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EARS & Sweetwater roll out Pro Tools 11
EARS, Sweetwater, and Avid are excited to roll out Pro Tools 11 and invite you to check out first hand the powerful new features in this latest Pro Tools release.

And yes, you heard right, Avid and Sweetwater will be giving away Pro Tools 11 including an iLok2 to some lucky so and so in our free raffle drawing at the event. The feature presentation will be conducted by none other than Avid's resident Pro Tools expert Jeff Komar who will demo some of the incredible new features offered by Pro Tools 11.

We hope you can join us for some fun, food, drinks, and Pro Tools at the swank and groovy Wall To Wall Recording Studio. A big special thanks to EARS own Chicago Sweetwater sales rep Sam Rogers for helping out with the event. Here's some of the new features right from Avid's website:

The most powerful digital audio workstation just got more powerful. With an all-new, ultra-efficient audio engine, 64-bit performance, and groundbreaking capabilities, Pro Tools 11 enables you to take on the most complex and demanding music and audio post productions with ease, so you can focus on sounding your best.

* Get exponentially more processing power than Pro Tools 10 using the same hardware
* Create bigger, more complex sessions, without holding anything back
* Experience ultra-low latency record monitoring without sacrificing plug-in performance
* Deliver mixes with lightning-fast offline bounce
* Play and edit a wide range of HD video formats right in the Pro Tools timeline

George MAssenburg invite
Mark the date on your calendar because this is one you don't want to miss. AES Chicago is hosting an interactive evening with the brilliant George Massenburg in the beautiful S.N. Shure Theater. Mark Rubel of Pogo Studios will moderate the evening. This is an open event and you do not need to be a member of AES or EARS to attend.

Multiple Grammy and TEC Award-winner George Massenburg is an internationally renowned producer, recording engineer and designer of audio equipment -- a man in love with music, the art of sound reproduction and the recording process. In a career spanning over 30 years, he has worked with such artists as Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Loggins, Journey, Phil Collins, Toto, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, James Taylor, Little Feat, Herbie Hancock, Weather Report, Carly Simon, and Earth, Wind and Fire. He has been nominated many times for the non-classical engineering Grammy, for Record or Album Of The Year in several years, and has won Grammys as producer for Linda Ronstadt's 1996 "Dedicated To The One I Love" and another for Best Engineered Non-Classical Record in 1990, for Linda Ronstadt's "Cry Like A Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind." In 1998 he received the Technical Grammy for Technical Achievement. He also won the Academy of Country Music award for Record Of The Year in 1988 (for "The Trio"). In 1989, he received the Mix Magazine TEC Awards for Producer and Engineer Of The Year (for Little Feat), as well as Engineer Of The Year Award (for Linda Ronstadt) in 1991, and 1992 (for Lyle Lovett). Massenburg has been responsible for engineering some of the most respected recordings of the modern era, as well as creating that mainstay of the recording process, the parametric equalizer.

EARS presents an evening with ED CHERNEY
EARS is pleased as punch to invite industry icon and former Chicago native ED CHERNEY to meet with us at SAE Chicago. Note that this is a completely seperate event from the panel that ED is doing with EARS in conjunction with the Chicago Music Summit on 9.20.2013. So now you have TWO opportunities to hang out with Ed.

Be sure to mark your calendar for this one as we will be hanging out with the one and only ED CHERNEY, especially known for his work with a wide array of artists, among them Iggy Pop, Bob Seger, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna, Eric Clapton, Jann Arden, Jackson Browne, Keb’ Mo, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones, to name just a few. A founding member of the Music Producers Guild of America, Cherney has also served as Governor of the L.A. Chapter of the Recording Academy, and was honored with the Mix Foundation TEC Award as Engineer of the Year. You can read more about Ed here.

Chicago Music Summit
EARS is honored to be working with the City of Chicago in helping to create a panel for the Chicago Music Summit on September 20th,2013. EARS will be conducting a panel with none other than industry icon Ed Cherney, moderated by EARS own Blaise Barton.

We all know Chicago is a global music powerhouse – activated by musicians working across multiple genres at the highest level of artistry. The Chicago Music Summit is a new conference presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to shine a spotlight on Chicago’s innovative and thriving music scene and connect professionals with local and national industry leaders. Featuring panels, concerts, and networking opportunities, the Chicago Music Summit provides free professional development and exposure to support Chicago’s music industry.

More than 20 panels on a wide variety of topics will feature 100+ speakers including representatives from Sony Music Entertainment, Kickstarter, Elastic Arts, Pitchfork, Bonnaroo, SoundCloud, Universal Republic, Live Nation, Lincoln Center, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Monterrey International, and many others.

View the schedule of speakers and topics here and view the program schedule here.

Registration is free but filling up fast so go there now to register. The one day event will take place at:

The Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)
You don't need to be an EARS member to attend these events and we encourage anyone curious about EARS, Pro Tools, or Wall To Wall to come check it out. The Pro Tools meeting begins at 7pm and will be a casual affair with food, beverages, and a lot of the usual networking. A big thanks to Sam Rogers, Sweetwater, Avid, and Jeff Komar for putting on this event. And of course a big thanks to our sponsors Shure, Vintage King, and Gepco for making all of what EARS does possible.

See ya there!


- The Pro Tools event is open to EARS Members and non-members alike.

- Wall To Wall is located at 676 N. LaSalle St.

- Meeting start time = 7pm

- Light food fare will be available compliments of SWEETWATER

- Adult beverages will be available.

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