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Live sound luminary Dave Rat listens to an attendee's question in a popular session during AES@NAMM 2018. Rat will share his experience and knowledge again at AES@NAMM 2019.


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Getting it Right from the Source – New “Microphone Academy: Studio & Live”
Adds Practical Miking Insights to AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio

— Live and Studio applications for microphone technology to be featured in
Friday and Saturday sessions at AES@NAMM —

New York, NY, January 17, 2019 — Making its debut at this year’s AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio is a series of sessions offering focused insights into practical miking techniques and technology. The new “Microphone Academy: Studio & Live” events, taking place Friday and Saturday of AES@NAMM, are among the many educational and hands-on opportunities open to all registered attendees of AES@NAMM, being held concurrently with The NAMM Show in the NAMM U campus on the Anaheim Hilton’s 4th floor, January 24 – 27 in Anaheim, CA.

On Friday, January 25, Microphone Academy sessions will focus on issues dedicated to studio applications with topics including Ribbon, Virtual and VR Microphones, as well as a special presentation on Large Diaphragm Condensers. Such practical knowledge is given in the first session of the day, “Condenser Mics and Factors That Affect Their Sound” presented by Hans Riekehof of Schoeps. The investigation of microphone characteristics that impact mic sonic signature and use continues with the session “Why Ribbon Microphones Reproduce Sound So Naturally,” led by host John Jennings of Royer Labs. An overview of microphone modeling technology and the various available systems and how they compare will be presented in Friday afternoon’s “Is There a Modeling Microphone In Your Future?” session with presenters Julian David, Erik Papp and Chris Townsend of Townsend Labs. The day concludes with an examination of “Dynamic and Static Binaural Recording, Mixing and Reproduction for Immersive Audio” with Gio Jacuzzi, focusing on the Neumann KU100, AMBEO Smart Headset (developed in cooperation with Apogee) and the AMBEO VR Mic, with a drawing for AMBEO Smart Headset at session's end.

Saturday, January 26’s sessions feature a variety of events involving Live Sound miking, including touring, live broadcast events and instrument-specific applications. Presentations will begin with leading live sound engineer Dave Rat in “Double Miking the World,” in which he will detail his work with top touring acts. Further application-specific mic technique will be the topic of “Miking Piano, Choir and Orchestra” with presenter Paul Andrews. Mark Frink, AES@NAMM Director of Program & Content, and Manager, Live Sound Content, will host two sessions – “Choosing the Right Vocal Mic,” featuring special guest experts from the live sound industry, and a final presentation, “Festival Input List and Stage Plot: Tech Rider Update,” in which Frink will expound on the importance of communicating your audio needs and expectations by creating a combined one-page input list and stage plot document which is the vital core of every audio technical contract rider.

“Microphone Academy: Studio & Live” events are open to all AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio attendees, with one-, two- and four-day advance registration options available through January 21st at aesatnamm.com.

About AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio
While AES@NAMM attendees do not need a NAMM Show badge to participate in AES@NAMM or to access sessions onsite, our attendees, members and colleagues are invariably eager to also attend The NAMM Show. The Audio Engineering Society’s special arrangement with NAMM lets individuals obtain a separate NAMM Show Badge for the exclusive discounted price of only $50. Visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/badges to register. Click “Register for an attendee badge” and enter promo code “AES@NAMM” at the top of the contact information page in your Attendee Profile.

AES@NAMM Access Passes do not include registration for The 2019 NAMM Show and vice versa; separate registration is required for each event. 

To learn more about The NAMM Show and AES@NAMM sessions, please visit namm.org/thenammshow/2019/events/education/aes and to register for AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio, go to AESatNAMM.com.

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Photo Caption: Live sound luminary Dave Rat listens to an attendee's question in a popular session during AES@NAMM 2018. Rat will share his experience and knowledge again at AES@NAMM 2019.

About the Audio Engineering Society
The Audio Engineering Society, established in 1948, now counts over 12,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. Currently, its members are affiliated with 87 AES professional sections and more than 130 AES student sections around the world. Section activities include guest speakers, technical tours, demonstrations and social functions. Through local AES section events members experience valuable opportunities for professional networking and personal growth. Such opportunities, and the advancement of audio science and application, are further bolstered by annual conventions in the U.S. and Europe along with topical regional conferences and symposia. For additional information, visit aes.org.

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