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Tutorial presentations from conferences and conventions

AES 134th Convention

  1. TPVR: Rub and Buzz and Other Irregular Loudspeaker Distortion (Tutorial) - By Wolfgang Klippel
  2. TPVR: Small Loudpeakers: Taking Physics to the Limit (Heyser Lecture) - By Wolfgang Klippel

AES 133rd Convention

  1. Al Schmitt & Friends: AES Roundtable of Award-Winning Engineers (Special Event) - By Al Schmitt, Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Elliot Scheiner

AES 131st Convention

  1. Mastering In An Ever Expanding Universe: Mark Wilder's Demonstration (Workshop) - By Mark Wilder (View Trailer)

AES 130th Convention

  1. TPVR: Hot and Nonlinear – Loudspeakers at High Amplitudes (Tutorial) - By Wolfgang Klippel
  2. TPVR: What’s Your EQ IQ? (Tutorial) - By Alex Case

AES 126th Convention

  1. TPVR: Blu-ray—The Next (And Only?) Chance for High Resolution Music Media (Workshop) - By Johannes Müller (View Trailer)
  2. TPVR: Design of High-Performance Balanced Audio Interfaces (Tutorial Seminar) - By Bill Whitlock (View Trailer)
  3. TPVR: Audio System Grounding & Interfacing (Tutorial Seminar) - By Bill Whitlock (View Trailer)
  4. TPVR: The Growing Importance of Mastering in the Home Studio Era (Tutorial Seminar) - By Andres Mayo (View Trailer)
  5. TPVR: Microphone History (Tutorial Seminar) - By Jörg Wuttke, Ulrich Apel, Sean Davies, Stephan Peus (View Trailer)
  6. TPVR: Binaural Audio Technology—History, Current Practice, and Emerging Trends (Tutorial Seminar) - By Robert Schulein (View Trailer)

AES 124th Convention

  1. TPVR: Concepts in Sound Quality (Master Class) - By Jens Blauert
  2. TPVR: Loudspeaker Parameters (Master Class) - By Neville Thiele and Richard Small
  3. TPVR: Audio File Interchange Formats (Tutorial Seminar) - By Mark Yonge
  4. TPVR: Small Room Acoustics (Tutorial Seminar) - By Ben Kok
  5. TPVR: Perceptual Audio Evaluation (Tutorial Seminar) - By Søren Bech and Nick Zacharov
  6. TPVR: Linear Audio Power Amplification (Master Class) - By Douglas Self
  7. TPVR: A Universal Grammar of Class D Audio Amplification (Master Class) - By Bruno Putzeys
  8. TPVR: Large Room Acoustics (Master Class) - By Diemer de Vries

AES 122nd Convention

  1. Sync and Timecode (Tutorial Seminar) - By Chris Woolf
  2. TPVR: Sound Archiving (Tutorial Seminar) - By Dietrich Schüller

AES 121st Convention

  1. Sigma-Delta Convertors (Presentation Slides and Notes) - By Josh Reiss, Jamie Angus, Bob Adams and Brian Trotter (1.8 MB)
  2. Microphone Techniques for Stereo and Multichannel (Tutorial Seminar) - By Geoff Martin (3.2 MB)

AES 120th Convention

  1. Headphone Fundamentals (Tutorial Seminar) - By Carl Poldy (1.3 MB)

AES 119th Convention

  1. Project Studio Design: Solutions for better sounding rooms (Tutorial Seminar) - By Anthony Grimani (4.2 MB)
  2. Audio Ear Training, or Learning to hear what you can hear! (Tutorial Seminar) - By David Moulton (273 KB)
  3. Analog Design in a Digital Environment (Tutorial Seminar) - By Dennis Bohn, Paul Mathews and Rick Jeffs (2.4 MB)

AES 115th Convention

  1. Listening Tests in Practice (Tutorial Seminar) - By Nick Zacharov (4.4 MB)

AES 114th Convention

  1. Communication Acoustics: Audio Goes Cognitive (Heyser Lecture) - By Jens Blauert

AES 112th Convention

  1. Some Musings on Progress in Audio: A Quest for Better Sound at Affordable Prices (Heyser Lecture) - By Ray Dolby

Tutorial papers from AES conferences and conventions

111th Convention (November 2001)

  1. A Tutorial on Performance Metrics and Noise Propagation in Digital IIR Filters - By Duane Wise (1.3 MB)

109th Convention (September 2000)

  1. Automotive Audio Design (A Tutorial) - By Roger Shively (638 KB)

107th Convention (September 1999)

