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


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

The First Lady Of Children's Music

1328 W Morse Ave., Chicago, IL 60626

EARS is presents this Smithsonian Folkways recording artist who has been recording for 58 years. A multi-cultural artist/educator, she was the first African-American woman to host a major educational television program; a 2004 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner; ASCAP’s 1999 Lifetime Award recipient. Having recently reached her 90th birthday, Ella is not slowing down witnessed by released two all-new CD's earlier this year.

One-On-One With Ella is a live conversation between Ms. Jenkins and Ralph Covert, creator of Ralph’s World. They will discuss the intricacies of recording for children and how technological advances have altered the recording process. They will also use their own instruments to demonstrate various techniques and musical concepts. Sound engineers, music aficionados and educators alike will delight in this opportunity to see, hear, experience and talk to the First Lady of Children’s Music.

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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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