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August’s MSP Audio Geeks meetup is Monday, August 28th, from 7-9pm at THE GARAGE. Fellow audio geek Robert Frost will be our host.

From the website:
THE GARAGE is an all-ages, alcohol-free music venue and recording studio operated by the 501c3 nonprofit Twin Cities Catalyst Music. In addition to shows featuring local and national artists, THE GARAGE is a space for programs like Garage Music Newsworkshops, and internships for young people.

Rob Frost is an award winning video game composer, recording/live sound engineer, and multi-instrumentalist. He recently served as build consultant for and now manages THE GARAGE Studios.

Check out this video for a sneak peek:

Feel free to invite your friends and join us for an evening of audio geekery! If you are planning to attend please RSVP to mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com.

Please note that since this is a government building/all ages venue alcohol is not allowed. If we are thirsty for adult beverages we can find a local watering hole afterwards.

Date: Monday, August 28, 2017
Time: 7-9pm
Location: THE GARAGE
75 Civic Center Pkwy
Burnsville, MN 55337
952-895-4664
thegaragemn.com


Parking: Free in the parking lot located just east of the venue entrance.
Metro Transit: The nearest bus stop is serviced by route #426 (Burnsville Shuttle). The route times are limited. Please check www.metrotransit.org for your route.

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July’s MSP Audio Geeks meetup is still next Wednesday, July 26th from 7-9pm. Due to a scheduling conflict we are changing venues. We hope to announce a rescheduled visit to Pixel Farm soon! July’s meetup will be at Sociable Cider Werks in NE Minneapolis.

Let’s get together and talk shop – How long do you hold onto archives for clients? How do you go about estimating a project? How do you find new work? What hard drive brand do you most trust? Do you prefer to work for yourself or a company? What are the going rates for audio professionals these days? What are your favorite resources for honing your craft? No topic is off limits! Let’s hang out, enjoy some delicious cider, and learn from each other.

Feel free to invite your friends and join us for an evening of audio geekery! If you are planning to attend please RSVP to mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot comso we can keep an eye out for you.

Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Sociable Cider Werks
1500 Fillmore St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-758-0105


Parking: Free in the lot just south of the building.
Metro Transit: The nearest bus stops are serviced by routes #4, 10, & 30. Please check www.metrotransit.org for your route.

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June’s MSP Audio Geeks meetup is on Thursday, June 29th at Droptone Studio. Fellow audio geek Stephen Helvig will be our host.

Droptone Studio has been serving the needs of independent musicians for the last 20 years. Located on an extremely private and quiet lot nestled in the woods by a small lake, Droptone is tailored to give artists and bands a relaxed, affordable place to record with outstanding sound.

Stephen Helvig is the producer, engineer, and studio manager at Droptone. Over the last 9 years, Stephen has been dedicated to helping local artists not only record great music, but grow in their musical careers. He has a background in voice and guitar, and specializes in vocal production. He has worked with artists ranging from beginner to grammy-nominated and everything in-between. His works have been featured on radio stations and televisions across the world.

If you want a sneak peak, check out the virtual tour:

Feel free to invite your friends and join us for an evening of audio geekery! You are welcome to BYOB. If you are planning to attend please RSVP to mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com.

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Droptone Studio
20300 Excelsior Blvd.
Shorewood, MN 55331
952-917-9189
droptonestudio.com
Directions: From Hwy 7 west, take a right on Vine Hill Rd, an immediate left on Excelsior Blvd, and the house will be on the right in 1/2 mile. You cannot see the house from the road so you have to either use your GPS or read the address numbers on the mailboxes. There is a small white sign at the end of the driveway. The entrance is in the back of the house and interns will direct you to the right place.
Parking: Please park on the shoulder of the road.
Metro Transit: The nearest bus stops are serviced by routes 670 & 671, though it still involves a bit of walking. Please check www.metrotransit.org for your route.

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May’s MSP Audio Geeks meetup is this Wednesday, May 24th from 7-9pm at Bauhaus Brew Labs. It looks like it’ll be fairly nice so we’ll plan to grab space outdoors. It may be a little chilly, so dress in layers! If you are hungry there will be a food truck onsite, or you can bring your own snacks.

This event is open to everyone. Invite your friends and join us for an evening of audio geekery! If you are planning to attend please RSVP to mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com so we can keep an eye out for you.

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: Bauhaus Brew Labs
1315 Tyler St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-276-6911
bauhausbrewlabs.com
Parking: There is a parking lot in front of the main door on the west side of the building as well as in the back on the east and north side. Street parking is also available on 14th Ave NE, which is a short walk to the brewery.
Metro Transit: Bauhaus Brew Labs is accessible via routes 10 and 30. Please visit metrotransit.org to check your route.

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April’s MSP Audio Geeks meetup is on Tuesday, April 25th at 7pm. John Calder of Acoustic Geometry will be our host. We’ll have a tour of the Acoustical Surfaces, Inc. manufacturing and warehouse areas, then head to the main office for a short presentation and Q&A session for attendees’ acoustical issues. Snacks and beverages will be provided!

