'There's no substitute for participatory education': Meyer Sound on the relevance of AES@NAMM masterclasses
NAMM has said it is ‘tripling the amount of pro audio and event technology education’ at the 2018 show
NAMM’s focus on education can be dated back to the inception of the association in the early 20th century, and its 2018 show still highlights the importance of sharing best practice and expertise within the audio and MI industries.
As such, NAMM’s director of professional development Zach Philips told PSNEurope that it is “tripling the amount of pro audio and event technology education at the show” for 2018 with partners Audio Engineering Society (AES) and Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA).
The AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium workshops will offer training on line array technology, live sound mixing consoles, wireless system and studio environments, plus much more.
We spoke to Jane Eagleson, PR manager for the company about what makes the educational offering at NAMM such a stand-out opportunity for the Californian company.
“From an educational perspective, NAMM boasts the same eye towards innovation that defines the expo at large and informs Meyer Sound’s distinctive approach to audio technology. To that point, the inaugural AES@NAMM 2018 Pro Sound Symposium affords a singular opportunity to connect with industry professionals, in the context of real-world recording and live sound settings.
“For Meyer Sound, ‘The Studios’ track holds particular appeal, providing a unique avenue through which to showcase our Bluehorn System – a full-bandwidth monitoring solution – in a highly interactive, and therefore, highly instructive way. Attendees will not only learn about the system’s capabilities, but actually engage with them firsthand, from the driver’s seat of a fully equipped studio environment.
“Recognising there is simply no substitute for participatory education, AES and NAMM together have created a fresh and exciting departure from the typical menu of trade show workshops, and Meyer Sound shares their commitment to elevating the collective experiential knowledge of the professional audio community. For these reasons, we are pleased to support the AES@NAMM 2018 Pro Sound Symposium.”