  1. A Brief Tutorial on Proximity Effect - By David Josephson (372 KB)

17th International Conference: High-Quality Audio Coding (August 1999)

  1. Temporal Noise Shaping, Quantization and Coding Methods in Perceptual Audio Coding: A Tutorial Introduction - By Jürgen Herre (1.4 MB)

91st Convention (October 1991)

  1. Measuring of Sound Levels: A Tutorial - By R. J. Peppin and F. M. Hirsh (496 KB)

10th International Conference: Images of Audio (September 1991)

  1. Sampling Frequency Conversion, Sample Slippage, Pitch Changing and Varispeed (Digital Audio Tutorial) - By M. A. Parker (522 KB)
  2. Images of Audio (Digital Audio Tutorial) - By Paul S. Lidbetter (866 KB)
  3. An Introduction to Digital Audio (Digital Audio Tutorial) - By Malcolm J. Hawksford (2.9 MB)

82nd Convention (March 1987)

  1. EMI: A Tutorial About Sources, Design Standards and Measurements - By Johan A. Catrysse and A. Sinnaeve (2.0 MB)

76th Convention (October 1984)

  1. Location Recording Practices: A Tutorial (with Emphasis Toward Broadcast Sessions) - By Ron Streicher (981 KB)

71st Convention (March 1982)

  1. Mathematical Transforms and Their Applications in Filtering Techniques: A Tutorial Overview - By Johan A. Catrysse (596 KB)

Tutorial and review articles from AES Journal

Volume 58 - 2010

  1. Any Song, Anytime, Anywhere (No. 1/2, pp. 73-79) - By Kees A. Schouhamer Immink (1.3 MB)
  2. Recording Electric Guitar—The Science and the Myth (No. 1/2, pp. 80-83) - By Alex Case (2.1 MB)

Volume 57 - 2009

  1. Audio Rides the Light of Fiber Optics: A Tutorial (No. 6, pp. 461-471) - By Ronald Ajemian (1.6 MB)
  2. Hearing Enhancement (No. 5, pp. 353-359) - By Francis Rumsey (999 KB)
  3. Audio Networking for the Pros (No. 4, pp. 271-275) - By Francis Rumsey (417 KB)
  4. Searching, Analyzing, and Recommending Audio Content (No. 3, pp. 166-169) - By Francis Rumsey (307 KB)
  5. Novel Transducers (No. 1/2, pp. 50-55) - By Francis Rumsey (2.1 MB)

Volume 56 - 2008

  1. Are You Hearing What I’m Hearing? (No. 12, pp. 1126-1131) - By Francis Rumsey (983 KB)
  2. How FCC "White Space" Decision Will Affect U.S. Pro Audio (No. 12, pp. 1132-1135) - By David Josephson (350 KB)
  3. Concert Hall Acoustics (No. 11, pp. 1001-1004) (693 KB)
  4. Let Let the Games Be Mobile (No. 10, pp. 862-865) (480 KB)
  5. The Future of Home Audio (No. 9, pp. 740-743) (437 KB)
  6. Signal Processing for 3-D Audio (No. 7/8, pp. 640-645) (788 KB)
  7. If It’s Loud, Does That Mean It’s Bad? (No. 6, pp. 493-498) (806 KB)
  8. Loudspeakers, Reflections, and Rooms (No. 5, pp. 394-400) (742 KB)
  9. Orchestrating Automotive Audio (No. 4, pp. 303-307) (617 KB)
  10. Forensic Audio Analysis (No. 3, pp. 211-217) (984 KB)
  11. Understanding Sigma–Delta Modulation: The Solved and Unsolved Issues (No. 1/2, pp. 49-64) (1.5 MB)
  12. DSP in Loudspeakers (No. 1/2, pp. 65-72) (1.9 MB)
  13. Anatomy of the Soundscape: Evolving Perspectives (No. 1/2, pp. 73-80) (1.3 MB)

Volume 55 - 2007

  1. High Resolution Audio (No. 12, pp. 1161-1167) (1.5 MB)
  2. Digital Broadcasting in the IP Age (No. 11, pp. 1021-1024) (530 KB)
  3. Intelligent Audio Environments (No. 10, pp. 889-895) (1.7 MB)
  4. Auditory Displays (No. 9, pp. 784-789) (1.2 MB)
  5. Analysis, Synthesis, Voice (No. 7/8, pp. 695-701) (1.0 MB)
  6. Spatial Audio (No. 6, pp. 537-541) (497 KB)
  7. Wireless Microphones in Live Sound Applications (No. 5, pp. 402-408) (742 KB)
  8. Audio for Mobile and Handheld Devices (No. 4, pp. 301-305) (473 KB)
  9. Reverberation and Dereverberation (No. 3, pp. 189-194) (978 KB)
  10. Can You Really Hear It? Psychoacoustics in Action (No. 1/2, pp. 75-79) (1.1 MB)

