AES Technical Committee:

Recording technology and practices

Mission Statement

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.


Jim Kaiser

Vice Chair

Andres A. Mayo, Kimio Hamasaki, George Massenburg

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.

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

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.

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

Committee Members

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

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