Professor of Sound in VR

Aalto University


Sebastian J. Schlecht is Professor of Practice for Sound in Virtual Reality at the Aalto University, Finland. This position is shared between the Aalto Media Lab and the Aalto Acoustics Lab. His research interests include spatial audio processing with an emphasis on artificial reverberation, synthesis, reproduction, and 6-degrees-of-freedom virtual and mixed reality applications. In particular, his research efforts have been directed towards the intersection of mathematical filter design, efficient algorithms, perceptual aspects, and sound design. Current open and ongoing student projects can be found here.


  • Virtual Room Acoustics
  • Physical Modeling
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality
  • Psychoacoustics


  • PhD in Acoustic Signal Processing, 2017

    University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

  • M.Sc. in Digital Music Processing, 2011

    Queen Mary, University of London, UK

  • M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, 2010

    University of Trier, Germany



Remote / Displaced

Ars Electronica Garden Espoo/Helsinki - Collaboration with quietSpeaker

Inside the Quartet

Virtual Reality Experience with the Kamus String Quartet

Light Train

A VR shadow play - A three day build for Oculus Quest

Out of Body

A contemplative VR study on self-perception - Collaboration with Moss Beynon Juckes

Reverberation Enhancement Systems

Reverberation Enhancement Systems (RES) alter the acoustic of a physical space via controlled electro-acoustic feedback.

Light Design

Interactive Stage Light Concepts and Builds with Joda Foerster

Reproduce In Code

This is a collection of posts which aims at reproducing plots and data from papers.