AES Special Publications
Conference Proceedings and Collected Papers
Collected papers from the AES's highly regarded international conferences,
each devoted to a specific topic, are reprinted here from the authors'
original manuscripts. Books are bound in durable paper covers and are
Conference Proceedings and Collected Papers
Proceedings of the AES 1st International Conference: Digital Audio, Rye, New York, 1982 May. The 26 papers presented at "The New World of Digital Audio" heralded the emergence of the digital era in audio. The topics of the papers ranged from introductory concepts to in-depth analysis and applications. Authors include Thomas Stockham, James Moorer, Roger Lagadec, and Barry Blesser. The proceedings from this conference are out of print but you can download individual papers.
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Proceedings of the AES 6th International Conference: Sound Reinforcement, Nashville, Tennessee, 1988 May 5-8. Thirty-eight papers of the 48 papers presented in Nashville, Tennessee, at a conference of the engineering community and the savants of sound reinforcement. The papers cover topics on the history of sound reinforcement, new frontiers in applications, computers, new concepts, electronic architecture, and sound reinforcement in the future. 600 pages
Proceedings of the AES 7th International Conference: Audio In Digital Times, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1989 May 14-17. Forty-four papers presented by experts in digital audio at the conference in Toronto. Digital audio from the history, basics, hardware, software to the ins and outs is explored. The papers are illustrated with many figures and tables. 384 pagesView Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 8th International Conference: The Sound Of Audio, Washington, D.C., 1990 May 3-6. Twenty-four papers presented by authors highly regarded in the engineering community, at the 4-day conference in Washington, D.C. The topics were devoted to the progress of sound, including perception, measurement, recording and reproduction. The book is fully illustrated. 384 pagesView Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 9th International Conference: Television Sound Today And Tomorrow, Detroit, Michigan, 1991 February 1-2. Twenty-six papers exploring the latest in audio and video technologies at an AES/SMPTE Joint Conference. The theme was "Television Sound Today and Tomorrow: The Latest in Audio Technology and Ideas with Practical Viewpoints and Techniques" recorded with introductions to each session with the original papers fully illustrated as presented by the authors. 256 pages
Proceedings of the 10th International AES Conference: Images Of Audio, London, UK, 1991 September 7-9. Eighteen papers by more than 30 authors on recording and postproduction, digital audio bit-rate reduction, digital audio signal processing and audio for high definition television plus a 100-page tutorial on digital audio. 282 pages
Proceedings of the 11th International AES Conference: Audio Test & Measurement, Portland, Oregon, 1992 May 29-31. Thirty-two papers cover both the engineering and production aspects of testing including state-of-the-art techniques. Authors examine electronic, digital, and acoustical measurements, bridging the gap between subjective and objective measurement to advance the science of audio measurement. 359 pagesView Table of Contents
Proceedings of the AES 12th International Conference: Perception of Reproduced sound, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1993 June 28-30. Eighteen papers presented by 25 authors who are experts in the science of human perception and in the application of psychoacoustics to the audio industry. Three major areas crucial to the theoretical understanding and practical implementation of results are explored: the performance of low bit-rate codecs, multichannel sound systems, and relationships between sound and picture. This timely volume is an important resource for understanding the field. 253 pages
Proceedings of the AES 13th International Conference: Computer-Controlled Sound Systems, Dallas, Texas, 1994 December 1-4. A complete collection of the papers presented at this conference covering all aspects of computer-controlled sound systems including product design and implementation and real-world applications. 372 pages
Proceedings of the AES 15th International Conference: Audio, Acoustics & Small Spaces, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1998 October 31 - November 2. Reproduction of sound in small spaces, such as cabins of automobiles, trucks, and airplanes; listening and control rooms; and domestic rooms is addressed in detail in the 18 papers presented. 219 pages
Proceedings of the AES 16th International Conference: Spatial Sound Reproduction, Rovaniemi, Finland, 1999 April 1012. Various aspects of spatial sound reproduction (perception, signal processing, loudspeaker and headphone reproduction, and applications) are covered in 48 papers. 560 pages Also available on CD-ROM
Proceedings of the AES 17th International Conference: High-Quality Audio Coding, Florence, Italy, 1999 September 2-5. The introduction of new, high-capacity media, such as DVD and the Super Audio CD, in conjunction with the latest developments in digital signal processing, IC design, and digital distribution of audio have led to the widespread utilization of high-quality sound. These new technologies are discussed in 32 papers. 353 pages Also available on CD-ROM
Proceedings of the AES 18th International Conference: Audio for Information Appliances, Burlingame, California, 2001 March 16-18. This conference looked at the new breed of devices, called information appliances, created by the convergence of consumer electronics, computing, and communications that are changing the way audio is created, distributed, and rendered. Available on CD-ROM only
