Kategorie: ‘Virtual Acoustics’

Virtual Acoustics project launch

16. März 2018 | von

The Virtual Acoustics (VA) open source project has been launched and the official website can be accessed via


The website provides an overview of VA and documentation on interfaces and usage. In the download section, a ready-to-use VA preview package for Windows can be obtained. The entire project is open source and can be used for reproducible research.


OpenDAFF v17 released

08. Mai 2017 | von

A new stable version of OpenDAFF (v17) has been released. A Windows package is available for 64-Bit platforms that includes the DAFF libraries as well as the DAFFViewer application to inspect DAFF content. Also, more and more HRTF datasets are becoming available, especially because you can now convert SOFA files into DAFF content using the ITA-Toolbox and it’s itaHRTF class.

Read on about OpenDAFF at www.opendaff.org!

DAFFViewer v17 for Windows

Acoustic Virtual Reality movies online

23. Februar 2017 | von

On the Acoustic Virtual Reality website three movies have been added that were shown several times at different conferences.

(Copyright ITA)

ITA stellt Boost Projekt zu „Experiments on the perception of complex listening scenarios of children with hearing loss complemented by fNIRS measurements“ auf RWTHtransparent vor

30. Januar 2017 | von

Am 27.01.2017 stellte das ITA das BOOST Projekt „Experiments on the perception of complex listening scenarios of children with hearing loss complemented by fNIRS measurements“ auf RWTHtransparent vor.

Das Projekt unter der Leitung von Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Janina Fels ist ein interdisziplinäres Forschungsprojekt gefördert vom Exploratory Research Space unter Beteiligung der Uniklinik der RWTH Aachen in Zusammenarbeit mit Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Kerstin Konrad, Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube und Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Vorländer.

Distinguished Lecture at CIRMMT McGill University by Michael Vorländer

10. November 2016 | von

CIRMMT has published a talk on the topic Virtual musical Instruments in virtual rooms – what’s real at all? by Michael Vorländer on YouTube.com.

More information: http://www.cirmmt.org/activities/distinguished-lectures/vorlander

Web-based VR tool for online audio-visual studies

17. Oktober 2016 | von

The members of the SONORUS (Urban Sound Planner) project have published an interesting approach to conduct audio-visual studies using Unity and a conventional web browser. Fanyu Meng did some supporting work for procedural sound synthesis. For more information and the link to participate, see here:

Web-based virtual reality tool for evaluation of urban sound environment


SEACEN International Round Robin on Auralization

30. September 2016 | von

Researchers of the SEACEN project have officially launched the 1st International Round Robin on Auralization. In this extensive comparison of simulation and auralization tools, researchers, users and developers can contribute their results for nine different acoustical scenes including a variation of simple acoustical situations as well as typical room acoustical scenarios. Everyone is invited to particpate. In the first phase of the Round Robin, participants are ask only to use the provided input data. Deadline for the submission of the results is december 31st, 2016.

More information can be found on the offical Auralization Round Robin website.

OpenDAFF license change

07. Juni 2016 | von

Good news, everyone! OpenDAFF has changed the license from the GNU Lesser Public License to the Apache License Version 2.0. This means, that the copyleft has been dropped making it more easy to use the OpenDAFF C++ library within commercial products.

OpenDAFF new website online

13. Mai 2016 | von

The OpenDAFF project website has been updated.