July 2015 Meetup

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Apologies for the delayed announcement about this month's meetup! July's MSP Audio Geeks Meetup is Wednesday, July 29th from 7-9pm at the new Surly Brewing Beer Hall.

Join us for a night of geeky audio conversation and check out the new destination brewery. There is delicious food, a great beer lineup (as well as non-alcoholic beverages), and a nice outdoor area - look for us out there.

Feel free to invite your friends. Please RSVP to mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com if you're planning to attend so we can keep an eye out for you.

Date: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Surly Brewing Beer Hall
520 Malcolm Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Parking: There is a parking lot as well as free street parking.

Cool stuff from around the webz

The Synching Ship

Thanks to fellow MSP Audio Geek Mike Hallenbeck's blog for the heads up on this cool video about the composition process for "Mad Max: Fury Road". Check out the post & video at

You can check out Mike's website and hear some of his work at

Swedish cars sound awesome!

Koenigsegg has a new car, the One:1 and they released a video of the car accelerating from zero to 300kph (186mph). They then released a full noise video so you can hear the car in all its glory. Check it out here.

For the hi-fi audio crowd

We came across this review for the Symbol Audio Modern Record Console, with prety stunning visual aesthetics. You'll have to judge for yourself if the $19,995 price tag makes up in audio aesthetics.

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.
  • American Public Media / MPR is hiring an Archive Audio Engineer. This job is in St. Paul at MPR. More information here.
  • Detroit based producer/composer/artist Celldweller is seeking a full-time Music Programmer/Sound Designer to work in Celldweller Studios. You can see the job posting 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.

Fall Tape Camp

September 19-21, 2015
Welcome to 1979
1110 48th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209

"Tape Camp is for all recording enthusiasts. Whether they 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 everyone!"

Weekend Pass (9/19-9/20): $200
Lathe Night (9/19): add an additional $50
Alignment Day Pass (9/21): $200

Online registration is available from the Tape Camp page on the Welcome to 1979 website. Registration is limited to 10 people for Saturday & Sunday and 6 people for Alignment Day.

Still have questions? Shoot them an email and they will answer them all!

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


May 19-22, 2016
Durham, NC

Moogfest is the synthesis of music, art and technology. Since 2004, Moogfest has brought together artists, futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, scientists, and musicians.

By day, Moogfest is a platform for conversation and experimentation. This mind-expanding conference attracts creative and technology professionals for three days of participatory programming in Durham, North Carolina. Each evening, Moogfest presents cutting edge music in venues throughout the city. Performing artists include early pioneers in electronic music, alongside pop and avant garde experimentalists of today.

Moogfest is a tribute to Dr. Robert Moog and the profound influence his inventions have had on how we hear the world. Over the last sixty years, Bob Moog and Moog Music have pioneered the analog synthesizer and other technology tools for artists. This exchange between engineer and musician is celebrated with a unique festival format where the creative process is understood as a collaboration among many people, across time and space, in commerce and culture.

Pre-sale tickets are just $200 right now. Click here to purchase.

Audio Society of Minnesota

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

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,

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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