The German Music Archive, based in Leipzig, is the dream of every music lover. Here, every professional German composer and musician has to deposit two copies of each of their works. The music archive thus offers a complete collection of German music! One of the two copies is used for auditioning, because anyone can listen to their choice of the music library’s samples. The second recording is archived – a process that will be undertaken entirely digitally in the near future, irrespective of the original recording medium.
Archiving requires audio technology at the highest level since the digitized copy must remain as faithful as possible to the original. Planning and installation of the sound control room in the new extension of the German Music Archive was an exciting challenge for STAGETEC. The chosen solution is a NEXUS network with an AURUS in 96 kHz sampling rate mode. Looking quite out of place in this digital environment there are also museum-piece play-back machines. Almost every reproduction technology, ranging from recent Blu-ray devices back to the good old wax cylinder phonograph, can be found in the control room. There has to be a matching player available for each music accession! Visitors to the German Music Archive can now concentrate solely on what matters most – the music!Report about the installation at proaudio.de