Proceedings of the AES 19th International Conference: Surround Sound - Techniques, Technology, and Perception, Schloss Elmau, Germany, 2001 June 21-24. The emphasis of the conference was on surround sound for mainstream recording and broadcasting applications, according to the so-called "5.1" or 3/2-stereo standard specified in ITU-R BS.775. 464 pages Also available on CD-ROM
Proceedings of the AES 20th International Conference: Archiving, Restoration, and New Methods of Recording, Budapest, Hungary, 2001 October 5-7. This conference assessed the latest developments in the fields of carrier degradation, preservation measures, digitization strategies, restoration, and new perspectives in recording technology. 211 pages Also available on CD-ROM
Proceedings of the AES 21st International Conference: Architectural Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2002, June 1-3. 59 papers cover the entire spectrum of this important topic. 384 pages Also available on CD-ROM
Proceedings of the AES 22nd International Conference: Virtual, Synthetic, and Entertainment Audio, Espoo, Finland, 2002 June 15-17. 45 papers devoted to virtual and augmented reality, sound synthesis, 3-D audio technologies, audio coding techniques, physical modeling, subjective and objective evaluation, and computational auditory scene analysis. 429 pages Also available on CD-ROM
Proceedings of the AES 23rd International Conference: Signal Processing in Audio Recording and Reproduction, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2003 May 23-25. These 22 papers focus on sound recording and reproduction from microphone to loudspeaker, including the interaction between loudspeaker and room. 291 pages Also available on CD-ROM
Proceedings of the AES 24th International Conference: Multichannel Audio, The New Reality, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 2003 June 26-28. This conference was a follow-up to the 19th Conference on surround. Papers cover multichannel sound from production/engineering to research and development, manufacturing, and marketing. 350 pages Also available on CD-ROM
Proceedings of the AES 25th International Conference: Metadata for Audio, London, UK, 2004 June 17-19. These papers describe the state of the art, identify the issues, and indicate directions for the development of advanced metadata systems. 300 pages Also available on CD-ROM.
Proceedings of the AES 26th International Conference: Audio Forensics in the Digital Age, Denver, USA, 2005 July 7-9. These papers, written by members of the professional audio, law enforcement, and legal communities, describe the new challenges and opportunities in this emerging field. 146 pages Also available on CD-ROM.
Proceedings of the AES 27th International Conference: Efficient Audio Power Amplification, Hillerød, Denmark, 2005 September 2-4. These 17 papers describe current research in higher efficiency power amplification, which will have ramifications in consumer electronics, automotive audio, pro audio, and mobile devices. 183 pages. Also available on CD-ROM.
Proceedings of the AES 28th International Conference: The Future of Audio Technology--Surround and Beyond, Piteå, Sweden, 2006 June 30 to July 2. Audio engineering is a combination of technology, human sciences, and art. Surround sound is no exception; the papers presented at this conference reflect a number of the diverse aspects of surround sound. 343 pages. Also available on CD-ROM.
Proceedings of the AES 29th International Conference: Audio for Mobile and Handheld Devices, Seoul, Korea, 2006 September 2-4. These 24 papers address the important areas of research and practical applications-coding, Class-D amplifiers, implementations, speech processing, 3-D audio, and synthetic audio-in the fast-paced, emerging field of audio for mobile and handheld devices. 188 pages. Also available on CD-ROM.
Proceedings of the AES 30th International Conference: Intelligent Audio Environments, Saariselkä, Finland, 2007 March 15-17 (CD-ROM only). These 35 papers describe research on future audio environments, which will include a variety of devices and applications working together to create an integral audio experience for the user. Audio networks, delivery architectures, coding techniques, and conversion between spatial audio formats were reviewed. Applications range from handheld and wearable devices to automotive audio and audio installations. Available only on CD-ROM.
Proceedings of the AES 31st International Conference: New Directions in High Resolution Audio, London, UK, 2007 June 25-27 (CD-ROM only). The 30 papers on this CD-ROM are concerned with the promotion and delivery of high resolution audio, by maintaining quality throughout the recording and playback chain with current and future technologies. The issues addressed are important to the audio engineering, recording, and production industries, as well as to education and academia. The research described in these papers reflects the tremendous growth of high resolution audio techniques and products intended for use throughout the audio recording and playback chain. Topics include ambisonics; high resolution recording issues; high resolution storage and restoration; maintaining quality at playback; perception; processing, manipulation, and preparation; and synthesis and perception. Available only on CD-ROM.
Proceedings of the AES 32nd International Conference: DSP for Loudspeakers, Hillerød, Denmark - 2007 September 21-23. "DSP for Loudspeakers" is now more relevant than ever - which is effectively demonstrated by these 21 scientific papers, which describes how DSP really can make the difference in Loudspeaker design and usage. The proceedings hold 235 pages of state-of-the-art technology in this important research field. Also available as a downloadable PDF (11.3 MB).
