Anaheim, CA (May 18, 2018)—This year’s NAMM Show in January catered to the pro-audio world more than ever before with the debut of a new educational event—the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio—that saw the Audio Engineering Society providing classes and professional development opportunities throughout the convention. It was the highest-profile collaboration ever between AES and the National Association of Music Merchants, and now the two organizations are cementing that with a three-year agreement for AES@NAMM to return in January 2019, 2020 and 2021.
AES@NAMM’s educational offerings include expert speaker sessions, technical presentations and hands-on trainings aimed at current and future industry professionals. AES@NAMM also serves the wider music-making ecosystem and supplements the AES’ ongoing calendar of international conferences and traditional conventions.
David Scheirman, president of AES, explained, "With the professional audio industry growing and changing rapidly, we believe it makes sense for our Society's in-person gatherings to evolve as well. Considering the rapid advances that are taking place in the technologies and tools we use as audio professionals, there is nothing like direct, in-person exposure to the latest advances in audio equipment and workflow processes. We look forward to serving our growing West Coast membership, and future members, by bringing AES@NAMM to The NAMM Show in January 2019 and beyond.”
Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO, concurred, noting, “AES and NAMM share in a member-focused mission to offer important and affirming professional development opportunities to keep the industry strong,” said “We look forward to continuing our work with AES in this space, and in building a bright future for the industry at-large.”
The inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium in January took place over the course of four days at the NAMM U Education Campus inside the Anaheim Hilton. The Symposium offered multiple themed training academies and a variety of tutorials and expert presentations, resulting in more than 300 total sessions.
Highlights of the Symposium’s training academies included sessions conducted by manufacturers of live mixing consoles and studio recording technologies; half-day line array loudspeaker system classes augmented by hands-on training, and entertainment wireless and in-ear monitoring workshops that offered classroom training of hardware- and software-based products. The classroom-based Studio & Recording Technology Session series covered a variety of technical topics, and the Audio Science & Technology Session series included best-practices in system measurement and optimization. AES Papers and Workshops, as well as special Spanish- and Mandarin-language daily sessions, were also offered.
The NAMM Show will return to the Anaheim Convention Center January 24-27, 2019. Program and registration details for the 2019 AES@NAMM program will be available in coming months.
Audio Engineering Society • www.aes.org
National Association of Music Merchants • www.namm.org