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The January 2020 MSP Audio Geeks meetup will be on Wednesday, January 29th from 7-9pm at Audio Ruckus. Thanks to fellow audio geek Karen Quale for hosting us!

From their website:
Audio Ruckus is a full service audio post production facility located in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Together we have spent decades providing astounding and professional recording, sound design and mixing services to projects ranging from local radio commercials to Academy Award nominated feature films, audiobooks to weekly podcasts, TV to digital, and more. Our clients range from the “shop around the corner” to international Fortune 500 companies. We’re fully stocked with all the amenities – including ample amounts of natural light. Plus, with a full time, on site, studio/production coordinator we can help guide any project to a great finished product.

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

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Audio Ruckus
330 2nd Avenue South
Suite 730
Minneapolis, MN 55401
audioruckus.com

Parking: There are pay lots and there is metered street parking on surrounding streets.
Metro Transit: Audio Ruckus is easily accessible via bus & Light Rail service. Please check metrotransit.org for your route.

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After much consideration & discussion we are opting to cancel tonight’s meetup due to the weather & road conditions. Many apologies for any inconvenience but we want you all to stay safe out there!

Happily, we have rescheduled this event for this Wednesday, January 1st! The time & location remain the same. We hope you can join us Wednesday night!

The December 2019 MSP Audio Geeks meetup will be on Wednesday, December 30th from 7-9pm at Wild Sound Recording Studio. Special guests Chris & Yoli Mara, of Welcome to 1979, will host a fun discussion – Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Getting Vinyl Records Pressed, And More!

From the Welcome to 1979 website:
Established in 2008 by husband and wife team Chris and Yoli Mara, Welcome to 1979 has grown to become a multi-faceted recording studio integral to the Nashville community. The 13,000 square foot facility is housed in a former record pressing plant; the music history hits you as soon as you step foot in the door.

We’ve spent the last 11 years cultivating a comfortable and creative atmosphere for artists to make music – and our gear list and clients reflect that!

Wild Sound Recording Studio is celebrating its 25th year in business. Started by engineer Matthew Zimmerman, it is owned and operated by producer engineer Steve Kaul. Assistant engineers – Matt Holmes and Joshua Parlanti. Studio booking by Serena Brook. We do Classical, Jazz, Folk, Country, World Music, Rock, Remote Recording and Sound for Film.

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

Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Wild Sound Recording Studio
2400 2nd St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
wild-sound.com
Click here for a Google Map
Parking: There is free street parking on surrounding streets.
Metro Transit: The nearest bus stops are serviced by routes #11 & #32. Please check metrotransit.org for your route.

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The November 2019 MSP Audio Geeks meetup is Tuesday, November 26th from 7-9pm at In The Groove Music. Thanks to Drew Lerdal for coordinating this!

From their Facebook page:
We do music: original and licensed. We are composers, producers, artists, and bands. We use the power of music to connect with each other, with the world, and with you. For over fifteen years, we’ve helped brands break boundaries and communicate ideas.

Original Music:
We listen. We connect. We create. Music is our language of choice: beyond the written word, beyond the visual image. We compose award-winning music for television, advertising, movies, artists, and more.

Licensing:
We listen. We seek. We sign. Performing artists. Touring Bands. Musicians who tell their story, their way. All of our artists are fully represented by us and fully cleared for any usage: television, advertising, movies, video games, and more.

Invite your friends & join us for an evening of audio geekery! All are welcome to attend. If you are planning to attend please RSVP to mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com.

Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Time: 7-9pm
Location: In The Groove Music
625 2nd Avenue South
Suite 102
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-305-1229
inthegroovemusic.com


Building entrance: Enter through the door to the right of the Grand Hotel in the WCCO radio building on 7th St. S. and 2nd Ave. S. In The Groove Music is on the lower level.
Parking: There is metered parking on surrounding streets as well as pay lots & ramps.
Metro Transit: In The Groove Music is easily accessible via public transportation. Please check metrotransit.org for your route.

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The October 2019 MSP Audio Geeks meetup is Wednesday, October 30th from 7-9pm at IPR. Thanks to Luke Harper for hosting us.

IPR (The Institute of Production and Recording) is a creative arts college in downtown Minneapolis that offers programs in Audio Production & Engineering, Digital Video & Media Production, Live Sound & Show Production and Sound Design for Visual Media. With its primary location Minneapolis and a satellite location in Edina (down the street from former Flyte Tyme Studios), our college offers the opportunity for our students in our creative programs to create and collaborate in our seven full-scale studios, as well as mix/edit suites, a professional live sound stage and production stages at our Edina location.

The IPR entrance is off of 1st Avenue. Please sign in at the front desk & wait for Luke.

Invite your friends & join us for an evening of audio geekery! All are welcome to attend. If you are planning to attend please RSVP to mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com.

