Anaheim, CA (November 27, 2017)—While the annual NAMM Convention in Anaheim, CA has stepped up its pro-audio education offerings in recent years, it will take a dive into the deep end this January 25-28 with the help of the Audio Engineering Society, as both organizations team up to present the inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio. Now online registration for the four-day, multi-language event has opened online.
Targeted at working professionals in the live sound, recording and performance-audio communities, the four-day international symposium will feature a series of Training Academies and related sessions on line-array technologies, live-sound mixing consoles, wireless systems and studio environments, in addition to tutorials on system measurement and optimization, plus a selection of technical papers in related fields.
The Main Stage: Studio sessions coordinated by author/engineer/producer Bobby Owsinski with a team of studio industry experts will address a range of key operational parameters for recording and production facilities. The Sound System Measurement & Optimization Tutorials will be presented by a panel of pros, including John Murray, Bruce Olson, Charlie Hughes, James Anderson, Chris Tsanjouries and Andrew Smith, who will discuss measuring and then optimizing the technical performance of various audio systems.
Newly added to the program is the In-Ear Monitor Academy, which will spotlight the installation and operation of in-ear monitoring systems, and Main Stage: Live Sound, which will focus on setting up and using contemporary live-sound systems, with instruction on configuring and interfacing key components in high profile, real-world applications. A related, special social event on Thursday January 25, entitled “Live Sound, Lessons Learned,” will honor the memory of Audio Analysts’ Albert Leccese.
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 be presented and curated by Juan de Dios Martin, an experienced producer/engineer and Avid Pro Tools practitioner.
The organizing committee also has named numerous symposium supporters, which for the Line Array Loudspeaker Academy comprise Adamson, Bose Professional and EAW, with more to be added soon. QSC and Yamaha are supporting the Live Mixing Console Academy—with others expected—while Lectrosonics and Sennheiser are supporting the Entertainment Wireless Academy. Supporters for the Studios Academy, which will profile studio monitors, interfaces, DAWs, plug-ins and more in three separate studio environments, include Apogee, DigiGrid, Focal, Genelec, Meyer Sound Laboratories and Waves.
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