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AESSC Fall 2022 meeting reports are online

Some reports of the Fall AES Standards Working Group meetings are now online.

SC-02-01 on Digital audio measurements
SC-02-02 on Digital audio interfaces
SC-02-08 on Audio file-transfer and exchange
SC-04-03 on Loudspeaker modeling and measurement
SC-04-08 on Measurement and EQ of sound systems in rooms
SC-04-09 on Assessment of acoustic annoyance
SC-05-02 on Audio connectors

Additional reports will be posted as they become available.

View the reports here


Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2022

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AES-21id: "Screen-less navigation for high-resolution audio on Blu-ray Disc" to be stabilized

BD players are designed to be used in conjunction with a video screen, and so screen-based visual feedback is assumed for operational control. Many audio users will still prefer the simplicity of CD operations and, in many consumer hi-fi systems, there will be no existing screen and the extra cost of providing a screen just to see the menu could make the high-resolution audio proposition impractical

It is possible, without making any changes to the BD player, to provide the necessary functionality for screen-less playback of high-resolution audio. The necessary functionality can be provided using programming that is included at the authoring stage of the disc.

The screen-less modes described in AES-21id are a function of programming during the disc mastering stage. They use the standard BD capabilities and do not seek to limit them in any way.

This document has been unchanged since its publication in 2011.  If you have input on revising or expanding this document please notify the Standards Manager.  If no input is received by 2022/12/31 it will be stabilized.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

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AES69-2022 has been published, revised version of AES69-2020

AES69-2022, "AES standard for file exchange – Spatial acoustic data file format", a revised version of AES69-2020 has been published. 

 
This document standardizes a file format to exchange space-related acoustic data, such as binaural listening
parameters in the form of head related transfer functions. The format is scalable to match the available
rendering process and is designed to include source materials from different databases.
 
With a standardized file format for HRTF and SRIR data, each company can contribute its best algorithms,
providing good personalized capture and/or rendering, allowing the consumer to choose a combination of
technologies for the best quality of experience.

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Posted: Friday, October 7, 2022

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AES62-2011 Modified XLR-3 Connector for Digital Audio is withdrawn

AES62-2011 AES standard for audio connectors - Modified XLR-3 Connector for Digital Audio, has been withdrawn

Withdrawl was unanimously recommended by SC-05-02 because no manufacturers have implemented the standard and it is confusing to have the standard suggest otherwise. The standard will remain available via the AES Standards Store, but copies are marked as withdrawn.


Posted: Saturday, October 1, 2022

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The fall 2022 AES Standards meeting schedule is online

The fall meetings of the AES Standards Working Groups have been scheduled for October, prior to the AES fall convention.  The standards meetings will all be virtual.  The working group meetings have been scheduled for 10 - 14 October. The plenary session where individual working groups report their progress in summary form will be on 24 October.

All standards meetings will be held using Zoom and are open to all interested parties.  Membership in AESSC working groups is open to all individuals.  AES membership is not required.

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Posted: Saturday, October 1, 2022

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Call for Comment on DRAFT AES69-XXXX, " AES standard for file exchange — Spatial acoustic data file format "

The Call for Comment on DRAFT AES69-XXXX, " AES standard for file exchange – Spatial acoustic data file format " was published 2022-07-15.

Binaural listening is growing fast, because of growing sales in smartphones, tablets and other individual entertainment systems. The lack of a standard for the exchange of head-related transfer functions (HRTF) means each company keeps its binaural capture and rendering algorithms private. 3D audio is arising, and binaural listening could be the very first 3D audio vector with sufficient fidelity of HRTF.

The use of convolution-based reverberation processors in 3D virtual audio environments has grown with the increase in available computing power. Convolution-based reverberators guarantee an authentic and natural listening experience, but also depend on the acoustic quality of the applied spatial room impulse response (SRIR).

With a standardized file format for HRTF and SRIR data, each company can contribute its best algorithms, providing good personalized capture and/or rendering, allowing the consumer to choose a combination of technologies for the best quality of experience.

This document standardizes a file format to exchange space-related acoustic data, such as binaural listening parameters in the form of head related transfer functions. The format is scalable to match the available rendering process and is designed to include source materials from different databases.

More Information


Posted: Friday, July 15, 2022

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AESSC spring 2022 meeting reports are online

Some reports of the spring AES Standards Working Group meetings are now online.

SC-02-01 on Digital audio measurement
SC-02-02 on Digital audio interfaces
SC-04-03 on Loudspeaker modeling and measurement
SC-05-02 on Audio connectors

Additional reports will be posted as they become available.

View the reports here


Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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AES70 Object Model Webinar slides are available for download

The slides from Jeff Berrymans recent webinar "The AES70 Object Model and How To Use It" are available for download.  These are copyrighted and are for individual educational use only. Reproduction or any other use requires written permission of the AES Standards Manager.

Download a copy here


Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2022

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AES Standards Webinar on The AES70 Object Model

 Jeff Berryman, chair of AES Standards Task Group SC-02-12-L will present "The AES70 Object Model and How to Use It".  The webinar will be on May 31st from 12:00 to 1:00PM Eastern US time.  Jeff has deep knowledge of AES70, having chaired the group responsible for its development since its inception.  


Posted: Friday, May 13, 2022

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Additional AESSC Fall 2021 meeting reports are online

Some reports of the Fall AES Standards Working Group meetings are now online.

SC-02-01 on Digital Audio Measurements
SC-02-12 on Audio Applications of Networks
SC-03-12 on Forensic Audio
SC-05-05 on Grounding and EMC Practices

Additional reports will be posted as they become available.

View the reports here


Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2022

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