With The NAMM Show set to get even bigger in 2018, taking over the newly-expanded Anaheim Convention Center from Jan. 25-28, show organizers are taking additions measures to control the volume level in the exhibition halls. They say there are five keys ways this will be achieved.
With a full schedule for the inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio now online at both the AES and NAMM websites, participants will be able to review the varied educational program and select technical and training sessions they would like to attend. The four-day international symposium from the Audio Engineering Society, which will be held at the 2018 NAMM Show from January 25-28 in Anaheim, CA, is targeted at working professionals in the live sound, recording, and performance audio communities. The program comprises a series of training academies and related sessions on line-array technologies, live-sound mixing consoles, wireless systems, in-ear monitoring, and recording studio environments, in addition to tutorials on system measurement and optimization, plus a selection of technical papers in related fields. Classes will be held within the Anaheim Hilton Hotel’s NAMM U Education Center, adjacent to a new pro-audio exhibit space. The entire schedule of nearly 300 sessions can be accessed here: www.namm.org/thenammshow/2018/events/education/aes.
Keeley Electronics, the U.S. maker of guitar and bass effects pedals, has appointed Montreal’s SFM as its new exclusive Canadian distributor.
Since 2001, Robert Keeley has designed and manufactured his popular line guitar and bass effects pedals. One of the true original American boutique pedal brands, Keeley’s legendary pedals are made in Edmond, OK and are used by discerning players around the world.
Through partnerships with the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange (A3E), and the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA), The NAMM Show 2018 will be offering a significantly enhanced professional audio and production technologies education program from Jan. 25-28. As well, the newly expanded Anaheim Convention Center will offer a much larger selection of pro audio brands on the exhibition floor.
ACT Lighting has completed its acquisition of RHC Holdings Corp. (RapcoHorizon). This move follows ACT Lighting’s recent acquisition of AC Power Distribution.
Headquartered in Jackson, MI and with core facilities in Massachusetts, Canada, and Mexico, RapcoHorizon manufactures interconnect assemblies, audio, data, and interface products, and specialty industrial wire. Its brand portfolio includes ProCo, RAT, RoadHog, and StageMASTER and its products are used by concert touring sound companies, video and sound contractors, recording studios, system integrators, audiophiles, and musicians. RapcoHorizon also has leading research and development capabilities and a modern custom metal shop to build new devices.
St Louis Music has announced the promotion of Lang Shen to the position of product manager of Knilling Strings. In her new role, Lang will oversee and drive the day to day operations of the Knilling and Nicoló Gabrielli lines, both of which she has played a role in their development and success.
“Lang has been a wonderful friend and a key member of the SLM team for many years,” says Craig Denny, VP of band and orchestra at St. Louis Music. “She knows Knilling and Nicoló Gabrielli better than anyone, having shepherded both under previous product managers. She also has a deep sense of the string business which will prove invaluable in this new role. It’s a pleasure to be able to offer her a very well deserved promotion.”