November 2014 Meetup

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

November's MSP Audio Geeks Meetup is on Thursday, November 20 at 2pm. This is a special event, hosted by Corey Schreppel of Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media.

We will start the afternoon off at the Fitzgerald Theater to sit in on a rehearsal for the popular show Wits. After the rehearsal we'll have the chance to discuss some of the elements that go into running a live show, as well as the workflow involved in recording and broadcasting a live performance. We will then walk over to the MPR studios for a tour.

From the website: Wits is a live public radio show that brings world-class comedians, actors and musicians to the stage where host John Moe gives them and the audience the time of their lives. Wits mixes improv, sketch comedy, conversation, music and genuine beauty in a program praised as “one of the rare public radio comedy shows that’s actually funny” (Huffington Post) and “on course to become a national hit” (USA Today).

The rehearsal will be for the show on Friday, November 21 featuring actor Keegan-Michael Key and musical guest Bhi Bhiman. The show starts at 8pm and you can purchase tickets through Ticketmaster or by calling the Fitzgerald Theater at 651-290-1200. There are special discounts for MPR members and for Wits Social Club members.

Attendance is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. You must RSVP at to attend this event!

Date: Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Time: 2pm
Location: Fitzgerald Theater
10 East Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
Parking: The World Trade Center Parking Ramp is across the street from MPR (entrance on Wabasha St. N and Cedar St.). There is also metered parking on the surrounding streets.

Audio Society of MN November meeting

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The Audio Society of Minnesota will have its next meeting on Tuesday, November 18th, from 7-9 PM. 

This month's guest speaker is Audio Society member Bill Fanum. Bill will give a demonstration of some popular pro audio amplifiers. Also, we'll discuss live mixing techniques used by pro audio sound engineers.

As always, snacks and fun conversation to follow.

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.

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.

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.

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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