AES Technical Committee

Spatial Audio

Chair:    Jean-Marc Jot      Send Email
Chair:    Nils Peters      Send Email
Vice Chair:    Michaela Warnecke      Send Email
Vice Chair:    Annika Neidhardt      Send Email
Forum:    Committee Discussion Forum

This committee addresses fundamental and practical topics related to the production of two-channel or multichannel spatial audio content. Reproduction systems include loudspeakers or headphones, and also focus on binaural techniques for creating multidirectional auditory illusions and perceptual immersion.

Members of this committee come from a wide range of backgrounds, including academic, government and industry research.


Areas of Concentration

  1. Loudspeaker Production / Reproduction
  2. Headphone Production / Reproduction
  3. Loudspeaker / Headphone Reproduction Conversion
  4. Head Related Transfer Functions
  5. Perceptual Techniques

Recent/Planned Activities

  • AES Conference on Audio for Games: April 27~29, Tokyo, Japan (Senju Campus, University of the Arts) – Submissions: closed.
  • AES Europe 2024 (156th Convention): June 13~15, Madrid, Spain – Submission deadlines: March 1/22.
  • AES Conference on Automotive Audio: June 26~28, Gothenburg, Sweden – Submission deadline: March 17.
  • AES Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality: Aug 19~21, Redmond, US (Digipen Institute) – Submission deadline: May 3.
  • DAFx 2024 Conference on Digital Audio Effects: Sep 3~7, Guildford, UK (Institute of Sound Recording, University of Surrey) – Submission deadline: March 20.
  • 5th International Symposium on the Internet of Sounds: Sep 30 ~ Oct 2, Erlangen, Germany – Submission deadline: July 10.

Past Events & Proceedings

  • AES International Conference on Spatial and Immersive Audio: Aug 23~25, University of Huddersfield, UK – Proceedings: bulk download (zip archive).
  • AES NY 2023 (155th Convention): Oct 25~27, New York City, US – Proceedings: Convention Papers, Express Papers.
  • DAFx 2023 Conference on Digital Audio Effects: Sep 4~7, Copenhagen, Denmark – Proceedings: pdf document.
  • I3DA 2023 Conference on Immersive and 3D Audio: Sep 5~7, Bologna, Italy – scientific programme.
  • Forum Acusticum 2023: Sep 11~15, Torino, Italy – open access proceedings.
  • 32nd Tonmeistertagung: Nov 8~11, Düsseldorf, Germany – Congress programme.
  • AES Conference on Acoustics & Sound Reinforcement: Jan 23~26, Le Mans, France – Proceedings: bulk download (zip archive)

Archives

Archives of this website, including previous workshop links and meeting notes, can be found via

https://web.archive.org/web/20230000000000*/https://www.aes.org/technical/sa/



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.

2024-2-23     TC-SA at 155th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the virtual TC-SA at the 155th Convention

2023-6-2     TC-SA at 154th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the hybrid TC-SA at the 154th Convention, Helsinki

2022-11-3     TC-SA at 153rd Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the virtual TC-SA at the 153rd Convention

2021-11-1     TC-SA at 151st Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the virtual TC-SA at the 151st Convention

2021-2-9     TC-SA at 149th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the virtual TC-SA at the 149th Convention

2020-6-23     TC-SA at 147th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 147th Convention in New York

2019-10-17     TC-SA at 146th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 146th Convention in Dublin

2019-3-2     TC-SA at 145th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 145th Convention in New York

2018-1-14     TC-SA at 143rd Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 143rd Convention in New York

2017-10-16     TC-SA at 142nd Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 142nd Convention in Berlin

2017-5-20     TC-SA at 141st Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 141st Convention in Los Angeles

2016-9-30     TC-SA at 140th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 140th Convention in Paris

2016-1-3     TC-SA at 139th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 139th Convention in New York

2015-10-28     TC-SA at 138th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 138th Convention in Warsaw

2015-1-2     TC-SA at 137th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 137th Convention in Los Angeles

2014-7-16     TC-SA at 136th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 136th Convention in Berlin

2013-11-19     TC-SA at 135th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 135th Convention in New York

2013-11-19     TC-SA at 134th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 134th Convention in Rome

2012-5-31     TC-SA at 132nd Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 132nd Convention in Budapest

2011-11-7     TC-SA at 131th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of the TC-SA at the 131th Convention in New York

2011-6-1     TC-SA at 130th Convention
Description: Meeting minutes of TC-SA in AES130

2010-11-10     TC-SA at 129th Convention
Description: Minutes from meeting

2010-6-18     TC-SA at 128th Convention
Description: Minutes of the meeting

2009-5-25     TC-SA at 126th Convention
Description: Meeting notes from TC Spatial Audio meeting held in Munich AES126th Convention.

