June 2014 Meetup - new location & time!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Wits rehearsal event originally scheduled for June's MSP Audio Geeks meetup has been postponed. Keep your eyes out for a Wits event this fall!

We will still stay on the east side of the river for June's meetup. Tin Whiskers Brewing is a brand new brewery & tap room in the Rossmor Building in Downtown St. Paul. Since they are a tap room, you are welcome to order food from neighboring restaurants Black Sheep Pizza, Sawatdee, or Key's Café. You can also bring your leftovers!

Invite your friends and join us for a night of geeky audio conversation. Please RSVP to if you are planning to attend.

Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: Tin Whiskers Brewing
125 E 9th St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
Surrounding street parking is available - meters are only enforced until 5pm. There are also pay lots and parking ramps nearby. Do not park in the lot on the east side of the Rossmor building - that is for residents only.

International Film Scoring Competition 2014

Vienna Symphonic Library and Hollywood Music Workshop invite all interested film and electronic media composers to participate in their first joint international film music competition!

Participants are invited to compose a suite, inspired by certain scenes from the movies “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” or “The Wolfman”. A jury of renowned Hollywood composers will determine the best scores. Awards include a $10,000 cash prize for the winner, plus additional prizes in the form of Vienna Symphonic Library products worth $4,000, as well as a scholarship for a future Hollywood Music Workshop. The ten best submissions in addition to the top three entries will be presented at the HMW and VSL websites on October 15, 2014 and will be announced by cooperating media partners.

The competition is open to all international composers regardless of age. The entry fee is $30 per submission. A contestant may submit more than one entry.

Dates and Deadlines:
May 15, 2014 Registration begins 
July 15, 2014 Last day to submit registrations 
August 15, 2014 Last day to submit mp3 file of suite and project file 
October 15, 2014 Announcement of winners.

For more details, click here. All rules and regulations may be found at

Industry Events

Designing Sound Event Calendar

Are you looking for other events locally, nationally, and regionally that you don't see listed here? Check out the Designing Sound events calendar that lists all kinds of audio geek events.

PotLuck Audio Conference 2014

August 1-2, 2014
Hilton El Conquistador Resort
1000 North Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85704

PotLuckCon 2014 will feature expanded interactive workshops, training, and recording tips and tricks shared by our community of engineers, producers, studio owners and recording enthusiasts.

Registration is just $75, through June 15. Click here to register now. To learn more about the conference, head to

Tape Camp

September 6-8, 2014
Welcome to 1979
1110 48th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209

Coming this fall, the latest installment of Tape Camp will be underway! Not sure what Tape Camp is all about? Tape Camp is for all recording enthusiasts. Whether you are a seasoned recording professional looking to brush up on skills and network, a student or young engineer just starting out, or someone who is interested in recording as a hobby, Tape Camp has something for you!

Ready to sign up? Online registration is available from the Tape Camp page on the Welcome to 1979 website. Still have questions? Shoot them an email and they will answer them all.

137th AES Convention / AES Los Angeles 2014

October 9-12, 2014
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Save the date! The AES is returning to Los Angeles in October 2014. Keep an eye out at for more details.

Annual Producer/Engineer Summit

November 7-9, 2014
Welcome to 1979
1110 48th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209

Each November Welcome to 1979 hosts a Producer/Engineer Summit for recording enthusiasts all over the country. Click here to see last year's schedule of events.

Registration for the 2014 summit is now open and space is limited to 60 people. Click here for more information and to register.

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 Society of Minnesota

The Audio Society of Minnesota is a non-commercial hobby organization incorporated in 1979. They present monthly meetings from September to May/June of each year, and publish a monthly ASM Bulletin during that time.

They support all audiophile interests. They 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 they all have one thing in common: They love music and they love to hear it accurately and emotionally recreated in their homes.

Meetings are held at the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting:
3517 Raleigh Avenue
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

To learn more about the Audio Society of Minnesota, head to their Facebook page or their website,

Music Mafia Minnesota

Founded by Lance Conrad and Taylor Lewin, Music Mafia Minnesota (MMM) is a self assembled group of professionals from every corner of the music industry who gather to network and devise strategies for strengthening and expanding Minnesota's music scene.

MMM seeks to:
  • Provide a monthly opportunity for person to person exchange
  • Expand personal networks and eliminate industry barriers
  • Learn things about other professions that may benefit your own
  • Share knowledge, ideas, concerns, strategies
  • Work toward elevating the scene as a whole
  • Create workshops for internal members and the greater community
  • Participate in a monthly "Push Project." 
To learn more about Music Mafia Minnesota and sign up for the e-mail list, head to their Facebook page or email

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