With the free app "INSIDE MPHIL - St. Nikolai" you can experience the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra virtually on the meadow behind the church of St. Nikolai near the Munich Gasteig as if the musicians were set up there. With the GPS-connected smartphone and headphones you enter the orchestra acoustically and hear the instruments as if you were standing next to them, just as the musicians hear themselves and their colleagues: the violins, the oboe, the timpani or whatever you want to hear. This is made possible by the sophisticated smartphone app.
The sound impression for the musician in the orchestra is clearly different from the sound impression of the audience. Not only the instruments, but the entire body of sound is designed to resonate with the concert hall and enter into a symbiotic connection with the room. As a listener in the hall, one hears the result of this complex connection. Is it possible to let a listener hear the sound of the musician within the orchestra through media? Report on a 360° Virtual Reality research project with the Munich Symphony Orchestra
While researching transducers I found the cheap products like Visaton etc., some new companies in the mid range and a new higher end company name Revolution Acoustics. To get an idea how those high end and mid range models perform, I bought them and made a test (I ruled out the cheap ones immediately). I would have loved to find a video like this on the internet while doing my research, so I decided to make one.
The orchestration of This New Ocean makes it essential to reinforce the strings in order to prevail against brass and drums. The successful mixture of musical and modern opera (Comp. Nelida Bejar) is further emphasized by the sound of amplified bass drum and electric guitar. I amplified the vocal soloists with headsets and supported the amateur choir with stage microphones.
Live sound design for concerts of the Musica Viva series of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk, e.g. on 6 February 2014 with Helmut Lachenmann and Peter Eötvös in the Herkulessaal of the Residenz Munich.
As a former restauration engineer at MSM-Studios München I was again and again confronted with the at that time impossible task of correcting wow and flutter problems. In 2011 this problem re-entered my life and during a talk with Peter Neubäcker of Celemony Software (Melodyne) I got him attracted to this issue. Some time later "Capstan" was onto market and I'm the product specialist.
For this composition by Wolfgang von Schweinitz I developed ring modulators in the old transformer diode circuit as it was used in the 1950s. This circuit sounds fundamentally different than the simple digital multiplication of two signals, as it is used today in digital live electronics: full of sonorous beauty.