Europe's Fifth Student 3D Audio Production Competition presented at Tonmeistertaung, and virtual Finals are held Nov. 2021

We happily announce the call for Europe's Fifth Student 3D Audio Production Competition, and IEM Graz will host the satellite event to Tonmeistertagung 2021 in Duesseldorf (Nov. 3-6th) to award, honour, and present the final ranks of the finalists in a public ceremony around Friday Nov 19th 2021.

IEM calls for students' works to be submitted to Europe's Fifth 3D Audio Production Competition that is going to be hosted as a satellite event of Tonmeistertagung 2021. The call is issued for the three production/composition categories:

(1) contemporary / computer music

(2) audio drama / documentary / soundscapes

(3) music recording / studio production.

The required format to deliver is a 5th order Ambisonic track as multi-channel file in .WAV or .CAF that comply with the AmbiX format (SN3D, full 3D, ACN channel ordering). Below you find a Reaper template project, which already has all the necessary settings and routings to create content for the competition.

Note that while the submission length is still max. 4min for categories (2) and (3), in the contemporary category (1) submission lengths of up to 11min will be accepted that fit common contemporary composition formats.

Please also note that it is important for us to be given a CC-by license by you to enable the competition, its awards, and we encourage virtual appearance on The nominated finalist pieces will also be exhibited in listening rooms at Tonmeistertagung 2021, prior to the awards ceremony and their final ranking.

For more details, view the official call [pdf].

Submission deadline will be July 15th  July 31st 2021.

The link to the submission portal is [link-to-easychair]

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via email:


Official call for Europe's Fifth Student 3D Audio Production Competition

The Reaper session ‘ReaperTemplate_S3DAPC.RPP’ represents a good starting point for producing Ambisonic content. The download also contains a PDF with more information about how to use the projec

Link to easychair submission system

Navigate to easychair, create a login, and submit title, download link and abstract, as well as documentation pdf of your work! Good luck!