Monthly Archives: March 2011

MBMA 2011 Minnesota Black Music Awards: Emerging Talent

ARE YOU THE NEXT MINNESOTA SOUND STAR? Register for the chance to showcase your talents at the MBMA 2011 Emerging Talent Auditions. This is your chance to win an appearance to perform on the 2011 MBMA Awards Show, July 15th, at the Pantages Theatre. A panel of record producers, label A& R and industry professionals
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ProAudio Outlet – New! Come Check Us Out…

Ableton Live. Maximized. From April 1st to April 30th: Customers who buy Ableton Suite 8 (including EDU versions) will get a MAX for Live (MSRP $299) FREE. A Max for Live Serial will automatically be added to the account of any customer who purchases during April. As a part of the offer, Ableton will also
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IPR, Rhymsayers at Teen Tech Kick-Off

Tuesay, March 8th – MVStudio and Teen Tech works with Minneapolis and suburban libraries to give teens a creative outlet in the media arts. Librarian Cynthia Matthias says the program wasn’t originally focused on audio; the library had acquired free software for graphic and video game design. Some of this software began to time out
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Compression VS Dynamics: Which Do You Prefer?

If you’re an “old school” listener and grew up with vinyl and cassette tape being your medium, you probably have more of an appreciation for recording dynamics than new school peeps do. Even if you have to constantly ride your stereo’s level to keep your auditory environment comfortable, I’d be willing to bet you prefer dynamic
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Battle Winner The 4onthefloor Rocks Varsity Theater

Friday, March 4th – The Varsity Theater was hopping with IPR students and a whole lot of gritty music fans. They were gathered to watch the final three competitors battle for a slot to perform at VitaMn Magazine’s Are You Local?, South By Southwest (SXSW)  stage. Jeremy Messersmith, Ben Weaver, and Phantom Tails will share the
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Digital Photography Portfolio Finale – March 16th!

The Winter 2011 Digital Photography class invites all students, faculty and staff to a final portfolio showing on March 16, 2011 from 1pm – 2pm in the student lounge. Featured artists include: Babatunde Adewumi, Ben Anderson, Erin Finnegan, Grant Frazier, Megan Schueller, George Shannon, Darien Washington and Mitchell West We look forward to seeing you there!

The Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) Battle of the Beats

Friday March 4th was IPR’s quarterly Battle of the Beats.  If you haven’t been to this event in the past I highly recommend attending one. The atmosphere was electric.  Smiling faces, laughter and good music filled the air. Some of IPR’s most talented producers competed in this single elimination showdown in order to be crowned
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Daylight Savings Time is this Sunday!

Daylight Savings Time is this Sunday! At 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March, we set our clocks forward one hour ahead of Standard Time (“Spring forward,” even though Spring doesn’t begin until late March, several weeks after the start of Daylight Saving Time). We “Fall back” at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday
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