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Chicago Section

November 2014

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The next meeting of the Chicago Section of the Audio Engineering Society is:
7:30pm on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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TOPIC: An Evening with Fred Breitberg
HOST: Fred Breitberg

DATE: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
7:30pm (Dinner @ 6:30, optional)
LOCATION: Shure Incorporated, 5800 W. Touhy Ave., Niles IL 60714

About the presentation:

A Chicagoland native and resident, Fred Breitberg has over 20 years of experience in sound design and/or post production for commercials, CD’s, and motion pictures/soundtracks or TV specials. Examples range from McDonalds to United Airlines, Neil Diamond to Muddy Waters, and Aretha Franklin to the Chicago Jazz Orchestra. Fred has offered to spend an evening with our Chicago AES Section and anticipates providing an overview in the following order:

A. Introduction
1. My history - recording studios
2. Technology of the time reflections
3. Sales and Anthropology in audio
4. Spots vs. Records/Film

B. Big Band Recording
1. Philosophy
2. Technology
a. set-up
b. mics
c. capture and mix

C. Q & A

About this month's host:

Fred Breitberg is a professional audio engineer/producer with over twenty years of experience in all aspects of audio recording, post production/sound design, sales and project management, studio operation and management. His extensive experience includes: engineering and/or producing; music and post production recording for television and radio commercials; television broadcast news mixing; television audio post production-sound design, long form program and station promo post production; program acquisition and assembly; CD/Album production; motion picture documentary and industrial sound tracks; acoustic sampling, synthesizer/sample recording, recording in custom environments, computerized console, video sync, and Pro Tools digital work- station operation (Mac & PC); CD, Tape, and Disc mastering, duplication and quality control of product, audio restoration and recovery; forensic audio; control room and studio acoustic design and function; and production consulting.

Dinner (optional but please RSVP) will begin at 6:30pm. Dinner reservation required - contact Treasurer Riva Oliviera at by Monday, Nov. 24th. Jimmy John’s sandwiches will be provided. Please let Riva know if you have a preference for no-cheese and/or vegetarian. Price is $10 for non-members and $8 for members and students

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