- Well-known presenters will address a broad range of live-sound and studio topics -
New York City With a full schedule for the inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio
now online at both the AES and NAMM websites, participants will be able
to review the rich and varied educational program and select technical
and training sessions they would like to attend. The four-day
international symposium from the Audio Engineering Society, which will
be held at the 2018 NAMM Show from January 25-28 in Anaheim, CA, is
targeted at working professionals in the live sound, recording and
performance-audio communities. The program comprises a series of
Training Academies and related sessions on line-array technologies,
live-sound mixing consoles, wireless systems, in-ear monitoring and
recording studio environments, in addition to tutorials on system
measurement and optimization, plus a selection of technical papers in
related fields. Classes will be held within the Anaheim Hilton Hotel’s
NAMM U Education Center, adjacent to a new pro-audio exhibit space. The
entire schedule of nearly 300 sessions can be accessed here: https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2018/events/education/aes
In addition to the Line Array Loudspeaker Academy, with program supporters Adamson, Bose Professional, dB Technologies and EAW, the Live Mixing Console Academy with QSC and Yamaha, and Entertainment Wireless Academy with Lectrosonics and Sennheiser, stand-out tutorials and workshops include Main Stage: Studio, Main Stage: Live and Sound System Measurement & Optimization. Other symposium supporters and technical participants in The Studios sessions include Apogee, DigiGrid, Digital Audio Denmark, Eventide, Focal, Genelec, Meyer Sound Laboratories and Waves/Soundgrid.
Stage: Live sessions will cover contemporary live sound-system mixing
and concert system engineering, with support and participation from
top-tier rental sound company owners and leading FOH mixers. Individual
presentations and technical tutorials will be offered on live digital
mixing console automation, virtual soundchecks, low-frequency management
in live concert venues, world-tour logistics and more, as well as daily
panels on other popular live-sound topics. During the four days of
sessions, participating expert 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 reveal details of his
experiences mixing live entertainment segments for the Superbowl
halftime shows. The unique challenges of co-mixing FOH for the
Sting/Paul Simon Tour will be highlighted by Coach Conner (FOH, Paul
Simon) and Clair Global senior system engineer Howard Page (FOH, Sting).
Hosted by producer/engineer/author Bobby Owsinski, Main Stage: Studio presentations occur hourly during all four days from such industry experts as Andrew Scheps, Sylvia Massy, Gavin Lurssen, Richard Chycki, Scott Gershin and many more. Topics range from Outside-the-Box Recording Techniques and Virtual Microphones to Alternative Studio Design and DIY Projects; they also focus on business, social media and creativity topics.
Sound System Measurement & Optimization Workshop, hosted by John Murray of Optimum Systems, will include breakout classrooms on AFMG’s SysTune, Rational Acoustics’ Smaart and Studio Six Digital’s Audio Tools. Sessions include Bruce Olson addressing Delay Fill Alignment, Charlie Hughes’s 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.
unique, new Audio Engineering Society AES@NAMM Symposium will spotlight
the application of audio science and technology to sound-system
operations, along with studio workflow practices,” emphasizes AES
president David Scheirman. Advance registration costs are $99 for a
full-day session or $69 for a half-day session; prices for non-AES
members are $129 and $89, respectively. Non-members are encouraged to
join the Society prior to purchasing Access Passes for the symposium
program to receive the discounted price.
pleased to be a part of the inaugural AES@NAMM programming at The NAMM
Show 2018,” says Marc Weber, director of product and brand management
with Adamson Systems Engineering. “NAMM's effort to boost the
live-performance audio presence at this year's show is very
encouraging.” “Bose Professional will be providing hands-on training for
our compact line array assembly with DeltaQ technology, along with
details of our collaboration with Powersoft's DSP and amplification
platform,” adds Jeff Lange, the firm’s global loudspeaker trainer.
The equally important Social Events Program includes “Live Sound, Lessons Learned,” a Press Invitational that will honor the memory of Audio Analysts’ Albert Leccese
on Thursday; an AES@NAMM Student Mixer on Friday; and a Saturday
cocktail reception honoring women working in professional audio,
organized by the Society’s new AES Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
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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