House of Worship Audio Boot Camp at Summer NAMM 2019 - Nashville, TN

Jul 18 – Jul 19, 2019


On Thursday, July 18, and Friday, July 19, Audinate, Radial Engineering, Sennheiser and Yamaha will be co-presenting at a free, 2-day event hosted at Summer NAMM entitled, "House of Worship Audio Boot Camp."

Come learn critical skills of professional sound that can be applied to any sound system you encounter.  In the process, you will also learn how to maintain and improve a system over time. At this class, you will be shown key concepts that will enable you to:

  • Set up and maintain a Dante A/V network; pass Dante Level 1-2 Certification
  • Mic up and mix the praise band and pastor - even if your go-to mic isn’t in the kit
  • Plan Wireless Frequencies for Mics and In-Ear systems
  • Understand DIs: both basic models and tone maintaining/enhancing models
  • Control feedback (while getting the volume you need)
  • Set up basic monitor mixes and know how this task differs from front-of-house
  • Create space and balance in any mix; manage the acoustic energy in the room
  • Manage larger mixes with busses, DCAs and understand “double-bussing”
  • Explain the principles between speakers on poles, clusters, and line arrays
  • Effectively use PAs that are biamped or run with a “sub auxiliary”
  • Distribute audio to lobbies, overflow rooms and the online stream
  • Design simple sound solutions for other meeting spaces
Date & Time: Two-day event:
July 18 (Thursday): 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
July 19 (Friday): 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Nashville Music City Center
291 5th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37203



While the event is held at Summer NAMM, a NAMM badge is not required to attend House of Worship Audio Boot Camp. However, if you are interested in attending Summer NAMM, please see your Dante training confirmation email for details on how to apply for a Summer NAMM badge.

Note: Signing up for Dante education programs does not automatically register you for Summer NAMM. Entrance to Summer NAMM is limited to professional audio buyers and those who influence purchasing decisions at their organizations.

Parking will cost approx. $15/day.

Presented by: Audinate, Yamaha, Sennheiser, Radial Engineering
Hosted by: Summer NAMM ‘19


This session is suitable for users of all levels, from the volunteer to a tech director.  Attendees should come with an understanding of the elements of a sound system, how to connect them and the basic signal flow.  

Topics will always begin with a brief review of textbook fundamentals to make sure they are understood, then spend the bulk of the time on the practical skills and artistic perspective of sound.  Many subjects will include a demonstration, so the challenges and solutions are seen and heard for better understanding/appreciation. A separate “sandbox” system will be available to the side for you to try your hand at some of these applications, as well.

In addition, we will offer perspective and tricks to interacting with talent.  Sound engineers have to work with performers as a team. Getting their cooperation and confidence will totally change the performance for the better.

Sessions are taught by leaders with decades of experience in the industry, offering experience both in the field and as an instructor.  

Scheduled Presenters

Patrick Killianey
Senior Technical Training Manager

Kevin Kimmel
Applications Engineer

Erik Beyer
Customer Development & Applications Engineering

Bernie Farkus
Senior Technical Sales Engineer

Chip Allen
Technical Training Manager

Cam Wilkison
Product Specialist
Radial Engineering, Ltd.


Tres Cozad
Applications Engineer, NEXO


The core content will be covered all day Thursday and the first half of Friday.  If you need to get back to your church Friday afternoon, you can do so. If you have time, stick around for a Q&A afternoon.  You can ask us about anything. You can take the Dante Certification Tests. You can talk to people from other churches about what you do or what you saw at the event - it’s all about sharpening those skills we talked about.


Thursday, July 18


Friday, July 19

8:30 - 9:00 am Doors open   8:30 - 9:00 am Doors open
9:00 am - noon Session 1 (15 min break)   9:00 am - noon Session 3 (15 min break)
Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch   Noon - 2:00 pm Lunch
1:30 - 5:30 pm Session 2 (15 min break)   2:00 - 4:00 pm Dante Certification Test
Optional Q&A


So come on out, learn some new skills, gain some perspective and meet others serving as you are.  Be prepared to take notes and apply some new ideas when you return. We’ll look forward to seeing you there!