d&b audiotechnik has announced that renowned Grammy Award winning FoH engineer Stefan (Serge) Graefe has joined the company as a senior member of its Soundscape Enablement Team.
Graefe is renowned as the FoH engineer for Kraftwerk, one of contemporary music’s most influential bands, a role he has held for the last 17 years, and boasts 28 years of experience as a sound designer and technologist.
At d&b audiotechnik Graefe will work with the Soundscape Enablement team, headed by Ralf Zuleeg d&b’s director of Soundscape Enablement, to provide support on global Soundscape deployments, create market development programs and integrate field requirements in product development strategies.
“I am thrilled to be a part of such a dynamic company, whose work with Soundscape has been game changing for the sound industry,” commented Graefe. “In my role as a senior member of the team, I will work to expand Soundscape’s reach, which in turn will provide artists, engineers, and designers with a scalable immersive audio platform that provides unparalleled creative opportunities. For me, the biggest benefit in using immersive sound systems is that artists can present their music in the way they want the listener to hear it, expanding the possibilities for sound in creating transformational experiences and as a value to our customers.”
Zuleeg added: “We are delighted to welcome Serge to d&b. Soundscape’s user base and technology continue to advance, and his experience and knowledge will be an invaluable asset to our team.”