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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)


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.

Greif, Jakob and Ackermann, David and Weinzierl, Stefan (2020). Kann man die Form eines Konzertsaales hören? Ein audiovisueller Test in simulierten 3D Umgebungen. Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA Hannover , 1153–1156.

Zora Schärer Kalkandjiev and Stefan Weinzierl (2013). Der Raum als Instrument. Zusammenhänge zwischen der Qualität der Akustik und der Spielweise von Interpreten. In: Vernonika Busch and Kathrin Schlemmer and Clemens Wöllner (Ed.) Wahrnehmung - Erkenntnis - Vermittlung. Musikwissenschaftliche Brückenschläge. Festschrift für Wolfgang Auhagen Hildesheim et al.: Georg Olms, (pp. 167–178).

Lindau, Alexander and Weinzierl, Stefan (2008). Zur Wahrnehmbarkeit von Diskretisierungen in der dynamischen Binauralsynthese. In: Bildungswerk des VDT (Ed.) Bericht der 25. Tonmeistertagung Leipzig: Bitte machen Sie im Visual Composer einen Eintrag für das Feld 'Verlag' oder das Feld 'Verlag der übergeordneten Publikation', (pp. 546–559).

Lindau, Alexander and Weinzierl, Stefan (2006). FABIAN - An instrument for software-based measurement of binaural room impulse responses in multiple degrees of freedom. Bericht der 24. Tonmeistertagung .

Lindau, Alexander and Weinzierl, Stefan (2009). On the Spatial resolution of virtual acoustic environments for head movements in horizontal vertical and lateral direction. Proc. of the EAA Symposium on Auralization .

Lindau, Alexander and Weinzierl, Stefan (2007). Fabian - Schnelle Erfassung binauraler Raumimpulsantworten in mehreren Freiheitsgraden. Fortschritte der Akustik: Tagungsband d. 33. DAGA .

Lemke, M.; Straube, F.; Stein, L.; Weinzierl, S. (2019). Optimized Sound Field Generation in the Time Domain - Validation for Source Arrays in 2D. Fortschritte der Akustik: Tagungsband d. 45. DAGA 1442–1445.

Fabian Brinkmann and Vera Erbes and Stefan Weinzierl (2018). Extending the closed form image source model for source directivity. Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2018 1298–1301.

Weinzierl, Stefan and Lepa, Steffen (2017). RAQI Boston. .

Lukas Aspöck and Fabian Brinkmann and David Ackermann and Stefan Weinzierl and Michael Vorländer (2018). Eine Datenbank zur Validierung von akustischen Simulationen. Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2018 1337.

Silke Bögelein and Fabian Brinkmann and David Ackermann and Stefan Weinzierl (2018). Localization cues of a spherical head model. Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2018 347-350.

Christoph Böhm, David Ackermann, Stefan Weinzierl (2018). Eine mehrkanalige und nachhallfreie Aufnahme von Beethovens 8. Sinfonie. Fortschritte der Akustik – DAGA München : , (pp. 112–115).

Weinzierl, Stefan and Lepa, Steffen (2017). On the Epistemic Potential of Virtual Realities for the Historical Sciences. A Methodological Framework. In: Ariso, José Maria (Ed.) Augmented Reality: Reflections on Its Contribution to Knowledge Formation Berlin: De Gruyter, (pp. 61–80).

Zora Schärer Kalkandjiev, Stefan Weinzierl (2018). An Instrument for Measuring the Perception of Room Acoustics from the Perspective of Musicians: The Stage Acoustic Quality Inventory (STAQI). Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2018 : 44. Deutsche Jahrestagung für Akustik : 19.-22. März 2018 in München Berlin: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik e.V. (DEGA), (pp. 1747–1750).

Omid Kokabi, Fabian Brinkmann, Stefan Weinzierl (2018). Automatische Segmentierung binauraler Raumimpulsantworten für die Modellierung von Sprachverständlichkeit. Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2018 : 44. Deutsche Jahrestagung für Akustik : 19.-22. März 2018 in München Berlin: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik e.V. (DEGA), (pp. 509–512).


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