Audio Communication Group

Prof. Dr. Stefan Weinzierl




Prof. Dr.

Stefan Weinzierl

Head of Chair

+49 30 314-25359

Organization name Audio Communication Group
Office EN 8
Room E-N 322
Tuesdays12:00 – 14:00 h

Curriculum Vitae

Since XXXXStefan 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.
Since 2017Coordinator and spokesman of the consortium SHAPING SPACE, submitted as application for a cluster of excellence by UdK Berlin and TU Berlin.
2015Coordinator 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 2015Head of the Hybrid-Plattform, Coordinator of the cooperation between the TU Berlin und University of the Arts, Berlin.
2012-2015Dean of Faculty I
2011Spokesperson for the DFG-Research group "Simulation and Evaluation of Acoustic Environments (SEACEN, FOR 1557)"
Since 2009Dean of research
Since 2007Head of the Audio Communication Group and the mastes program “Audio Communication and Technology (M.Sc.) at the TU Berlin.
Seit 2004Professor for Audio Communication at the TU Berlin.
2003Appointed to professorship for “Theory of Music Production“ at the Erich-Thienhaus-Institute of the Hochschule für Musik Detmold.
1998-2003Lecturer of Music Production and Digital Audio at the University of the Arts, Berlin.
1993-2000Pianist and accompanist. Tours and CD-levelling with Tim Fischer, Jocelyn B. Smith, Yamil Borges, Irmgard Knef, Music critic for the Berliner Tagesspiegel, amongst others.
1999Doctorate 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
Since 1993Freelance 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
1993-1995Studies in Musicology at the University of California at Berkeley
XXXXFellow of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
1994Diploma in Music Production (Tonmeister) at the University of the Arts, Berlin
1992Diploma in Physics at the University of Erlangen and the TU Berlin
1967Born in Bamberg

Fields of Research

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

Research Projects

The current and completed research projects of the group can be found on this page.



Brinkmann, F., & Weinzierl, S. (2023). "Audio Quality Assessment for Virtual Reality" in Sonic Interactions in Virtual Environments , Geronazzo, Michele and Serafin, Stefania, Eds. Cham : Springer International Publishing , 145–178.
Ackermann, D., Domann, J., Brinkmann, F., Arend, J. M., Schneider, M., Pörschmann, C., & Weinzierl, S. (2023). "Recordings of a Loudspeaker Orchestra With Multichannel Microphone Arrays for the Evaluation of Spatial Audio Methods" , J. Audio Eng. Soc , 71 (1/2), 62–73.
Lykartsis, A., Hädrich, M., & Weinzierl, S. "A prototype deep learning system for the acoustic-monitoring of intensive care patients" in 29th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) .
Albrecht, C., & Weinzierl, S. "Die Säle Zum Römischen Kaiser. Rekonstruktion und Auralisation der ersten öffentlichen Aufführungsräume für Kammermusik in Wien" , Musiktheorie , 37 (1), 69–83.


Albrecht, C., Kokabi, O., & Weinzierl, S. (2022). "Der Jahnsche Saal in der Wiener Himmelpfortgasse. Rekonstruktion einer Konzertstätte der Mozart- und Beethovenzeit" in Bonner Beethoven-Studien 13 , Cobb Biermann, Joanna and Kraus, Beate Angelika and May, Jürgen and Siegert, Christine, Eds. Bonn : Beethoven-Haus .
Fiebig, A., Ackermann, D., Böhm, S., Chudalla, M., Karakantas, A., Oehme, A., Pourpart, S., Schuck, M., Strigari, F., & Weinzierl, S. (2022). "Attribute zur gesamtheitlichen Charakterisierung der Wahrnehmung von Straßenverkehrsgeräuschen" in Fortschritte der Akustik: Tagungsband d. 48. DAGA, Stuttgart, Germany , Stuttgart 500–503.
Luizard, P., Demontis, H., Stitt, P., Brinkmann, F., Arend, J., Schneider, M., Katz, B., Ollivier, F., Weinzierl, S., & Silva, F. (2022). "Premiers résultats d’un projet sur la directivité de la voix" in Proc. 16th Congrès Français d'Acoustique, Marseille, France, 11-15 April .
Hölter, A., Lemke, M., & Weinzierl, S. (2022). "Analysis and comparison of FDTD discretization procedures for room acoustical simulations" in Fortschritte der Akustik: Tagungsband d. 48. DAGA . 903–906.


