Jazz up:

Acoustic Solutions come alive by simulation

WHAT WE DO

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.

WHO WE ARE

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.

Vision/Mission

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.

Management

Dr. Alfred J. Svobodnik

President & CEO of the Mvoid Group is entrepreneur, thought leader, engineer and scientist. He has been researching for more than 25 years in the areas of Multiphysics and virtual as well as computational acoustics. His passion is Jazz music.

Previously, 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.

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 full member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and Chairman of the AES Technical Committee for Automotive Audio.

"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.

Steve Hutt

Director of Engineering of the Mvoid Group, has an extensive experience in the three main areas of audio technology and product development: Professional, Consumer and Automotive OEM.

Steve's career in audio spans several decades where he has worked as a freelance live sound engineer, a professional musician and operated his own business designing transducers and professional audio systems. He joined Harman International's automotive division in 1996 and over the next ten years Steve managed Harman's multi-national automotive acoustics R&D group where he established an advanced FEA simulations program. Since 2006 Steve has become a go-to resource for complex transducer and R&D management solutions, consulting for many major global audio companies.

Steve holds 16 patents, has published numerous technical papers and is chair of the Audio Engineering Society's Technical Council, Standards Committee for Loudspeaker Measurement and Modeling, and the Technical Committee for Loudspeakers and Headphones.

MVOID History

2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2018

2011

  • 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

2012

  • 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

2013

  • 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

2014

  • 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

2015

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

2016

  • 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

2018

  • Foundation of Professional Audio business unit