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  IMMERSIVE AUDIO PROCESSING (IMAP)

"By virtue of its acoustical precision and relative stability this ensemble of sounds has taken on a kind of quasi-autonomous existence with the relation to the visuals field, in that it does not depend moment by moment on what we see onscreen…the superfield provides a continuous and constant consciousness of all the space surrounding the dramatic action."

(MICHEL CHION, "AudioVision")


 

IMAP (IMMERSIVE MULTICHANNEL AUDIO PROCESSING) IS A FREELY CONFIGURABLE, THREE-DIMENSIONAL AUDIO SPACE FOR EXHIBITIONS, SHOWROOMS AND LIVE EVENTS.

IMAP OFFERS THE MAXIMUM IN ARTISTIC FREEDOM FOR SOUNDTRACKS, SONIC ENVIRONMENTS AND SOUND INSTALLATIONS TO BRING A SPACE TO LIFE.

 
INTRODUCTION

Today’s productions increasingly require special solutions for creating customized three-dimensional sound fields; a fresh, affordable approach with exciting possibilities that offer creative and financial independence from standardized norms.

IMAP enables us to create three-dimensional sound fields with up to 64 freely positionable speakers in any public space. The multichannel audio stream is always mixed on-site to get the most out of the characteristics of the space.

Three-dimensional positioning of sonic events, time alignments, speaker correction curves and balancing the mix in real-time combine to give the sonic sphere the final touch, maximizing the atmosphere and intensity of your exhibition or showroom.

 
REFERENCE TRACKS These tracks are stereo versions (mixdowns) of selected productions.
  THE IMAP PHILOSPHY AND WORKFLOW  
 

THE IMAP PHILOSPHY AND WORKFLOW

The important milestones for every production need careful planning and realization.
Our productions are usually split into four main phases:

#01 Conceptual Work, Technical Planning/CAD and Budget Management

#02 Multichannel Field Recording and Studio Recording Sessions

#03 Multichannel Productions

#04 Audio Setup Installation and Technical Supervision On-Site

#05 Acoustic Measurement and On-Site Mixdown


This module-based workflow puts our support exactly where you need it. Whether you have a full production or you need an on-site mix at a location with pre-produced material, we’re there to bring your sonic environment to life.

 
  "WE SEE OURSELVES AS SONIC ARCHITECTS OF EMOTIONS."  
#01 CONCEPTUAL WORK,
TECHNICAL PLANNING/CAD, BUDGET MANAGEMENT

Every production needs careful planning and adjustments to make it fit your needs.
We work together with our clients to develop specially customized acoustic concepts for a breathtaking emotional experience covering all the dramaturgic and musical ideas, sound design and the necessary technical requirements.

This all starts with the free flow of ideas, initial audio sketches, test installations, technical solution recommendations and pre-productions. The work continues then through to a detailed sound concept and a working, reliable customized audio setup including CAD plans and an easy-to-use playback system.

Of course we also look after the budget, providing you with the information you need on where to get the right gear for the right price.

 
  "NOTHING’S BIGGER THAN REAL LIFE."  
#02 MULTICHANNEL FIELD RECORDINGS
AND STUDIO RECORDING SESSIONS

We love working in the studio, but it takes the right ingredients to create something truly stunning. So we don't rely on samples and pre-produced material. Instead, we go out and record the sonic magic where it happens.

We capture it for you at the source, from the sound of a London tube to Indian singing in a temple in Karnataka to a 30-channel surround recording during a European football match at Cologne’s Rhine-Main-Stadium.

We can also offer you the kind of high-end surround recording session featuring a choir or various classical instruments that we did for THE URBAN PLANET production at Expo Shanghai 2010.

 
  "WE NEVER SEE THE SAME THING WHEN WE ALSO HEAR;
WE DON'T HEAR THE SAME THING WE SEE AS WELL." (MICHEL CHION)
 
#03 MULTICHANNEL PRODUCTIONS

We and our artistic collaborators and partners are experienced musicians and producers covering a wide range of musical styles and directions. We are passionate about making your sonic vision come true, from intimate and touching musical performances to epic blockbuster soundtracks, or from gritty indie analogue sounds to contemporary experimental electronica.

Our productions are always a fine blend of musical composition and sound design. As experienced professional audiovisual designers we are always meticulous about supporting the action on-screen with audio that opens up new dimensions.

 
  "LOCK AND LOAD"  
#04 AUDIO SETUP INSTALLATION AND TECHNICAL SUPERVISION ON-SITE The proper setup of the equipment on location is the essential step to making it all work.
We can supervise the audio setup installation and assist the technicians as needed.
 
  "WE TURN YOUR LOCATION INTO OUR STUDIO."  
#05 ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENT AND
ON-SITE-MIXDOWN

We carefully evaluate the characteristics of the particular sonic space. The studio is a laboratory where the surgical work is done, but the big picture comes together in the public space with its distinctive properties. This is where the magic is supposed to happen.

We add the final polish with our mobile studio, coming to your location to make everything sound the way it should.

But first things first: Before all the gear is installed and the sound takes wings, we conduct precise acoustic measurements of the space to understand its characteristics and acoustic behaviour. This is a crucial starting point for every successful on-site mix.

