeakers, Hillerød, Denmark - 2007 September 21-23.
"DSP for Loudspeakers" is now more relevant than ever - which is effectively demonstrated by these 21 scientific papers, which describes how DSP really can make the difference in Loudspeaker design and usage. The proceedings hold 235 pages of state-of-the-art technology in this important research field. Also available as a downloadable PDF (11.3 MB). View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 33rd International Conference: Audio Forensics-Theory and Practice, Denver, CO, USA - 2008 June 5-7.
These papers explore the history, hardware, and techniques of forensic investigation of audio materials. The field has gone through significant advances with the advent of digital audio recording, signal processing, and computer-assisted evaluation. The appropriate use of analog and digital processes provides the contemporary audio engineer with powerful tools for quality audio investigation in support of the law enforcement, legal, archival, and restoration communities. This was a follow-up conference to the 26th Conference on forensics. Available on CD-ROM or as a downloadable PDF. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 34th International Conference: New Trends in Audio for Mobile and Handheld Devices, Jeju Island, Korea, 2008 August 28-30.
These 27 papers discuss research on the technologies being developed for state-of-the-art handheld devices that need high-quality sound and powerful functionality in small packages. This was a follow-up conference to the 29th. Available on CD-ROM or as a downloadable PDF. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 35th International Conference: Audio for Games, London, UK, 2009 February 11-13.
This conference focused on cutting-edge audio technologies for the exploding market for games. The areas of research addressed by the 34 papers are sound recording and Foley, spatial audio, game music systems, audio codecs, advanced spatial audio and reverb, speech processing and analysis, and real-time synthesis. Available on CD-ROM or as a downloadable PDF. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 36th International Conference: Automotive Audio—Sound in Motion, Dearborn, Michigan, USA, 2009 June 2-4.
Many people acquire completely new audio systems in their automobiles every 3 to 5 years, so that automotive audio must constantly be at the cutting edge of technology to meet the demands of discerning consumers. The 21 papers from this conference describe the ongoing research being done in seven key areas: safety, systems, and signal processing; systems integration; amplifiers, loudspeakers, and microphones; objective and subjective testing and evaluation; very small room acoustics; signal processing for multichannel audio; and hands-free and active noise cancellation. Available only on CD-ROM. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 37th International Conference: Class D Audio Amplification, Denmark - 2009 August 28-30.
During the last ten years, switched-mode power amplifiers, very often called digital power amplifiers, have become the technology of choice in all of the global audio industry. The high efficiency and compact design inherent in digital power amplifier technology has inspired many engineers to design new and interesting products in existing and new market areas. Digital amplification technology is used in everything from the ever-expanding mobile phone and media player market in the milliwatt range to the most powerful public address systems operating at thousands of watts. The 18 papers in the proceedings seek to advance many of the complementary scientific disciplines involved in this still-growing field: audio power conversion, signal processing, advanced analog design, EMC, and more. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 38th International Conference: Sound Quality Evaluation, Sweden - 2010 June 13-15.
Although several AES conventions have incorporated sessions on matters of sound quality, this was the first time an entire AES conference was dedicated to this important issue. Sound quality is an omnipresent concept either implicitly or explicitly encountered, having a multitude of applications in different contexts. The 28 papers in the 38th Proceedings are organized in 7 categories: speech quality assessment and prediction, quality of experience, hearing and sound quality, spatial quality evaluation, pedagogy and sound design, advances in test methodology and analysis, and predictive models. 270 pages. Available as printed book or a downloadable PDF of the book. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 39th International Conference: Audio Forensics, Denmark - 2010 June 17-19.
The subject area of audio forensics has expanded significantly. There are many disciplines to master if you want to cover it all: authentication, enhancement of audio recordings, voice ID, acoustical analysis of the crime scene, etc. Considering that most technologies related to audio recording and communication develop and change rapidly, it is of great importance that the audio forensic practitioner is well oriented in this multidisciplinary area. Hence it is critical that this relevant research be readily available and transmitted to the audio forensic community. Even though legislation may differ from country to country, the seeking of the objective truth displayed in these 22 papers can now be shared by all forensics practitioners worldwide. 204 pages. Available as printed book or a downloadable PDF of the book. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 40th International Conference: Spatial Audio, Tokyo - 2010 October 8-10.
