December 2015 MSP Audio Geeks meetup

Posted: 1 December 2015 in Events
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December’s MSP Audio Geeks meetup will be on Monday, December 21st. 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.

Chris Mara is a recording engineer, owner of Nashville’s Welcome To 1979 recording studio, and owner of Mara Machines; the largest analog tape machine restoration company in the world. Mara’s passion for recording led to founding the analog-centric Welcome To 1979; which has clients such as Pete Townshend, Eric Burdon and Third Man Records. Welcome To 1979 is also heavily involved in the vinyl industry via its vinyl mastering department, which cuts vinyl masters for Sony Records, Warner Records, Compass Records and Concord Records, Secret Stash Records, along with many, many independent artists.

John Miller is Chief Engineer at Secret Stash Records, an independent record label based in Minneapolis releasing reissues and compilations as well as new 45s, LPs, and CDs. The Secret Stash studio was built in Winter/Spring of 2015 as an analog-focused studio with a completely integrated digital side. The studio was built with the needs of the house band (The Lakers, of Sonny Knight and The Lakers fame) in mind, but since opening, they have done projects ranging from Afrobeat to Krautrock to Indie and back.

Feel free to invite your friends & BYOB. If you’re planning to attend please email mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com. ***This just in*** Mara Machines will be providing some tasty snacks and beverages! Come join us for a night of geeky audio fun.

Date: Monday, December 21st, 2015
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Secret Stash Records
1621 Hennepin Ave.
Suite 150A
Minneapolis, MN 55403 (In Loring Park)
Entrance: Enter through the alley off of Maple Street. Secret Stash shares a loading dock with Cherry Cycles.
Parking: Your best bet is on the street or in the MCTC lot. If you park on the street, please read signs carefully as parking rules can change from hour to hour due to valet considerations.
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