A bit about ASI Brands: Acoustical Surfaces, Architectural Surfaces, Acoustigreen, Acoustic Geometry
The strength of ASI is our group of professionals who bring product application knowledge and installation experience to every situation. We offer a wide range of products that help designers achieve the desired control of sound, noise, and vibration for the commercial, professional, and residential markets. The right solution often involves multiple products, and we specialize in a wide variety of systems for walls, ceilings and floors. Some of our notable clients include 3M, Amazon, Apple, Boeing, Chipotle, Best Buy/Magnolia, Dave & Buster’s, Facebook, Guitar Center, FitBit, Google, Honeywell, Kraft Foods, Lockheed Martin, Mayo Clinic, McDonald’s, General Motors, Microsoft, Sherwin Williams, Yahoo, and Warner Brothers.

About John Calder, Acoustic Geometry
John Calder has worked as a musician, recording engineer / producer, sound designer, audio post-production mixer, studio owner, theater performer, product developer, and marketing director. He has 4+ decades of professional sound experience, engineering records in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Milan, and Montreal, earning Platinum and Gold Records, as well as Gold Reel, VPA-Monitor, Muse, and AZA Awards. He is currently Director of Retail for Acoustic Geometry in Minnesota. Credits include Neil Diamond, The Band, Joe Cocker, Umberto Balsamo, Fallon, CM Advertising, Cornell University, MN Zoo, and MN History Center.

This event is open to everyone. Invite your friends, BYOB, and join us for an evening of audio geekery! If you are planning to attend please RSVP to mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com.

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: 7pm
Location: Acoustic Geometry
105 Peavey Road
Chaska, MN 55318
acousticgeometry.com
Click here for a Google map
Please note that Google Maps does not accurately locate 105 Peavey Road. It is at the intersection of Peavey and West Columbia Court. It’s the grey building with a big ASI sign.
Parking: Around the back of the building. Access is through the left-most door.
Second Location: (We will caravan here after the tour)
123 Columbia Court North
#201
Chaska, MN 55318
acousticalsurfaces.com
Click here for a Google map
Metro Transit: While buses do run to Chaska, the closest stop is about 1.5 miles from Acoustic Geometry. Please visit metrotransit.org to check your route.

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March’s MSP Audio Geeks meetup is this Tuesday, March 14th at 9:30am. Please note the morning time. With thanks to James M. Davis of Cade Michaels for assistance in coordinating, we will be touring the Showplace ICON Theatre in St. Louis Park. Scott VanDoren, Projection Presentation Analyst, will be our host and tour guide.

The tour will focus primarily on the Dolby® ATMOS™ system but you are welcome to ask any questions during the tour.

About the theatre:
“Founded in 1909 with a single storefront nickelodeon, Chicago-based Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres introduced a “new era of moviegoing” with its ShowPlace ICON Theatres in Chicago and Minneapolis. Managed by third generation family, Tony and Dean Kerasotes, the Company plans to debut ShowPlace ICON Theatres in additional major U.S. markets.

In addition to projection and visual enhancements, select ICONX presentations will also feature Dolby® ATMOS™; upwards of 60 individually powered QSC Speakers; and up to 40 QSC Digital Amplifiers, creating more than 100,000 watts of audio power. Dolby® ATMOS™ enables sound to be placed anywhere in the auditorium, delivering a unique and compelling experience with natural and lifelike soundscapes, surpassing anything else currently available in theatres.”

This event is open to everyone. Invite your friends and join us for a morning of audio geekery! Space is limited to 20 people so please RSVP to mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com.

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time: 9:30am (yep, it’s really in the morning!)
Location: Showplace ICON Theatre
1625 West End Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
612-568-0375
showplaceicon.com
Parking: Free parking is available in the attached ramp that is accessible via West End Blvd. or Duke Drive.
Metro Transit: Showplace ICON Theatre is accessible via local bus route #9. Please visit metrotransit.org for more information.

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February’s MSP Audio Geeks meetup is on Wednesday, February 22nd from 7-9pm. Levi Stugelmeyer of Summer Winter Studios will be our host. We are excited for this joint outing with the Mpls.-St. Paul Studio Nerds group, which is moderated by Gregg Ward.

Levi John Stugelmeyer is a drummer, producer and studio owner. He is the touring drummer for Nashville based artist Caitlyn Smith and the owner of Summer – Winter – Studios in Saint Paul, MN.

Summer – Winter – Studios is a compound based in the old offices of the King Koil mattress factory. It consists of a professional recording studio, rehearsal studio, and a 1,000 square foot gallery/performance space. It is also host to multiple photographers, artists, and musicians.

Gregg Ward is a songwriter, musician, and engineer residing in St. Paul, MN. He is the curator of the MSP Studio Nerds Facebook Group and a mastering engineer at Studio Arcade Mastering. Some of the things he is currently thinking about are where vintage and new merge, future potential and encouraging artists, cultivating creative catalysts in the studio, writing a better pop song and finding a good red wine.

In partnership with Summer Winter Studios, we are trying something new we’re calling the Free Trade Fix Table.

  • Do you have gear that works great but you never use and would like to see it put to use?
  • Do you have gear that just doesn’t work right and know you will never get around to fixing?
  • Have something that you would like to trade for another piece of gear?
  • Do you have strong fixit skills and want to save some money with your time?

In the spirit of coming together and sharing in community, stop by the Free Trade Fix table and check it out. Feel free to take or donate something. Help yourself and someone else.

Invite your friends and join us for an evening of audio geekery! Feel free to BYOB. If you are planning to attend, please email mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com.

Date: Wednesday, February 22nd
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Summer Winter Studios
550 Vandalia St.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114
651-757-5266
facebook.com/pg/summerwinterstudios
Metro Transit: Summer Winter Studios is accessible via local bus route #63. Please visit metrotransit.org for more information.