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Prof. Dr. Stefan Weinzierl


Contact Information:

Audio Communication Group
Sekr. EN-8
Einsteinufer 17
D-10587 Berlin

Telephone: +49 30 - 314 253 59

Office Hours:

Tuesday 12-14 Uhr
Appointments made with Ms. Grasse (Raum EN 321):

Telephone: +49 30 - 314 222 36

Fields of Research

Virtual Acoustics (binaural technology, sound field synthesis), Room Acoustics, Audio technology, Auditory perception, Musical Acoustics


Introduction to Digital Signal Processing, Audio Technology I: Electro-acoustics and Room Acoustics, Virtual Acoustics, Music Acoustics

News (Selection)

3SAT reports on RE-SOUND Beethoven

On December 3, 2016, 3SAT ran a feature on the Orchester Wiener Akademie and its director Martin Haselböck reporting on the concert series RE-SOUND Beethoven in which the orchestral works of L.v. Beethoven were presented in their historical performance practice in the original staging rooms of Beethovenʼs time. The project is based on Stefan Weinzierlʼs research on the room acoustics and symphonic presentation practice during the Beethoven era (Excerpt).


Die WELT reports on the auralisation of the Forum Romanum

On June 18th, 2016, Die WELT reports on the acoustic reconstructions of ancient public spaces, which were developed in cooperation with the Institute for Archaeology and Culture Science of the HU Berlin in the context of the interdisciplinary research project “Image - Knowledge - Design”.

PDF / www.welt.de

Forschung und Lehre reports on Audio Communication

The journal Forschung & Lehre (trans. Research and Teaching) reports on the Audio Communication Group in the April 2015 issue.


Technology Review reports on the research of Virtual Acoustics

The journal Technology Review reports on the latest research in Virtual Acoustics, as well as the department of Audio Communication of the TU Berlin in the December 2014 issue.


forschung reports on the research group SEACEN

The magazine German Research of the german research community reports on the DFG research unit “Simulation and Evaluation of Acoustic Environments”, which is directed by Stefan Weinzierl (SEACEN, FOR 1557).



Born on June 6, 1967 in Bamberg | Diploma in Physics at the University of Erlangen and the TU Berlin, 1992 | Diploma in Music Production (Tonmeister) at the University of the Arts, Berlin, 1994 | Fellow of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes | Studies in Musicology at the University of California at Berkeley, 1993-95 | Doctorate in the field of Music Acoustics with an acoustic reconstruction of the original performance rooms of L.v. Beethoven in Vienna, with Prof. Helga de la Motte-Haber and Jürgen Meyer, 1999.

1993-2000 Pianist and accompanist. Tours and CD-levelling with Tim Fischer, Jocelyn B. Smith, Yamil Borges, Irmgard Knef | Music critic for the Berliner Tagesspiegel, amongst others.

Since 1993, freelance Producer and Sound Engineer for Deutsche Grammophon (DGG), Teldec Classics, ars musici, CPO, Ondine, assai, Ambitus, Händler, Classic, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Südwestfunk, and Radio Svizzera Italiana (rsi) in Lugano, amongst others. German Record Prize, 1997.

1998-2003 Lecturer of Music Production and Digital Audio at the University of the Arts, Berlin.

2003 Appointed to professorship for “Theory of Music Production“ at the Erich-Thienhaus-Institute of the Hochschule für Musik Detmold.

Since 2004 Professor for Audio Communication at the TU Berlin.

Since 2007 Head of the Audio Communication Group and the mastes program “Audio Communication and Technology (M.Sc.) at the TU Berlin.

Since 2009 Dean of research, from 2012-2015 dean of Faculty I

Since 2001 Spokesperson for the DFG-Research group "Simulation and Evaluation of Acoustic Environments (SEACEN, FOR 1557)"

Since 2015 Head of the Hybrid-Plattform, Coordinator of the cooperation between the TU Berlin und University of the Arts, Berlin.

Since 2015 Coordinator of the European research project "Artist to Business to Business to Consumer Audio Branding System (ABC_DJ)", funded by the Programm Horizon2020 (ICT-19a, 688122).

Since 2017 coordinator and spokesman of the consortium SHAPING SPACE, submitted as application for a cluster of excellence by UdK Berlin and TU Berlin.

Stefan Weinzierl works as consultant in the field of room acoustics, for example, currently for the planning of the new concert hall in the Munich Werksviertel.

See also: Stefan Weinzierl (Wikipedia)


Fuchs, H. V. and Bradley, A. and Weinzierl, S. (2020). Flexibel installierbare Breitband-Schallabsorber für Kommunikationsräume. Fortschritte der Akustik: Tagungsband d. 46. DAGA, Nürnberg, Germany 886–889.

Hölter, Arne and Straube, Florian and Schultz, Frank and Weinzierl, Stefan (2020). Eine Web-Applikation zur Optimierung der Krümmung von Line Source Arrays. Fortschritte der Akustik: Tagungsband d. 46. DAGA, Hannover, Germany 1161–1164.

Straube, F.; Schultz, F.; Makarski, M.; Spors, S.; Weinzierl, S. (2015). Evaluation Strategies for the Optimization of Line Source Arrays. Proc. of the 59th AES Int. Conf. On Sound Reinforcement 1–20.

