VDT ­– the German Association for Audio Professionals

The Verband Deutscher Tonmeister*innen (VDT) is a world leading professional association for audio professionals in the fields of art, media, communication and technology.


VDT Magazine

VDT Magazin is the association magazine of VDT e.V.


Tonmeister­tagung in 2021

TMT31: 3rd to 6th of November 2021

With TMT31 taking place in November we celebrate coming back to an industry meeting in the physical world! If you like to present an interesting topic – please let us know. The call for contributions will start shortly in the course of spring.

Enter Tonmeistertagung

CCD Congress Center Dusseldorf offers best conditions for congress and exhibition and will enable not only intense exchange but also sparkling speeches and workshops and furthermore a show of the most recent developments of technology.

About the Call

Student 3D Audio Production Competition in Ambisonics 2021

For the fifth time in a row, the Student 3D Audio Competition is currently inviting students to participate. This year, the competition will again be embedded in the Tonmeistertagung, with the finals and the award ceremony following some days later. The whole finals session will be broadcast live with binaural audio online and combined with local public viewing events.

The 3D categories:

  • Contemporary / Computer music
  • Audio drama / Documentary / Soundscapes
  • Music recording / Studio production

Tongestalten – Podcast by VDT!

A project by André Klar and Detlef Halaski

About VDT Membership

Counting over 2000 members, the VDT ranks among the heavyweights of the industry. If you too would like to become a part of our community, you'll find all the necessary informations here:

The VDT Membership

The VDT community is not only open to individuals, but also to all relevant companies of the audio industry. Join now and benefit from a vast number of advantages:

The VDT Sponsorship


Die große Kampagne der Veranstaltungswirtschaft

Die Veranstaltungsbranche ist relevant! Wie relevant, möchte die Interessengemeinschaft Veranstaltungswirtschaft e. V. nun in der großangelegten Crowdfunding-Kampagne ZÄHL DAZU klären.

Member of IGVW

Der VDT ist Mitglied der Interessengemeinschaft Veranstaltungswirtschaft IGVW. Die IGVW wird von den wichtigsten Verbänden der Veranstaltungsbranche getragen. Ihre Zielsetzung ist es, gemeinsam bei für die Veranstaltungswirtschaft bedeutsamen Themen Position zu beziehen sowie diese öffentlich zu vertreten und Branchenstandards zu entwickeln. Gerade in Krisenzeiten bewährt sich die enge Zusammenarbeit der Verbände, die unter anderem zum Beispiel in der Politk für eine bessere Sichtbarkeit der Veranstaltungsbranche im weitesten Sinne sorgen können.


ICSA 2019

Review on 5th international conference on spatial audio