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Gernot von Schultzendorff
After having worked for 22 years in a professional capacity for Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft in Hanover, in particular in the roles of
Gernot von Schultzendorff developed »acoustic shaping« and set up the company Saalakustik.de . The discovery that the principles used in acoustic shaping could also lead to fundamentally improved audio reproduction was the birth of Enveloping3D.
In his developments, Gernot von Schultzendorff relies on a network of distinguished scientists, company managers from the audio industry and consultants. In particular, Schultzendorff maintains close contact with high-profile scientists with a focus on HOA (Higher Order Ambisonics).
Specialist for non-direct sound components (reflections and diffusivity)
a. Hall acoustics:
For much of his time with Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft Gernot von Schultzendorff was also responsible for assessing how suitable the acoustic properties of venues were for location sound recordings and, in this capacity, he visited literally hundreds of concert halls.
b. Impulse responses:
Back in the late 1990s, well before the wide availability of convolution reverb, Gernot von Schultzendorff treated many of his recordings with some rather experimental acoustic simulation equipment, the Huron-A Digital Audio Convolution Workstation produced by the Australian company Lake DSP. Innovative approaches to the best technologies available at the time ultimately made the development of »acoustic shaping« and of Enveloping3D possible.
Many of Gernot von Schultzendorff's recordings (mostly for the Labels Deutsche Grammophon and Archiv Produktion have won accolades from the critics for the unusually good and highly natural quality of their sound.
Among other projects the sound engineer was responsible for the Deutsche Grammophon recordings of Claudio Abbado with the Berliner Philharmoniker in the first years of his time as chief conductor of this orchestra (as successor of Herbert von Karajan).
Gernot von Schultzendorff speaking at the ICSA (International Conference on Spatial Audio) in Graz.
Gernot von Schultzendorff speaking at the "Deutscher Orchestertag" in Berlin