Multichannel audio for surround loudspeaker setups is a common technology, and it is also being implemented in digital broadcasting. Recent research has looked at the reproduction of 3-D spatial audio for 3-D loudspeaker layouts and for headphone playback. However, some technological challenges still remain in capturing, coding, transmitting, and reproducing spatial audio. The 52 papers on this CD-ROM describe the latest research on these topics. Available only on CD-ROM. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 41st International Conference: Audio for Games, London - 2011 February 2–4.
This was the second international conference dedicated to Audio for Games. As a follow-up to the AES 35th, the 24 papers presented at the AES 41st explored in further detail the research and current trends in game audio. Available on CD-ROM or as a downloadable PDF. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 42nd International Conference: Semantic Audio, Ilmenau, Germany - 2011 July 22-24.
The rapid evolution of digital audio technologies, audio compression, and streaming has significantly changed the way digital audio is created, processed, and consumed today. New audio content can be produced at a very low cost. Thus the sheer amount of available audio data grows more and more each day. Content-based management of audio recordings is essential to enable efficient use of these data. Aside from audio retrieval and recommendation techniques, the semantics of audio signals are also becoming more important in object-oriented audio coding, editing, and processing. Recent product releases demonstrate this, but many more innovative functionalities are becoming available. The conference was concerned with research and development targeted toward content-based handling of digital audio recordings. The 33 papers presented at the 42nd Conference give a broad overview of the state of the art and address many of the new scientific disciplines involved in this still-emerging field. 315 pages. Available as printed book or a downloadable PDF of the book. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 43rd International Conference: Audio for Wirelessly Networked Personal Devices, Pohang, Korea - 2011 Sep. 29-Oct. 1.
The conference brought together experts in both audio and systems engineering to discuss recent developments in this area. Topics covered audio compression, immersive audio, audio over networks, and systems-level issues in networked portable devices. Available on CD-ROM or as a downloadable PDF. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 44th International Conference: Audio Networking, San Diego, CA, USA - 2011 November 18-20.
Recent advances in networking technology and the availability of high-bandwidth connectivity have made audio networking a rapidly growing area in the AES. Increasingly, broadcasters connect with remote correspondents and audiences via the Internet, audio installations communicate in-house and with distant collaborators using LANs or WANs, businesses hold intercontinental meetings via high-definition video conferencing systems, and musicians perform together over thousands of miles in distributed concerts. The 17 papers at this conference addressed topics such as live sound networking, studio installations, commercial applications, archiving and preservation, remote auditioning, pedagogy, and performance over networks. Available on CD-ROM or as a downloadable PDF. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 45th International Conference: Audio Applications of Time-Frequency Processing in Audio, Helsinki, Finland, 2012 March 1-4.
Audio is now commonly processed in the frequency domain, i.e., input audio signals are divided into a number of frequency channels or bins that are processed separately, and also depending on time. The aim in such processing can be data compression or the enhancement of audio quality. Such benefits are possible because the structure of the human hearing mechanism is based on similar time–frequency analysis by the brain of signals coming from the ear canals. When the audio processing is performed in a way similar to human hearing, the signal processing structures can be designed to make the benefits easily reachable. There are already many applications that take advantage of the human hearing resolution, like the perceptual coding of audio in mp3 and AAC. Time–frequency processing is also actively applied in sound analysis and synthesis and in speech processing. The 40 papers presented at this conference document the latest research in the emerging field of multichannel and spatial applications utilizing time–frequency processing. Available on CD-ROM or as a downloadable PDF. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 46th International Conference: Audio Forensics—Recording, Recovery Analysis, and Interpretation, Denver, USA, 2012 June 14-16.
This was the fourth AES conference devoted to audio forensics, following the 26th, 33rd, and 39th. The 46th was organized to to share research that builds on innovations and discoveries that have helped forensics experts in the analysis and processing of audio evidence. The theme, “Audio Forensics: Recording, Recovery, Analysis, and Interpretation,” refers to the practice of audio forensics as a whole of its parts, highlighting the importance of understanding the roles of evidence and examiner in the investigative and litigious processes. Recording involves the effects of lossy compression algorithms and channel type/configuration. Recovery looks at improved techniques for intelligibility enhancement: digital file carving, data analysis, and reconstruction. Analysis considers methodologies for media authentication and acoustic comparisons. Interpretation encompasses expert opinion and ethical responsibility, effects of examiner bias, and the application of statistics. The 27 conference papers are available in a 234-page printed book or a downloadable PDF of the book. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 47th International Conference: Music Induced Hearing Disorders, Chicago, IL, USA, 2012 June 20-22.
