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Open source software for computing solving scattering problems

Paper about Mesh2HRTF in Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements

Calculating of the acoustic field in or around objects is an important task in acoustic engineering. The open-source project Mesh2HRTF providse users with a collection of free tools for acoustic simulations without the need for in-depth knowledge of numerical methods. Our article provides potential users with a detailed description of the boundary…

Collective volume with current research on classical music streaming and the digitalization of concert halls and opera houses published

Collective volume in the book series "Music Business Research" by Springer International

The new collective volume in English "Classical Music and Opera During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic: Empirical Research on the Digital Transformation of Socio-cultural Institutions and Aesthetic Forms" has just been published in Springer International's "Music Business Research" book series under the editorship of Dr. Steffen Lepa from the Audio…

Magnitude correction for significantly improved HRTF interpolation

Paper on HRTF interoplation in IEEE/ACM TASLP

Obtaining a dense HRTF set from sparse measurements by interpolation/spatial upsampling is challenging, with time-aligned interpolation currently yielding the best results. In a recent article in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, the authors Johannes M. Arend, Christoph Pörschmann, Stefan Weinzierl, and Fabian…

Prize for the best scientific poster at the 2023 annual conference of the German Musicological Society (GfM)

Dr Steffen Lepa and Mathias Ladleif were awarded the prize for the best scientific poster.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Steffen Lepa and Matthias Ladleif have been awarded the prize for the best scientific poster at the 2023 annual conference of the German Musicological Society (GfM) at Saarbrücken University for the poster on M. Ladleif's master's thesis.

M. Ladleif's master's thesis covers the development of the Spotivey…

Introductory event "Audio Communication and Technology"

The introductory event for the first semester students in the Master program "Audio Communication and Technology" (M.Sc.) will take place on Friday, October 13, 2023 at 10 a.m. in lecture hall E 020.

Outstanding Article Award 2022 within Frontiers in Signal Processing for Paper on HRTF Interpolation

We are pleased to announce that the study was selected for the 2022 Outstanding Article Award within Frontiers in Signal Processing.

Simplified HRTF measurement systems allow acquiring full-spherical HRTF sets in regular rooms with considerably lower cost and effort. However, measuring HRTFs with such systems usually results in a small number of HRTFs, often sampled on irregular grids. To obtain high-quality full-spherical HRTF sets from such sparse irregularly sampled HRTF…

How do we perceive the loudness of everyday soundscapes?

A new study on the effect of the everyday noise environment by Siegbert Versümer and colleagues has been published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA).

How do we perceive the loudness of everyday soundscapes? What role does the acoustic sound level play and what role do other factors related to the person or situation in which we are exposed to the sounds play? Which acoustic predictor is best suited to describe the loudness of sounds in everyday life? This was investigated on the basis of more…

DPA agency report on vinyl revival in Germany quotes Steffen Lepa of the Audio Communication Group

Several German and international daily newspapers (among others the ZEIT) today published an article by the German Press Agency (DPA) on the ongoing vinyl boom in Germany ...

Several German and international daily newspapers (among others the ZEIT) today published an article by the German Press Agency (DPA) on the ongoing vinyl boom in Germany, which asks various experts about the topic, among others also Dr. Steffen Lepa from the Audio Communication Group. https://www.zeit.de/news/2023-05/08/vinyl-revival-warum-die-sch…

New article in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

A new approach to describe acoustic impedance boundary conditions for wave-based time-domain simulations was introduced.

The modeling of acoustical impedance boundary conditions is an essencial part of room acoustical simulations. This work investigated an immersed boundary method for modeling complex impedance boundary conditions in wave-based finite-difference time-domain simulations. The fully parallelizable and physically motivated Brinkman method allows for the…

Group from AKT wins Neural Audio Plug-in Competition

The project "Scyclone," developed by five AK-Students during the AK-Seminar “Deep Learning for Audio Event Detection", won first place in this year's Neural Audio Plug-in Competition.

The project "Scyclone," developed by AK-Students Fares Schulz, Christian Scheer, Amirpasha Mobini Tehrani, and Valentin Ackva during the AK-Seminar “Deep Learning for Audio Event Detection", won first place in this year's Neural Audio Plug-in Competition (https://www.theaudioprogrammer.com/neural-audio).

Scyclone is an audio plugin that employs…

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