The ‘Tonmeister’ is a sound engineer, that has also musical education. It is the highest professional level you can get in the pro sound field. Since the early 1950ies this event is held in Germany as opportunity for the people of the field to meet and exchange the latest news. Today the event is also an exhibition of sound and studio sound equipment. Especially Video becomes more and more essential in the work of the sound people. My job in professional video brought me to this exhibition. Needles to say that I was more than happy to take a look at the audio stuff, too.