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


WELCOME TO
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

An EARS Evening at
FORT KNOX
Recording Studio & Rehearsal Facility
www.fortknoxstudios.com
4255 N Knox Avenue
(south of Montrose, just off I-90/Kennedy)
Chicago, IL 60625

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH
7pm-10pm

Featuring a recording session with
DEAN III & THE WAGERS

For EARS Members only: A tour and demonstration of one of the newer studios in the Chicago area. We'll experience a live recording session with the Americana band that is a tenant at Fort Knox's rehearsal facility. We'll have some food, some adult beverages, and a lot of great discussion. EARS members can bring one prospective member. Built new in 2009, Fort Knox offers rehearsal suites, on-site guitar and amp service, indoor load-in, off street parking, free WiFi, 24/7 access, in-house woodworking and fabrication, and of course a fun lounge. Blue Line El Stop/Metra Mayfair.

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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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