Many people ask what motivated me - a classical musician - to develop the Resonanzio sound podium. The idea of an effective sound podium with a well thought-out concept has been growing in me for years. As a double bass player I have to deal with risers all the time. Risers are used for musicians in the back rows of an orchestra in order to be better seen and heard. Normal podiums – built of simple, hard materials – create often a boomy sound, contradicting the wish for more clarity.
As principal bass player of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen I have played in the most amazing concert halls of the world. The japanese concert halls tend to have outstanding acoustics, and it is obvious that most of them are build from very fine wood. So the idea grew to build a sound podium made from high quality tonewood, with a transparent and clear sound.
I was able to realize my wish for a superior sound podium with the help of wood expert and former guitar builder Bernhard Prösler. The impression of the first tests of the new podiums were very promising. After countless acoustic tests and experiments with differnet typs of wood and shapes the Resonanzio team created a sound podium, which amazes everyone, who has the chance to test it. Lack of any boominess, clear articulation and sound full of overtones is the result.
Our soundpodiums work also for instruments without endpins, such as baroque cellos, gambas, and lutes. Also wind and high string instruments are gaining in sound enhancement, as well as harpsichords and pianofortes.