There's an aspect of automobiles that some people love and some people hate: The amount of noise that the vehicle makes. There are those that want people to hear them roaring through the streets of their town and then there are the ones that want the ultimate silence and peacefulness of a nice car ride where they can barely even tell the car is on. The latter explains Audi's e-tron, the high-performance car with well over 300 horsepower, more than 3,300 lb.-ft. of torque, and 0-60 sprint time of less than 60 seconds. Although it is extremely quiet with so much horsepower, Audi did want to make a few adjustments so that it wasn't "too" quiet.
To ensure the Audi e-tron doesn't pose a threat to people, the four-ringed all-star has enlisted the help of a sound aficionado. His name is Rudolf Halbmeir.
Known for his skill in developing melodious sound to reflect things such as sportiness and power, he has developed an artificial noise for the Audi e-tron, which is akin to a gentle purr when the vehicle is at an idle and an intimidating growl when the car is accelerating.
When Halbmeir isn't working on developing synthetic sounds for cars such as the Audi e-tron he writes songs and composes music in his own recording studio. Comparing the process that goes into creating a car's "voice" and music, he says, "There aren't many differences between music and a vehicle's sound. I trust my instincts and have to try out new ideas to determine where they will take me."1
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