VA (Virtual Acoustics)

VA is a real-time auralization framework that has been developed at the Institute of Technical Acoustics (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University. I have been involved with the coding from the very beginning and now, as the lead programmer, I am very happy to anounce that VA will become open source. I can’t hide a certain satisfaction und pride about this achievement and hope that some of you will find it as valuable as I do.

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The first stable release will most likely be published in January 2018 with a rudimentary CLI application. A follow up release will include a GUI application.

OpenDAFF license changed to Apache License Version 2.0

After discussion with the inventor of OpenDAFF, I have changed the license to the less restrictive Apache License Version 2.0, which also allows the use of the OpenDAFF library in commercial products.


I am going to license all my code base with this license as it is very user friendly and might allow for further development at a company even after leaving the academic environment. This way, commercial partners and the academic institutions can both benefit.