German band Rammstein adopts latest Swiss audio technology in recording studio
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Zürich, Switzerland – May 1st 2019
Acoustic and development boutique Rocket Science GmbH has developed a technology that will shape the future of how the world experiences music. The new Reference Series devices are set to make waves within the music industry, with recognized music studios, audiophiles as well as limited high-end home cinemas among the first to be equipped with the new technology offering a solution to an acoustic problem that has long plagued music makers and lovers.
“It’s all about that bass”.
Richard from world-renowned German band Rammstein is part of the first to put Rocket Science’s groundbreaking audio solution to use. “The bass is the most critical part of an accurate sound playback”, says Rammstein’s lead guitarist, Richard Kruspe. But it’s also a part that can be very difficult to transfer, the bass content of music often sounding different to listeners (if not distorted), depending on the room they’re in, and the position they take in that room.
The physical problem that low frequency sound reproduction faces in rooms, has, until now, remained unsolved. Rooms have their own reverberation in the low-end, and the long fadeout of the reverberation covers up consequent music components, making the sound experience vague and inaccurate for listeners.
Musicians and producers have been aware of the physical phenomena, that makes it difficult for them to design deep sounds. Audiophiles have been longing for a solution solving listening inaccuracy in the bass range. Current solutions only treat the acoustic phenomena by working around the physical problem. By interfering with equalizer or data processing, they optimize a single listening position (also called sweet spot) within a specific space. Rocket Science’s technology takes a revolutionary approach by solving the physical problem at its root and actively cancelling sound reflections. As a result, the physical problem is erased, and the original music signal maintained. This enables a signal impulse fidelity, which cannot otherwise be achieved in rooms – not only at the sweet spot, but in the entire room.
Having installed the Reference Series device, Rammstein are among the first to be able to base decisions when producing, on a low frequency sound, which is true to the signal going to the speaker. “Thanks to the technology provided by Rocket Science we now have an astonishingly pure audio experience in my studio“, adds Kruspe.
“The room provides the experience”.
“Not the hardware you operate, but (the low frequency response of) the room, defines what you hear.” says Christian Frick, CEO and Founder of Rocket Science. “We’ve developed a breakthrough technology working with the room itself without modifying any music signals. To our knowledge, this is pretty unique in both performance and competition. We think the technology has the potential to change the way we experience sound. With our technology, audiophiles and non-experts alike will be able to fall in love with the detail of sound – hearing is believing.”
Rocket Science is working with partners to integrate the technology in various products across industries. “While this technology is currently targeted at the professional market, we do not see why consumer audio products should be excluded in the future.“ says Christian Frick. “Our technology is pure software at its core. Most modern audio devices already have modern signal processing chips installed, which makes integration of software plug-ins a breeze.”
About Rocket Science
As an acoustics and development boutique based in Zürich, Rocket Science strives to improve active noise and vibration control technologies for solutions across industries. This currently includes the aviation-, healthcare-, automotive-, consumer electronics-, event- and audio industry. The team of scientists consists of mathematicians, physicists, acoustic-, electronics and software engineers, allowing the company to apply a scientific, holistic and pragmatic approach to reducing noise and engineering sound.
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