What is Virtual Acoustics?

VA is a software that was created at the Institute of Technical Acoustics (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University in Germany over a decade ago as an auralization application - one of the first of its kind.

Over the years, VA has been reinvented and improved by dint of several contributions in the scope of Bachelor, Master and PhD theses to meet state-of-the-art standards in audio rendering and spatial audio reproduction.

Is Virtual Acoustics suitable for me?

Until now, VA is used for scientific research purposes at ITA. It has been designed to meet high quality audio rendering & reproduction demands for listening experiments as well as Virtual Reality research.

Previously unreleased, VA will be continued as an open source project and can be used for a variety of applications.

VA is made for Windows, but can also be used on other platforms.


Learn more about the concept of VA
and the power behind it.


Open the downloads section and
find the package you need.

Getting started

Get to know how to work with VA:
setup, configuration, virtual scenes

Documentation section

Get more information on how VA is designed
and how the core works.

Developer section

Get more information on how you can
build VA for your platform.

Research section

Get a list of publications about VA
and its applications in science.