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 – 2 p.m.

Curriculum Vitae

 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.
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.
Since 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
 Fellow 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.

Publications (Selection)

Monographies and editorial work

Weinzierl, S. (Ed.). (2023). Handbuch der Audiotechnik (2. Aufl.).Springer Vieweg.

Gengnagel, C., Bavarel, O., Burry, J., Ramsgaard-Thomsen, M., & Weinzierl, S. (Eds.). (2019). Design with All Senses. Proceedings of the Design Modelling Symposium. Springer.

Bovermann, T., de Campo, A., Egermann, H., Hardjawirogo, S., & Weinzierl, S. (Eds.). (2017). Musical Instruments in the 21st Century. Identities, Configurations, Practices. Springer.

Weinzierl, S. (Ed.). (2014). Akustische Grundlagen von Musik (Handbuch der Systematischen Musikwissenschaft Bd. 5). Laaber Verlag.


Journal publications

Brinkmann, F., Kreuzer, W., Thomsen, J., Dombrovskis, S., Pollack, K., Weinzierl, S., & Majdak, P. (2023). Recent Advances in an Open Software for Numerical HRTF Calculation. J. Audio Eng. Soc., 71(7/8), 502–514.

Versümer, S., Steffens, J., & Weinzierl, S. (2023). Day-to-day loudness assessments of indoor sound­­-scapes: Exploring the impact of loudness indicators, person, and situation. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 153(5), 2956–2956.

Aziz, S., Alexander, B., Gengnagel, C., & Weinzierl, S. (2023). Generative Design of Acoustical Diffuser and Absorber Elements Using Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing. International Journal of Structural and Construction Engineering, 17(1), 60–67.

Ackermann, D., Domann, J., Brinkmann, F., Arend, J., Schneider, M., Pörschmann, C., & Weinzierl, S. (2023). Recordings of a Loudspeaker Orchestra with Multi-Channel Microphone Arrays for the Evaluation of Spatial Audio Methods. J. Audio Eng. Soc., 71(1/2), 62–73.

Albrecht, C., & Weinzierl, S. (2022). Die Säle Zum Römischen Kaiser. Rekonstruktion und Auralisation der ersten öffentlichen Aufführungsräume für Kammermusik in Wien. Musiktheorie, 37(1), 69–83.

von Berg, M., Steffens, J., Weinzierl, S., & Müllensiefen, D. (2021). Assessing Room Acoustic Listening Expertise. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 150(4), 2539–2548.

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.

Steffens, J., Wilczek, T., & Weinzierl, S. (2021). Junk food or haute cuisine to the ear? Investigating the relationship between room acoustics, soundscape, and the perceived quality of restaurants. Frontiers in Built Environment,7, Article 676009, 1–11.

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.

Brinkmann, F., Aspöck, L., Ackermann, D., Opdam, R., Vorländer, M., & Weinzierl, S. (2021). A Benchmark for Room Acoustical Simulation. Concept and Database. Applied Acoustics,176, 107867.

Pelzer, R., Brinkmann, F., Dinakaran, M., Lepa, S., Grosche, D., & Weinzierl, S. (2020). HRTF recommendation based on perceptual similarities and anthropometric features. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 148(6),3809–3817.

Stein, L., Straube, F., Weinzierl, S., & Lemke, M. (2020). Directional sound source modeling using the adjoint Euler equations in a FDTD approach, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 148(5), 3075–3085.

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.

Fuchs, H., Alexander, B., & Weinzierl, S. (2020). Breitband-Schallabsorber für Räume mit besonderen Akustik-Anforderungen. Bauphysik,42(4), 173–183.

Saitis, C., Weinzierl, S., von 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.

Luizard, P., Steffens, J., & Weinzierl, S. (2020). Singing in different rooms: Common or individual adaptation patterns to the acoustic conditions? J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 147(2), EL 132–137.

Büttner, C., Yabushita, M., Sanchez Parecho, A., Morishita. Y., & Weinzierl, S. (2019). The Acoustics of Kabuki Theaters. Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 105(6), 1105–1113.

Stein, L., Straube, F., Sesterhenn, J., Weinzierl, S., & Lemke, M. (2019). Adjoint-Based Optimization of Sound Reinforcement including Non-Uniform Flow. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 146(3), 1774–1785.

Brinkmann, F., Dinakaran, M., Pelzer, R., Grosche, P., Voss, D., & Weinzierl, S. (2019). A Cross-Evaluated Database of Measured and Simulated HRTFs Including 3D Head Meshes, Anthropometric Features, and Headphone Impulse Responses. J. Audio Eng. Soc., 67(9), 705–718.

Kokabi, O., Brinkmann, F., & Weinzierl, S. (2019). Prediction of speech intelligibility using pseudo-binaural room impulse responses. J. Acoust. Soc. Am.,145(4), EL 329–333.

Brinkmann, F., Aspöck, L., Ackermann, D., Lepa, S., Vorländer, M., & Weinzierl, S. (2019). A Round Robin on room acoustical simulation and auralization. J. Acoust. Soc. Am.,145(4), 2746–2760.

Ackermann, D., Böhm, C., Brinkmann, F., & Weinzierl, S. (2019). On the Acoustical Effect of Musicians' Movements During Musical Performances. Acta Acustica united with Acustica,105(2), 356–367.

Kokabi, O., Brinkmann, F., & Weinzierl, S. (2018). Segmentation of binaural room impulse responses for speech intelligibility prediction. J. Acoust. Soc. Am.,144(5), 2793–2800.

Weinzierl, S., Lepa, S., Schultz, F., Detzner, E., von Coler, E., & Behler, G. (2018). Sound power and timbre as cues for the dynamic strength of orchestral instruments. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 144(3), 1347–1355.

Weinzierl, S., Lepa, S., & Ackermann, D. (2018). A measuring instrument for the auditory perception of rooms. The Room Acoustical Quality Inventory (RAQI). J. Acoust. Soc. Am.,144(3), 1245–1257.

Straube, F., Schultz, F., Makarski, M., & Weinzierl, S. (2018). Mixed Analytical-Numerical Filter Design for Optimized Electronic Control of Line Source Arrays. J. Audio Eng. Soc.,66(9), 690–702.

Straube, F., Schultz, F., Albenés Bonillo, D., & Weinzierl, S. (2018). An Analytical Approach for Optimizing the Curving of Line Source Arrays. J. Audio Eng. Soc., 66(1/2), 4–20.

A full list of publications is available here.