This year, the award ceremony of Europe’s Second Student 3D Audio Production Competition in Ambisonics took place at the 30th Tonmeistertagung (#TMT30) in Cologne, Germany. Four Sound Design students of FH JOANNEUM, Michael Bernsteiner, Simon Dolliana, Clemens Markart and Valerie Quade were among the top 3 of their submission categories Audio drama/Documentary/Soundscapes and Music recording/Studio production. The Tonmeistertagung is a traditionally top-class meeting of experts for audio professionals, producers, artists, manufacturers, equipment suppliers, developers and scientists. It covers the fields of broadcast, film, video, sound production, interactive media, distribution and program exchange, stage and event, hardware and software production, research and development as well as teaching and training. On the #TMT30 nearly one third of all contributions revolved around Immersive Audio, 3D and VR. The lecture rooms were bursting at the seams and especially the interest in audio examples and production processes was huge.

Text & Photography: Michael Bernsteiner