October 2014 Meetup

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

October's MSP Audio Geeks meetup is Thursday, October 30th from 7-9pm. This month Adam Tucker of Signaturetone Recording is our host.

From the website:
"Signaturetone is an independent recording studio located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Featuring a comfortable and relaxed aesthetic, a professional-yet-laid-back staff, and a wide variety of top-shelf vintage and modern analog gear, our facility offers a unique recording experience for artists and projects of almost any size or scope.

Our dedicated in-house engineers enjoy and take pride in their work, and are ready to do what it takes to make your project great. Drawing from their experience as currently-gigging musicians, they strive to create and maintain the laid-back and positive atmosphere that they enjoy when recording their own music, and that any artist can appreciate."

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

Date: Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: Signaturetone Recording
6459 Lyndale Ave S.
Richfield, MN 55423
Click here for a Google map
There is a small parking lot off of W 65th Street. There are additional parking spaces for the strip mall along Lyndale Ave. S.
The entrance is a nondescript brown door just to the left of the beauty school off of W 65th St. Call 612-231-9607 or 651-261-1537 when you arrive and we will come open the door for you.

Audio Society MN October meeting

Tuesday, October 21st

The Audio Society of Minnesota will have its next meeting on Tuesday, October 21st from 7-9 PM. 

Their own Don Meger will be giving an informative lecture on the various types of subwoofers, including ported, sealed, and dipole designs; how each variety sounds; and how each variety should be placed within a room. They'll also have demonstrations and listening tests.

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

Refreshments are served; guests, visitors, and new members are welcome to attend.

For more information visit their website or Facebook page.

Videos from your fellow Audio Geeks

Have you ever wondered what's going on in our brains when we hear and listen? Check out this video from John Calder of Acoustic Geometry.

Phoebe Danskin created a cool video that gives a glimpse into her work for Cheer Sounds.

Countdown to the Apocalpyse

Sound design contest

Blastwave FX is hosting a sound design contest in anticipation of the upcoming Halloween season and pending zombie apocalypse. The contest opened on September 1 and will accept entries until October 24, with the winner announced on October 31.

There are some great prizes, including the Sonopedia 3.0 collection and the Hollywood is Dead book, autographed by Matt Busch.

  • Create a sound design clip of a soundscape or scene of something you think you would hear during the zombie apocalypse.
  • The sound design clip must be no longer than 60 seconds. No exceptions.
  • Upload the sound design clip to the Blastwave FX Facebook page. Be sure to tag yourself and Blastwave FX in the post. The clip must be posted on the Blastwave FX Facebook page. Emailed or messaged submissions will be disqualified.
  • The sound design clip may contain original sound effects, but must include at least one sound effect from the Zombie Apocalypse Sound Effects Library from Blastwave FX. Free samples from this library are available at the bottom of this page. If you own the Zombie Apocalypse Sound Effects Library, you may use any sound effect from the collection that you wish. Note, the Zombie Apocalypse Sound Effects Library is on sale throughout the contest for only $66.
  • The contest submissions will be judged by Matt Busch, Celldweller, Blue Stahli and Ric Viers.
To learn more and submit your entry, head to

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.

137th AES Convention / AES Los Angeles 2014

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

The 137th AES Convention is gearing up to take place October 9-12th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, located in the revitalized L.A. Live district. Returning to Los Angeles after nearly 12 years, the AES Convention 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 register, reserve a hotel room, and learn more, head to

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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