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Getting it Right from the Source — New "Microphone Academy: Studio & Live" Adds Practical Miking Insights to [email protected] Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio

 — Live and Studio applications for microphone technology to be featured in 
Friday and Saturday sessions at [email protected]

Making its debut at this year’s [email protected] Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio is a series of sessions offering focused insights into practical miking techniques and technology. The new “Microphone Academy: Studio & Live” events, taking place Friday and Saturday of [email protected], are among the many educational and hands-on opportunities open to all registered attendees of [email protected], being held concurrently with The NAMM Show in the NAMM U campus on the Anaheim Hilton’s 4th floor, January 24 – 27 in Anaheim, CA. 

On Friday, January 25, Microphone Academy sessions will focus on issues dedicated to studio applications with topics including Ribbon, Virtual and VR Microphones, as well as a special presentation on Large Diaphragm Condensers. Such practical knowledge is given in the first session of the day, “Condenser Mics and Factors That Affect Their Sound” presented by Hans Riekehof of Schoeps. The investigation of microphone characteristics that impact mic sonic signature and use continues with the session “Why Ribbon Microphones Reproduce Sound So Naturally,” led by host John Jennings of Royer Labs. An overview of microphone modeling technology and the various available systems and how they compare will be presented in Friday afternoon’s “Is There a Modeling Microphone In Your Future?” session with presenters Julian David, Erik Papp and Chris Townsend of Townsend Labs. The day concludes with an examination of “Dynamic and Static Binaural Recording, Mixing and Reproduction for Immersive Audio” with Gio Jacuzzi, focusing on the Neumann KU100, AMBEO Smart Headset (developed in cooperation with Apogee) and the AMBEO VR Mic, with a drawing for AMBEO Smart Headset at session's end.

Saturday, January 26’s sessions feature a variety of events involving Live Sound miking, including touring, live broadcast events and instrument-specific applications. Presentations will begin with leading live sound engineer Dave Rat in “Double Miking the World,” in which he will detail his work with top touring acts. Further application-specific mic technique will be the topic of “Miking Piano, Choir and Orchestra” with presenter Paul Andrews. Mark Frink, [email protected] Director of Program & Content, and Manager, Live Sound Content, will host two sessions – “Choosing the Right Vocal Mic,” featuring special guest experts from the live sound industry, and a final presentation, “Festival Input List and Stage Plot: Tech Rider Update,” in which Frink will expound on the importance of communicating your audio needs and expectations by creating a combined one-page input list and stage plot document which is the vital core of every audio technical contract rider.

“Microphone Academy: Studio & Live” events are open to all [email protected] Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio attendees, with one-, two- and four-day advance registration options available through January 21st at aesatnamm.com

About [email protected] Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 
While [email protected] attendees do not need a NAMM Show badge to participate in [email protected] or to access sessions onsite, our attendees, members and colleagues are invariably eager to also attend The NAMM Show. The Audio Engineering Society’s special arrangement with NAMM lets individuals obtain a separate NAMM Show Badge for the exclusive discounted price of only $50. Visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/badges to register. Click “Register for an attendee badge” and enter promo code “[email protected]” at the top of the contact information page in your Attendee Profile.

[email protected] Access Passes do not include registration for The 2019 NAMM Show and vice versa; separate registration is required for each event. 


To learn more about The NAMM Show and [email protected] sessions, please visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/events/education/aes and to register for [email protected] Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, go to AESatNAMM.com.


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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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