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:

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2018-1-14     TC-SA at 143rd Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 143rd Convention in New York

2017-10-16     TC-SA at 142nd Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 142nd Convention in Berlin

2017-5-20     TC-SA at 141st Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 141st Convention in Los Angeles

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

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