And the band plays on! From 1929 music is rarely heard live in cinemas anymore. But in the brand-new Ufa Tonkreuz studio the Ufa Orchestra is playing film compositions that will become popular songs listened to by millions. The record business is born. The DEFA Symphony Orchestra, sound engineers, and Foley artists all add their own flourishes, but the popularity of earlier film music remains. Digital sound systems in the 1990s revolutionised sound mixing. Spring waltzes? A passing jet? Each tone will change the tone of a scene.
Microphone and accordion of "Unter den Brücken" (1944/45)