The Summer NAMM Show, held from June 23 to 25 at Nashville’s Music City Center, will see the professional recording sector gather for three days of high-end training.
A core component will be the TEC Tracks programme, which will feature a full series of seminars from industry leaders and insiders, and includes expert engineering tutorials, mastering secrets from the AES, recording advice and a glimpse into the future of audio.
TEC Tracks represents NAMM’s most technology focused education program to date, said NAMM president and CEO, Joe Lamond. “The sound and recording professional has always had a home at Summer NAMM, but their world is changing incredibly fast, so is our approach to helping our members improve their knowledge and ultimately build their business,” he said.
Setting the tone for TEC Tracks will be an opening keynote panel on June 23 called Studio Engineering: Riding The Changes. Featuring hit-making engineers such as John Kurzweg, Reid Shippen, Ryan Hewitt, and Jason Lehning, the panel will explore how the recording sector has changed, and how engineers can capitalise on it.
Also on the programme are Grammy-winner Glenn Meadows, who will moderate an AES discussion of the latest tools and techniques in mastering and Nashville-based music legend Tony Brown, who will appear, alongside Steve Marcantonio and Chuck Ainley, to offer the low-down on the real stories of recording in Music City. Also, A3E will moderate an entire day of seminars and panels examining the future of audio in conjunction with the show’s Music Industry Day.