With the advent and omnipresence of portable listening devices and louder sound systems for live sound reproduction, the impact of music-induced hearing disorders is of global interest. These disorders are bothersome to workers in any industry, but for musicians and auditory engineers who depend on the integrity of their hearing for their art and their career, such disorders can be acutely problematic. The 15 papers of the 47th Conference cover topics including workplace noise regulations in the music industry, modeling hearing impairment, measurement techniques for portable listening devices, performance requirements for assistive listening systems, and medical therapies for protection and hearing regeneration. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 48th International Conference: Automotive Audio, Munich, Germany, 2012 September 21-23.
Automotive audio involves combinations of otherwise complementary scientific fields such as power electronics, bus systems (MOST), loudspeaker drive units, signal processing (DSP), advanced analog design, EMC, and more. This was a follow-up conference to the AES 39th on automotive audio. The 17 papers in this 165-page book cover perception and psychoacoustics, system architecture and hardware, and dynamic audio reproduction in cars. Also available as a downloadable PDF of the book. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 49th International Conference: Audio for Games, London, UK, 2013 Feburary 6-8.
The 17 papers on this USB drive focus on game music systems, perception of interactive audio, and spatial audio in games. This was the third (after the 35th and 41st) conference in a highly successful series devoted to audio for games. Also available as a downloadable PDF of the book. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 50th International Conference: Audio Education, Murfreesboro, TN, USA, 2013 July 25-27.
This was the Society's inaugural conference on audio education. The AES has a 65-year track record of promoting and disseminating advancements in the theoretical knowledge and practical applications of audio science, so education has always been central to the Society's mission. The 30 papers on this USB drive offer a unique focus on pedagogy, curriculum, and learning outcomes to assist audio professionals who teach in the growing number of secondary and collegiate audio engineering and music technology programs worldwide. Also available as a downloadable PDF of the book. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 51st International Conference: Loudspeakers and Headphones, Helsinki, Finland, 2013 August 21-24.
The 19 papers presented at this conference document the latest research in loudspeaker and headphone technology during a phase of rapid improvement in measurement technology, modeling, and embedded signal processing. Driven both by the popularity of headphones and the needs of portable devices, miniature transducers are experiencing a very rapid change in design and manufacturing technologies. Traditional drivers also benefit from the same techniques and technologies. Available only on USB drive or as a PDF booklet. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 52nd International Conference: Sound Field Control, Guildford, UK, 2013 September 2-4.
Sound field control enables the active management of audio delivered in an acoustical environment. Sophisticated signal processing and reproduction tools increasingly enable the engineer to tailor the sound field for specific applications, occupancy, or listeners’ requirements. This can include the creation of independent sound zones in listening spaces, the active control of noise, personal communication systems, the electroacoustic manipulation of auditorium acoustics, and the generation of complex spatial sound fields using multichannel audio systems. Application areas include automotive audio, consumer entertainment systems, mobile devices, aircraft interiors, concert halls, museums, and other public venues. The 38 papers presented at this conference present research on how sound fields can be controlled without detriment to sound quality, what the perceptual effects of different methods of control might be, and how to optimize systems for a specific quality of experience. The large number of papers demonstrates the current intense interest and activity in this area of research, which will undoubtedly lead to an increasing number of real products based on these principles over the coming years as sound becomes ever more tailored to the complicated environments we live in. Available only on USB drive or as a PDF booklet. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 53rd International Conference: Semantic Audio, London, UK, 2014 February 26-29.
Semantic Audio is concerned with content-based management of digital audio recordings. The rapid evolution of digital audio technologies, e.g. audio data compression and streaming, the availability of large audio libraries online and offline, and recent developments in content-based audio retrieval have significantly changed the way digital audio is created, processed, and consumed. New audio content can be produced at lower cost, while also large audio archives at libraries or record labels are opening to the public. Thus the sheer amount of available audio data grows more and more each day. The 38 papers in these proceedings offer a broad overview of the state of the art and address many of the new scientific disciplines involved in this still-emerging field. Available only on USB drive or as a PDF booklet. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 54th International Conference: Audio Forensics, London, UK, 2014 June 12-14.
