• Listen to ORTF-3D in the free SCHOEPS VR App

    Listen to ORTF-3D in the free SCHOEPS VR App

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Top Articles (English)

  • ORTF-3D on VR glasses - Download the app

    ORTF-3D on VR glasses - Download the app

    ORTF-3D is an ideal microphone setup for VR and 360 video, as it is capable

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  • "ORTF-3D": A microphone setup for 3D Audio and VR ambience recording

    Development and application of a stereophonic multichannel recording technique for 3D Audio and VR by

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  • APP

    APP "Image Assistant 3" Beta

    The brandnew app "SCHOEPS Image Assistant v3" is available as a browser version and in

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  • Ambience Recording

    Ambience Recording

    Ambience Recording is a special case of stereo recording. Most stereophonic techniques apply for ambience

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Top Powerpoints

  • On the sound of a microphone

    On the sound of a microphone

    Technical, practical and psychological aspects of the perceived microphone timbre

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  • Microphone Directivity

    Microphone Directivity

    Technical parameters to describe directional microphones

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  • 3D Audio Recording: ORTF-3D

    3D Audio Recording: ORTF-3D

    ORTF-3D: Developement of a Microphone Technique for 3D and VR

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  • Tutorial Stereo, Surround & 3D

    Tutorial Stereo, Surround & 3D

    Tutorial on the basics of stereophonic imaging

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  • Ambience Recording

    Ambience Recording

    Techniques and theoretical principles for recording ambience

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Dr. Helmut Wittek was born in 1973. At the age of 6 he joined the renowned Tölz Boys Choir, becoming a soprano soloist and later a singing teacher.

After studies in musicology in Munich, he studied sound and video engineering at the Fachhochschule and the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Düsseldorf, receiving the Dipl.-Ing. degree in 1999.

He joined the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) in Munich in 2000 as a research engineer and worked with Günther Theile on Wave Field Synthesis, Stereo and Surround recording techniques and binaural audio. Aside his official job he started a PhD at the University of Surrey (Dr Rumsey, Dr Theile) in 2002. In 2008 he was awarded a Ph.D. at the University of Surrey.

Since 2005 he has been with SCHOEPS Mikrofone GmbH, Germany, as a Sales and Development engineer. In 2007 he was appointed Head of Engineering and technical support. In 2009 he became Managing Director (Engineering) of SCHOEPS Mikrofone GmbHand in 2015 its co-CEO.

Wittek is member of the VDT and AES, and has written a number of papers for their international conventions. He frequently is giving lectures, chairs workshops and holds practical seminars. Wittek works as an associate professor for various universities covering the topics microphone technology, stereophony and 3D-Audio.

Furthermore, he is the host of the website www.hauptmikrofon.de, a forum on Stereophony and Microphone Technology.