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Karlheinz Brandenburg

Karlheinz Brandenburg (born June 20, 1954, in Erlangen, Germany) is an audio engineer and is best known for inventing the audio compression scheme MPEG Audio Layer 3, more commonly known as MP3.

He also authored a book called Applications of Digital Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics. He currently holds 24 different patents on audio coding techniques, with several more pending.

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