Technical Council & Committees

AES Technical Council

The technical council and its first technical committees were founded by the Audio engineering Society in 1979, and standing rules covering their activities were established in 1986, with the intention of defining and consolidating the technical leadership of the Society for the benefit of the membership. The Technical Council consists of the Officers of the Technical Council, the Chairmen of the Technical Committees, the Editor of the Journal, and as ex-officio members without vote, the other Officers of the Society.

Officers of the Technical Council include:

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  •  Coming Soon, updated information on Technical Council meetings for the 149th AES Convention.

Upcoming Activities and Meetings


Recent Technical Documents


Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture Series




The Technical Council supports 20 Technical Committees representing distinct fields of audio engineering theory and practice:


Other Projects and Information

Digital Audio Educational CD

This new educational CD, produced by the AES Technical Committee on Signal Processing (TC_SP), is intended primarily to address issues relevant to digital signal processing algorithm designers and implementers. The examples on this disc are intended to demonstrate a variety of audible artifacts, both good and bad, that digital audio signal processing engineers are likely to come across in their work.

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Perceptual Audio Coders

In January of 2002, The Audio Engineering Society's Technical Council launched a tutorial project on CD-ROM, "Perceptual Audio Coders: What to Listen For." Developed by the Technical Committee on Coding of Audio Signals, and produced by Dr. Markus Erne, the unique CD-ROM is the first of its kind to be produced by the AES. It has been developed to familiarize audio engineers, broadcast engineers, and students of audio with the underlying principles of perceptual audio coding.


On 1999 September 26 at the AES 107th Convention in New York members of the Society's Technical Committee on Network Audio Systems demonstrated the first-ever real-time transmission of DVD-quality, multichannel audio over the Internet.

On October 25 2000 at the AES 109th Convention in New York members of the Society's Technical Committee on Network Audio Systems presented a demonstration of the Internet transmission of multichannel music in high-resolution, production quality 24bit/96kHz PCM.

AES White Paper: Networking Audio and Music Using Internet2 and Next-Generation Internet Capabilities

The Technical Council and its Committees publish both private and publicly available Meeting Reports and Technical documents. Please refer to the AES Technical Council and Committees Document Repository for publicly available documents.

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