AES Technical Committee

Recording Technology and Practices

Chair:    Jim Kaiser      Send Email
Vice Chair:    Andres A. Mayo      Send Email
Vice Chair:    Kimio Hamasaki      Send Email
Vice Chair:    George Massenburg      Send Email
Forum:    Committee Discussion Forum

The committee offers a forum gathering the expertise of its international members, which represents the professional audio community to the international research, development, and manufacturing segments of the industry. Our mission is to evaluate and recommend techniques and best practices, to collaborate with other professional organizations, and to offer educational programming essential to the advancement of professional audio production.

Resources & Events

The TC on Recording Technology and Practices helps to maintain a Topic Website on Recording Technology and Practices.

Areas of Concentration

  1. Professional Studio and Product R&D /Manufacturing Relationships
  2. Real - World Equipment Evaluation and Testing Procedures
  3. Evaluation / Recommended Procedures for Production
  4. New Tools to Advance Professional Audio Production
  5. Networking Links to Related Professional Organizations

Current Areas Of Work

The Technical Committee of Recording Technology and Practices is in continuous communication with the Producer's and Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy in several areas.

In the area of Master Delivery Recommendations, we support a best practices document that is released to both the AES and the Recording Academy constituencies.

Other current work includes similar documents relating to high resolution audio and immersive music production.

Meeting Report:

These documents do not necessarily express the official position of the AES on the issues discussed at these meetings, and only represent the views of committee members participating in the discussion. Any unauthorized use of these publications is prohibited. Authorization must be obtained from the Executive Director of the AES: Email, Tel: +1 212 661 8528, Address: 551 Fifth Ave., Suite 1225, New York, New York 10176, USA.

2022-6-2     TCRTP_Minutes_152nd_AES_Europe
Description: TC-RTP Meeting Minutes - 152nd AES Europe

2022-6-2     TC_RTP_Minutes_151st_AES
Description: 151st TC-RTP Meeting Minutes

2022-6-2     TC_RTP_Minutes_150_AES_Europe
Description: Minutes from TC-RTP Meeting during AES 150th.

2018-10-28     TCRTP_Minutes_145_NYC
Description: Minutes of TC-RTP Meeting in NYC 2018

2018-5-22     TCRTP Milan Agenda
Description: Outline agenda for TC-RTP Meeting in Milan 2018

2016-10-2     TCRTP_Minutes_141_AES_LA
Description: Draft minutes from AES 141st in LA

2016-6-3     TCRTP_Minutes_139_AES_NY
Description: TC-RTP Minutes AES 139th NY 2015

2014-11-1     TCRTP_Minutes_137_AES_LA
Description: Draft minutes 10.31.14

2014-4-25     TCRTP_Minutes_135_AES_NY
Description: Meeting Minutes

2008-8-5     TCRTP_Minutes_124_AES_Amsterdam
Description: Draft Minutes 124th AES Amsterdam

Technical Report:

2018-10-28     AESTD1002_2_15_02
Description: Recommendation for delivery of recorded music projects

1999-10-28     Requirements for multichannel mix room
Description: Requirements for multichannel mixing room new ver


Description: We have identified the problem of the degradation of bass sound from the main channel, caused by the influence of LFE, and we have proposed a solution.

1999-10-23     An Integrated Approach to Metering, Monitoring, and Levelling Practices
Description: by Bob Katz For the last 30 years or so, film mix engineers have enjoyed the liberty and privilege of a controlled monitoring environment with a fixed (calibrated) monitor gain correlated to a metering level of 0 VU. The result has been a legacy of feature films, many with exciting dynamic range, consistent and natural-sounding dialogue, music and effects levels. In contrast, the broadcast and music recording disciplines have reached a state of chaos at the end of the 20th century. The author proposes an integrated system of metering and monitoring that will encourage more consistent levelling practices among the three disciplines. This system handles the issue of differing dynamic range requirements far more elegantly and ergonomically than in the past. On the threshold of the introduction of a new, high-resolution consumer audio format, we have a unique opportunity to implement a 21st-century approach to levelling. Such a system will also aid production personnel in creating meta-data.

Committee Members

 Akira Fukada  Bob Katz  Kaylie Ackerman 
 Dietrich Schuller  Francis Rumsey  Hiroaki Suzuki 
 Kimio Hamasaki  Kunimaro Tanaka  Lars Gaustad 
 Shawn Michael  Stanley Lipshitz  Tom Scott 
 Toru Kamekawa  Wieslaw Woszczyk  John Sorensen 
 Jim Anderson  Richard King  George Massenburg 
 Carlos Garza  Stefan Shibata  John Oh 
 Nicolas Hans  James J McTigue  Jim Kaiser 
 Helmut Wittek  Mick Sawaguchi  Craig Anderson 
 Kyle Lehning  Glenn Lorbecki  Kazuho Ono 
 Andres A. Mayo  Chris Goosman  Mandy Parnell 
 Jamie Angus  Maureen Droney  James Sullivan 
 Anand ├«yer  Thomas Lund  Rob Toulson 
 Jonathan Wyner  Alex Case  Elliot Scheiner 
 Michael Romanowski  John Klett  Peter Doell 
 Paul Womack 

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