Counting already 70 years and about 2,100 members, the Verband Deutscher Tonmeister*innen (VDT) is considered one of the oldest and biggest professional associations in the pro-audio business. Thanks to the effort of the latest managing board members, we have broadened our focus on the audio profession in the last decade. As a result, VDT nowadays represents a colorful and varied member base. Our members comprise audio professionals of all ages. They are active in all the different fields of the recording industry, broadcast, film, tv, multimedia, event technology and stage as well as media representatives, equipment industry, research, development and teaching.
Besides providing specialized training courses we also focus on the interdisciplinary exchange between different professional fields. Keeping up with the constant change of the industry, we are younger and more flexible, while keeping our focus sharp on obtaining the best possible recordings, the highest quality audio productions, and convincing PA illusions. The VDT is not only supported by its individual members, but also by numerous companies that strive for the same ideals and contribute to funding that we all appreciate.
By hosting the bi-annual Tonmeistertagung (TMT), a professional convention for German and international participants, we provide a vital platform for our members and non-members. The 4-day event showcases relevant pro-audio developments in science and practice. Visitors can actively share their experiences with other users, scientists, manufacturers and suppliers and across all disciplines.
For an annual fee of 140,– Euros (student or retired members 35,– Euros) VDT members benefit from specialized range of seminars, congresses and publication content as well as cultivated cooperation with different associations and partners and the VDT magazine. Membership benefits include discounted or even free access to events, legal advice, and numerous personal networking opportunities. Our members may also obtain insurance coverage tailored to their specific profession at very favourable rates.
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