Cutting-edge hardware, software, and archival practices
VEVA Sound is the only company in the world who archives sound recordings down to the multi-track file level. VEVA’s technology, archival practices and level of granularity is unparalleled in the industry. Not only are your mixes and documents secure, but each and every file that went into the creation of your song is uniquely identified and archived. During this process all files are non-destructively associated with a key from which they can be uniquely identified. All digital preservations files are assigned a GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) inserted into the bext-chunk header of each digital preservation file, linking each file permanently to the extensively validated metadata set created during the archival process. VEVA creates and supplies MD5-checksums for each preservation file, which are incorporated into the metadata database. Both GUID and MD5 values are provided to our clients and are easily searchable via Asset Connect.
VEVA Sound can be positioned within any level of an existing technology stack. Our robust northbound and southbound APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) allow for simple upstream and downstream integrations, which strengthen the value of your assets. Our detailed metadata linkage, residing in a shareable database separate from the digital preservation file set, allows instant adaptation to new royalty requirements as they arise and ensuring the corresponding metadata information is current without ever having to touch the archived digital preservation file sets.
Metadata capture and deployment
VEVA Sound's Deborah Fairchild is the co-chair of the DDEX Conformance Working Group. The focus of this group will work with the implementations and span across all DDEX messages. VEVA is proud to have been involved in the DDEX Studio Metadata Working Group since it's inception, to create a global standard for the collection of performer, role, descriptive, and technical metadata. Being at the forefront of all the latest discussions regarding music technology, our clients are always notified and advised on the best practices as they emerge to keep your catalog current. DDEX's RIN 1.0 message was released in October of 2016. Currently the 1.1 spec is in discussions and will be released in the fall of 2018. VEVA's clients ensures the most current and up to date spec will always be available to them.
Asset Connect is the world’s leading asset management platform utilized by a myriad of people. Ranging from the largest music companies, to independent labels and individual artists, to organize, manage and access their catalog. Asset Connect is accessible on both desktop and mobile devices which allows our clients easy access to all of the business and technical metadata associated with their assets. We custom-tailor our proprietary software to each client’s unique specifications.
VEVA Sound can create a variety of specialized software, custom tailored to each client's needs. Our tools enhance the capture of a rich set of documentation and metadata, and we never forget that it is your data. Our open-source output enables all assets to conform to a wide variety of existing and emerging metadata standards and to remain easily accessible in the future using open-source file sets and database structures rather than proprietary systems that can vanish. Institutions with existing archival database can expect a seamless electronic transfer of metadata, and collections without an existing database can take advantage of our experience in creating custom database environments.
VEVA Sound stores all client project metadata in a standardized format (schema) created in conjunction with the Library of Congress and has been adopted into DDEX. Future-proof archival migration and documentation ensures that all assets will be available now and in the future, effectively countering the rapid software and hardware obsolescence and high probability of media failure that puts all modern audio and video recordings at high risk.