The Future of Audio: Education and Technology for Audio Professionals

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Join us for The Future of Audio Summit Powered by A3E

Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Music City Center, Nashville, TN

Advanced Audio and Applications Exchange (A3E) is excited to be back in Nashville for its 4th year partnering with Summer NAMM to bring A3E's Future of Audio Summit. Hear from thought leaders, visionaries and innovators as they share insights and strategies for musicians, developers and technologists. 

Session 1: A3E Opening Presentation: Game-changing Gadgets & Apps for Musicians

Music City Center, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM, TEC Tracks (Booth 153)
A3E opens the day with a look at some new products that will change the way you write and perform. From iOS loopers to sampling sustain pedals to Bluetooth metronome watches, the morning kicks off with must-see products that range from entry-level to high-end.

Session 2: The Future Musician: The Real Impact of Artificial Intelligence

Music City Center, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, TEC Tracks (Booth 153)

Would you like to learn a new style of music, score a soundtrack, and write a hit song...all in one afternoon? Machine learning technology is already capable of driving a car, mastering a video game overnight, and even developing new languages to communicate. As time and technology progress, the process of human learning will evolve from traditional methods of study, to instantaneous data retrieval from the cloud to the mind. A3E invites a panel of experts to explore the incredibly real subject of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for music.

Session 3: The Other Nashville Society: A3E Explores The Future Sounds Of Music City

Music City Center, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, TEC Tracks (Booth 153)

With almost one hundred people moving to Nashville every day, it is no surprise that the style and sound of Music City is rapidly diversifying. A3E invites The Other Nashville Society to Summer NAMM to discuss the future of the world's most iconic music scene. Meet the organizers and the artists who are exploring new styles of production, and learn how they are paving the way for the next generation of Nashville's esteemed heritage in music.

Session 4: The Risk-Takers: Nashville’s New Music Industry

Music City Center, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, TEC Tracks (Booth 153)

While its history of country music and world-class songwriting is forever revered, Nashville is transcending its heritage to become the nexus for artists, musicians and record labels of all genres. Pop, hip-hop, indie-rock and EDM are all continuing to surface, along with groundbreaking new technology to advance the industry in the digital era. A3E and The Other Nashville Society are proud to showcase the risktakers who’s innovative art and technology is paving new roads in Music City. 


Session 5: Developing Creative Software for the Social Media Era Musician

Music City Center, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, TEC Tracks (Booth 153)

The days of young artists producing their music in a professional recording studio and submitting demos to record labels are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Today, free music software on computers and mobile devices is often the recording platform used to create and promote music directly on YouTube, Reverb Nation, Broadjam and other internet destinations. This shift in the industry means software developers are challenged to provide an intuitive creative experience for people with little or no training in audio engineering or studio production. This developer-focused session will discuss the best practices for designing software that caters to the self-taught producer, while maintaining a high standard of excellence for your brand.


Session 6: The Future of the Frets: Guitar for the Next Generation Of Musicians

Music City Center, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, TEC Tracks (Booth 153)

Technology has changed the creative and social habits of young musicians in ways that even Leo Fender or Paul Bigsby could never have predicted. Mobile and desktop music apps, online lessons, gaming, cloud connectivity, MIDI, and USB connection are design essentials that did not exist when pop culture's most iconic musical instrument was developed. This A3E session explores the latest innovations and trends that will continue to inspire young guitarists in the technology era.