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OFFICERS:
Rob Gillis, President
Reid Hyams, Vice-President
Rebecca Francescatti, Secretary
Crystal Olsen, Treasurer
Fran Allen-Leake, EARDRUM Editor
Danny Leake, EARDRUM Editor


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THE OFFICIAL EARS WEBSITE!

EARS: The Engineering And Recording Society of Chicago, is an independent (not-for-profit) group dedicated to the advancement of excellence in audio production. EARS welcomes all recording engineers, producers, live sound mixers, studio owners, as well as musicians, students, enthusiasts, and pro-audio representatives alike. Our meetings usually take place on the last Tuesday of every month. Meetings are held at a a variety of recording studios, radio stations, live sound venues, and manufacturers' facilities. The subject matter ranges from gear shoot-outs to discussions of recording techniques and myriad issues encountered today in an ever-evolving and increasingly complex recording industry.

Many years ago, a handful of Chicago engineers ran into each other at an AES show in New York and realized that they met more away from town than they did back home and maybe they ought to do something about it. The concept of EARS was born: a monthly social get-together where friends and competitors would meet in an atmosphere of fun and friendship to talk about gear, business, and music. So it was and so it's been these past 27 years. We encourage all participants to attend the meetings with an inquisitive attitude and a thirst for adventure in audio! EARS meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday of every month so mark your calendar and join us!

RIP ERIC ROTH 1969-2014

NEXT EARS EVENT:
TUESDAY, APRIL 29TH - 6PM
EARS, COLUMBIA COLLEGE and CIMMFEST:
THE SOUND OF STYX LIVE:
THE MAKING OF THE GRAND ILLUSION/PIECES OF EIGHT CONCERT FILM
Columbia College's Film Row Cinema 1104 S Wabash Ave - 8th Floor

EARS is pleased to team up with the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest) and Columbia College in a showing of the 2011 film, STYX LIVE: THE GRAND ILLUSION/PIECES OF EIGHT. This outstanding concert film highlights a live performance of two of the Chicago-born group’s multi-platinum albums. It was filmed at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, with 11 HD cameras. We can say that this is one of the best concert films ever made- absolutely technically superb.

There will be an interactive live Q&A with the talented individuals who made the movie happen following the screening. Executive Producer Terry Fryer, Audio MIxer/Producer Gary Loizzo, Recording Engineer Timothy Powell, Mastering Engineer Danny Leake, Executive/Film Producer Stephen Warner, and Video Wall Content Director Steven A. Jones will be joined by Styx founder James "JY" Young in a lively discussion of the making of this cinematic gem. This serves as a preview of the amazing CIMMfest that officially begins on May 1st.


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EARS Jukebox is the playlist featuring the recordings, productions, and performances of our own members to showcase and share their work and talents with the recording community. Click on the waveform to FF or REWIND the track. To leave comments on a particular track, click on the gray bar below the waveform and follow the link. The playlist is updated regularly so check back for new additions. Learn how to upload tracks here...
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