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 the expertise of its international members, representing the professional studio community, to the research, development, and manufacturing segments of the Society. It aims to collaborate with other technical committees in establishing equipment evaluation and testing procedures that reflect the real-world conditions of professional use. It seeks to evaluate and recommend procedures and practices relevant to production, as well as to suggest new tools and areas of investigation essential to the advancement of professional audio production. The committee intends to become a forum that networks members of other professional organizations.

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 Studio Practices and Production is currently collaborating 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 NARAS constituencies.

Also, we are currently developing high-resolution, surround demonstrations for the upcoming AES Convention in San Francisco in the fall of 2006. These demonstrations will be hands-on with broad interaction between the audiencees and well-known practitioners in the field.

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.

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  Al Schmitt  Bob Katz 
 Kaylie Ackerman  Doug Sax  Dietrich Schuller 
 Kunimaro Tanaka  Francis Rumsey  Lars Gaustad 
 Hiroaki Suzuki  Kimio Hamasaki  Shawn Michael 
 James J McTigue  Tom Scott  Wieslaw Woszczyk 
 Stanley Lipshitz  George Massenburg  Jim Kaiser 
 Vincent A. van Haaff  Jim Anderson  Stefan Shibata 
 Richard King  Toru Kamekawa  John Oh 
 John Sorensen  Carlos Garza  Helmut Wittek 
 Nicolas Hans  John Klett  Mick Sawaguchi 
 John Spencer  Jonathan Wyner  Jamie Angus 
 Alex Case  Chris Goosman  Mandy Parnell 
 Kyle Lehning  Kazuho Ono  Glenn Lorbecki 
 Andres A. Mayo  Maureen Droney  Alison Booth 
 Anand îyer  Thomas Lund  Rob Toulson 
 Elliot Scheiner  Hank Williams  Michael Romanowski 
 Craig Anderson  James Sullivan 

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