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Kostenfreie Anmeldung zum Forum Akustika

am Donnerstag, den 4. Mai 2017 findet in Backnang das erste Forum Akustika statt, eine Veranstaltung der beiden VDT-Fördermitglieder d&b audiotechnik GmbH und Gerriets GmbH.

Die Teilnehmerzahl ist begrenzt. Bitte melden Sie sich kurzfristig unter » an, um sich einen der für VDT-Mitglieder vorgesehenen Restplätze zu reservieren.


Attend AES Berlin 2017 at a discount: VDT in cooperation with AES

The AES (Audio Engineering Society) is holding its 142nd International Convention in Berlin from May 20-23. As a member of the VDT, you can attend this event at a discount and enjoy the reduced admission for AES members.

Read more about the discount and cooperation with AES » here or log in directly in MyVDT and request the registration code for the discount » here.


VDT and High End Society team up

Recently, Kurt. W. Hecker, president of the » HIGH END SOCIETY e. V. (HES) and Carlos Albrecht, president of the VDT, signed a cooperation agreement. It is the result of the two societies working together more closely over the last few years.

"We both believe in setting the tone. We approach the same goal from different angles", explains Carlos Albrecht ...

Read more about the cooperation » here!


Peter Hirscher joins the board

The VDT welcomes Peter Hirscher to the board and expresses gratitude to Detlef Halaski for serving in honorary capacity as the treasurer and as a board member.

Read  » more about the change in the » VDT board of directors!



Tonmeistertagung 2016: Congress proceedings online

Did you miss a lecture at the Tonmeistertagung in November 2016? Would you like to have more details on a fascinating topic? The » proceedings with the reports on all lectures is now available to download free of charge for all lecturers, co-authors, presenters, exhibitors, sponsoring companies, and of course all VDT members. To do so, sign in to MyVDT on our website.

Non-members may also access the proceedings. They can be purchased at low cost from »
You can find more information about the download and document search » here.


Only in German:

Frist wahren: Vergütungsforderungen an die VG Bild-Kunst

Der VDT vertritt in Zusammenarbeit mit der bvft die Interessen seiner Mitglieder hinsichtlich der Vergütung von Urheberrechten gegenüber der Verwertungsgesellschaft Bild-Kunst (VG BK). Während für Mischtonmeister bereits ein neues Verfahren im Gespräch ist, wie deren Urheberrechte vergütet werden können, lehnt die VG BK Gespräche für Sounddesigner und andere Filmton-Urheber ab.

Deshalb empfehlen wir unseren Mitgliedern ein Schreiben mit Fristsetzung an die VG BK.

Für unsere Mitglieder der unterschiedlichen Tonberufsgruppen haben wir folgende Vorschläge einer Fristsetzung an die VG BK erstellt. Bitte beachtet, dass wir dies nur als rechtsunverbindlichen Vorschlag tun können und Sie Ihren Rechtsanspruch individuell und auch textlich eigenverantwortlich umsetzen müssen.


ICSA 2017: Call for Contributions now open

Interest in spatial audio production has soared in recent years, along with research output. Since 2011, ICSA (International Conference on Spatial Audio) has been the ideal platform for discussing the latest progress in applying and standardizing spatial audio technology and thinking ahead about its worldwide use. 
We invite you to actively » contribute your presentation, workshop or demonstration to the program of the 4th ICSA. The language of the conference is English.

See » here for more information.

ICSA 2017
7th to 10th of September 2017
at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria



Goldener Bobby und VDT-Nachwuchspreis:

Einreichungen zu den Awards

Der VDT gibt bekannt, dass die Einreichungsphase für die Auszeichnungen "Goldener Bobby" sowie "VDT-Nachwuchspreis" eröffnet ist. Mit diesen Preisen werden besonders herausragende Tonregie-Leistungen ausgezeichnet. Die Ausschreibung erfolgt in verschiedenen Kategorien.

Der Goldene Bobby und der VDT Nachwuchspreis werden alle zwei Jahre in dem Jahr zwischen zwei Tonmeistertagungen ausgelobt.

Bis zum 30.04.2016 können Sie als Mitglied Aufnahmen für den Goldenen Bobby und den Nachwuchspreis einreichen:

» Goldener Bobby und VDT-Nachwuchspreis: Info und Teilnahmebedingungen

» Anmeldeformular zur Einreichung

Wir freuen uns auf zahlreiche und hochwertige Einreichungen!


To all visitors, exhibitors and participants – Thank you!

The 29th Tonmeistertagung in Cologne was a huge success

A powerful congress program, an exciting exhibition and enormous interest from the many visitors – this is the recent Tonmeistertagung in a nutshell. The VDT used the congress as an opportunity to open up further to new audiences. For the first time ever, event technicians focussing on audio were explicitly invited along with media designers. "The industry is changing and broadening, and as a professional association VDT is following this trend," Carlos Albrecht, President of the VDT, commented on the development.

The program ended on Sunday with a compelling lecture on cinematic audio lead by Martin Steyer, which aligned with 3D audio, one of the congress‘s main topics. During Saturday night, the technicians crew converted the 3D sound reinforcement system in lecture hall R3 into a standard-compliant Dolby Atmos cinema sound system.

The program provided many more topics. You can see just how many – it had something for every visitor, from trainees to experienced professionals – in the congress program (»here) and on our brand new Vimeo channel TMT-2016. During prime time, new vlogs were added virtually every half hour, which were produced by a dedicated editorial and production team of media designer trainees directed by the ARD.ZDF Medienakademie.

Young talent and industry greats alike were spoilt for choice over the four days at the Tonmeistertagung. An extraordinary congress program played in parallel in five lecture halls, covering many technical and artistics aspects. VDT was able to secure speakers of international renown, both in classical music and in pop, rock and jazz.

Having grown once more, the exhibition showcased the latest audio equipment. You can find a list of exhibitors and contact details »here.

Carlos Albrecht and the entire team at VDT is delighted about the successful congress. "Thanks so much to everyone who contributed to this event!



VDT Archive

VDT has been organizing the Tonmeistertagung conventions since 1949. Over the past decades, countless speakers there have given fascinating lectures spanning nearly every topic in professional audio engineering. As a complimentary service for our members*, we have provided a complete archive of all Tonmeistertagung conventions under the menu item „Tonmeistertagung“.
Non-members may obtain the documentaries from our VDT webshop.

*Requires login to the MyVDT section.

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