Brinkmann, F., Aspöck, L., Ackermann, D., Opdam, R., Vorländer, M., & Weinzierl, S. (2021, May). "A benchmark for room acoustical simulation. Concept and database" , Applied Acoustics , 176 , 107867.
Steffens, J., Wilczek, T., & Weinzierl, S. (2021). "Junk food or haute cuisine to the ear? Investigating the relationship between room acoustics, sound-scape, and the perceived quality of restaurants" , Frontiers in Built Environment , 1–11.
Schlesinger, A., Coler, H., Berger, J., & Weinzierl, S. (2021). "The Transformation of archeological Sites into an Exhibition Space — Project Report on an immersive Installation" in 2021 Immersive and 3D Audio: from Architecture to Automotive (I3DA) . 1–8.
Hölter, A., Schultz, F., Straube, F., & Weinzierl, S. (2021). "SPL-basierte Optimierung der Krümmung von Line-Source-Arrays mit PALC" .
Schlesinger, A., Coler, H., Berger, J., & Weinzierl, S. (2021). "The transformation of archeological sites into an exhibition space – project report on an immersive installation" in Proceedings of the International Conference on Immersive and 3D Audio (I3DA) .
Hölter, A., Straube, F., Schultz, F., & Weinzierl, S. (2021). "Enhanced Polygonal Audience Line Curving for Line Source Arrays" in 150th Audio Eng. Soc. Convention Paper 10451, online .
Ackermann, D., Brinkmann, F., Zotter, F., Kob, M., & Weinzierl, S. (2021). "Comparative evaluation of interpolation methods for the directivity of musical instruments" , EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing , 2021 (36), 1–14.
Berg, M., Steffens, J., Weinzierl, S., & Müllensiefen, D. (2021). "Assessing Room Acoustic Listening Expertise" , Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , 150 (4), 2539–2548.
Lemke, M., Stein, L., Hölter, A., & Weinzierl, S. (2021). "Adjungierten-basierte Synthese und Bestimmung optimaler Treiberfunktionen von Lautsprechern mit komplexer Richtcharakteristik" in Fortschritte der Akustik: Tagungsband d. 47. DAGA, Wien, Austria . 1629–1632.
Seeler, P., Hölter, A., Weinzierl, S., & Lemke, M. (2021). "Adjungierten-basierte Schallfelderzeugung im Zeitbereich mit Zielfunktion im Frequenzraum" in Fortschritte der Akustik: Tagungsband d. 47. DAGA, Wien, Austria , Wien 1633–1636.
Böhm, C., Ackermann, D., & Weinzierl, S. (2021). "A Multi-channel Anechoic Orchestra Recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 op. 93" , J. Audio Eng. Soc , 68 (12), 977–984.


Ackermann, D., Fiedler, F., Brinkmann, F., Schneider, M., & Weinzierl, S. (2020). "On the Acoustic Qualities of Dynamic Pseudo-Binaural Recordings" , J. Audio Eng. Soc. , 68 (6), 418–427.
Wilczek, T., Steffens, J., & Weinzierl, S. (2020). "Zum Einfluss der Akustik auf die Qualität von Restaurants. Eine Feldstudie" in Fortschritte der Akustik: Tagungsband d. 46. DAGA, Nürnberg, Germany . 854–857.
Coler, H., Lepa, S., & Weinzierl, S. (2020). "User-Defined Mappings for Spatial Sound Synthesis" in Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) .
Saitis, C., Weinzierl, S., Kriegstein, K., Ystad, S., & Cuskley, C. (2020). "Timbre semantics through the lens of crossmodal correspondences: A new way of asking old questions" , Acoustical Science and Technology , 41 (1), 365–368.
[en] Weinzierl, S., Lepa, S., & Thiering, M. (2020). "The Language of Rooms: From Perception to Cognition to Aesthetic Judgment" in The Technology of Binaural Understanding , Blauert, Jens and Braasch, Jonas, Eds. Cham : Springer International Publishing , 435–454.
978-3-030-00385-2 978-3-030-00386-9
Brinkmann, F., Lindau, A., Weinzierl, S., Geissler, G., Par, S., Müller-Trapet, M., Opdam, R., & Vorländer, M. (2020). The FABIAN head-related transfer function data base.

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