 
     
  REFERENCE PROJECTS DETAILS
SHOW ROOM
HANERGY (BEIJING, CH)
TRIAD, BERLIN
2014

AUDIO SETUP AND ON-SITE-MIX
64 CHANNEL MIXDOWN IN
COOPERATION WITH
FRAUNHOFER INSTITUT, BERLIN

MUSICAL COMPOSITION
SEBASTIAN PURFÜRST

SOUND DESIGN
SEBASTIAN PURFÜRST
HENDRIK NEUMERKEL

MULTICHANNEL FIELDRECORDING
HENDRIK NEUMERKEL





MUSEUM
FIFA WORDL FOOTBALL MUSEUM

TRIAD, BERLIN
2014

AUDIO SETUP AND ON-SITE-MIX
64 CHANNEL MIXDOWN IN
COOPERATION WITH
FRAUNHOFER INSTITUT, BERLIN

30-CHANNELS-SURROUND-RECORDING
STADIUM COLOGNE
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
GERMANY VS. IRELAND

MUSICAL COMPOSITION
SEBASTIAN PURFÜRST

SURROUND ATMOS & SOUND DESIGN
SEBASTIAN PURFÜRST
HENDRIK NEUMERKEL

EXHIBITION
WORLD EXPO SHANGHAI

TRIAD, BERLIN
2010


AUDIO SETUP AND ON-SITE-MIX
SHOW "THE BLUE PLANET"
10.1 CHANNEL SURROUND
EXHIBITION SPACE

SHOW "UNDER ONE ROOF"
12.1 CHANNEL SURROUND
FULLDOME

COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN
SEBASTIAN PURFÜRST
CHRISTIAN STEYER
TOBIAS PURFÜRST

TECHNICAL AUDIO CONCEPT AND SUPERVISION
HENDRIK NEUMERKEL

FURTHER INFORMATION


EVENT TRAILER
DEUTSCHE LUFT-UND RAUMFAHRT
BITMAP BOOGIE & LEM-STUDIOS
2012

COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN
SEBASTIAN PURFÜRST

FURTHER INFORMATION
AUDIOVISUAL LIVE EVENT
REMOTE REPUBLIC - LIVE AT BAUHAUS
LEM-STUDIOS, BERLIN
2012
AUDIOVISUAL CONCEPT & DESIGN
SEBASTIAN PURFÜRST

TECHNICAL AUDIO CONCEPT AND SUPERVISION

HENDRIK NEUMERKEL

FURTHER INFORMATION


PRODUCT PRESENTATION
SIEMENS - ROAD SHOW
TRIAD, BERLIN
2012
AUDIO SETUP AND ON-SITE-MIX
5.1 CHANNEL SURROUND
MOBILE TRUCK UNIT

AUDIOVISUAL CONCEPT & DESIGN

SEBASTIAN PURFÜRST

TECHNICAL AUDIO CONCEPT AND SUPERVISION

HENDRIK NEUMERKEL

MEDIATECTONIC
NHOW, BERLIN
NH HOTELS
2011
AUDIOVISUAL CONCEPT & ART DIRECTION
SEBASTIAN PURFÜRST

DESIGNERS
TOBIAS PURFÜRST
KATHY KWON
SARA KWON

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:
RENÉ RENNEFELD
   
  CONTACT & FURTHER INFORMATION
   
CREATIVE DIRECTION
SEBASTIAN PURFÜRST

+49 (0) 1577 1577 501
PURFUERST@LEM-STUDIOS.COM

TECHNICAL DIRECTION
HENDRIK NEUMERKEL

+49 (0) 171 82 64 407
NEUMERKEL@LAVELLE313.COM

ABOUT THE TEAM

Sebastian Purfürst is a filmmaker and musician working in commercial, artistic and academic settings for time-based media.
His particular focus is on the intersection between audio and visual perception.

Purfürst is always committed to creating an exciting relationship between what is seen and heard. This is evident in his past work which includes music composition for commercial projects such as the World Expo in Shanghai for TRIAD Berlin, designing stage visuals for the Deutsches Theater and directly editing brand films for the German Aerospace Center.

Purfürst’s successful professional and artistic reputation has seen him invited to lecture at universities including the Royal College of Art in London, Berlin’s University of the Arts and others.

All of the independent and commercial project work that Sebastian Purfürst conducts at this exciting crossroads between sound, movement and performance is driven by his passion for creating strong emotional impressions.

Hendrik Neumerkel is a technical supervisor and consultant for corporate events, live shows and exhibitions.

He has gained a wealth of experience in almost 20 years as a professional sound engineer and technical supervisor. His portfolio covers the full gamut from intimate club events throughout Europe to major venues, artists and events like the Jazz Open Stuttgart with Lenny Kravitz and MINI United with Gossip and Iggy Pop. Neumerkel is additionally the man behind large-scale sound installations including The Urban Planet pavilion in Shanghai on behalf of TRIAD and the IBM Centennial in Johannesburg, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

His primary focus today is technical supervision for complex multimedia presentations at auto industry trade shows, corporate events and exhibitions.

Neumerkel’s expertise is in great demand all over the world from London to New York, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi and beyond, and his clients include major brands like BMW, MINI, Mercedes Benz, Microsoft and Bosch Rexroth.

 

 
CORE SKILLS Audiovisual Concepts & Dramaturgy
Musical Composition
Corporate Sound and Sound Design
Film- and Sound Editing

Technical Concepts
Audio and Media Engineering
Technical Supervision
Budget Management

 
  Please find a complete list of selected productions here.



Please find a complete list of selected productions here.