Primary Affiliation: VDT - Geretsried, Germany
AES Member Type: Life Fellow
GÜNTHER THEILE was head of the Audio Systems and Engineering Section of the IRT, the research and development institute of the public broadcasters in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. He proposed the diffuse field equalization for dummy heads and headphones, which has become ITU-R-Rec. BS. 708. He introduced the sphere stereo microphone, the room- related balancing technique, as well as the OCT Surround System. In 1984 he invented the masking based coding technique and started the development of the ISO/IEC broadcast standard (MPEG 1 Audio Layer II), known as mp2. He was engaged in investigations on multichannel sound, including multichannel source coding (MPEG 2 Audio Layer II). Under his chairmanship ITU-R TG 10-1 has produced Recommendation BS. 775, known as 5.1 surround standard. His recent activities are concentrating on wave field synthesis, 3D surround sound and binaural developments.
Dr. Theile has published about 160 papers and has been granted more than ten German and International patents. In 1992 he received the Lothar-Cremer-Medal for his basic work on perceptual source coding. He has received an AES Fellowship and an AES Board of Govenors Award. He was chair of the 102nd AES Convention in Munich and chair of ITU-R Working Party 10C. He was serving as Chairman of the AES South German Section, as Vice-Chairman of the AES Technical Committee on Multichannel and Binaural Audio Technologies, as Chairman of the VDT specialist group Research & Development and of the Surround Sound Forum. Currently he is member of the VDT Executive Board and chairing the Program Committee of the Tonmeistertagung and the ICSA.
P12: Spatial Audio—Part 1
Development and Application of a Stereophonic Multichannel Recording Technique for 3D Audio and VR (Author)