Audio Topics

The following audio topic pages consist of resources based on the audio topic. These pages have been curated by AES members and the Technical Committee in the relevant field. 
Archiving, Restoration and Digital Libraries
Archiving audio media is much more than indexing items and putting them on a shelf. It is about safeguarding our audible heritage, preserving the soun…
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Audio Coding
Audio Coding is a field at the intersection of many disciplines that has flourished and in the past 30 years by leveraging advances in research and te…
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Audio Education
Approximately 23 percent of AES members are current or recent students, and the large numbers of students who attend AES conventions, coupled with the…
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Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality
Virtual and augmented reality is a rapidly growing market with applications not only in gaming and cinematic presentations, but also in music producti…
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Audio Forensics
Audio Forensics refers to engineering and scientific analysis, evaluation and presentation of audio and acoustic evidence in a judicial inquiry normal…
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Audio Networking
The AES has published standards for numerous audio network transport and control protocols.
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Automotive Audio
Automotive audio is a highly complex topic, that goes far beyond just loudspeakers and amplifiers
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Broadcast and Online Delivery
Broadcasting audio embraces several techniques to qualify, playout and transmit audio signals to the end-users, by using multiple distribution network…
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Headphones
Headphones and the technology associated with them are as popular as ever and the AES will remain at the forefront of this exciting field.
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Hearing and Hearing Loss Prevention
Our ability to hear is a crucial part of our lives and careers, but we all have difficulty hearing in some situations. Unfortunately, exposure to loud…
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High-Resolution Audio
Today, high resolution is a well-established part of both professional and high quality consumer audio, and the answers to the “why” of sound, its…
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Loudness
Few audio topics make it to the political agenda, but that is what dramatic changes in the loudness of broadcast programs did ten years ago. Furthermo…
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Music Production for Emerging Audio Formats
Music production is changing. There have never been so many diverse avenues for creating and consuming music, both artistically and technologically. T…
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Music Recording
For anyone interested in music recording, the E-Library is a well of treasures, containing collected experiences, thoughts and ideas about this subjec…
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Preferred Loudspeaker Directivity
Loudspeakers radiate sound in multiple directions, not always equally.
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Recording
A collection of resources on audio recording
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Semantic Analysis and Deep Learning
With the omnipresence of digital multimedia data, the processing, analysis, and understanding of such data by means of automated methods has become a…
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Sound Field Control
Sound field control can be broadly interpreted as the process of creating a set of loudspeaker signals to create a certain listening experience over a…
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Sound Quality Predition
Physical measurements often only tell part of the story; perceptual quality judgments made by human assessors are the gold standard. There’s been a…
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Sound Reinforcement
Sound reinforcement has been a key topic throughout the AES's history — one of the first papers published in the journal was on Sound Reinforcing Sy…
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Spatial Audio
The past decade saw substantial advancements in various areas of spatial audio. First of all, new surround sound formats employing so-called “he…
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Two-channel Stereophony
While a lot has been said in recent years about sophisticated 3D audio involving lots of loudspeakers, it pays to revise some of the basics of two-cha…
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