Jazz up:

Acoustic Solutions come alive by simulation


Paving The Way For Outstanding Sound Performance

Mvoid is a pioneer and expert in virtual acoustics with the focus on simulating all hardware of the audio chain. The Mvoid methodology translates concepts to active virtual prototypes for the automotive, professional and consumer audio sectors.

In the early phase of the first ideas for new products we work together with our customers. Moving through the concept phase examine whether ideas are feasible based on analyzing and optimizing the concepts in the virtual environment to make reliable predictions of the acoustic results even before the first prototype is built. The results are the basis for further product design & development.

In the past, the large number of acoustic influences meant that acoustic experts had to optimize the acoustic properties with real prototypes. Today Mvoid’s proprietary simulation methodology delivers reliable results on the computer and acoustic auralization you can listen to.

The virtual model allows rapid adaptation to various system requirements, material selections and system architectures. The growing multidisciplinary simulation model offers a safe analysis and enables a continuous evaluation and improvement of products and systems throughout the complete development process while at the same time validating acoustic properties.  

Unique: The multidisciplinary simulation approach of Mvoid analyzes, optimizes and predicts sound and vibrations of products and systems in the virtual environment. Already in the pre-development phase acoustics becomes audible.

The simulation model can be used to bridge concept development through the next generations. For example, vehicles from concept to SOP (Start of Production) & pro audio systems from concept to full bandwidth (20Hz to 20kHz) room integration.


Experts in Virtual Acoustics

We live in a time of change. The rapid digital technological development, the growing importance of electronics, software and networking is obvious. Mvoid takes the responsibility of shaping the future. We develop acoustic solutions of tomorrow – whether it is for a car or for a concert hall. We are passionate about multidisciplinary simulations and acoustics.

Together with our customers we optimize products and systems, we improve the engineering efficiency by shortening the development time and conservation of resources. Our objective is to reproduce excellent sound, acoustic performance and outstanding solutions for NVH. We transfer technology into audible emotions. That’s Mvoid.

We are an independent, owner-operated company. Mvoid offers services to the global market, retained by an impressive list of premium automotive, professional and consumer audio companies. With our expert services, we strive to guide renowned enterprises through the virtual acoustic product development process. Mvoid was founded in Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2011.


Our Mission is

to act with foresight, as a thought leader. Analyze, predict and resolve acoustical challenges in the virtual domain at an early stage.

Make it noticeable, audible.

Continuously explore new solutions for excellent sound and active noise control of our customers’ products. Inspiring people with better solutions.

This will help to ensure that we achieve Our Vision:

Become the globally recognized leading company in virtual audio product development. Innovator for a continuous improvement of acoustic performance of products and systems where sound plays a primary role.


Dr. Alfred J. Svobodnik

President & CEO of the Mvoid Group is entrepreneur, thought leader, engineer and scientist. He has been researching for 30 years in the areas of Multiphysics and virtual as well as computational acoustics. His passion is Jazz music.

Prior to founding Mvoid in 2011, Alfred spent five years with Harman International Inc. where he held several senior managerial and executive advisor positions in the areas of simulation and virtual acoustics for audio systems. Alfred started his career as founding member, Executive Partner and CTO in 1990 with Numerical Analysis and Design, a company specialized in engineering analysis with finite and boundary elements for stress analysis, structural dynamics and computational acoustics.

In 1990 Alfred completed his doctorate at Vienna University of Technology with the degree “Doktor der Techn. Wissenschaften” (equivalent to PhD). The title of his dissertation is: „Numerical Treatment of Elastic Plastic Macromechanical Behavior of Longfiber Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites“. He also hold a university degree: “Diplom-Ingenieur” (equivalent to MSc) from Vienna University of Technology.

He is honorary member of NAFEMS, member of the NAFEMS German Steering Committee and Chairman of the NAFEMS Multiphysics Working Group as well as founding member of the NAFEMS Professional Simulation Engineering Scheme. Furthermore, he is a member of the Advisory Executive Board of ALTI Audio & Loudspeaker Technologies International and a full member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES).

"One of my favorite quotes is: 'Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come' (Victor Hugo). For me, this guiding principle includes: always act with foresight, take a look at new, undiscovered ideas, sometimes move away from conventional ways, think outside the box in order to give ideas room to evolve. Ideas, whose time have come." - Dr. A. Svobodnik.

MVOID History




  • November: Foundation of Konzept-X by Alfred Svobodnik and Armin Prommersberger with the focus on Automotive Audio
  • December: First order by an OEM with rings in the logo



  • March: Second order of an OEM with a star in the logo
  • September: Takeover of all company shares and sole responsibility of Konzept-X by Alfred Svobodnik
  • October: Legal change of company into Konzept-X GmbH
  • Increase in the number of customers in Germany and Europe. An OEM from the north is calling



  • Continuous expansion in customer base and partner network as well as employee growth
  • In addition to virtual prototypes of loudspeakers, we now also offer real prototypes
  • We are starting a multi-year-project with a premium OEM and we are supporting for the first time the development of sound systems on a virtual basis for a car line from concept phase to SOP



  • Our network is expanding to North America
  • Asia is calling! Starting a first, successful project with a Korean OEM
  • We receive initial enquiries regarding the licensing of our simulation methodology Mvoid
  • Konzept-Y GmbH (Austria) is founded



  • We set-up a new line of business. We start licensing our simulation methodology Mvoid



  • Change of company name: From Konzept-X GmbH to Mvoid Technologies GmbH, from Konzept-Y GmbH to Mvoid Automotive Audio GmbH. The Mvoid Group is set up
  • We are starting with Sound Design & Active Noise Control projects also outside the automotive industry
  • Launch of two new Mvoid modules: virtual tuning and auralization. Our simulations come to life, they are made audible!
  • Continuous expansion of the customer base and partner network as well as employee growth



  • We receive the initial enquiry from a Professional Audio brand (customer with logo in orange)



  • Foundation of Professional Audio business unit
  • Launch of Mvoid Module 6 in Automotive Audio: Physical Tests – Measurement of Audio Systems


• Smart Speaker Development: Market leader, one of the most valuable companies worldwide, partners with Mvoid
• Integration of an optimization algorithm (pSeven) into Mvoid software for multidimensional optimization of loudspeakers