Audio Engineering Society members now have full access to the AES E-Library as a
membership benefit. “AES has been the driving force behind most, if not all, audio
innovation over the past six decades,’ notes Bob Moses, AES Executive Director,
“From the early days of pro audio in the 50’s, to present developments in networked
and spatial audio, virtual and augmented reality, streaming, signal processing, the
Society has been at the forefront of development in both science and practice
across the full range of professional audio disciplines. The AES E-Library documents
this incredible legacy in one searchable, online database, with every paper, AES
Standard, and Electronic Brief ever published – it’s not just the papers, but the
papers that led to the papers. It’s an incredible asset, and we are opening it up to
all AES Members as we strive to provide high value in our membership package.’
Full access to the E-Library is free to all membership types – Members, Associate
Members and Student Members.

A modest increase in membership dues – which have remained the same for over a
decade – will begin September 1, 2016. New members can sign up, and existing
members can renew, at the current rates for the month of August. Multiple years of
membership, up to five, can be purchased now at the lower rate.

“The E-Library joins other AES Member benefits such as deep discounts on AES
events, access to our growing library of streaming videos featuring industry leaders
on a variety of topics, eligibility for awards, and full participation in our global
community of audio professionals,’ says Alex Case, AES President-Elect and
Membership Committee co-chair. “The value of membership has increased well
beyond the new dues rates, particularly when compared to the former cost of
membership and an E-Library subscription combined. Now is the time to take
advantage of these benefits at the old rates.’ Membership dues provide the most
significant funding of AES’s mission to promote and disseminate advances in the
audio sciences and its practical application.

To join or renew an Audio Engineering Society membership, visit

As of September 1, 2016, annual dues for AES Members/Associate Members will be
$125. Annual dues for AES Student Members will be $50.