AES Technical Committee

Network Audio Systems

Chair:    Kevin Gross      Send Email
Vice Chair:    Richard Foss      Send Email
Vice Chair:    Thomas Sporer      Send Email

To inform the AES and other organizations on issues pertinent to our committee's focus area, with an emphasis on local-area and wide-area networks. The emphasis accompanies a major increase in network scale, bandwidth and quality of service, making it possible to consider brand new classes of audiovisual applications, as well as unconventional and high-performance implementations of existing ones.


Resources & Events

The TC on Network Audio Systems helps to maintain a Topic Website on Network Audio Systems.


Areas of Concentration

This committee is associated with the following sessions at AES Los Angeles 2016:
AES67 Discovery
Rolling Out AES67 into Real-World Applications
AES67 and the Audio Industry
Understanding Audio Capabilities and Bandwidth in Mixed Use Networks
University of North Texas College of Music—Recording with Networked Audio
The Internet of Media Things for Installed AV, Recording, and Live Events
Optimizing Audio Networks
Integration of IT and AV: Why It's Good for the Industry
AES67 Interoperability Testing--The Plugfest Report
Who Owns the Audio Network, IT or AV?
  • Audio systems connected via large-scale high-speed networks
  • Networked and distributed performance
  • Audio Video Bridging
  • Audio networking interoperability including AES67
  • AES67 interoperability testing
  • Real-time networking

Current Areas Of Work

  • Track and recommend standards development for audio networking
  • Assemble and organize workshops and other AES convention activities related to audio networking

Recent/Planned Activities


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.

2015-12-2     TC-NAS minutes: AES139th
Description: Network Audio Systems Technical Committee Meeting Report from the AES 139th convention in New York

2014-10-16     TC-NAS minutes: AES137th
Description: Network Audio Systems Technical Committee Meeting Report from the AES 137th convention in LA

2014-5-13     TC-NAS minutes: 136th
Description: Minutes from the TC-NAS meeting 26 April 2014 at the 136th AES convention in Berlin

2013-10-26     TC-NAS minutes: AES135th
Description: Network Audio Systems Technical Committee Meeting Report from the AES 135th in NYC

2012-11-27     TC-NAS minutes: AES133rd
Description: Network Audio Systems Technical Committee Meeting Report from the AES 133rd Convention in San Francisco

2012-5-2     TC-NAS minutes: AES 132nd
Description: Network Audio Systems Technical Committee Meeting Report from the AES 132nd Convention in Budapest

2011-11-29     TC-NAS minutes: AES 131st
Description: Network Audio Systems Technical Committee Meeting Report from the AES 131st Convention in New York

2010-12-29     TC-NAS minutes: AES 129th
Description: Network Audio Systems Technical Committee Meeting Report from the AES 129th Convention in S. Francisco

2010-11-2     TC-NAS minutes: AES 128th
Description: Network Audio Systems Technical Committee Meeting Report from the AES 128th Convention in London

2009-10-15     TC-NAS minutes: AES 127th
Description: Network Audio Systems Technical Committee Meeting Report from the AES 127th Convention in New York

2008-12-6     Network Audio TC Minutes: AES 125th
Description: Network Audio Systems Technical Committee Meeting Report from the AES 125th in San Francisco


Technical Report:

2014-11-10     Emerging trends 2014
Description: Report on emerging media networking technologies


Committee Members

 Atau Tanaka  Bernhard Grill  Bob Moses 
 Brent Harshbarger  Chris Gaunt  Christoph Musialik 
 David Wessel  David Zicarelli  Elizabeth Cohen 
 Gerald Schuller  Jeremy Cooperstock  John Strawn 
 Jun Murai  Miguel de Miguel  Philip Nye 
 Robert Rowe  Brenda Ferry  Dave Burnor 
 Wieslaw Woszczyk  Kendall Castor-Perry  Karlheinz Brandenburg 
 Steven Harris  Marina Bosi  Kevin Heber 
 Juergen Herre  Thomas Sporer  Morten Lave 
 Kevin Gross  Peter Otto  Robert Ellis-Geiger 
 Ram Shenkar  John Grant  William L Martens 
 Chris Chambers  Stephen Pope  Richard Foss 
 Mark Gilbert  Stephen Jones  Varuni Witana 
 Sergio Liberman  Herve LeDevelat  Andrew Hollis 
 Joffrey Heyraud  Mark Stebbeds  Andreas Floros 
 Alexander Carot  Johan Berg  Ulrich Kraemer 
 Frederic Taury  Yves Ansade  Norbert Nachbauer 
 Peter Stevens  Carl Conrad  Eugene Goff 
 Conrad Cooke  Stefan Shibata  Alastair Walker 
 Lars Jonsson  Umberto Zanghieri  Michael Daley 
 Michael Page  Andrew Elder  Stephen Turner 
 Alain Renaud  Juergen Peissig  Mathias Coinchon 
 Tom Blank  Olaf Titel  Florian Lenzner 
 Peter Alyea  Garth Wiebe  Jonas Braasch 
 Chris Chafe  Michelle Daniels  Vene Garcia 
 Robert Gurdan  Dale Rochon  Aidan Williams 
 Christiane Bangert  Christoph Pfeiffer  Jeremie Weber 
 Marc Brunke  Harold Okai-Tettey  David Hoatson 
 Anton Prins  Zeb Wall  Philip Foulkes 
 David Wooff  Ron Neely  Dave Taht 
 Axel Holzinger  Andreas Metz  Alix Holsten 
 Maciej Szlapka  Bill Scott  Michael Pocino 
 Marty Sacks  David Lazecko  Thaden Cohrs 
 Charles Chan  andrew eales  Christos Chousidis 
 Patrick Warrington  Rick Kreifeldt  Istvan B. Kadar 
 Mark Ureda  Jeffrey Alan Berryman  Tim Shuttleworrth 
 Robert Lee  Michael Fleming  Aki Makivirta 
 Stefan Heinzmann  Junichi Yoshio  Claire Merienne 
 Gregory Shay  David Jones  Jim Meyer 
 Gene Gerhiser  Warren Osse  Maxim Graubner 
 Max Neuendorf  Robert Economaki  Larry Bryan 
 Bradford Benn  Andrew Eales  Colin Pfund 
 James Dibley  Gints Linis  Nicolas Sturmel 
 Sonja Langhans  Benjamin Cochran  Michael Palumbo 
 Bernard Frings  Hyder Khalil  Miguel Adelise 
 Andreas Hildebrand 

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