Research

Highest Sound Quality


In close cooperation with the University of Potsdam an objective measurement method was developed, which is the scientific basis for replicas and the original sound giving elements for example of baroque organ pipes.

Through the different physical tests of historic pipework, the, to that related, pathbreaking findings, and our innovative production we belong, in the area of sound quality and artisanship, to the leading organ building companies in Germany.

Today we know the almost 2000 year history of organ building with its developmental steps very precisely. Special findings were made in the cooperation with musical archeologists and the related building of a Roman Hydraulus and a Byzantine double-organ, which can now be seen in the Germanic Museum in Mainz.

Innovative Technology


After the model of the old masters, all open metal pipes are thinned in direction of their mouth, because this gives them an excellent response reaction, a much better sound fullness, and a special stability.

Furthermore we are able, with our modern technology, to thin out a poured metal plate, not just periodically, but also to profile it with a machine. As far as we know this is unique worldwide.

 

Your contact person for the area of research and innovation:
Graduate Physicist PhD. Detlef Zscherpel

Appreciations


 

 Prof.-Adalbert-Seifriz-Prize 2011
On 09/30/2011 the organ-building masters Matthias Schuke and Prof.Dr. Makus Abel became the Prof.-Adalbert-Seifriz-Prize, for the successful cooperation of the Alexander Schuke Potsdam-Orgelbau GmbH and the University of Potsdam, from the Steibeis-Stipend at the Handwerkskammer in Stuttgart

Innovation Prize Berlin Brandenburg 2009
On 12/02/2009 our company could receive the Innovation Prize Berlin Brandenburg. From a total of 169 applicants we could convince the jury with our cooperation with the UP Transfer from the Universtiy of Potsdam in building our test windchest.

Future Prize Brandenburg 2009
On 11/02/2009 Alexander Schuke Potsdam-Orgelbau GmbH received the Future Prize Brandenburg 2009 in Bad Saarow. The recognition could be taken by manager Matthias Schuke for the successful implementation of innovative methods in the historical organ-construction, in a sense of “future through tradition”.

Technological Transfer Prize 2001
1st place of the Technological Transfer Prize 2001 with of the Technological Stipend of the State of Brandenburg, together with the University of Potsdam.

Prof.-Adalbert-Seifriz-Prize 2001
1st place of the Prof.-Adalbert-Seifriz-Prize 2001, a nationwide artisanship prize of the Steinbeis-Stipend in Sturrgart, together with Prof. Dr. Reimung Gerhard-Multhaupt of the University of Potsdam.

Seifriz Prize 2011
Innovation Prize
Future Prize