Pro Sound Symposium coming soon
to NAMM Show in Anaheim, Southern California!
- Places still available at this must-attend
training and education opportunity -
New York City, January15,
2018 — The inauguralAES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live &
Studio kicks off
in a couple of weeks with a rich and varied educational program of training sessions.
The four-day international symposium from the Audio
Engineering Society will be held from January 25 to 28 at the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, and is targeted
at working professionals in the live sound, recording and performance-audio
communities. “Our unique program will spotlight the application of audio
science and technology to sound-system operations, along with studio workflow
practices,” states AES president David Scheirman. “We still have places
available at these sessions for pro-audio professionals to come and learn from
our seasoned experts. And attendance is highly affordable for AES members: Just
$99 for a full-day session; $69 for a half-day session. Non-members
can join the Society to receive these discounted prices."
The full program of Training Academies and related sessions on
line-array technologies, live-sound consoles, wireless systems, in-ear
monitoring and studio environments, in addition to tutorials on system
measurement and optimization, can be accessed here: https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2018/events/education/aes.
Classes will be held within the Anaheim Hilton Hotel’s NAMM U Education Center,
adjacent to a new pro-audio exhibit space. Several Chinese- and
Spanish-language sessions on selected pro-audio topics will be curated and
presented by industry experts.
WHERE? Hilton Hotel 4th Floor | WHAT?
Educational Sessions | WHEN? All
Day; Every Day
WHO? Live Sound, Recording and Performance-Audio Professionals
The four-day symposium offers a rich and varied educational
program of technical and training sessions from a wide cross section of industry
•Main Stage: Live, hosted by Robert
Scovill, with sessions from Dave Rat,
Patrick Baltzell, Kenneth “Pooch” Van Druten and Dave Shadoan.
•Main Stage: Studio, hosted by Bobby
Owsinski, with sessions from Andrew Scheps,
Sylvia Massy, Jack Joseph Puig, Richard Chycki and Scott Gershin.
•The Studio Academy, with Apogee,
DigiGrid, Digital Audio Denmark, Eventide, Focal, Genelec, Meyer Sound
Laboratories and Waves/Soundgrid as
•Line Array Loudspeaker Academy, with Adamson, Bose Professional, dB Technologies and EAW.
•Live Mixing Console Academy, with Allen & Heath, QSC and
•Entertainment Wireless Academy with Alteros/Audio-Technica, Lectrosonics, Sennheiser and Ultimate Ears.
Plus In-Ear Monitoring Academy | Sound
System Measurement & Optimization workshops.
“Our Social Events
Program includes Live Sound, Lessons
Learned, a Press Invitational to honor Audio Analysts’ Albert Leccese,” Scheirman adds. “We have also organized an AES@NAMM
Student Mixer, in addition to a reception honoring women working in
professional audio, which is organized by the Society’s new AES Diversity and Inclusion Committee.”
Main Stage: Live
sessions will focus on live sound-system mixing and concert system engineering,
with input from top-tier rental sound company owners and leading FOH mixers. “We
have individual presentations and tutorials on live digital mixing console
automation, virtual soundchecks, low-frequency management in live concert
venues, world-tour logistics and more,” says Scheirman, “in addition to daily
panels on a range of live-sound topics.” Speakers joining veteran FOH host Robert Scovill include Rat Sound
founder Dave Rat, Sound Image president
Dave Shadoan, ATK/Audiotek president
Michael MacDonald, and several
surprise guests. Pat Baltzell of
Baltzell Audio Design will discuss mixing live entertainment segments for the
Superbowl halftime shows.
Hosted by producer/engineer/author Bobby Owsinski, Main Stage: Studio presentations occur
hourly during all four days; topics will range from Outside-the-Box Recording Techniques and Virtual Microphones to Alternative
Studio Design and DIY Projects,
and also focus on business, social media and creativity topics.
Hosted by John Murray, the Sound
System Measurement & Optimization Workshop will include sessions on AFMG’s SysTune, Rational Acoustics’ Smaart and Studio
Six Digital’s Audio Tools. Sessions include Bruce Olson addressing Delay Fill Alignment, Charlie Hughes’ famous
Subwoofer Series, Jamie Anderson on Multi-Mic Measurement, Chris
Tsanjouries on Crossing the Art/Science
Line and Andrew Smith on Choosing
the Right Frequency Analyzer.
The Technical Papers
Sessions of peer-reviewed papers that are standard fare for such AES
gatherings will be book-ended by Chinese-language sessions on selected pro-audio
topics curated and presented by Bing Li,
who chairs the AES Guangzhou Professional Section, together with Xiaowei Fan, lecturer on acoustics at Communication
University of China, Nanjing College. Spanish-language sessions on studio
recording workflow processes will also be presented and curated by Juan de Dios Martin, an experienced producer/engineer
and Avid Pro Tools practitioner.
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About the Audio Engineering Society
The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 and now counts over 12,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. Currently, its members are affiliated with more than 75 AES professional sections and more than 95 AES student sections around the world. Section activities may include guest speakers, technical tours, demonstrations and social functions. Through local AES section events, members experience valuable opportunities for professional networking and personal growth. For additional information visithttp://www.aes.org and our social media sites