Gesellschaft für Technische Akustik e.V. verleiht Studienpreise 2016 für die beste Bachelor- und Masterarbeit

20. Dezember 2016 | von

Die Gesellschaft für Technische Akustik e.V. (GfTA) hat im Rahmen der Weihnachtsfeier am Institut für Technische Akustik die Studienpreise 2016 für die beste Bachelor- und Masterarbeit am ITA im WS 2015/16 und SS 2016 verliehen.

Preisträger waren:

Marcel Czaplinski
für seine herausragende Bachelorarbeit
Unsicherheiten von Raytracing-Ergebnissen in Abhängigkeit von Simulationsparametern

Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

Hark Braren erhält Viktor und Mirka Pollak-Preis für Medizinische Technik 2016

14. Dezember 2016 | von

Auf dem Tag der Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik erhielt Hark Braren für seine Masterarbeit „Analyse und Morphing monauraler Eigenschaften individueller Außenohrübertragungsfunktionen“ den Viktor und Mirka Pollak-Preis.

Mit dem Viktor-und-Mirka-Pollak-Preis werden herausragende, an der RWTH Aachen angefertigte Abschlussarbeiten in der Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, die eine medizinisch-technische Problemstellung behandeln, ausgezeichnet.

Kinderuni zum Thema Schall

22. November 2016 | von

Am 28.10.2016 hat Prof. Dr.-Ing. Janina Fels die Kinderuni-Vorlesung der RWTH Aachen University zum Thema: „Zisch, Brumm, Knall – Schall ist überall“ gehalten.

Weitere Informationen unter: http://www.rwth-aachen.de/go/id/byzy

Bilder von Martin Lux


3. Faculty Club-Treffen: Janina Fels / Binauraltechnik

10. November 2016 | von

Beim 3. Faculty Club der RWTH Aachen University am 18. Dezember 2015 hat Professorin Janina Fels über Forschung und Anwendungen in der Binauraltechnik gesprochen. Hier das Video mit Hintergrundinformationen:

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

edX meets TU9 – Join the communication acoustics course!

17. Oktober 2016 | von

The institute of technical acoustics joins in an massive open online course (MOOC). This course will start on december the fifth and will give an introduction into the fundamentals of acoustics and various applications. The course is provided on edX and is therefore open to everyone. The lecturer are acoustics experts from leading universities all over germany, the so called TU9 universities.

Information about the course and a short video teaser can be found here.

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


ITA-Toolbox for Matlab moved to a free accessible GIT repository

15. Oktober 2016 | von

The famous and heavily used ITA-Toolbox for Mathwork’s powerful Matlab prototyping application has been developed at ITA internally since around 2008. For some time, a free version is available for download from the website http://www.ita-toolbox.org.

Now, the repository moved to the RWTH Aachen University GIT server and the head revision of current developments is directly accessible for checkout and download (read-only) via following link:


If you would like to participate and merge bug fixes or useful extensions for the research community, external users can authenticate with a GitHub account. Please ask the developers for access using the web interface of the GIT repository to create your own branch and submit a merge request.

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.


ITApp online

12. Mai 2016 | von

The ITApp web applications for interactive acoustics created by ITA and funded by the RWTH Blended Learning initiative has been launched with a preview on wave visualization and audio examples for audio manipulation in the frequency spectrum as well as an interactive audiometry.