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The April 2019 MSP Audio Geeks meetup will be on Tuesday, January 29th from 6-9:30pm at Black Label Music. Lance Conrad will be our host. We’re excited for this rescheduled opportunity to visit them!

About Black Label Music: Launched in 2015, Black Label Music specializes in high-quality custom music for commercial, branded entertainment, TV and film projects. Founded by composer Ken Brahmstedt, Black Label Music boasts a creative team with decades of well-established experience in advertising, film and emerging media. In addition to original content, Black Label also provides music supervision and a la carte audio branding services. With our staff of uber-talented composers and our extensive network of world-class and emerging composers, Black Label is a one-stop shop for meaningful audio content.

About Lance: Lance W Conrad has credits with artists spanning the world. Upon completing a degree in music production, he worked as live sound FOH engineer and freelance recording engineer for 4 years before founding Humans Win Recording Studio in 2006. Lissie, DeVotchka, The Fray, Modest Mouse, Owl City, Dessa, Lizzo, Belle & Sebastian, The Jayhawks, and over 200 more graced Lance’s studio in Northeast Minneapolis between 2008 and 2018. As producer and freelance music composer, he has placements with Netflix, ABC, NBC, CBS, HBO, and more, and companies like Target, Nike, Miller Brewing, Volcom, and more. As an avid collaborator, he has co-written work with both independent and major label writers including Dan Richards and Liam Payne (One Direction), Jerry ‘Wonda’ Duplessis (Fugees, Melissa Etheridge, Platinum Sound Studios), and Ashley DuBose (NBC’s The Voice). His reputation as one of Minneapolis’s most referred event DJ’s speaks for itself as he has played over 450 successful events. In the spring of 2016, shortly before Prince’s tragic passing, he was honored with an offer to engineer at Paisley Park. Come 2018, he picked up and moved into a room at Black Label Music in downtown Minneapolis.

Invite your friends & join us for an evening of audio geekery! All are welcome to attend. More details to come!

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, April 17, 2019
Time: 6-9:30pm
Location: Black Label Music
10 S. 5th Street
Ste. 1103
Minneapolis, MN 55402
blacklabelmusic.com


Parking: There is metered street parking on surrounding streets and nearby pay ramps and lots.
Metro Transit: The nearest bus stops are serviced by many different routes, including Light Rail. Please check metrotransit.org for your route.
Building entrance: Enter via the entrance off 5th St. (the Pourhouse side). The elevators will be accessible via keycard only. We’ll provide a number to call when we’re closer to the 17th.

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

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The March 2019 MSP Audio Geeks meetup will be on Wednesday, March 20th from 6-8pm at Grey Ghost Music. Grey Ghost’s new studios are up and running and we’re excited to return to see and hear them.

Grey Ghost specializes in full service music creation, licensing, supervision and audio post production. Our studios are fully equipped for whatever curveball your project presents. We connect brands and agencies directly to the pulse of the music industry and finish spots with industry standard quality.

Grey Ghost Music’s team is Brack Herfurth, Creative Director/Founder, Greg Geitzenauer, Senior Sound Engineer, and Laurel Turek, Producer. You can read more about the unique paths that brought them together here. They also work with a variety of composers who contribute to their music library, providing a wide range of great custom music.

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

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Grey Ghost Music
400 1st Ave. N.
#535
Minneapolis, MN 55401
greyghostmusic.com
Click here for a Google map
Parking: Metered parking on surrounding streets; pay parking in nearby lots.
Metro Transit: Grey Ghost Music is accessible via many public transportation routes. 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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The February 2019 MSP Audio Geeks meetup is Monday, February 25, 2019 from 7-9pm at the Guthrie Theater. Sound Supervisor Reid Rejsa will be our host. Special thanks to fellow audio geek Nathan Lively for helping to coordinate this event.

This event is limited in attendance. If you are planning to attend please RSVP to via Eventbrite.

About the Guthrie Theater: The Guthrie creates transformative theater experiences that ignite the imagination, stir the heart, open the mind, and build community through the illumination of our common humanity.

