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October 2019 MSP Audio Geeks meetup

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The October 2019 MSP Audio Geeks meetup is this Wednesday, October 30th from 7-9pm at IPR. Thanks to Luke Harper for hosting us.

IPR (The Institute of Production and Recording) is a creative arts college in downtown Minneapolis that offers programs in Audio Production & Engineering, Digital Video & Media Production, Live Sound & Show Production and Sound Design for Visual Media. With its primary location Minneapolis and a satellite location in Edina (down the street from former Flyte Tyme Studios), our college offers the opportunity for our students in our creative programs to create and collaborate in our seven full-scale studios, as well as mix/edit suites, a professional live sound stage and production stages at our Edina location.

The IPR entrance is off of 1st Avenue. Please sign in at the front desk & wait for Luke.

Invite your friends & join us for an evening of audio geekery! All are welcome to attend. If you are planning to attend please RSVP to mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com. You can see the Facebook event here.

Please note that IPR's school policy does not allow alcohol on campus, nor does it allow food or drink in the studios. You are welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages as long as they are kept in the lobby area of the studio.

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Time: 7-9pm
Location: IPR
300 N. 1st Ave.
#100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-351-0631
ipr.edu
Click here for a Google map
Parking: There is metered parking on surrounding streets as well as pay lots & ramps. The closest ramp is Ramp B.
Metro Transit: IPR is easily accessible via public transportation. Please check metrotransit.org for your route.

If you have a venue suggestion for future MSP Audio Geek meetups, please email mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com.

Audio Society of MN Meeting

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Stay tuned for more details about the November Audio Society of MN meeting.

"The Audio Society of Minnesota is a noncommercial hobby organization incorporated in 1979. We present monthly meetings from September to May/June of each year where we discuss, learn about, and experience the latest and greatest audio gear and software. Of course, we also operate this web page.

We support all audiophile interests. We have tube freaks and solid-state freaks, people who only listen to digital and people who would be happy if digital had never been invented, folks who have never seen an LP in their lives and others who have thousands, members who think nothing of making major expenditures for audio gear and others who are interested in the best bang for their buck, some with advanced degrees in engineering and some who don't know an Ohm from a Watt, those who think of their hobby as a science and those who think of it as an art. But we all have one thing in common: We love music and we love to hear it accurately and emotionally recreated in our homes.

Join: Individuals may join the ASM at any time by paying the annual dues of $25 at any meeting. Club dues for those who join after our December break are just $15."

To find out more, check out their website at audiomn.org or their Facebook page at facebook.com/audiosocietyofmn.

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time: 7pm
Location: Pavek Museum
3517 Raleigh Avenue
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
952-926-8198
pavekmuseum.org

Mpls-St. Paul Studio Nerds Facebook group

Audio geek discussions galore!

If you are looking for another online outlet for meeting others in the audio world, check out the Mpls-St. Paul Studio Nerds Facebook group. Thanks to Gregg Ward for wrangling this online community!

From the group's description:
"This is a space for all the Mpls-St. Paul folk (current or former) who spend a lot of time in the studio. This is a place for engineers, producers, songwriters, and session guys and gals to talk gear, share techniques, encourage each other, network, and collaborate."

If you're not yet a member, simply request to join the group and an admin will add you. With over 500 people in the group, it's a great place to share ideas, learn from each other, and meet new people.

Industry Events

 

Game Sound Con

October 29-30, 2019
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
gamesoundcon.com

Game Sound Con is for those working in game music, sound design, and virtual reality audio and those who want to learn more about that industry. Learn more and register on the website: gamesoundcon.com

Recording Summit

November 9-11, 2019
Welcome to 1979
1110 48th Ave N.
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
welcometo1979.com

The Annual Recording Summit is the largest event we host at Welcome To 1979! Come hear industry veterans and newcomers discuss the art & craft of making music for a living and meet other like-minded industry folk!

Read more about the event and register at welcometo1979.com/events/summit.

2020 NAMM Show

January 16-19, 2020
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
namm.org/thenammshow/2020

The NAMM Show is the global crossroads of the music, sound and entertainment technology products industries with more than 115,000 registrants from 139 countries and regions commanding $11+ billion in buying power.

Badge Fees:
General Attendee - $100 before January 6 / $150 after
Student or Educator - $35 before January 6 / $50 after

For more information and to register head to namm.org/thenammshow/2020.

Are we missing an event? Let us know via email at mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com.

AES Upper Midwest



Are you a member of the AES? Then check out the Upper Midwest Section website to see a list of the current officers, read the blog, participate in the forum, and more.

If you are a not an AES member but are interested in joining, click here for more information.

Audio Geek Podcasts

If you're looking for some great podcasts to add to your collection, check out the list on our website: mspaudiogeeks.org/resources/podcasts. Happy listening!

Do you have news to share?

We are happy to help promote your events, announcements, gear sales, and other audio-related news. Send an email to mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com with the pertinent information, including any links and images you'd like included. Please keep it brief!

Get involved!

Do you enjoy attending the monthly meetups and reading about audio-related happenings in each newsletter? The MSP Audio Geeks strives to provide a fun community for sound and music-minded people and is always open to your input to make it what you want it to be. If you'd like to help out by contributing content to the monthly emails and/or the website, assisting in arranging and promoting monthly meetups, or some other idea you have, we welcome your help. If you're interested in getting more involved, drop a line to mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com.
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