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  Mendel Kleiner 
 Joel A Lewitz  Marshall Buck  James Johnston 
 Mick Sawaguchi  Peter Schreiner III  Francis Rumsey 
 Mark Ziemba  Karlheinz Brandenburg  Marina Bosi 
 Gunther Theile  Jyri Huopaniemi  Jan Berg 
 Nick Zacharov  Kimio Hamasaki  Gerald Schuller 
 Robert Schulein  Tom Holman  Wieslaw Woszczyk 
 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  Robert Ellis-Geiger  Toru Kamekawa 
 Renato Pellegrini  Ashish Aggarwal  Ingyu Chun 
 Juergen Peissig  Tom Blank  Samir Gupta 
 Andrew Carballeira  Nuno Fonseca  Sunmin Kim 
 Klaus Hartung  Purva Gujar  Steve Martz 
 Rafael Kassier  Judith Liebetrau  Daniel Weiss 
 David Weinberg  Ralph Kessler  Alex Kosiorek 
 Kazuho Ono  Frederick W. Umminger  Piotr Majdak 
 Damian Murphy  Craig Tsung-Wei Jin  James Barbour 
 Frank Melchior  Patrick Flanagan  Enda Bates 
 Brian Katz  Sascha Spors  Alexander Lindau, Dr. 
 Nils Peters  Florian Voelk  Matthieu Parmentier 
 Francois Becker  Linda Gedemer  Emanuel Habets 
 Timothy Vallier  Gavin Kearney  Janina Fels 
 Franz Zotter 

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