The Guthrie Theater engages exceptional theater artists in the exploration of both classic and contemporary plays, connecting the community we serve to one another and to the world. Through its extraordinary artists, staff and facility, the Guthrie is committed to the people of Minnesota and, from its place rooted deeply in the Twin Cities, influences the field as a leading 21st-century arts organization.

Date: Monday, February 25, 2019
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Guthrie Theater
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
guthrietheater.org
Click here for a Google map
Parking: Riverfront Ramp across from the Guthrie is the closest ramp. Additional lots and street parking are available nearby.
Metro Transit: The nearest bus stop is serviced by routes 7 & 22. 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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After much deliberation, we have decided to cancel tonight’s meetup on account of the windchill. Please stay safe tonight.

We’re working with Lance to figure out a new date, hopefully in the near future.

 

The January 2019 MSP Audio Geeks meetup will be on Tuesday, January 29th from 6-9:30pm at Black Label Music. Lance Conrad will be our host.

About Black Label Music: Launched in 2015, Black Label Music specializes in high-quality custom music for commercial, branded entertainment, TV and film projects. Founded by composer Ken Brahmstedt, Black Label Music boasts a creative team with decades of well-established experience in advertising, film and emerging media. In addition to original content, Black Label also provides music supervision and a la carte audio branding services. With our staff of uber-talented composers and our extensive network of world-class and emerging composers, Black Label is a one-stop shop for meaningful audio content.

About Lance: Lance W Conrad has credits with artists spanning the world. Upon completing a degree in music production, he worked as live sound FOH engineer and freelance recording engineer for 4 years before founding Humans Win Recording Studio in 2006. Lissie, DeVotchka, The Fray, Modest Mouse, Owl City, Dessa, Lizzo, Belle & Sebastian, The Jayhawks, and over 200 more graced Lance’s studio in Northeast Minneapolis between 2008 and 2018. As producer and freelance music composer, he has placements with Netflix, ABC, NBC, CBS, HBO, and more, and companies like Target, Nike, Miller Brewing, Volcom, and more. As an avid collaborator, he has co-written work with both independent and major label writers including Dan Richards and Liam Payne (One Direction), Jerry ‘Wonda’ Duplessis (Fugees, Melissa Etheridge, Platinum Sound Studios), and Ashley DuBose (NBC’s The Voice). His reputation as one of Minneapolis’s most referred event DJ’s speaks for itself as he has played over 450 successful events. In the spring of 2016, shortly before Prince’s tragic passing, he was honored with an offer to engineer at Paisley Park. Come 2018, he picked up and moved into a room at Black Label Music in downtown Minneapolis.

Invite your friends & join us for an evening of audio geekery! All are welcome to attend. More details to come!

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: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Time: 6-9:30pm
Location: Black Label Music
10 S. 5th Street
Ste. 1103
Minneapolis, MN 55402
blacklabelmusic.com


Parking: There is metered street parking on surrounding streets and nearby pay ramps and lots.
Metro Transit: The nearest bus stops are serviced by many different routes, including Light Rail. Please check metrotransit.org for your route.
Building entrance: Enter via the entrance off 5th St. (the Pourhouse side). The elevators will be accessible via keycard only. We’ll provide a number to call when we’re closer to the 29th.

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

View the announcement at goo.gl/YZQeTS
Sign up for the MSP Audio Geeks e-mail list at eepurl.com/lG19P
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The December 2018 MSP Audio Geeks meetup is Thursday, December 27th from 7-10pm at Wild Sound Recording Studio. Join Chris Mara (owner of Mara Machines and Welcome to 1979 Studio) for a fun, informative demonstration of creative uses of Mara tape machines with DAWs. There are tons of new and interesting ways to meld analog and digital workflows! Chris will have a Mara Machine on hand to demonstrate several of these new workflow concepts with lots of time for Q&A. Bring a stereo file and get it recorded on tape so you can hear the difference for yourself! Adult beverages and snacks provided.