2009-1-27     TC-SA 124 Convention Minutes
Description: Minutes of reorganization meeting at AES 124th convention, and renaming.

2006-5-23     TC-MBAT meeting at 120th Convention
Description: Notes from the TC-MBAT meeting in Paris, 120th Convention

2005-5-31     TC-MBAT meeting at 118th Convention
Description: Report of the meeting held at the 118th convention in Barcelona, 29th May 2005

2004-11-8     TC-MBAT meeting at 117th Convention
Description: Report of TC-MBAT meeting at 117th Convention, San Francisco, 28-31 Oct 2004

2004-5-21     TC-MBAT meeting at 116th convention
Description: Report of TC-MBAT meeting at AES 116th convention, Berlin, 8-11 May

2003-4-1     TC-MBAT meeting at 114th convention
Description: Notes from the TC-MBAT meeting at the 114th Convention

1999-3-24     San Francisco, Sept '98
Description: Meeting Notes for the Technical Committee on Multichannel and Binaural Audio Technologies


Other:

2019-3-4     Virtual Reality Audio: B-Format Processing
Description: Slide decks from the Immersive & Spatial Audio workshop IS07 - "Virtual Reality Audio: B-Format Processing", chaired by Christof Faller at the 145th AES convention in New York City 2018

2018-7-26     Workshop on B-Format Processing for VR
Description: workshop slides presented at http://www.aes.org/events/144/workshops/?ID=5893

2018-6-19     Tutorial Psychoacoustics of 3D Sound Recording: Research and Practice
Description: Slides of the tutorial 'Psychoacoustics of 3D Sound Recording: Research and Practice' held by Hyunkook Lee at the 144th Convention


Committee Members

 Akira Fukada  Christof Faller  Eric Benjamin 
 Gerald Schuller  James Johnston  Jayant Datta 
 Karlheinz Brandenburg  Mendel Kleiner  Wieslaw Woszczyk 
 Marina Bosi  Thomas Sporer  Nick Zacharov 
 Scott Burgess  Peter Otto  Kimio Hamasaki 
 Richard King  Michael Kelly  Toru Kamekawa 
 Nuno Fonseca  Richard Foss  Rafael Kassier 
 Daniel Weiss  David Weinberg  Ralph Kessler 
 Christian Hugonnet  Todd Welti  Jean-Marc Jot 
 Ville Pulkki  Regis Rossi A Faria  Frederick W. Umminger 
 Hyunkook Lee  Juergen Peissig  Piotr Majdak 
 Damian Murphy  Gavin Kearney  Frank Melchior 
 Enda Bates  Brian Katz  Sascha Spors 
 Alexander Lindau, Dr.  Nils Peters  Matthieu Parmentier 
 Francois Becker  Judith Liebetrau  Linda Gedemer 
 Emanuel Habets  Luke Goodloomis  Janina Fels 
 Franz Zotter  Joey Stuckey  Finnur Pind 
 Jack Kelly  Dylan Marcus  Jacqueline Bosnjak 
 JW Newson  Agnieszka Roginska  David Bowles 
 Jan Skoglund  Xiaojun Qiu  Patrick Flanagan 
 Annika Neidhardt  Will Howie  Alfred Johnson 
 Kaushik Sunder  Mark Thompson  Katharina Pollack 
 Nils Meyer-Kahlen  Makan Taghavi  Thibaut Carpentier 
 Lisa LaFountaine  Fabian Brinkmann  Russell Gray 
 Helene Bahu  Yuqing Li  Pedro Lladó 
 Can Murtezaoglu  Natalia Mamcarczyk  Michaela Warnecke 

To request membership in this Technical Committee please email the Chair by using the link above.

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