Lemke, Mathias and Stein, Lewin and Hölter, Arne and Straube, Florian and Weinzierl, Stefan (2020). Synthese komplexer Richtcharakteristiken für eine Schallfeldoptimierung im Zeitbereich. Fortschritte der Akustik: Tagungsband d. 46. DAGA, Hannover, Germany 1192–1195.

Maempel, Hans-Joachim and Weinzierl, Stefan (2005). Tonmeisterausbildung in Berlin und Detmold - Evaluation der Studienverläufe anhand von Leistungsprofilen. Bericht der 23. Tonmeistertagung 560–572.

Maempel, Hans-Joachim and Weinzierl, Stefan and Kaminski, Peter (2008). Audiobearbeitung. In: Weinzierl, Stefan (Ed.) Handbuch der Audiotechnik Berlin and Heidelberg: Springer, (pp. 747–812).

Maempel, Hans-Joachim (2011). Musikaufnahmen als Datenquellen der Interpretationsanalyse. In: Loesch, Heinz von and Weinzierl, Stefan (Ed.) Gemessene Interpretation: Computergestützte Aufführungsanalyse im Kreuzverhör der Disziplinen (Klang und Begriff) Mainz et al: Schott, (pp. 157–171).

Lykartsis, A.; Lerch, A.; Weinzierl, S. (2015). Analysis of Speech Rhythm for Language Identification Based on Beat Histograms. Fortschritte der Akustik: Tagungsband d. 41. DAGA .

Werner, Tobias and Maempel, Hans-Joachim and Weinzierl, Stefan (2011). Zur Hörbarkeit nichtlinearer Verzerrungen bei Kondensatormikrofonen. 26th VDT International Convention 437–448.

Lykartsis, A.; Weinzierl, S. (2015). Using the Beat Histogram for Speech Rhythm Description and Language Identification. Sixteenth Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association .

Roman, Karl and Maempel, Hans-Joachim and Weinzierl, Stefan (2008). Zur Wahrnehmung überlagerter Signalreflexionen. DAGA, 34. Jahrestagung für Akustik .

Kloppenburg, Marcel and Maempel, Hans-Joachim and Weinzierl, Stefan (2007). The appropriateness of the psychoacoustic measures sharpness and roughness for the prediction of aesthetic impression caused by sound. Bericht der 24. Tonmeistertagung .

Brunner, Stefan and Maempel, Hans-Joachim and Weinzierl, Stefan (2007). On the Audibility of Comb Filter Distortions. Bericht der 24. Tonmeistertagung .

Brunner, Stefan and Maempel, Hans-Joachim and Weinzierl, Stefan (2007). On the audibility of comb-filter distortions. 122nd AES Convention .

Steger, Dominik and Egermann, Hauke and Weinzierl, Stefan and Bewegung, Die (2015). Spielbewegungen von Musikinstrumenten und deren Bedeutung für das Klangergebnis - Ein experimenteller Zugang durch Motion Tracking klassischer Orchesterinstrumente und Auralisation der Bewegungsdaten. Fortschritte der Akustik: Tagungsband d. 41. DAGA 1425–1428.

Papadogianni-Kouranti, Martha and Egermann, Hauke and Weinzierl, Stefan (2015). Auditive and Audiotactile Music Perception of Cochlear Implant Users Master of Science. Fortschritte der Akustik: Tagungsband d. 41. DAGA 1203–1205.

Ackermann, David and Ilse, Maximilan and Grigoriev, Dmitry and Lepa, Steffen and Pelzer, Sönke and Vorländer, Michael and Weinzierl, Stefan (2018). A Ground Truth on Room Acoustical Analysis and Perception (GRAP). https://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-7003

Brinkmann, F. and Lindau, A. and Weinzierl, S. and Geissler, G. and van de Par, S. and Müller-Trapet, M. and Opdam, R. and Vorländer, M. (2017). The FABIAN head-related transfer function data base. https://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-5718

Manoj Dinakaran and Fabian Brinkmann and Stine Harder and Robert Pelzer and Peter Grosche and Rasmus R. Paulsen and Stefan Weinzierl (2018). Perceptually motivated analysis of numerically simulated head-related transfer functions generated by various 3D surface scanning systems. IEEE Int. Conf. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 551–555.

Brinkmann, Fabian and Weinzierl, Stefan (2018). Comparison of head-related transfer functions pre-processing techniques for spherical harmonics decomposition. AES Int. Conf. on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality (AVAR) Redmond, USA , 1-10.

Reinhild Roden and Fabian Brinkmann and Alexander Lindau and Stefan Weinzierl (2014). Auflösung und Interpolation von unterschiedlichen Kopf-über-Torso-Orientierungen in kopfbezogenen Übertragungsfunktionen. Fortschritte der Akustik – DAGA 2014 568-569.

