Summer NAMM's New Pro Audio Showcase

This year, Summer NAMM will feature more programs, products and experiences for every community in the music products and sound industry. Among these communities, recording and live sound will expand with the new Pro Audio Showcase. This presents new opportunities for buyers and manufacturers to connect, powering the second half of 2018 and beyond.

The Pro Audio Showcase will celebrate the recording and live sound marketplace and Nashville as a hub for market growth. Here are new benefits pro audio professionals can expect this summer.  

Pensado’s Place Live

Famed recording industry veterans Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick, co-hosts of the popular web show Pensado’s Place, will be bringing their up-close interview format to Summer NAMM. In a special presentation, they’ll host in-depth interviews on recording techniques, products and projects with audio and recording luminaries. The session will also look at sources of creative inspiration.

Attendees will be able to participate in the session, as well as hang with Dave and Herb, in a special TEC Tracks Meetup mentoring session as a part of the Make Music Experience on Saturday, June 30.

The Future of Pro Audio Sessions

Pro audio retailers, buyers, manufacturers and other professionals will find a selection of pro audio-focused education sessions at Summer NAMM that are relevant to what’s happening right now in the industry.

Advanced Audio and Applications Exchange (A3E) will be back in Nashville for its fourth year, partnering with Summer NAMM to bring the Future of Audio Summit on Saturday, June 30. A3E will present six in-depth sessions from the TEC Tracks stage, sharing insights and strategies for musicians, music software developers and technologists. See the schedule.

TEC Tracks Sessions

This year will be the most robust TEC Tracks lineup yet. Led by industry experts, these sessions for sound, studio and stage professionals feature innovative ideas in recording, live sound and music business. Catch new sessions every hour, right on the show floor. Some notable sessions include:

  • Crafting a Hit Record
  • Achieving Quality Sound for FOH
  • Studio Engineering Summit Featuring: Chris Lord-Alge’s Studio Heroes
  • The Future Musician: The Real Impact of Artificial Intelligence
  • Developing Creative Software for the Social Media Era Musician

Review the complete TEC Tracks schedule here.

A Place to Gather at the Pro Audio Lounge

New this year, the pro audio community will have a dedicated lounge that will facilitate networking, education and product discovery, as well as celebrate the pro audio community.

A special networking reception will be held there on Thursday, June 28 at 4:30 pm to announce the official TEC Awards nominees for the year—a first at Summer NAMM!

New TEC Tracks Meetups will also be a great opportunity for pro audio professionals to connect. These Meetups feature mentoring and extended Q&As in small groups, highlighting iconic industry personalities and leaders.

Make growing your business a priority at your industry’s midsummer gathering. Register for badges and book your hotel today!

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