Volume 54 - 2006

  1. Forging Ahead with Spatial Audio Coding (No. 12, pp. 1305-1308) (552 KB)
  2. Using Game-Audio Tools to Build Audio Research Applications (No. 11, pp. 1102-1108) (1.1 MB)
  3. Preventing Hearing Loss (No. 11, pp. 1109-1113) (458 KB)
  4. Loudspeaker Nonlinearities-Causes, Parameters, Symptoms (No. 10, pp. 907-939) (1.6 MB)
  5. Binaural Technology for Mobile Applications (No. 10, pp. 990-995) (713 KB)
  6. Next Generation of Audio Communications (No. 9, pp. 865-867) (215 KB)
  7. Digital Radio Broadcasting (No. 7/8, pp. 771-774) (196 KB)
  8. Enhanced Multichannel Audio (No. 6, pp. 536-538) (343 KB)
  9. Surround Sound: A Chance for Enhanced Creativity (No. 6, pp. 540-541) (221 KB)
  10. Automotive Audio Update (No. 5, pp. 416-419) (913 KB)
  11. Loudness Trumps Everything (No. 5, pp. 421-423) (442 KB)
  12. Audio Power Amplification (No. 4, pp. 319-323) (429 KB)
  13. Stereophonic Recording Techniques: Old Challenges, New Approaches (No. 3, pp. 225-229) (311 KB)
  14. Audio Forensics (No. 1/2, pp. 56-61) (349 KB)
  15. Audio Networking: Applications and Requirements (No. 1/2, pp. 62-66) (169 KB)

Volume 53 - 2005

  1. Audio Processing for the Hearing Impaired (No. 12, pp. 1242-1246) (388 KB)
  2. Loudspeaker Array Technology (No. 11, pp. 1081-1084) (377 KB)
  3. Program Loudness Revisited (No. 10, pp. 945-948) (625 KB)
  4. The Evolving World of Film Sound (No. 10, pp. 951-953) (221 KB)
  5. Digital Music Notation Formats (No. 9, pp. 849-854) (310 KB)
  6. High-Density Optical-Disk Formats (No. 7/8, pp. 749-753) (514 KB)
  7. High-Resolution Audio in an Age of Universal Playback (No. 7/8, pp. 754-755) (102 KB)
  8. Automotive Audio Quality (No. 6, pp. 542-548) (534 KB)
  9. Measuring and Predicting Perceived Audio Quality (No. 5, pp. 443-448) (298 KB)
  10. Multichannel Audio Systems and Techniques (No. 4, pp. 329-335) (649 KB)
  11. Shake, Rattle, and Roll; Getting Immersed in Multisensory, Interactive Music via Broadband Networks (No. 4, pp. 336-344) (549 KB)
  12. New Developments in Low Bit-Rate Coding (No. 3, pp. 235-241) (1.2 MB)
  13. The Software Studio in the Age of Audio Networking (No. 1/2, pp. 124-129) (412 KB)
  14. Some Thoughts on the Dynamics of Reproduced Sound (No. 1/2, pp. 130-132) (681 KB)

Volume 52 - 2004

  1. Real-World Applications of ATM Networking for Professional Audio Using the AES47 Standard (No. 12, pp. 1265-1271) (602 KB)
  2. The World of Digital Radio (No. 12, pp. 1272-1278) (1.4 MB)
  3. Metadata Revisited: Six New Things to Know About Audio Metadata (No. 11, pp. 1178-1179) (439 KB)
  4. Digital Archive Strategies and Solutions for Radio Broadcasting (No. 11, pp. 1180-1184) (727 KB)
  5. A Symposium on Multichannel Audio for Radio Broadcasters (No. 10, pp. 1066-1071) (759 KB)
  6. Bass Handling in Spatial Reproduction (No. 9, pp. 962-966) (480 KB)
  7. How Loud Is My Broadcast? (No. 6, pp. 662-669) (580 KB)
  8. Wavefield Synthesis: Evolution from Stereophony and Some Practical Challenges (No. 5, pp. 538-543) (984 KB)
  9. Historical Perspectives and Technology Overview of Loudspeakers for Sound Reinforcement (No. 4, pp. 412-432) (1.0 MB)
  10. DSP in Loudspeakers (No. 4, pp. 434-439) (552 KB)
  11. Surround Live Summary (No. 4, pp. 440-442) (320 KB)
  12. Audio Gets Smart: A Workshop on Semantic Audio Analysis (No. 3, pp. 288-291) (282 KB)
  13. Audio for Games: Let the Games Continue (No. 3, pp. 292-296) (130 KB)
  14. New Horizons in Listening Test Design (No. 1/2, pp. 65-73) (572 KB)
  15. Novel Surround Sound Microphone and Panning Techniques--A digest of selected recent AES convention and conference papers (No. 1/2, pp. 74-80) (191 KB)