Chris Mara is the founder and owner of Mara Machines, the world’s largest analog tape machine restoration company. He is also a recording engineer and owns Welcome To 1979 studio in Nashville, TN. Both businesses have been thriving for over 10 years with an impressive world-wide client list.

Wild Sound Recording Studio is celebrating its 24th 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: Thursday, December 27, 2018
Time: 7-10pm
Location: Wild Sound Recording Studio
2400 2nd St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
wild-sound.com


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.

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

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The November 2018 MSP Audio Geeks meetup will be on Tuesday, November 27th from 7-9pm at Sovereignty Recording. Justin Muffett and Kenny Befus are our hosts.

From the website:
We do things a little differently here at Sovereignty Recording…. more importantly, we really like to do things your way. As a recording artist, you have more options now than ever before when it comes to recording, producing, and releasing music. We know this. Our goal is to enable you to own your sound and do it in an affordable manner.

We’re in the scene…
We aim to be fully engaged with the Twin Cities music scene and support the artists who are making good music. We’ve done our best to maximize quality vs. cost on our end and do our darndest to pass that savings on to our clients (SHARE THE LOVE!). Be sure to check out the work we are doing with Pony Rug when you get a chance – we are strongly aligned with their vision: to expose and support local musical talent.

We’re flexible…
Wanna do a full-length album at our studio? Great, we can do that! Just need need a kick-ass drum track for 1 song on your upcoming full-length album? Also great! We are as excited about small projects as we are large projects. Whether you simply need a vocal track, or a drum track, or even just a few hours in the studio to hash ideas out, we can make that happen.

We love drums…
We’ve got a great room for tracking drums (and everything else, of course!). We know that getting solid drum tracks can be one of the biggest challenges when you’re trying to produce and record on your own and without dropping $$$. We can help with that.

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: Monday, November 27, 2018
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Sovereignty Recording
1121 Jackson St. NE
Suite 117
Minneapolis, MN 55413
sovereigntyrecording.com


Enter through just about any door, and they are right in the middle of the building in Suite 117. Look for the signs for the studio.
Parking: There is a small parking lot out front on the corner of Jackson and Broadway, or there is a large parking lot behind the building.
Metro Transit: The nearest bus stops are serviced by routes #10 & #30. 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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The October 2018 MSP Audio Geeks meetup is on Monday, October 22nd from 79pm at The Library Recording Studio. Matt Patrick is our host.

From the website:
Located in the heart of the Arts District of Northeast Minneapolis, the Library is a large, full-service, recording studio with multiple isolation rooms, including a high-ceiling drum room, a great selection of new and vintage microphones, Class A preamps, equalization, compression and outboard spring reverbs and tape delays. There is also a large collection of vintage keyboards as well as a grand piano, upright piano and Hammond A100 organ with a Leslie 147. The walls of the tracking rooms, adorned with books, gives the Library its unique character, vibe and sound. The large control room is a comfortable place to hang out in while recordings are being captured. Hundreds of albums, singles and EP’s have been recorded here, as well as voice-over work and video shoots.

A bit about Matt:
Matt has been producing records since 1996, primarily in Minneapolis but has produced a handful of projects both nationally and internationally. He has owned several studios over the years but opened the doors of The Library in October of 2008.

Awards

  • Producer of the Year Nominee, 2015 Independent Music Awards Jourdan Myers “Ruin Me With Love”
  • Producer of the Year Nominee, 2016 Independent Music Awards Greycoats “Adrift”
  • Producer of the Year Nominee, 2017 Independent Music Awards Vicky Emerson “Wake Me When The Wind Dies Down”

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: Monday, October 22, 2018
Time: 7-9pm
Location: The Library
77 – 13th Avenue NE
#208 (second floor)
Minneapolis, MN 55413
thelibraryrecordingstudio


If the front door is locked, locate “The Library” on the keypad outside and Matt will buzz you in.
Parking: There is free parking on the surrounding streets.
Metro Transit: The nearest bus stops are serviced by route #30. 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.

View the announcement at goo.gl/wnWKKc
Sign up for the MSP Audio Geeks e-mail list at eepurl.com/lG19P
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