This was the fifth AES conference on Audio Forensics. The 15 papers in these proceedings address the science, engineering, and practical aspects of forensic audio processing as they relate to forensic speaker recognition, dereverberation, audio authentication, speech intelligibility, gunshot analysis, and forensic musicology. Also available as a downloadable PDF of the book. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 55th International Conference: Spatial Audio, Helsinki, Finland, 2014 August 27-29.
Spatial audio is one of the biggest research topics in the field of audio. This AES Conference brought together researchers and practitioners of all fields in spatial audio, including recording and reproduction of spatial sound, perception of spatial sound, transmission, and coding. This USB drive includes the 40 technical papers and one of the keynote presentations. Also available as a downloadable PDF. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 56th International Conference: Audio for Games, London, UK, 2015 February 11-13.
The nature of game audio continues to evolve. As high-power console platforms mature, developers still seek to get the most from their DSP, tools, and workflow. Handheld platforms such as tablets and phones offer new technical and sound design challenges, development workflows, and game-play opportunities that drive the technology in different ways. Gaming is by its very nature an interactive experience, and game development is highly multidisciplinary, which is reflected in the ten conference papers on this USB drive. Also available as a downloadable PDF. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 57th International Conference: Future of Audio Entertainment Technology, Hollywood, CA, USA, 2015 March 6-8.
Film director George Lucas famously said “sound is 50% of the film experience.” Sound for media however has evolved much differently than the more unified approach taken by the producers of the pictures. This different approach has left a streamlined production path for visuals but a complex and expensive production path for sound. Several dramatic changes are occurring in cinema exhibition with immersive sound the new buzzword. Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) looks to be the next step in home entertainment. Consumers are increasing their use of personal media devices, with headphones looking to be a major segment of the future. This first-ever Future of Audio Entertainment Technology Conference brought together the best in researchers, acousticians, and engineers to address the current and future audio needs of sound for pictures in the cinema, television, and on the Internet, as detailed in the 18 conference papers. Available as a downloadable PDF. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 58th International Conference: Music Induced Hearing Disorders, Aalborg, Denmark, 2015 June 28-30.
The adverse effects of excessive music exposure is widely recognized and addressed in modern societies, yet there is a continued need for innovative solutions that may help prevent hearing damage, or compensate intelligently when the damage is done. This conference brought an international focus on technological options for safer music exposure, such as hearing protection strategies and technology, conditions for populations at risk and risk behaviors, methods for sound exposure monitoring and assessment of hearing, among others. This was the second AES conference on the topic, and following the success of the AES 47th Conference at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois, USA, the organizing committee continued the important task of providing a forum to present and discuss the latest knowledge and technological advancements in hearing protection, hearing diagnosis, and the impact of musical sound exposure detailed the 21 conference papers, which are available as a downloadable PDF. View Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 59th International Conference: Sound Reinforcement Engineering and Technology, Montreal, Canada, 2015 July 15-17.
This conference provided a forum for all professionals working in or around the area of installed and live performance sound to share and advance techniques, technology, and discuss current and future platforms for system applications. The goal of the conference was to establish a higher standard for live sound, and to promote education, exploration, and innovation under the leadership of the best practitioners and technology developers in the field. The 11 conference papers are available as a downloadable PDF. View Table of Contents
Regional Conference Proceedings
Proceedings of the AES 7th UK Conference: Digital Signal Processing (DSP), London, UK, 1992 September 14-15.
Eighteen papers presented by authors selected to cover the issues crucial to the application of DSP in both domestic and professional audio. These include processor choice, filter design and topology, code development, psychoacoustic considerations, and a variety of applications. 239 pages
Proceedings of the AES 8th UK Conference: Digital Audio Interchange (DAI), London, UK, 1993 May 18-19.
As audio is being seen as part of a wider, multimedia environment, there are an increasing number of questions related to the effective exchange of digital audio signals between equipment. The seventeen papers published in this proceedings were chosen to discuss and illuminate these issues. 135 pages
Proceedings of the AES 9th UK Conference: Managing the Bit Budget (MBB), London, UK, 1994 May 16-17.
