AES Technical Committee

Spatial Audio

Chair:    Sascha Spors      Send Email
Chair:    Nils Peters      Send Email
Forum:    Committee Discussion Forum

This committee addresses fundamental production and reproduction issues of multichannel audio systems employing loudspeakers, as well as binaural techniques for creating multidirectional illusions through headphones and loudspeakers.


Areas of Concentration

  1. Loudspeaker Production / Reproduction Issues
  2. Headphone Production / Reproduction Issues
  3. Loudspeaker / Headphone Reproduction Conversion Issues
  4. Head Related Transfer Functions
  5. Headphone Externalization Techniques

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.

2016-9-30     TC-SA at 140th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 140th Convention in Paris

2016-1-3     TC-SA at 139th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 139th Convention in New York

2015-10-28     TC-SA at 138th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 138th Convention in Warsaw

2015-1-2     TC-SA at 137th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 137th Convention in Los Angeles

2014-7-16     TC-SA at 136th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 136th Convention in Berlin

2013-11-19     TC-SA at 135th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 135th Convention in New York

2013-11-19     TC-SA at 134th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 134th Convention in Rome

2012-5-31     TC-SA at 132nd Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 132nd Convention in Budapest

2011-11-7     TC-SA at 131th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 131th Convention in New York

2011-6-1     TC-SA at 130th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of TC-SA in AES130

2010-11-10     TC-SA at 129th Convention
Description: Minutes from meeting

2010-6-18     TC-SA at 128th Convention
Description: Minutes of the meeting

2009-5-25     TC-SA at 126th Convention
Description: Meeting notes from TC Spatial Audio meeting held in Munich AES126th Convention.

2009-1-27     TC-SA 124 Convention Minutes
Description: Minutes of reorganization meeting at AES 124th convention, and renaming.

2006-5-23     TC-MBAT meeting at 120th Convention
Description: Notes from the TC-MBAT meeting in Paris, 120th Convention

2005-5-31     TC-MBAT meeting at 118th Convention
Description: Report of the meeting held at the 118th convention in Barcelona, 29th May 2005

2004-11-8     TC-MBAT meeting at 117th Convention
Description: Report of TC-MBAT meeting at 117th Convention, San Francisco, 28-31 Oct 2004

2004-5-21     TC-MBAT meeting at 116th convention
Description: Report of TC-MBAT meeting at AES 116th convention, Berlin, 8-11 May

2003-4-1     TC-MBAT meeting at 114th convention
Description: Notes from the TC-MBAT meeting at the 114th Convention

1999-3-24     San Francisco, Sept '98
Description: Meeting Notes for the Technical Committee on Multichannel and Binaural Audio Technologies


Committee Members

 Akira Fukada  Chris Gaunt  Christof Faller 
 David Griesinger  Douglas McKinnie  Durand Begault 
 Eric Benjamin  Floyd Toole  Francis Rumsey 
 Robert Schulein  Mendel Kleiner  Joel A Lewitz 
 Marshall Buck  James Johnston  Mick Sawaguchi 
 Peter Schreiner III  Mark Ziemba  Karlheinz Brandenburg 
 Marina Bosi  Gunther Theile  Jyri Huopaniemi 
 Jan Berg  Nick Zacharov  Kimio Hamasaki 
 Robert Ellis-Geiger  Renato Pellegrini  Gerald Schuller 
 Tom Holman  Wieslaw Woszczyk  Daniel Weiss 
 Soren Bech  Sean Olive  Christian Hugonnet 
 Theresa Leonard  Todd Welti  Geoff Martin 
 Thomas Sporer  Dr. Jean-Marc Jot  Scott Burgess 
 Ville Pulkki  Regis Rossi Alves Faria  Michael Kelly 
 Russell Mason  Toru Kamekawa  Ashish Aggarwal 
 Ingyu Chun  Juergen Peissig  Damian Murphy 
 Tom Blank  Samir Gupta  Andrew Carballeira 
 Nuno Fonseca  Sunmin Kim  Klaus Hartung 
 Purva Gujar  Gavin Kearney  Frank Melchior 
 Steve Martz  Enda Bates  Rafael Kassier 
 Francois Becker  Judith Liebetrau  Franz Zotter 
 David Weinberg  Ralph Kessler  Alex Kosiorek 
 Kazuho Ono  Frederick W. Umminger  Hyunkook Lee 
 Piotr Majdak  Craig Tsung-Wei Jin  James Barbour 
 Patrick Flanagan  Brian Katz  Sascha Spors 
 Alexander Lindau, Dr.  Nils Peters  Florian Voelk 
 Matthieu Parmentier  Linda Gedemer  Emanuel Habets 
 José Frías  Timothy Vallier  Janina Fels 

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