AES@NAMM 2019 Program

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AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio 2019

Preliminary Program

January 24-27 • Anaheim Hilton Hotel

NAMM U Education Center

Four full days of in-depth learning and training

 View AES@NAMM 2019 Program Calendar

New for 2019:

Microphone Academy: Studio & Live Friday, Saturday

Friday is dedicated to Studio applications with topics including Ribbon Microphones, Virtual Microphones, VR Microphones and a special session on Large Diaphragm Condensers. Saturday is dedicated to Live Sound miking, including touring, broadcast events and instrument specific applications.


Digital Audio Networking Academy All Four Days

Audio over IP is rapidly becoming the audio distribution methodology of choice on the stage and in the studio. Digital Audio Networking Academy sessions, organized by QSC’s Bob Lee, will cover fundamental digital networking technology, protocols and applications.


Back by popular demand:

Line Array Loudspeaker System Academy All Four Days

Leading line array manufacturers will each introduce and instruct Line Array Loudspeaker System Academy attendees on the operational details of their latest compact line-array offering. A 90-minute classroom session teaches the line array's design, theory and supporting software components in a small class format. A second 90-minute hands-on practical session instructs mechanical assembly and electrical hook-up details for erecting an array from a portable line array tower, culminating in system proof and coverage confirmation with the use of pink noise and an evaluation track of music.

Live Mixing Console Academy All Four Days

Popular live digital consoles from leading manufacturers will be introduced and taught by their instructors to Live Mixing Console Academy attendees including operational details of their live digital mixers, as well as features of their latest software versions.

Entertainment Wireless Academy Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Hosted by wireless touring professional Ike Zimbel, Entertainment Wireless Academy begins each day with an important Spectrum Update panel discussing upcoming changes to wireless-frequency spectrum, followed by 90-minute breakout classroom instruction on recent wireless hardware innovations from leading brands, including Sennheiser, Lectrosonics, Alteros/Audio-Technica  and Professional Wireless Systems/RAD. These sessions include best practices, antenna systems and frequency coordination to prepare attendees for the coming changes in wireless spectrum. Sunday’s program includes a Career panel.

In-Ear Monitoring Academy Friday

Hosted by in-ear monitor touring professional Mark Frink, the In-Ear Monitor Academy starts with an important IEM Fundamentals presentation discussing IEM best practices and examining the physiology of hearing and fundamentals of in-ear monitor engineering that can help with hearing conservation. This is followed by a session on engineering wireless IEMs and upcoming changes to wireless frequency spectrum. The afternoon will be dedicated to a demonstration of in-ear monitor engineering practices with support from leading IEM brands, including Ultimate EarsKLANGLectrosonics and Sennheiser.

Control Room Academy All Four Days

Learn more about key recording production factors and products, including Studio MonitorsInterfacesOptimizationPlug-ins and more in the Control Room Academy sessions. Thursday’s program will be focused on Waves, with Studio applications in the morning and Live Sound in the afternoon, reflecting a similar split on Thursday in the Main Stage: Live and Studio presentations. Sunday includes a DIY Workshop, Career panel and insights into audio Higher Education. Friday and Saturday feature in-depth, two-hour sessions from leading control room authorities.

Main Stage: Studio Thursday morning, Saturday, Sunday

Learn from some of the biggest names in the recording industry as they cover a variety of subjects and issues pertinent to any producer, engineer, musician and songwriter. 

Hosted by producer/engineer/author Bobby Owsinski, presentations occur all four days from industry experts such as Andrew SchepsSylvia MassyGavin LurssenReuben CohenRon McMaster and more. Topics include everything from Outside-the-Box recording techniques to re-mastering Running On Empty.

Main Stage: Live Thursday afternoon, Friday

Hosted by FOH veteran Robert Scovill, these sessions focus on contemporary live sound system mixing and engineering, with sessions on console automation, Virtual Soundcheck, TV appearances. There will also be daily panel discussions of core live sound topics.

Sound System Measurement & Optimization

Hosted by Charlie Hughes of Excelsior Audio, these sessions will include breakout classrooms on AFMG’s SysTune, Rational Acoustics’ Smaart DI and Studio Six Digital’s Audio Tools, while workshop sessions will include Hughes’ famous Subwoofer SeriesJamie Anderson on Multi-Mic MeasurementChris Tsanjouries on Crossing the Art/Science Line and Andrew Smith on Choosing the Right Frequency Analyzer.



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