A number of developments have extended the boundaries of digital audio in different directions in terms of bit rate and sound quality. The nineteen papers in this volume by some of the world's leading experts in the field address the many complex aspects of digital/analog conversion, signal processing, dynamic range, low bit-rate coding, and performance assessment. 189 pages
Proceedings of the AES 10th UK Conference: The Future of Radio (DAB), London, UK, 1995 May 2-3.
Twenty papers written by experts throughout Europe provide cutting-edge information on digital audio broadcasting and a review of competing digital radio services. 143 pages
Proceedings of the AES 11th UK Conference: Audio for New Media (ANM), London, UK, 1996 March 25-26.
Seventeen papers written by experts are included in this valuable book, which is a vital reference for anyone involved in these technologies. 117 pages
Proceedings of the AES 12th UK Conference: The Measure of Audio (MOA), London, UK, 1997 April 28-29.
Audio test and measurement is being revolutionized by advancing technology. Learn about the various aspects of this important topic from fifteen papers written by professionals in the field.
Proceedings of the AES 13th UK Conference: Microphones & Loudspeakers, London, UK, 1998 March 16-17.
Seventeen papers update the transducer specialist and nonspecialist with the latest in microphone and loudspeaker development. They explore the influence on equipment and working practices in the audio industry. 135 pages
Proceedings of the AES 14th UK Conference: Audio - The Second Century, London, UK, 1999 June 7-8.
The convergence of the computer and audio industries has introduced benefits and challenges. These are covered in 19 papers written by leading experts from around the world. 176 pages
Proceedings of the AES 15th UK Conference: Moving Audio, Pro-Audio Networking and Transfer, London, UK, 2000 May 8-9.
In 19 papers experts describe how the capacity and speed of new computer systems and networks bring flexibility, convenience, and utility to professional audio. 134 pages
Proceedings of the AES 16th UK Conference: Silicon for Audio, London, UK, 2001 April 9-10.
Papers to help audio equipment designers stay up-to-date with advances in silicon and silicon designers understand what equipment engineers want. 128 pages
Proceedings of the AES 17th UK Conference: Audio Delivery, London, UK, 2002 April 15-16.
Papers look at the advances being made in the delivery of high-speed audio to homes. 122 pages
Proceedings of the AES 18th UK Conference: Live Sound, London, UK, 2003 April 28-29.
Advances in technology have enabled significant changes in the live sound business. This conference covered topics including show control, wireless microphones, loudspeaker technology, EMC and digital systems for live sound. 112 pages
- In 2004 the UK section hosted the AES 25th International Conference, so there was not a separate 19th UK Conference.
Proceedings of the AES 20th UK Conference: Convergence, Cambridge, UK, 2005 March 31-April 1.
Computers and networking are having a marked effect on the future of audio technology. With low-cost broadband connections available to many homes, networking is moving beyond office use and into true audio and video distribution with new business models for content delivery to the consumer. 84 pages
Proceedings of the AES 21st UK Conference: Audio at Home, Cambridge, UK, 2006 April 6-8.
"Audio at Home" considers the trends in technology and design that were shaping the future of consumer entertainment systems in 2006. 122 pages
Proceedings of the AES 22nd UK Conference: Illusions in Sound, Cambridge, UK, 2007 April 11-12.
Psychoacoustics allows the creation of auditory illusions. In this conference world experts introduce the principles in relation to sound mixtures and spatial audio, and authors explain the practical outworkings of these principles in applications such as surround sound, acoustics and systems design. 142 pages
Proceedings of the AES 23rd UK Conference: Music Everywhere, Cambridge, UK, 2008 April 9-10.
The challenges of distributing and reproducing "music everywhere" are examined, including mobile, automotive and consumer audio applications. 133 pages
Proceedings of the AES 24th UK Conference: The Ins & Outs of Audio, Guildford, UK, 2011 June 27-28.
This conference dealt with audio interconnection. While much modern audio is conveyed digitally, audio invariably begins and ends as an analogue signal, and this was reflected in three paper sessions — analogue, point-to-point digital, and local networks. 79 pages
Papers of the AES 13th Regional Convention: Divergences of Audio Technology in Our Life, Tokyo, Japan, 2007 July 19-21.
For the first time the leading-edge research presented at an AES Tokyo Convention has been published in English: 36 papers (PDFs). There is also information on other convention events including workshops, product seminars, and student activities. CD-ROM only.
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