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It’s been a few months since we’ve hosted a meetup as we’ve been trying to figure out how to continue our community in the midst of a global pandemic. Thanks to Laurel, Brack, and Greg at Grey Ghost Music we can once again come together in cyberspace! The July 2020 MSP Audio Geeks meetup will be on Tuesday, July 7th from 7-9pm. Grey Ghost Music will be hosting us via Zoom. We’re excited to see you all again, albeit virtually.

Grey Ghost Music 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. Please email mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com to RSVP. You do not need a Zoom account to join the meeting. If you do not have a computer or device that can connect to Zoom you can also join via telephone. Please contact us if you need additional assistance and we’ll do our best to make the proper arrangements!

Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Zoom, hosted by Grey Ghost Music

If you would like to host a future virtual MSP Audio Geeks meetup, please email mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com.

The February 2020 MSP Audio Geeks meetup will be on Wednesday, March 4th from 7-9pm at the Wedge Table, in their community room. Fellow audio geek and MAAT co-founder Oliver Masciarotte will be showcasing some of the MAAT plug-in roster for us.

A bit about Oliver:
A graduate of the Lowell Institute of MIT, Oliver A. Masciarotte has spent over 30 years immersed in the tech space, working on facilitation, marketing, and product development for clients such as Apple, Harper Collins, The Hit Factory, NASA Johnson, NPR, Pioneer, the San Francisco Symphony, Sony, WHYY and Universal. His writings include a book covering file–based music for the home and well over 100 articles in sundry trade publications. As an invited presenter at numerous trade conferences and member of the AES, SMPTE, PMI and DCS, he enjoys informing folks about technological best practices. These days, OMas is CMO and co–founder of MAAT Incorporated, a developer of pro audio hardware and software solutions.

From the MAAT website:
Once upon a time, a well respected mastering engineer had some sensible but unorthodox notions, and colleagues crazy enough to throw in with him…Thus was born the Pleasurize Music Foundation. Later in his career, that same guy decided to lift up the music community further by establishing the Mastering Academy…Those two enterprises formed the roots of MAAT; a dedication to quality, a desire to do good and a need to provide better sounding, easier to use tools and simpler workflows.

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

Please note that outside food & beverage is not allowed at the Wedge Table. We encourage you to support the Wedge Table by purchasing something from them.

If you are planning to attend please RSVP to mspaudiogeeks at gmail dot com.

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Wedge Table
2412 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
tccp.coop/wedge-table
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Parking: There is a small lot on the south side of the building. There is also parking on the surrounding streets.
Metro Transit: The nearest bus stop is serviced by route #17. Please check metrotransit.org for your route.

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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
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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.

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The June 2019 MSP Audio Geeks meetup is on Monday, June 24th from 7-9pm at The Terrarium. Thanks to producer/mixer/engineer August Ogren for hosting us!

About The Terrarium:
Celebrating 20 years of excellent recordings, the Terrarium is a professional recording studio located just across the Mississippi River from downtown Minneapolis. The Terrarium has a great selection of recording equipment, a large instrument collection and excellent sounding rooms. We believe that a studio’s vibe is just as important as its gear.

We blend old school analog techniques with modern digital flexibility. Neve VR console, Pro Tools HD3, Studer A827 2″, for a full equipment list visit: the-terrarium.com/equipment.html.

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, June 24, 2019
Time: 7-9pm
Location: The Terrarium
607 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-338-5702
the-terrarium.com
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Parking: There is metered parking on the surrounding streets.
Metro Transit: The nearest bus stops are serviced by the #4 and #10 bus lines. 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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