NAMM 2017: Learn From the Pros at the Avid Main Stage

By in Audio Post, Music Creation, Pro Mixing

At Avid, we believe collaboration is at the heart of the best music. When musicians, producers and engineers work on ideas together, they spark each other’s creativity — that’s when brilliance happens. For NAMM 2017, we’re excited to host an incredible line-up of guest speakers on the Avid Main Stage. Learn from artists behind some of the year’s hottest projects as they discuss how collaboration is essential to making music today.

Joe Trapanese

Benny Rietveld

We’ve also got great presentations from renowned music editors and composers. See how Sibelius is helping artists shape expansive film scores and motion-picture soundtracks. Joe Trapanese (Straight Outta Compton) gives us his perspectives on how music for major films comes together on Hollywood-caliber production teams. Plus, top bassist Benny Rietveld (Miles Davis, Santana) shares how notation can prove essential to any artist’s growth.

Maroon 5

Jimmy Douglass

Butch Vig

And we’re excited to welcome back Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick for another year of in-depth interviews with some of the industry’s most accomplished artists on Pensado’s Place — Live. This year’s guests include engineer Jimmy Douglass (Jay Z, Timbaland, John Legend), producer and drummer Butch Vig (Green Day, Garbage), and members of Maroon 5, including Jesse Carmichael, Sam Farrar and PJ Morton, along with their engineer, Noah Passovoy.




You’ll also have a chance to see world-class electronic music producer/DJ Matt Lange talk about the exploding electronic music arena. Producer/songwriter Mischke (Britney Spears, Michael Jackson), Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter/artist Neff-U, and singer/beatboxer Butterscotch give us insight to how the world’s top artists collaborate. And artist/songwriter Felice LaZae shows how Pro Tools’ innovations empowered her to create her latest album. Tune in to get the inside scoop with these heavy-hitting industry veterans, and see why Pensado’s Place has been called the “Charlie Rose of audio.”

Matt Lange

Felice LaZae

Hear from top professionals across the music industry and get inspired to create in new ways. Join us at NAMM — or follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram — to hear from these artists on the Avid Main Stage.

Don’t miss these guest speakers and much more on the Avid Main Stage. Visit Avid at NAMM 2017 January 19–22. Booth 6400, Hall A.

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Heading to the 2017 NAMM Show? Join Avid at the industry’s biggest event January 19-22 at Booth 6400 in Hall A.


As an audio engineer and artist, I’ve recorded, mixed, prepped and cued for live broadcast, infomercials, radio, books on tape, and have done audio postproduction and scores. Since starting with Digidesign in 1996 I’ve had various roles in sales and marketing and today I serve as the product and solution marketing director at Avid. I love playing guitar and the art of making magic in the studio and while I currently don’t work in the field, I still make time for making music.