Weinzierl, Stefan and Vorländer, Michael and Behler, Gottfried and Brinkmann, Fabian and Coler, Henrik von and Detzner, Erik and Krämer, Johannes and Lindau, Alexander and Pollow, Martin and Schulz, Frank and Shabtai, Noam R. (2017). A Database of Anechoic Microphone Array Measurements of Musical Instruments. https://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-5861.2

Fiedler, Felicitas; Ackermann, David; Brinkmann, Fabian; Schneider, Martin; Weinzierl, Stefan (2017). Entwicklung und Evaluation eines Mikrofonarrays für die Aufnahme von räumlichen Schallfeldern nach dem Motion-Tracked Binaural (MTB) Verfahren. 1115–1117.

Ackermann, David and Böhm, Christoph and Weinzierl, Stefan (2018). A Database on Musicians' Movements During Musical Performances. https://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-7469

Rosenkranz, Andreas; Burgmayer, Ralf; Ackermann, David; Hädrich, Markus; Weinzierl, Stefan (2017). A mobile app for room acoustical measurements. 235–237.

Schwab-Felisch, Oliver (2014). Akustische Grundlagen von Tonsystemen. In: Weinzierl, Stefan and La Motte-Haber, Helga de (Ed.) Akustische Grundlagen der Musik Laaber: Laaber-Verl., (pp. 107–154).

Lukas Aspöck and Fabian Brinkmann and David Ackerman and Stefan Weinzierl and Michael Vorländer (2019). BRAS – Benchmark for Room Acoustical Simulation. https://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-6726.2

Lykartsis, A.; Weinzierl, S. (2016). Rhythm Description for Music and Speech Using the Beat Histogram with Multiple Novelty Functions: First Results. Fortschritte der Akustik: Tagungsband d. 42. DAGA .

Medebach, I.; Gutenkunst, T.; Hannemann, A.; Lykartsis, A.; Weinzierl, S. (2017). Classification Of Geometric Room Shapes Through Room Acoustic Parameters By Using Machine Learning Algorithms. Fortschritte der Akustik: Tagungsband d. 43. DAGA .

Weinzierl, S. and Maempel, H.-J. (2012). Sind Hörversuche subjektiv? Zur Objektivität akustischer Maße. Fortschritte der Akustik: Tagungsband der 38. DAGA 315–316.

Lindau, Alexander and Brinkmann, Fabian and Erbes, Vera and Lepa, Steffen and Maempel, Hans-Joachim and Weinzierl, Stefan (2014). A focus group approach towards a Spatial Audio Quality Inventory for virtual acoustic environments. .

Stein, L.; Straube, F.; Sesterhenn, J.; Weinzierl, S.; Lemke, M. (2019). Adjoint-Based Sound Reinforcement in the Time Domain. Proc. of the 23rd Int. Cong. on Acoustics 1162–1169.

Lykartsis, A.; Weinzierl, S.; Dellwo, V. (2017). Speaker Identification for Swiss German with Spectral and Rhythm Features. AES Conference on Semantic Audio 2017 .

Lindau, Alexander and Brinkmann, Fabian and Erbes, Vera and Lepa, Steffen and Maempel, Hans-Joachim and Weinzierl, Stefan (2014). Eine Fokusgruppe für die Entwicklung eines Vokabulars zur sensorischen Beurteilung virtueller akustischer Umgebungen. .

Hold, C.; Seipel, F.; Brinkmann, F.; Lykartsis, A.; and Weinzierl, S. (2017). Eigen-Images of Head-Related Transfer Functions. 143rd AES Convention, Convention Paper 9891 .

Saitis, C.; Lykartsis, A.; Weinzierl, S. (2018). Verbal Data-Driven Semantic Dimensions of Musical Timbre. Fortschritte der Akustik. Tagungsband d. 44. DAGA .

Lepa, Steffen and Weinzierl, Stefan and Maempel, Hans-Joachim and Ungeheuer, Elena (2014). Emotional Impact of Different Forms of Spatialization in Everyday Mediatized Music Listening: Placebo or Technology Effects?. Convention Paper \#9024.

Taehun Kim and Stefan Weinzierl (2012). Phrase Boundary Estimation in Music Performance with HMM-based Unsupervised Learning. Proc. International Computer Music Conference 535–537.

Lindau, Alexander and Estrella, Jorgos and Weinzierl, Stefan (2010). Individualization of dynamic binaural synthesis by real time manipulation of the ITD. Proc. of the 128th AES Convention preprint no. 8088.

Lindau, Alexander and Hohn, Torben and Weinzierl, Stefan (2007). Binaural resynthesis for comparative studies of acoustical environments. Proc. of the 122nd AES Convention preprint no. 7032.

Lindau, Alexander and Klemmer, Martin and Weinzierl, Stefan (2008). Zur binauralen Simulation verteilter Schallquellen. Fortschritte der Akustik: Tagungsband d. 34. DAGA .

Lindau, Alexander and Kosanke, Linda and Weinzierl, Stefan (2010). Perceptual evaluation of physical predictors of the mixing time in binaural room impulse responses. Proc. of the 128th AES Convention preprint no. 8089.

Lindau, Alexander and Maempel, Hans-Joachim and Weinzierl, Stefan (2008). Minimum BRIR grid resolution for dynamic binaural synthesis. Proc. of the Acoustics '08 3851–3856.

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