The instrument dataAssistant is a software for recording and clearly researching instrument data. It is particularly suitable for violin and bow makers, museums, universities, collectors and organologists:

IDA was conceived in the search for a database that could be used to manage photos and the many data from the measurements of instruments and the manufacturers.

The database was developed by Holger Pschera, a software developer from Dresden who works with the Markneukirchen master violin maker and his wife Petra. Ekkard Seidl and his wife Petra. Over the last few years, they have developed the concept, details, requirements, configuration for string instruments and much more for IDA piece by piece.

Holger Pschera, himself from the Vogtland music corner, is an experienced freelancer and specialist in software development. IDA is especially close to his heart because the lives of individual musical instruments, their creators, players and owners are contained in this software.
License for single user
* with configuration for string instruments and bows
3000 personal records from B. Zoebisch:
Vogtland violin making
(volume 1+2)
Licence reduced
* Students, pupils, trainees
License for additional user
* for existing license; within one organization
8050 Personal records from Lütgendorff:
Violin and lute makers from the Middle Ages to the present (6th edition 1922)

on request

on request
For orders from abroad you will find the VAT rates here. Please contact us by email!
All licences include:
Support and updates for one year Troubleshooting and creation of a simple measurement protocol according to your own sample as well as simple configuration adaptations to special customer requirements. Adaptations to special needs such as more detailed requirements for measurement protocols, views, photo categories, personal and instrument data as well as orders for additional developments in the programme code can be ordered additionally. By purchasing an IDA licence you agree to our terms and conditions.

Conditions for student / pupil discount: The licence must be in the student's name. Please send us a photo of the student certificate or ID via email to receive a discount code. You may cover sensitive data such as photo, date of birth or similar. It is important that the name and the current year can be seen.

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