Volume 51 - 2003

  1. Binaural Audio in the Era of Virtual Reality: A Digest of Research Papers Presented at Recent AES Conventions (No. 11, pp. 1066-1072) (609 KB)
  2. Advances in Low Bit-Rate Audio Coding: A Digest of Selected Papers from Recent AES Conventions (No. 10, pp. 956-964) (1.4 MB)
  3. Digital Rights Management (No. 9, pp. 855-860) (381 KB)
  4. Demystifing Audio Metadata (No. 7/8, pp. 744-751) (758 KB)
  5. History of Spatial Coding (No. 6, pp. 554-569) (1.4 MB)
  6. Automotive Audio (No. 6, pp. 570-574) (454 KB)
  7. New Media for Music: An Adaptive Response to Technology (No. 6, pp. 575-577) (138 KB)
  8. Emerging Technology Trends in the Areas of the Technical Committees of the Audio Engineering Society (No. 5, pp. 442-451) (57 KB)
  9. MIDI and Musical Instrument Control (No. 4, pp. 272-276) (1.2 MB)
  10. Game Audio: Follow-up to workshop at 113th Convention (No. 4, pp. 277-278) (33 KB)
  11. Moving Digital Audio: Part 2 - File Transfer (No. 3, pp. 180-187) (1.8 MB)
  12. Virtual and Synthetic Audio: The Wonderful World of Sound Objects (No. 1/2, pp. 93-98) (152 KB)

Volume 50 - 2002

  1. Moving Digital Audio: Part 1 (No. 12, pp. 1068-1075) (239 KB)
  2. Bluetooth and Wireless Networking: A Primer for Audio Engineers (No. 11, pp. 979-984) (51 KB)
  3. Managing Change: The Challenge of Rights Management in the New Millennium (No. 5, pp. 380-391) (94 KB)
  4. Audio for Games (No. 5, pp. 392-396) (291 KB)
  5. Audible Alarms for the Hearing Impaired (No. 1/2, pp. 73-79) (269 KB)

Volume 47 - 1999

  1. Wigner Distribution Representation and Analysis of Audio Signals: An Illustrated Tutorial Review (No. 12, pp. 1043-1053) (1.2 MB)

Volume 38 - 1990

  1. Fiber Optics-The New Medium for Audio: A Tutorial (No. 3, pp. 160-175) (1.6 MB)

Volume 30 - 1982

  1. Phase Distortion and Phase Equalization in Audio Signal Processing-A Tutorial Review (No. 11, pp. 774-794) (2.6 MB)

Volume 21 - 1973

  1. The Precedence Effect in Sound Localization (Tutorial Reprint) (No. 10, pp. 817-826) (1.1 MB)

Tutorial video presentations

Loudspeakers & Headphones

  1. Digital Loudspeakers: Evolution and Revolution (Lecture given at UNISIM, Singapore, June 2007 - MP4 Video File) - By Malcolm Hawksford

Miscellaneous Tutorials

Game Audio

  1. Using Game-Audio Tools To Build Research Applications - By Michael Kelly

Student Delegate Assembly

  1. Digital Clocking - By Josh Tidsbury (135 KB)
  2. Grounding and Shielding - By Bill Whitlock (1.1 MB)
  3. Listening - By Jason Corey (48 KB)
  4. Record Production and Advanced Recording Technology - A musical challenge - By Martha de Francisco (74 KB)
  5. Sonic Economics - By Joshua Pettinger (54 KB)
  6. VST Plugin Analyzer - How to Measure a BLOCKFISH - By Christian Budde (198 KB)
  7. What is Max/MSP? - By Richard Chilcott (112 KB)

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