Summer NAMM Supports Pro Audio Professionals with the Latest Products and Ideas

Summer NAMM has become a go to resource for pro audio, live sound, house of worship, lighting and event technology professionals, drawing on Nashville’s rich music and recording scene, along with a host of live venues in the surrounding area. The event also draws major buying power from Atlanta, Chicago and influential professionals from across the country, along with 28 countries and regions around the globe.

The buying audience makes Summer NAMM an effective way for pro audio manufacturers to showcase their latest offerings, and connect with major media from hundreds of outlets.

House of worship specific education and events like the Musician’s Chapel Service help draw the 900+ facilities in Nashville, and thousands of others within a few hours drive to Summer NAMM.

Three days of in-depth training and pro audio education from top hit-makers, audio gurus and industry insiders to help sound, studio and stage professionals connect and grow. 

Topics to be covered include: vinyl mastering, controlling latency in the studio, control room improvements and a special session, “The Art of the Craft,” presented by the Nashville Grammy™ award-winning producer and songwriter Mark Bright, and a guest recording artist. Other notable names include Grammy winner Chuck Ainlay (producer and engineer) and Bill Gibson (producer, engineer and author) as they discuss who’s doing what in the studios, how they got that sound and inside stories only known to the industry few. Recording studios The Bakery, and Welcome to 1979, a Nashville-based retro, analog-centric studio, alongside Mayfield Mastering, will talk how to master on vinyl for high-fidelity, and Slick Audio will talk pro and project studio options for interfaces and audio over Ethernet.

For established and aspiring pro audio professionals, Audinate, the creator of Dante™, a media networking technology, will introduce a new advanced Level 3 Dante Certification course as part of this year’s Summer NAMM. The new advanced track is geared toward attendees that are already using Dante, and are looking to create more advanced systems and learn best practices. Audinate will make available the Dante Certification courses Level 1 and 2.

A3E will once again bring thought leaders, visionaries and innovators to its Future of Audio Summit. These luminaries will be sharing insights and strategies to Nashville's musicians, developers and technologists, and will be delving into the critical topics of:

  • Disruptive Technology for the Traditional Musician
  • The Future of Bass Guitar & Drum Technology
  • The Future of Production In Nashville: A Masterclass in Contemporary Country
  • New Technology Platforms for Musicians: Virtual Realty & Game Audio
  • Exploring The New Sounds of Music City including Indie, Pop, and Hip-Hop
  • Metadata Masterclass for Musicians and Developers

Saturday also welcomes the show’s Music Industry Day (MID) attendees and offers a chance to learn from leaders in their space and network with like-minded peers. Presenters include the Nashville Songwriters Association International, guitar pros and editors from Guitar Player magazine, social media, PR and marketing experts, as well as accomplished songwriters covering a variety of need-to-know topics. These include “Musician Marketing: Insider Tips to Grow Your Brand,” “Hit Songwriting: Making the Most of Cutting-Edge Trends” and the “2017 Songwriter Success Summit,” which will cover everything from contracts to how to achieve commercial success without the help of a publisher.

Local recording studios like Vintage King round-out the buying mix, and when the show comes to a close they will be hosting their 3rd Annual Summer NAMM Beer & Gear Hang 2017, where all Summer NAMM attendees are invited to celebrate audio innovation with a night of festivities, including cold beer, snacks and killer vintage and new gear.

Don’t miss the opportunity to exhibit at Summer NAMM and connect with billions in buying power across pro audio. Contact your NAMM Business Partner today.