AES Technical Committee

Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement

Chair:    Kurt M. Graffy      Send Email
Chair:    Adam Hill      Send Email
Vice Chair:    Scott Burgess      Send Email
Vice Chair:    Alejandro Bidondo      Send Email
Forum:    Committee Discussion Forum

The committee's work is concerned with the following areas of interest as applied to audio engineering: general acoustics, architectural acoustics including building acoustics and room acoustics (including measurement, design, and simulation), electroacoustic systems (including virtual reality, virtual acoustics, and signal processing), psychoacoustics and physiological acoustics, noise control, sound and vibration isolation.


Resources & Events

The TC on Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement helps to maintain a Topic Website on Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement.


Areas of Concentration

  1. Auralization
  2. Electroacoustic Systems
  3. Electronic Architecture
  4. General Acoustics
  5. Noise Control
  6. Physiological Acoustics
  7. Psychoacoustics
  8. Room Acoustics
  9. Sound and Vibration Isolation

Current Areas Of Work

We've recently launched a study group to look into issues surrounding monitoring and minimization of noise pollution due to outdoor events.

The primary contributors to the group are:

* Etienne Corteel (L-Acoustics, France)

* Christian Frick (Rocket Science, Switzerland)

* Jim Griffiths (Vanguardia, UK)

* Adam Hill (University of Derby, UK)

* Marcel Kok (dBcontrol, Netherlands)

* Bob McCarthy (Meyer Sound, USA)

* Kees Neervoort (Event Acoustics, Netherlands)

* Elena Shabalina (d&b, Germany)

The general aim of this group is to develop a set of recommendations outlining what needs to be done to address the issue of noise pollution due to outdoor events, with an emphasis on practicality and preservation of a good audience experience.

Want to contribute?

If you are interested in participating in the committee's work please send an e-mail to Adam Hill and (preferably) show up at the committee meetings.

The committee communicates via e-mail and the TC forum, but meetings are held at both US and European AES conventions.


Meeting Report:

These documents do not necessarily express the official position of the AES on the issues discussed at these meetings, and only represent the views of committee members participating in the discussion. Any unauthorized use of these publications is prohibited. Authorization must be obtained from the Executive Director of the AES: Email, Tel: +1 212 661 8528, Address: 551 Fifth Ave., Suite 1225, New York, New York 10176, USA.

2018-5-31     144th Milan Meeting Minutes
Description: Minutes of the TCASR meeting held at the 144th Convention in Milan on 25 May 2018.

2017-11-10     143rd New York Meeting Minutes
Description: Minutes of the TCASR meeting held at the 143rd Convention in New York on 19 October 2017.

2017-6-23     142nd Berlin Meeting Minutes
Description: Minutes of the TCASR meeting held at the 142nd Convention in Berlin on 21 May 2017.

2016-11-21     141st Los Angeles Meeting Minutes
Description: Minutes of the Technical Committee meeting held at The AES 141st Conference in Los Angeles, September 29th 2016, 10:00 – 11:00 am.

2016-3-21     59th Conference Report
Description: Conference report from the 59th AES conference on Sound Reinforcement Engineering an Technology

2014-11-2     AES 137 Los Angeles Meeting Minutes
Description: Minutes of TC Meeting held at AES 137 Los Angeles October 9, 2014

2014-10-5     AES 136 TCASR 2014 Berlin Minutes
Description: Meeting Minutes from Berlin and Agenda for LA

2013-11-10     AES 135 TCASR NY 2013 Minutes
Description: Meeting Minutes NY TCASR 2013

2012-10-25     AES 131 TCASR NY 2011 Minutes
Description: TCASR Meeting Minutes, NYC Oct 22, 2011

2012-5-10     TC ASR 132nd minutes
Description: Minutes of the TC ASR meeting during the 132nd AES Convention in Budapest

2012-4-24     TC ASR Agenda 132nd
Description: TC ASR Agenda 132nd Convention meeting

2009-11-18     Minutes - 122nd Convention
Description: Meeting report

2007-12-5     AES 122 TCASR Vienna 2007 Minute
Description: Meeting Notes from the TCASR Meeting in Vienna May 2007

2007-12-5     AES 123 TCASR 2007 New York Minutes
Description: TCASR Meeting Notes from New York October 2007

2007-5-3     AES 121 TCASR 2006 San Francisco minutes
Description: Chairperson's minutes

2006-9-30     AES_120_TCASR_2006_Paris minutes
Description: minutes AES_120_TCASR_2006_Paris

2006-9-30     AES_117_TCASR_2004_San_Francisco minutes
Description: minutes AES_117_TCASR_2004_San_Francisco

2006-9-30     AES_114_TCASR_2003_Amsterdam minutes
Description: minutes AES_114_TCASR_2003_Amsterdam

2006-9-30     AES_112_TCASR_2002_Munich minutes
Description: minutes AES_112_TCASR_2002_Munich

2006-9-30     AES_111_TCASR_2001_New_York minutes
Description: minutes AES_111_TCASR_2001_New_York

2006-9-30     AES_110_TCASR_2001_Amsterdam minutes
Description: minutes AES_110_TCASR_2001_Amsterdam

2006-9-30     AES_109_TCASR_2000_Los_Angeles minutes
Description: minutes AES_109_TCASR_2000_Los_Angeles

1999-10-8     AES 92 TCASR San Fransisco 1992 minutes
Description: Chairman's minutes

1999-10-4     AES 92 TCASR 1992 Vienna minutes
Description: Chairman's minutes

1999-10-3     AES 107 TCASR 1999 New York minutes
Description: Chairman's minutes

1999-10-3     AES 103 TCASR 1997 New York minutes
Description: Chairman's minutes

1999-10-3     AES 99 TCASR 1995 New York minutes
Description: Chairman's minutes

1999-10-3     AES 98 TCASR 1995 Paris minutes
Description: Chairman's minutes

1999-10-3     AES 97 TCASR 1994 San Francisco minutes
Description: Chairman's minutes

1999-10-3     AES 96 TCASR 1994 Amsterdam minutes
Description: Chairman's minutes

1999-10-3     AES 95 TCASR 1993 New York minutes
Description: Chairman's minutes

1999-10-3     AES 94 TCASR 1993 Berlin minutes
Description: Chairman's minutes

1999-10-3     AES 93 TCASR 1992 San Francisco minutes
Description: Chairman's minutes

1999-10-3     AES 92 TCASR 1992 Vienna minutes
Description: Chairman's minutes


Committee Members

 Douglas McKinnie  Francis Rumsey  Jim Brown 
 Jan Voetmann  Kurt M. Graffy  Peter Svensson 
 Mendel Kleiner  Neil A. Shaw  Wieslaw Woszczyk 
 Peter Mapp  Soren Bech  Wolfgang Ahnert 
 Diemer de Vries  Richard S Stroud  J M Woodgate 
 Bruce Olson  Eddy Bogh Brixen  Bernardus Kok 
 David Andrews  Robert Lee  Scott Burgess 
 Alan Clayton  Elena Shabalina  Adam Hill 
 Etienne Corteel  Kees Neervoort  Christian Frick 
 Hessam Alavi  Alejandro Bidondo  Balazs Kakonyi 
 Marcel Kok  Jim Griffiths  Bob McCarthy 

To request membership in this Technical Committee please email the Chair by using the link above.

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