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June 2015

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The next meeting of the Chicago Section of the Audio Engineering Society is:
7:30pm on Tuesday June 30, 2015

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TOPIC: Multi-Track Sound Recording for Episodic and Feature Production

Jon Tatooles
DATE: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
7:30pm; Dinner at 6:30pm (optional)

LOCATION: Shure Incorporated, 5800 W. Touhy Ave, Niles, IL 60714

DIRECTIONS: When arriving by car, approach from the east by heading west on Touhy, then turn right into the parking lot just east of the Shure building, which is on the corner of Touhy and Lehigh. DO NOT turn left into parking lot from Touhy heading east, as this is illegal and you may get a traffic ticket. Enter at the employee entrance on the east side of the building and register at the guard desk. A valid driver's license must be presented at the guard desk when registering.

DINNER: Dinner (optional but please RSVP) will begin at 6:30pm. Dinner reservation required - contact Treasurer Riva Oliveira at by Monday, June 29th. 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.

About The Presentation

Production sound for live action motion picture and episodic television has changed dramatically over the last several years. With the ever-increasing pace of production, plus more unscripted dialog and multi-camera shooting, production sound has had to evolve their techniques, workflow, equipment, and knowledge to successfully record location sound.

Jon Tatooles of Sound Devices will discuss the practical considerations of sound recording on a live action motion picture production. He will discuss the need and application of multi-track audio recording, including automatic mixing for unscripted dialog. Timecode synchronization, metadata management, file workflow, and file management will also be discussed. Representative products will be on hand.

About This Month's Speaker

Jon Tatooles started his audio career right out of Northwestern University answering the 800 number for Shure Brothers in 1989. In 1998, he and Matt Anderson started Sound Devices, a company dedicated to building specialized products for sound-for picture. Jon is co-founder and holds the position of Chief Business Development Officer. A well-known industry leader, for the last 16 years Jon has traveled to customers worldwide learning and teaching sound and video production.

Since their 2004 introduction of the 744T Portable Production Audio Recorder, Sound Devices products have been essential tools for sound mixers working in television and feature production. The company’s innovative products have won the prestigious Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Technical Achievement Award for Production five times. Award winning products include their 744T, 788T, 664, 633, and 970. In 2012 Sound Devices expanded its product offering with its first video recorder, the PIX 240. Now, Sound Devices makes a line of production video recorders under the Video Devices brand.

Upcoming Meetings

ELECTIONS: We would like to hold elections at the beginning of the June 30th meeting for Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. Kerry J Haps will review nominations that were offered at our last meeting in May and also open the floor for any new nominations. Voting (a show of hands) will then be held among AES members.

Recap Writers Needed!
Anyone interested in helping our section by writing a recap (like the ones under Past Meeting Recaps) following one of our meetings, please notify an officer. Recap writers will get a
free AES coffee mug – plus their work will be published on the AES web site and in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society! You can't beat press like that!

Meeting Ideas / Openings for Presenters
If you or someone you know is making strides in audio, or you have a meeting idea, please alert any one of the section officers. We are still organizing programs for this year's presentations and are looking for interesting topics.

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