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Why become an AES member?

The AES is a community.

Membership opens conversations, opens doors.

AES members thrive

  • in a welcoming atmosphere of mentorship with the industry’s leading minds and practitioners
  • by building a network of peers and collaborators that share their interests and challenges
  • by connecting with the people who design and build the tools and systems they use
  • by sharing their knowledge and experience as they were shared with themselves


Members enjoy status as peer-recognized professionals.

AES membership gives exclusive, full access to fundamental, educational, inspirational and cutting-edge information, spanning all audio knowledge.


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Stay informed, stay involved, stay connected – join us.

Individual Membership

Sustaining Members, Institutional Access

Key Partners

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AES Members are recording engineers, researchers, broadcast technicians, acousticians, sound mixers, equipment designers, consultants, DSP engineers, students, educators, technical directors, systems installers, musicians, mastering engineers, and more


Connect with peers and pros at local events, build a searchable AES profile and more.

  • Stay plugged in with your peers and industry leaders internationally and online.
  • Connect with your peers close to home with local meetings
  • Find your next career (or employee) on our acclaimed Job Board.

Get More Access

AES members can access the whole AES E-library, the Journal of the AES, AES live library and also have exclusive access to AES Inside Track

  • AES Members receive an online subscription to the renowned AES Journal, including all back issues to 1953
  • Access to over 20,000 publications in the AES E-Library, the preeminent source of audio science and practice.
  • Learn from the masters via our growing AES Live: Videos repository of video presentations captured at AES events around the world
  • Don’t miss our latest online publication – AES Inside Track, featuring important innovations, best practices, people, and tips on a hot topic each month, exclusively to AES Members

Benefits & Discounts

AES members enjoy the lowest prices for AES events, publications, and merchandise, plus exclusive discounts from our partners.

  • AES event discounts
  • AES store discounts
  • AES partner discounts
  • 30% discount off Focal Press books
  • Discounts on Apple products (USA/Canada, Japan)
  • 20% discount on Sound Particles software
  • Discounts on Dell products (USA only)

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