June 2015 Meetup

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

June's MSP Audio Geeks Meetup is Wednesday, June 24th from 7-9pm. Todd Fitzgerald of Winterland Studios is our host this month.

From the website: "Winterland Studios has two of the most fully equipped studios in the Midwest as well as a digital video production office - As artists (read: perfectionists) ourselves, we work to a high standard while delivering on time & on budget.

Our services Include:

  • Album Production
  • Recording
  • Mixing, Mastering
  • Voice-overs
  • Audio Transfers and most any other type of recording needed.

We have experienced Producers and Engineers. Hundreds of albums to their credit, along with a few Platinum and Gold albums to hang on the wall. You won’t find any of this at home/basement studios. We are reasonably priced and we can fit into most budgets. We are not out of reach for anyone!!"

Feel free to invite your friends and BYOB. Please RSVP to mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com if you're planning to attend.

Date: Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Winterland Studios
5417 Boone Ave N.
Minneapolis, MN 55428
Parking: There is a parking lot as well as free parking on the street.

Job Postings

We stumbled across a couple different job postings, and wanted to pass them along here. Good luck!
  • Nest has an opening for the position of Head of Audio. Learn more here.
  • Obsidian Entertainment has a position open for an Intermediate to Senior Sound Designer. Here is the job posting.
  • Crytivo Games is seeking a freelance audio engineer for their game The Universim. More information about the job here.
  • Ninja Theory, a video game developer based in Cambridge, UK, is hiring a Senior Sound Designer. See the job posting here.
  • American Public Media / MPR is hiring an Archive Audio Engineer. This job is in St. Paul at MPR. More information here.

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

Due to health reasons, Potluck Audio Conference 2015 is canceled. We wish Craig Schumacher all the best as he heals.

More details at

California Audio Show

August 14-16, 2015
Westin SFO
Millbrae, CA

Come experience the mesmerizing sounds and audio equipment presented by over over 120 brands in 30+ rooms. You’ll be able to hear audio systems from $1000 to $200,000 from exhibitors in the Bay Area and around the country. Explore our list of exhibitor systems and exhibitors from our 2014 show.

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

October 2-4, 2015
Denver, CO

The 12th Annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) is the largest consumer audio and home entertainment show in the United States. Simply put: “mega stereo systems!” Denver’s own audio wonderland now features over 160 exhibit spaces representing more than 400 hundred companies from North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Attendees are encouraged to go from room-to-room, interact with salespeople and engineers, have a seat and casually listen. Many bring their own iPods, discs or vinyl records, as most exhibitors are happy to play one or two favorite songs as a demonstration of sound quality. A variety of equipment is demonstrated, ranging from affordable audio systems to ultra-expensive high-end gear.

RMAF also features live entertainment, informative seminars, equipment show specials, and prize drawings throughout the weekend.

More information at

139th AES Convention

October 29-November 1, 2015
Jacob Javits Center
New York City

The 139th AES Convention is gearing up to take place October 29 through November 1 at the Jacob Javits Center, and will bring together the world’s largest gathering of audio professionals. Attendees will be offered opportunities to hear from top audio industry figures while also sharing in the latest research and technology information through informative papers, tutorials, workshops and special events. To learn more about the convention, register, and reserve your hotel room, head to

Game Sound Con

November 3-4, 2015
Millenium Baltimore Hotel
Los Angeles, CA

Early bird registration is $425, through October 2, 2015.

Panels and Session Topics Include:

  • How to Write and Implement an Video Game Score
  • How Creating Music and Sound for Games Differs from Traditional Media
  • Essential Game Audio Tech
  • Game Music and Sound Design Tools
  • Integrating Audio Using Game Engines Such as UDK and Unity
  • Navigating the Video Game Music Business
  • And many more
For more information and to register, head to

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.

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,

*** The Audio Society of Minnesota is currently on summer hiatus. Their next meetin
g will be on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015. ***

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.

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!
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