In keeping with the development of the Music Exchange among EBU radio organizations and as part of the Media Department Strategy, the Contact Engineers and Classical Music Group, assisted by the Euroradio Music Unit in Geneva, propose the Sound Engineers Scheme, which emphasizes the continuous sharing of knowledge and learning in the field of concert recordings. This gives high technical quality the place that it deserves – at the heart of music.
The process is open to all Members, and a committee made up of experts from the Contact Engineers and the Classical Music Group selects the participants. Experienced sound engineers are on site for at least two concerts, ideally of different genres (orchestral, opera, plus another genre is recommended), over no more than four days. They are also available to meet with sound engineers to discuss other work. Recordings are reviewed by their peers and by colleagues from expert groups.
The EBU bears the costs of their travel, accommodation and a per diem, while the host organization is responsible for setting up a precise schedule and providing lunches.
The Sound Engineers Scheme will not take place in 2021, but plans call for it to resume in 2022.