November 2015 Meetup

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

November's MSP Audio Geeks meetup is Tuesday, November 24th from 7-9pm. Greg Reierson of Rare Form Mastering will be our host. This month we will be discussing turntables and comparing a few options at different price points. If you have your own turntable feel free to bring it in and see how it stacks up. If you don't have a turntable, bring your ears and questions as we learn more about these machines. You're also welcome to bring your favorite vinyl.

Feel free to invite a friend and BYOB. Please RSVP to mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com if you are planning to attend.

Date: Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Rare Form Mastering
712 Ontario Avenue West
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55403
There is street parking on Ontario Avenue West and Aldrich Avenue North. Doors may be locked upon arrival, so please call the number above and someone will come let you in.

December 2015 Meetup

Save the date - Monday, December 21st

December's MSP Audio Geeks meetup will be on Monday, December 21st. Mark your calendars now, as you won't want to miss this event! John Miller of Secret Stash Records will be our host, and special guest Chris Mara of Welcome to 1979 and Mara Machines will be joining us. Come spend an evening with Chris as he demonstrates creative ways to use tape machines with DAW setups, talks about tape machine restoration and ownership, and spills some in-depth tips and tricks.

More details to come, but save the date now!

Audio Society of Minnesota

Can't get enough vinyl talk? Then you should attend the Audio Society of MN's November meeting on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015. They'll have a small presentation on the whys and hows of turning your records into bits, followed by an open group discussion to learn from those who have done this before on the best practices for such an endeavor.

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

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

Membership is just $25, or $15 after the December break. To learn more about the Audio Society of Minnesota, head to their Facebook page or their website,

Job Postings

We stumbled across some job postings and wanted to pass them along here. Good luck!
  • 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 a Broadcast Engineer. This job is in St. Paul at MPR. More information here.
  • In addition to the above job opening, there are a handful of other opportunities with APM, locally & elsewhere. Check them out at
  • 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.
  • CheerSounds is hiring a full time audio editor. Please note you will be working in Stony Brook, NY. Contact Phoebe Danskin if you are interested in learning more & applying for the position.
  • Anki is hiring a senior sound designer. This position is in San Francisco. See the job posting and apply 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.


April 15-17, 2016
The Westin O'Hare
Rosemont / Chicago

Whether you’re a serious audiophile, a newcomer to high-end audio, a musician or simply a music lover, you’ll find everything you need to immerse yourself in your favorite sounds at AXPONA. Join us for three solid days of great music, advanced technology, stunning design, education, networking and entertainment. Experience the world’s finest consumer audio systems, compare brands, and enjoy every minute. It’s guaranteed to be music to your ears!

For more information, including how to register, click here.

NAB Show

April 16-21, 2016
Las Vegas Convention Center

The National Association of Broadcasters is the voice for the nation's radio and television broadcasters. As the premier trade association for broadcasters, NAB advances the interests of our members in federal government, industry and public affairs; improves the quality and profitability of broadcasting; encourages content and technology innovation; and spotlights the important and unique ways stations serve their communities.

Attendees representing every sector of the industry including Broadcast, Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Telecom, Post-Production, Academia, Houses of Worship, Advertising, Military, Government, Retail, Security, Sports, Live Events, Online Video, IT, Virtual and Augmented Reality and more converge in Las Vegas for six days to embrace the immersive experiences reshaping the new reality of media.

Registration packages start at $150. Click here for more information.


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.

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.

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