Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics

Sound in Virtual Reality

In our research, we combine spatial audio, acoustic simulation, and auditory perception with interaction and narrative design. We bring together artistic and technical expertise to explore the expressiveness of new audio technology.
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Our active research topics are 

  • Binaural Rendering in Mixed Reality 
  • 6-Degrees-of-Freedom Virtual Acoustics 
  • Spatial Artificial Reverberation
  • Modal Analysis and Synthesis 
  • Reverberation Enhancement Systems 

Sound in Virtual Reality research group is part of the Aalto Acoustics Lab.


Sebastian Jiro Schlecht

Sebastian Jiro Schlecht

Professor of Practice
A806 Department of Art and Media

Latest publications

Analysis of multi-exponential and anisotropic sound energy decay

Georg Götz, Christoph Hold, Thomas McKenzie, Sebastian Schlecht, Ville Pulkki 2022

Transfer-Plausibility of Binaural Rendering with Different Real-World References

Nils Meyer-Kahlen, Sebastià Amengual Garí, Thomas McKenzie, Sebastian Schlecht, Tapio Lokki 2022

Robust selection of clean swept-sine measurements in non-stationary noise

Karolina Prawda, Sebastian Schlecht, Vesa Välimäki 2022 The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Colours of Velvet Noise

Nils Meyer-Kahlen, Sebastian Schlecht, Vesa Välimäki 2022 Electronics Letters

Assessing Room Acoustic Self-Localization using a Virtual Blindfold

Nils Meyer-Kahlen, Sebastian Schlecht 2021

Machine Learning Based Auralization of Rigid Sphere Scattering

Stefan Wirler, Sebastian J. Schlecht, Ville Pulkki 2021 2021 Immersive and 3D Audio: from Architecture to Automotive (I3DA)

Space Walk App

Sebastian Schlecht, Esa Kallio, Toni Pesola, Andrea Mancianti 2021

Kvartetin sisällä

Sebastian Schlecht, Terhi Paldanius, Jukka Untamala, Jussi Tuhkanen, Petra Kainulainen, Nils Meyer-Kahlen, Tapio Lokki, Gautam Vishwanath, Eero Tiainen, Petri Juntunen 2021

Room acoustic parameters measurements in variable acoustic laboratory Arni

Karolina Prawda, Sebastian Schlecht, Vesa Välimäki 2021 Akustiikkapäivät 2021

Assessing Room Acoustic Memory using a Yes/No and a 2-AFC Paradigm

Madalina Nastata, Nils Meyer-Kahlen, Sebastian Schlecht 2021 Proceedings of the 2nd NordicSMC conference
More information on our research in the Research database.
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