NAMM Shows Set the Stage for Houses of Worship

NAMM Shows will showcase the latest products, offer education related to house of worship attendees and unite professionals across live sound, pro audio, lighting and event technology communities at both the 2017 Summer NAMM and The 2018 NAMM Show.

Attendees will benefit from new ideas, tips and strategies for houses of worship to create a production worthy of their message. Each show will include a full curriculum of the latest in live sound through the TEC Tracks program, sessions for sound, studio and stage pros, featuring iconic speakers exploring topics including acoustal considerations, steerable sound, and Audinate’s Dante certification training.

Hosted from the heart of Music City U.S.A.—Nashville, Tennessee, 2017 Summer NAMM will offer a broad range of educational sessions that will help houses of worship hone skills and grow in the year to come. As the worship landscape continues to strengthen with higher-level production value, there has never been a greater need for the right equipment and technical skills. Registration is now available.

And plans are underway to create the biggest NAMM Show to date January 25-28, 2018, with the return of Yamaha Night of Worship, musician’s chapel services, and new ways to take your worship services to the next level. Badge registration opens August 2, 2017. For more information, visit

Internationally acclaimed worship bands like Hillsong United, Elevation Worship and Bethel Music have challenged the notion of what worship should sound like, feel like and look like and churches are following suit. Education at Summer NAMM utilizes real word examples to equip you with the tools to create incredible experiences in your church services and take your team to new heights. Sessions include:


The Female Voice—On Stage and in the Studio

Chuck Ainley

So much of the time, effort and joy in the art of sound recording and reinforcement lies in the care and understanding of the female singing voice. In this first-of-its-kind panel, experts in the studio and stage presentation of female singers discuss how they work with singers and audio technology to bring out their best qualities.


Sound Check Decisions: Critical Listening

Mark Frink

An examination of the role of the sound check and critical listening in making decisions affecting the sound of individual inputs and their contribution to the overall mix.


Dante Benefits and Applications

Mark Frink

Dante is the modern digital standard for connecting sound equipment. This session looks at how digital network interconnections save time, money and keep the mix in the digital domain; transformer-less input sharing for multi-console applications; and integrated multi-track recording and playback for Virtual Sound Check.

Dante Certification training, hosted by Audinate will also be held Friday and Saturday during the show.


In-Ear Monitoring Fundamentals and Safe Sound

Mark Frink

In-ear monitors provide many benefits, but there’s no guarantee they can save performers’ hearing. This discussion examines the physiology of hearing and fundamentals of in-ear monitoring that can help with hearing conservation.


Women in Audio Sound Off!

Laura B. Whitmore and Electronic Musician Magazine

This session features a panel of audio pros that disrupt gender norms. Why have they been successful? What have been their biggest challenges? And what can we as an industry do to encourage more women to join the ranks of audio professionals? This dynamic panel gives insight into these questions and more! Hosted by Electronic Musician magazine and moderated by Laura B. Whitmore of the Women’s International Music Network.


Make plans to attend 2017 Summer NAMM and get equipped with the products, education and connections you need to be successful in the year ahead. Apply for badges today!