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Helmut Wittek

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Audio Fields:

  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Hardware
  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Research & Development
  • Educational Institutions - Educator

Job Duties:

  • Owner/Director
  • Educator
  • Engineer
  • Manager
  • Manufacturer
  • Technical Director


- born in 1973

Education Background

- 2002-2007: Dissertation at the Institute of Sound Recording at the University of Surrey (Dr Rumsey, Dr Theile), PhD degree awarded in 2008 (thesis on WFS and Stereo)
-Studies in "Ton- und Bildtechnik" (sound and video engineering), Düsseldorf 1996-2000, degree "Dipl-Ing." (engineer), Diplomarbeit (Master's thesis) at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik, Munich 2000
- Studies in "Musikwissenschaften" (musicology), Munich 1994-1995
-Member of the "Tölzer Knabenchor" (Toelz Boys Choir Munich) as a soloist and teacher 1980 - 1996, participation in countless international concerts, CD recordings and opera performances

Employment History

- since January 2015: co-CEO at SCHOEPS Mikrofone
- 2009-2015: Managing Director (Engineering) at SCHOEPS Mikrofone
- since 2008: Associate professor at various schools (Stereo, 3D-Audio, Microphones)
- since 2007: Seminars on microphone technology, spatial sound reproduction as well as stereo and surround microphone techniques in Germany, Japan, China, France, Chile, USA, Austria, Finland, UK, Switzerland, Portugal, Italy, etc
- March 2007: Head of Engineering and Technical Support at SCHOEPS Mikrofone
- April 2005: Sales and Development Engineer at SCHOEPS Mikrofone GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany
- 2001-2005: Research Engineer at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT), Munich. Fields of Action: Wave Field Synthesis (CARROUSO), Psychoacoustics and Stereophonic techniques - Supervision of various Master's theses
- 1998-2005 freelance Tonmeister

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