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February 2019 MSP Audio Geeks meetup

Monday, February 25, 2019

The February 2019 MSP Audio Geeks meetup is this Monday, February 25, 2019 from 7-9pm at the Guthrie Theater. Sound Supervisor Reid Rejsa will be our host. Special thanks to fellow audio geek Nathan Lively for making the connection.

This event is limited in attendance. There are four spots left. If you are planning to attend you must RSVP via Eventbrite.

About the Guthrie Theater: The Guthrie creates transformative theater experiences that ignite the imagination, stir the heart, open the mind, and build community through the illumination of our common humanity.

The Guthrie Theater engages exceptional theater artists in the exploration of both classic and contemporary plays, connecting the community we serve to one another and to the world. Through its extraordinary artists, staff and facility, the Guthrie is committed to the people of Minnesota and, from its place rooted deeply in the Twin Cities, influences the field as a leading 21st-century arts organization.

Date: Monday, February 25, 2019
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Guthrie Theater
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Click here for a Google map
Parking: Riverfront Ramp across from the Guthrie is the closest ramp. Additional lots and street parking are available nearby.
Metro Transit: The nearest bus stop is serviced by routes 7 & 22. Please check for your route.

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

March 2019 MSP Audio Geeks meetup

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The March 2019 MSP Audio Geeks meetup will be on Wednesday, March 20th from 6-8pm at Grey Ghost Music. Brack Herfurth will be our host.

Grey Ghost's new studios are up and running and we're excited to return to see and hear them.

From the website:
Grey Ghost specializes in full service music creation, licensing, supervision and audio post production. Our studios are fully equipped for whatever curveball your project presents. We connect brands and agencies directly to the pulse of the music industry and finish spots with industry standard quality.

Invite your friends & join us for an evening of audio geekery! All are welcome to attend.

Save the date and keep an eye out for more details.

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

Job Postings

We stumbled across some job postings and wanted to pass them along here. Good luck!

Are we missing a job listing? Let us know via email at mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com.

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.

2019 AES International Conference on Immersive & Interactive Audio

March 27-29, 2019
York, UK

Immersive audio systems are ubiquitous and range from macro-systems installed in cinemas, theatres and concert halls to micro-systems for domestic, in-car entertainment, VR/AR and mobile platforms. New developments in human-computer interaction, in particular head and body motion tracking and artificial intelligence, are paving the way for adaptive and intelligent audio technologies that promote audio personalisation and heightened levels of immersion. This three-day conference will explore the unique space where interactive technologies and immersive audio meet and aims to exploit the synergies between these fields.


April 12-14, 2019
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 Thoreau Dr. N.
Schaumburg, IL 60173

AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) is the largest high-end audio show in North America. The three-day experience features multiple hotel floors packed with listening rooms, The Expo Hall featuring The Record Fair, a dedicated Ear Gear Expo, seminars and live musical performances. Whether you’re a serious audiophile, a newcomer to high-end audio or simply a music lover, you’ll find everything you need to immerse yourself in your favorite sounds.


April 25-28, 2019
Durham, NC

Moogfest is the synthesis of music, art and technology. Our Mission: To grow a global community of futurists who explore emerging sound technologies and design radical instruments for change.

Game Audio Retreat

May 5-10, 2019
Capon Springs, West Virginia

Recording Boot Camp presents this all-inclusive event at a beautiful resort in the mountains of West Virginia, 2 hours west of Washington DC (90 minutes from Washington Dulles Airport). The brainchild of Mark Kilborn, a principle Audio Designer for Activision and and audio engineer and educator Ronan Chris Murphy, Game Audio Retreat presents a unique opportunity for professionals in Game Audio connect, improve their craft and stay on top of the latest developments in game audio.

This event is for advanced sound designers with professional experience. In addition to our staff/presenters, we will only be accepting 12 participants. If you would like to attend please complete the first part of your application. Our screening committee will select 12 qualifying applicants. Final selection will be made no later than February 1, 2019.

To learn more head to

2019 AES International Conference on Audio Forensics

June 18-20, 2019
Porto, Portugal

The AES International Conference on Audio Forensics is dedicated to exploring advances in the field of Audio Forensics by providing a platform for research related to the forensic application of speech/signal processing, acoustical analyses, audio authentication, and the examination of methodologies and best practices. This is the seventh AES conference devoted to the technical developments and practical approaches developing in the field of Audio Forensics. The conference program will include Paper presentations and discussions as well as Workshops on topics related to Forensic Audio.

California Audio Show

July 26-28, 2019
Hiltoan Oakland Airport
1 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621

The CAS is an annual consumer high-end home audio show that addresses the passions of music lovers and audiophiles. Over 70 international manufacturers, U.S. importers and Bay Area dealerships will congregate here to present the hottest music systems at various budget levels.

Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest

Septebmer 3-5, 2019
Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center
6700 N Gaylord Rockies Blvd.
Aurora, CO 80019

The 15th Annual Rocky Mountain International 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 companies from North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

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

Audio Society of MN

"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 or their Facebook page at

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.

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 500 people in the group, it's a great place to share ideas, learn from each other, and meet new people.

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: 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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