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Proceedings of the AES 33rd International Conference: Audio Forensics-Theory and Practice, Denver, CO, USA - 2008 June 5-7. These papers explore the history, hardware, and techniques of forensic investigation of audio materials. The field has gone through significant advances with the advent of digital audio recording, signal processing, and computer-assisted evaluation. The appropriate use of analog and digital processes provides the contemporary audio engineer with powerful tools for quality audio investigation in support of the law enforcement, legal, archival, and restoration communities. This was a follow-up conference to the 26th Conference on forensics. Available only on CD-ROM.
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Proceedings of the AES 34th International Conference: New Trends in Audio for Mobile and Handheld Devices, Jeju Island, Korea, 2008 August 28-30. These 27 papers discuss research on the technologies being developed for state-of-the-art handheld devices that need high-quality sound and powerful functionality in small packages. This was a follow-up conference to the 29th. Available only on CD-ROM.
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Proceedings of the AES 35th International Conference: Audio for Games, London, UK, 2009 February 11-13. This conference focused on cutting-edge audio technologies for the exploding market for games. The areas of research addressed by the 34 papers are sound recording and Foley, spatial audio, game music systems, audio codecs, advanced spatial audio and reverb, speech processing and analysis, and real-time synthesis. Available only on CD-ROM.
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Proceedings of the AES 7th UK Conference: Digital Signal Processing (DSP), London, UK, 1992 September 14-15. Eighteen papers presented by authors selected to cover the issues crucial to the application of DSP in both domestic and professional audio. These include processor choice, filter design and topology, code development, psychoacoustic considerations, and a variety of applications. 239 pages
Proceedings of the AES 8th UK Conference: Digital Audio Interchange (DAI), London, UK, 1993 May 18-19. As audio is being seen as part of a wider, multimedia environment, there are an increasing number of questions related to the effective exchange of digital audio signals between equipment. The seventeen papers published in this proceedings were chosen to discuss and illuminate these issues. 135 pages
Proceedings of the AES 9th UK Conference: Managing the Bit Budget (MBB), London, UK, 1994 May 16-17. A number of developments have extended the boundaries of digital audio in different directions in terms of bit rate and sound quality. The nineteen papers in this volume by some of the world's leading experts in the field address the many complex aspects of digital/analog conversion, signal processing, dynamic range, low bit-rate coding, and performance assessment. 189 pages
Proceedings of the AES 10th UK Conference: The Future of Radio (DAB), London, UK, 1995 May 2-3. Twenty papers written by experts throughout Europe provide cutting-edge information on digital audio broadcasting and a review of competing digital radio services. 143 pages
Proceedings of the AES 11th UK Conference: Audio for New Media (ANM), London, UK, 1996 March 25-26. Seventeen papers written by experts are included in this valuable book, which is a vital reference for anyone involved in these technologies. 117 pages
Proceedings of the AES 12th UK Conference: The Measure of Audio (MOA), London, UK, 1997 April 28-29. Audio test and measurement is being revolutionized by advancing technology. Learn about the various aspects of this important topic from fifteen papers written by professionals in the field.
Proceedings of the AES 13th UK Conference: Microphones & Loudspeakers, London, UK, 1998 March 16-17. Seventeen papers update the transducer specialist and nonspecialist with the latest in microphone and loudspeaker development. They explore the influence on equipment and working practices in the audio industry. 135 pages
Proceedings of the AES 14th UK Conference: Audio - The Second Century, London, UK, 1999 June 7-8. The convergence of the computer and audio industries has introduced benefits and challenges. These are covered in 19 papers written by leading experts from around the world. 176 pages
Proceedings of the AES 15th UK Conference: Moving Audio, Pro-Audio Networking and Transfer, London, UK, 2000 May 8-9. In 19 papers experts describe how the capacity and speed of new computer systems and networks bring flexibility, convenience, and utility to professional audio. 134 pages
Proceedings of the AES 16th UK Conference: Silicon for Audio, London, UK, 2001 April 9-10. Papers to help audio equipment designers stay up-to-date with advances in silicon and silicon designers understand what equipment engineers want. 128 pages
Proceedings of the AES 17th UK Conference: Audio Delivery, London, UK, 2002 April 15-16. Papers look at the advances being made in the delivery of high-speed audio to homes. 122 pages
2003 18th UK Conference Proceedings on Live Sound is out of print. In
2004 the UK section hosted the AES 25th International Conference, so
there was no 2004 UK Conference.
Papers of the AES 13th Regional Convention: Divergences of Audio Technology in Our Life, Tokyo, Japan, 2007 July 19-21. For the first time the leading-edge research presented at an AES Tokyo Convention has been published in English: 36 papers (PDFs). There is also information on other convention events including workshops, product seminars, and student activities. CD-ROM only.
Many of the papers presented at AES conventions are preprinted and
available individually. Preprint numbers are published in the programs
which appear in the Journal at the end of each convention report. For
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