Peter Scheiber

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Peter Scheiber
Nationality American
Occupation Founder of Scheiber quadraphonic system

Peter Scheiber is considered to be the originator of the matrix format, a basic mathematical formulae used to matrix four channels into two which is what most matrix four channel systems are based on. He is also a musician.

Matrix quadraphonic systems are where four channels are converted (encoded) down to two channels. These two matrixed channels are recorded on to tape or vinyl record. Reproduction occurs Via a two-channel transmission medium in most cases a vinyl record, these are decoded back to four channels and reproduced via four loud speakers.[1][2]

He is also the inventor of the 360-degree Spatial decoder.[3]

History[edit]

Peter Scheiber was born in Croton-on-Hudson in New York in 1935. He grew up in Peeskill. From an early age, passionate about music and technology he had a workbench in his bedroom for experimenting with his gadgets. He later earned a scholarship at tanglewood and played with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Later as a professional he was a member of orchestras in Ottawa and Texas.[4]

In 1967, Scheiber then a 32-year-old bassoonist came up with an idea of encoding four channels of sound down to two and decoding it back to four. He sold a patent licence to CBS.[5]

Peter Scheiber would eventually take legal action against Dolby Laboratories, Inc., and Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corp for infringement of his patents.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scheiber, Peter (December 1969). "Toward a More Accurate Spatial Environment". Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) 17 (6): 690, 691. 
  2. ^ Scheiber, Peter (November 1971). "Analyzing Phase-Amplitude Matrices". Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) 19 (10): 835–839. 
  3. ^ Indianapolis Monthly May 2007 Page 103 Sound Effects by Amy Wimmer Schwarb (See caption "Got them surrrounded")
  4. ^ Indianapolis Monthly May 2007 Page 102, 103 Sound Effects by Amy Wimmer Schwarb
  5. ^ Business Highbeam Quad sound, reincarnated. (American inventors making money from Japanese televisions and stereos)
  6. ^ law.justia.com 293 F.3d 1014: Peter Scheiber, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Dolby Laboratories, Inc., and Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corp., Defendants-appellees