Please note that IPR’s school policy does not allow alcohol on campus, nor does it allow food or drink in the studios. You are welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages as long as they are kept in the lobby area of the studio.

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Time: 7-9pm
Location: IPR
300 N. 1st Ave.
#100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-351-0631
ipr.edu


Parking: There is metered parking on surrounding streets as well as pay lots & ramps. The closest ramp is Ramp B.
Metro Transit: IPR is easily accessible via public transportation. Please check metrotransit.org for your route.

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The September 2019 MSP Audio Geeks meetup will be on Monday, September 30th from 7-9pm at Number 12 Cider. Look for us outside, unless it’s rainy. If you’re hungry Little Tomato will serve you up some delicious pizza.

If you have any ideas for future meetups or other things you want to see happen, come and share them!

Invite your friends & join us for an evening of audio geekery! All are welcome to attend. If you are planning to attend please RSVP to mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com so we can keep an eye out for you.

Date: Monday, September 30, 2019
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Number 12 Cider
614 N 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
number12cider.com
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Parking: There is metered parking on surrounding streets as well as pay lots.
Metro Transit: Number 12 Cider is easily accessible via public transportation. Please check metrotransit.org for your route.

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The August 2019 MSP Audio Geeks meetup will be on Tuesday, August 27th from 7-9pm at Sound 80. Thanks to Taylor Lewin and Jim May for hosting us!

From the website:
Originally formed by legendary engineer Tom Jung and composer Herb Pilhofer, Sound80 has been a leader in the recording industry for nearly fifty years. Having created the first commercially released digital audio recording while working with the likes of Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens and Prince, we’re no stranger to making creativity sing.

Today, much of our work is done in the advertising industry and our long list of loyal clients is a true testament to the quality of service we’ve been providing since conception. We believe no two projects are the same and pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to the needs of anything set in front of us.

Invite your friends & join us for an evening of audio geekery! All are welcome to attend. Feel free to BYOB. Sound 80 is graciously providing some snacks & beverages for us. If you are planning to attend please RSVP to mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com.

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Sound 80
222 S 9th St.
Suite 3600
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-339-9313
sound80.com
Building entrance: Please go to the skyway level and meet near the elevators.


Parking: There is metered parking on surrounding streets as well as pay lots.
Metro Transit: Sound 80 is easily accessible via public transportation. Please check metrotransit.org for your route.

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The July 2019 MSP Audio Geeks meetup will be on Monday, July 29th from 7-9pm at Hennepin Technical College’s Eden Prairie campus. Thanks to Matt Holmes for hosting us!

This event will be a swap meet! If you have gear that you are looking to re-home – even if it needs repair – feel free to offer it up. All gear swap terms are to be determined directly by the individuals involved. If you bring something that doesn’t have a new owner at the end of the night you may choose to donate it to the HTC Audio Production program. Please check with Matt if it is something they could use. Gear donations are eligible for a tax-deductible donation.

About the HTC Audio Production program:
The Audio Production program at Hennepin Technical College has been training audio professionals for over 25 years and offers an AAS degree and Diploma. The facilities offer 7 full production studios and 18 DAW workstations. As part of the MinnState education system, the Audio Production program offers some of the lowest tuition in the State, while maintaining small class/lab sizes, and up to date equipment/gear. Matt Holmes has been a full-time faculty member for 13 years, along with studio manager/lab assistance Mike Byrne. Matt also is an engineer at Wild Sound Recording Studio in northeast Minneapolis.

Thanks also to Roll Music Systems for providing some tasty eats for us! Justin will also be available to answer questions about troubleshooting gear that may be in need of repair. He’ll also be showcasing a PACE desoldering system.

A bit about Roll Music Systems:
Roll Music Systems is a small Minneapolis company specializing in analog gear that brings big-studio sound to smaller studios, including the Folcrom passive summing device and a line of all-tube 500-series modules. They also design products for other manufacturers and consult for studio installations around the world.

Invite your friends & join us for an evening of audio geekery! All are welcome to attend. ***Please note that you may BYOB but it must be of the non-alcoholic variety.*** Hennepin Technical College is also a tobacco-free campus. Learn more about it here. If you are planning to attend please RSVP to mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com.

Date: Monday, July 29, 2019
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Hennepin Technical College – Eden Prairie Campus
13100 College View Drive
Room G150 Cafeteria
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
952-995-1425
hennepintech.edu/academic-programs/media-communications/audio-production/index.html
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Parking: There is free parking in the lot. Park in Lot H or J and enter through door J.
Metro Transit: The nearest bus stop is serviced by the #690 bus line. Please check metrotransit.org for your route.

If you have a venue suggestion for future MSP Audio Geek meetups, please email mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com.

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