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Live Sound Day at NAMM 2017

The programme will include discussions on key industry topics and deliver training in a series of educational sessions

Professional live sound will take the spotlight at the 2017 NAMM Show with a range of seminars, panels and education focusing on the world of touring audio.

The show takes place from 19-22 January, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and features the TEC Tracks programming, including the Live Sound Day. Held on Thursday, January 19, it will bring together the industry’s top engineers, thought-leaders and brands in sound reinforcement to discuss key industry topics, offer advice and deliver training in a series of educational sessions.

Curating the Live Sound Day is monitor engineer and industry veteran Mark Frink. For the past three decades Frink has toured with dozens of artists including Tony Bennett, k.d. lang, Crystal Gayle, Marshall Crenshaw, Suzanne Vega, 10,000 Maniacs, the Three Tenors, Dr John and Joni Mitchell.

Frink says: “This year we’re opening the show with a day of special events dedicated to live sound’s best people, practices and products.”

A keynote panel will be hosted by Frink, featuring TEC Award-winning front-of-house engineers, each sharing their experience and advice. There will also be sessions for live sound professionals, including Audio-Over-IP; Future-Proofing Wireless Microphone Inventory; Best use of DSP in Amplification; Tips for Easy Live Recording; Virtual Soundcheck; and How to Prepare for Multi-Act Festivals. Training will also be offered on Rational Acoustics’ SMAART DI software with a look at two-channel interfaces.

Zach Phillips, NAMM’s director of professional development, says: “We have very big plans for how we’re going to accommodate the growing live sound side of The NAMM Show, and it all starts in 2017 with TEC Tracks Live Sound Day. With the hottest industry topics, leading experts in the space and the entire signal chain in products represented across the NAMM Show floor, there’s something for everyone involved in live sound.”

Participants at the show include Meyer Sound, Midas, Yamaha Pro Audio Products, including Steinberg Recording Software, Renkus Heinz, JBL, Soundcraft, DiGiCo and Electro-Voice.