TEC Tracks Delivers with Lighting and Sound Focus

The NAMM Show enjoyed its best ever start to TEC Tracks on Thursday with new programs on live sound and lighting attracting more attendees than ever before.

Since the introduction of TEC Tracks, the series of education sessions and seminars have proven to be popular with a broad range of attendees, but 2017 marks the first time that an entire day of programming has been dedicated to classes on professional touring, sound and lighting. The response has been immediate, with packed sessions all day. From mid-morning onwards, participants had the opportunity to hear from renowned engineer Robert Scovill who offered tips and tales of life on the road. Attendees also learned more about Dante media networking technology and Rational Acoustics’ SMAART, as well as training on amplifier DSP, presented by L-Acoustics.

The live sound portion of the day was curated by well-known monitor engineer Mark Frink alongside David Schwartz of the TEC Awards, who produces the TEC Tracks program each year. It’s no surprise that both were delighted.

“This has been an extraordinary Thursday for TEC Tracks,” Schwartz said. “Normally the first day is a little slower, but this has been gangbusters. The rooms have been filled. I think people really appreciate and understand that NAMM is evolving, and markets like live sound and lighting are very important here now. In line with that, we are offering a much broader palette of courses that touch on all the aspects of performance technology and the crowds here are really responding.”

TEC Tracks continues throughout the NAMM Show, taking place on Level 2 of the Anaheim Convention Center until Sunday.