Networked Audio Summit

  • The event drew in over 50 attendees from various parts of our industry. Joe Prout was our MC.

  • NBC's Dave O'Brien (left) and Joe Shalhoup (right) discuss some of their experiences.

  • Between presentations, manufacturers' reps showed off their technologies to attendees.

  • Dale co-owners Michael and Valerie Lager, plus Joel Guilbert and Joe Prout.

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As part of our ongoing leadership in the Pro Audio industry, we hosted our inaugural Networked Audio Event at their Queens NYC headquarters. Audio networking is one of the hottest topics in the industry, and the event featured informative overviews of Audinate's Dante, and other technologies, as well as real-world case studies provided by keynote speakers. Co-sponsored in part by Ashly, Audio-Technica, Clear-com, Focusrite, Mackie, Soundtube, Stewart Audio, and Symetrix, the summit attracted over 50 attendees from various parts of the Pro Audio industry:  integrators, engineers, and industry representatives.

Dale's Technology Development Manager Joel Guilbert was the mastermind of the event: "We were happy to educate our valued customers on the latest technologies, and hopefully de-mystify networked audio and show them how to integrate this solution into their sig nal chains."

The real treat of the day was the appearance of Joe Shalhoup and Dave O'Brien of NBC News, who gave an in-depth overview of how they used the Dante audio format to set up their network's top-rated broadcasts such as Meet the Press, the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. Other presenters offered solutions, tips, and presentations of microphone and mixing solutions that feature networking capability.

The event was streamed live on our Facebook page, with over 1500 people tuning in. One lucky attendee, CJ Wachter, even took home a Focusrite AM-2 Headphone Amplifier as a prize!

Dale's co-owner Valerie Lager shared her thoughts on the company's commitment to new technologies: "We can't stress enough the importance of being on the cutting edge in our markets, and I'm elated we had such a fulfilling and engaging event that reinforces our position as a leader in this exciting field."

We wish to thank our co-sponsors for their contributions and to all who attended the event and made it a success!

Weren't able to catch the event? Take a look at our Facebook Page and check out the videos below!

Session 1:
Joe Prout of Dale Pro Audio
Jim Latimer of Symetrix
Bernie Farkus of Audinate
Joe Shaloup and Dave O'Brien of NBC

Watch Session 1

Session 2:
Ben Cochran of Audio-Technica
Clif Emerson of Clear-com
Kurt Howell of Focusrite
Todd Smith of Ashly/Stewart Audio
Matt Herrin of Loud Technologies/Mackie

Watch Session 2

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