Carlsbad, CA (November 16, 2016)—When the 2017 NAMM Show opens on January 19 in Anaheim, CA, it will host many pro audio manufacturers and brands, but some of the biggest pro audio draws won’t be on the exhibit floor. NAMM will be presenting its TEC Tracks educational offerings once again, with more than 70 sessions presented through the show’s four-day run.
For the first time, TEC Tracks will offer themed days to cater to the different audio and technology communities at the show.
Starting on Thursday, TEC Tracks ushers in the Entertainment Technology (Live Sound and Lighting) day with an opening session led by live sound engineer Mark Frink and a panel of fellow FOH engineers. Also on Thursday, a special “Introduction to Dante” session hosted by Audinate will offer audio pros an opportunity to learn more about the networking technology. In addition to the special session, Audinate will host two days of the company’s Dante Training and Certification program.
On Friday, TEC talks Futurism, when A3E (Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange) begins its first-for-NAMM, future-focused two-day program. Under the banner of “Creating Harmony Between Man and Machine,” the series will explore f musical creativity using advanced audio applications and technologies.
On Saturday, TEC Tracks will focus on Recording, starting with a keynote from Peter Asher (James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Morrissey). Also on Saturday, Aerosmith producer Jack Douglas dissects the band’s Toys in the Attic album in discussion with audio journalist/Pro Sound News blogger Mr. Bonzai.
Douglas will be inducted into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame later that day as part of The NAMM TEC Awards. Now in its 32nd year, the annual awards honor the companies and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live performances, films, television and video games, along with musicians who embody the spirit of industry legend Les Paul with The Les Paul Award. The 2017 recipient of the Les Paul Award is Aerosmith co-founder and lead guitarist, Joe Perry.
NAMM U and TEC Tracks Schedule