Who’s on Stage with Avid at NAMM 2018?

By in Audio Post, Music Creation, NAMM 2018, Notation, Pro Mixing

Avid’s NAMM 2018 main stage is the epicenter of all things music, recording, and sound. Learn from the best at our daily sessions featuring GRAMMY® Award nominated and winning mixers and producers. Get a behind-the-scenes perspective from the teams that bring you blockbuster film and television sound design. Discuss creativity, inspiration, and business with top writers, producers, and industry experts. And, as always, get the low-down from Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick, live and in-person, at Pensado’s Place.

Pensado’s Place

1:00 PM

  January 25, January 26, January 27


Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick form the dynamic duo that is Pensado’s Place. Their in-depth interviews shine a spotlight on the brilliant minds behind the music: the mixers, engineers, and producers. Avid is excited that they will be doing three live shows on our main stage, featuring Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo, the producers behind 2017’s GRAMMY® Award nominated smash hit “Despacito”, Ariel Borujow, and Alan Meyerson.

Matt Lange

Immersive Electronic Music Creation

11:30 AM

  January 25

10:00 AM

  January 26, January 27

10:00 AM
1:30 PM

  January 28


Renowned producer, guitar player, and songwriter Matt Lange shows you how he composes, mixes, and advances his music in Pro Tools. See how he creates even more engaging and immersive musical experiences using Pro Tools’ best-in-the-business Dolby Atmos® integration.

Music Creation

2:15 PM
5:30 PM

  January 25, January 26, January 27

12:00 PM
3:45 PM

  January 28


Learn about all the latest and greatest features for music makers from Avid’s own Greg Chin, Ozzie Sutherland, and Jeff Komar.

Mark Mangini

Will Files


Sound For Post

11:30 AM
4:30 PM

  January 26, January 27


These four ‘Sound For Post’ sessions take you behind the scenes on the re-recording, mixing, and sound design that drives blockbuster movies and television. Feel the power of Pro Tools, Dolby Atmos, and JBL!


Friday January 26

  • 11:30 AM – Will Files, PK Hooker, Dave Grimaldi, Doug Murray, Jack Whittaker, and John Morris discuss War for the Planet of the Apes at 11:30 AM.
  • 4:30 PM – the upside-down comes to the Avid main stage as the folks behind Stranger Things deep-dive into Demogorgons and the Hawkins Lab sub-universe. On the stage will be: sound designer Craig Henighan, supervising sound editor Brad North, music editor David Klotz, and sound FX editor Jordan Wilby.


Saturday, January 27

  • 11:30 AM – Academy Award® winner and supervising sound editor Mark Mangini and re-recording mixers Ron Bartlett and Doug Hemphil, discuss Blade Runner 2049.
  • 4:30 PM – the team behind Game Of Thrones talks dragons, Targaryans, and impending winter. On the stage will be: re-recording mixer Onnalee Blank, supervising sound editor Tim Kimmel, foley editor/mixer Brett Voss, foly artist Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, sound designer Paula Fairfield, music editor David Klotz.

Ariel Borujow

Examining the Creative Process

VARIOUS   January 25, January 26, January 27, January 28


Want to see what’s behind the mix? Join us as top mixers and producers examine their Pro Tools sessions, live on stage. Be ready to learn from Ariel Borujow, MarioSo DeJesus, Craig Bauer, Andrés Torres & Mauricio Rengifo, and Lu Diaz as they show you a glimpse into how they achieve their unique sounds.

John Meehan

Amit Cohen

Booker White



3:45 PM

  January 25, January 26, January 27


See how Sibelius helps artists shape their scores. From nationally acclaimed marching bands to expansive film scores and motion-picture soundtracks.

On Thursday, join us for an interview with Head of Music Preparation for Walt Disney Studios, Booker White as he discusses his experiences working on popular movie titles including Disney-Pixar’s Up, The Incredibles, Pirates of the Caribbean and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

On Friday, composer Amit Cohen (Bloodline, Star Trek – Discovery, MTNA National Composition Competition award winner) discusses scoring for film, television, and beyond.

On Saturday John Meehan talks about his experience with Sibelius and the 18-time D.C.I. world champion Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps.

Justin Gray

BMG and Avid Presents: Perspectives on the Art of Making Music

3:00 PM

  January 25, January 26, January 27, January 28


In partnership with BMG, Avid is pleased to present a series of discussions about creativity, navigating the music business, and the technology that enables their careers. Justin Gray, Rob Kleiner, and Mark Yaeger will discuss avenues for success in the industry — in sync publishing, pop music production, and film composing.

Learn more about the BMG Perspectives series.

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