Pensado’s “Pro Audio Party” to Join the Make Music Experience at Summer NAMM

April 11, 2018

Pensado’s Place, the hour-long weekly web series co-hosted by legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado (Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson and others) and show creator Herb Trawick, will join the Make Music Experience (MME) at Summer NAMM on Saturday, June 30 inside Nashville’s Music City Center.

The famed co-hosts will bring the “Pro Audio Party” with their popular web show format to Summer NAMM and feature audio and recording luminaries as they discuss techniques, products and projects in an hour-long, live interview session. Set inside the show against a backdrop of leading pro audio brands, the session will dive into a series of hot topics in production today, and also look at sources of creative inspiration. Attendees will be able to witness and participate in the session, as well as hang with Herb and Dave in a special mentoring session, as part of the Make Music Experience on Saturday, June 30. The session starts at 1 p.m. inside Music City Center.

“Music City has incredible pro audio enthusiasts,” says Herb Trawick. “We’ll have special guests, enjoy some ‘edutainment’ as part of our session and then, get a chance to hang with friends and fans alike; I for one can’t wait.” Dave Pensado echoed that sentiment: “NAMM and Nashville are two of our favorite things, plus hot chicken of course!”

The Make Music Experience offers fans an all-day, all-access pass to demo the latest music and pro audio gear, meet with top manufacturers and explore career-enhancing education and networking opportunities with the music industry’s top insiders. Musicians, songwriters, music educators and students, as well as sound and studio professionals are invited to experience the members-only Summer NAMM, the annual mid-year gathering of the music products and pro audio industry, June 28-30 in Nashville. NAMM will open the doors to the trade-only event for MME’s full itinerary of professional workshops, opportunities to see and demo the latest in new gear from leading music brands, and a day of live performances and events connecting music-makers of all skill levels.

Tickets to the Make Music Experience are now available for $10 online at and will be available at the door for $20 on Saturday, June 30. Hours are 10:00 – 5:00 p.m. A full line up of sessions, speakers, artist performances and more will be announced in the coming weeks.

Pensado’s Place is presented by Blackbird Academy, 1500 or Nothin’, Avid, Westlake Pro and Warm Audio. 

About Pensado’s Place
The hour-long weekly web series Pensado’s Place was created over five years ago. Co-hosted by legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado (Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson and more) and show creator Herb Trawick, Pensado’s Place includes interviews with top music industry artists, engineers, producers, mixers, and record executives, as well as in-depth tutorials in production, engineering and mixing. Pensado’s Place has positioned itself as “the most influential show for audio engineers,” mixers and producers (Forbes magazine). Pensado’s Place is more than just a show, as it highlights the very best in the industry of music, gaming, sound identity on film, and audio equipment, with a presence in live events. As a leading educational resource, Pensado’s Place is helping build the next generation of audio greats.

About NAMM

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,300 members located in 104 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.