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    Please log in to RSVP for our new Mastering Event

    Private Location (Members Only)
    Nov 12, 2012 6:45 PM
    @Private Location (Members Only)
    Downtown SF
    San Francisco, CA


    Register now or log in to see details for our November Mastering event! We have a fantastic event in store for BARMMAP members. Highly revered mastering engineer Michael Romanowski will be leading this event focusing on some potential techniques for specific mastering applications. Light refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited so this event is open only to members who confirm attendance via RSVP at http://barmmap.com. Friends that are not yet members and want to attend can join BARMMAP for free at our website. After they are confirmed as members, they can register for the event on the site after logging in. You will need to be logged in to see this event (under “EVENTS-Upcoming”) and to RSVP.


    Admission will be based on DONATION. There is no set fee but we do recommend a minimum of $2 so we can keep these events happening. This is not required but donate more or less if you can. We are community-powered! Every bit helps.

    Some things of note: Check out our members-only and public forums at BARMMAP.com. Feel free to use this resource to add your own tips or questions, discuss events that have happened or that you want to see, or network for projects. We are always open to suggestions for BARMMAP so let us know what ideas you have.

    You must RSVP on our site to get in. Thank you all and I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

    McKay Garner


    Acoustics: Design and Applications for Recording and Mixing with Evan Reiley

    SAE San Francisco
    Oct 23, 2012 6:30 PM
    @SAE San Francisco
    450 Bryant Street, Suite 100
    San Francisco, CA 94107


    We are very pleased to announce the latest BARMMAP event! On Tuesday October 23rd, we will be hosting:

    Acoustics: Design and Applications for Recording and Mixing with Evan Reiley

    This event will focus on factors of room environments that determine what you and your microphones hear in the studio. Acoustics have been paramount considerations in my own recording and mixing projects, so I am very excited to have Evan Reiley share his expertise on the subject with the BARMMAP community!

    This event is $2.00. Yup, $2.00.

    The event is only open to REGISTERED BARMMAP Members, so register for free now at http://barmmap.com to RSVP. If you do not RSVP, you will not be admitted to the event, sorry 🙂

    Doors open at 6:30 and there will be open networking until the start of the presentation at 7:30 PM

    Water and light snacks will be provided (i.e. chips, granola bars).

    There will be a waiting list, so if you do sign up and the capacity has been reached, you may still be bumped onto the Going list if others cancel before the event. Stay tuned to your e-mail!

    Thanks go out to Evan Reiley, Cliff Tune, Ivo Ivanoff and the SAE team for hosting the event, Aaron Reppert for keeping the website working, Kariz Matic, and many others in our community that make all of this possible!

    About Evan Reiley:

    Evan Reiley Head Shot

    Evan Reiley has a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from UC Santa Cruz. He has over 20 years of experience specializing in music/film/TV/radio/post studios, luxury
    screening theaters, and performing arts venues. He has worked in the fields of audio electronics, music recording/production/performance, and live sound reinforcement. He has been a freelance producer, engineer, and musician since 1992. Evan has been in about 15 bands and plays guitar, pedal steel, lap steel, bass, drums, and is beginning to learn banjo and keyboard instruments. He worked at Summit Audio doing electronics engineering for analog signal processors as well as at Pack Associates focusing on acoustics. Evan worked for 9 years as chief engineer at Performance Media Industries designing acoustics and AV systems for theaters and studios. He also worked as a freelance live sound engineer for drama theaters and performing bands. Evan has invented and patented room acoustic treatment devices, engineered a surround sound calibration DVD, developed audio signal processors from prototype to manufactured products, and contributed to 50+ music albums. He has developed clean AC power design and signal routing management for complex AV systems. Evan uses 3D computer modeling software (EASE) and advanced in-room measurement systems (TEF) to design and tune system acoustic and electro-acoustic performance.

    McKay Garner- BARMMAP founder


    The first BARMMAP Non-Event Event

    SAE San Francisco
    Feb 28, 2012 7:00 PM
    @SAE San Francisco
    450 Bryant Street, Suite 100
    San Francisco, CA 94107


    Announcing the first ever BARMMAP Non-Event Event! I’ve been planning to do this for a while and now is as good a time as any. Many of you have requested more networking and hang out time, so let’s do it! On Tuesday February 28th at SAE in SF, we will be having an event for just that (mostly). I will set aside some time to open the floor for discussion on topics of your choosing. This will be more of a casual approach than our usual presentation-based events. The evening should be a great night talking about audio and meeting new and familiar faces. I will try to set up chairs nearly in-the-round so we can see who has what to say and hear each other accordingly. I have set up a thread in the BARMMAP.com Public Forum for your suggestions of discussion topics if you’d like to propose some ideas in advance. I hope you’ll join us!

    Due to limited space, only those RSVP’ing YES will be admitted to the event.

    SAE is located at 450 Bryant Street in San Francisco.
    The doors will open at 6:30.
    This event is $2 as usual.

    See you there!

    McKay Garner


    Mastering Techniques and Discussion with Michael Romanowski

    Oct 19, 2011 7:00 PM
    832 Folsom Street
    San Francisco, CA 94122


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    Admission is $2 for this event.

    Wednesday October 19, 2011 has a fantastic event in store for BARMMAP members. Highly revered mastering engineer Michael Romanowski will be leading this event focusing on some potential techniques for specific mastering applications. Michael will be on the mastering panel at this year’s AES show in New York and will be revealing some of his AES presentation here to our local BARMMAP community. This event will be held at Pyramind in San Francisco at their 832 Folsom address. Doors open at 6:45 for seating and networking. The presentation will start at 7:30. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is a whopping 2 dollars as usual. Seating is limited so this event is open only to members who confirm attendance via RSVP here at http://barmmap.com. It’s been a while since the last event and I look forward to seeing many of you again and meeting some new people!

    Here is some background on Michael Romanowski:

    Michael Romanowski is the owner and chief mastering engineer at Michael Romanowski Mastering in San Francisco, California. He started his audio career as a live sound engineer in Nashville, Tennessee, and quickly went from that to recording, mixing and producing. In 1994, he moved to the San Francisco Bay area and started his mastering career at Rocket Lab, with Mastering Engineers Paul Stubblebine and Ken Lee. Learning from two of the best in the business was invaluable to him as his career moved forward. Michael helped start the mastering room at Sausalito’s Plant Studios in 1999, where he was the chief mastering engineer. In 2001, Michael reunited with Paul Stubblebine in Paul’s mastering room at Hyde Street Studios – the famed Studio C. In 2003, Michael and Paul built two state of the art 5.1 mastering rooms at the former Coast Recorders building, now known as 1340 Mission, where he continues to work today.

    Michael is President of the NARAS Board of Governors, and is the Chairman of the chapter’s Producers & Engineers wing. In addition to his service in music community, Michael teaches at San Francisco State University, and is an active panelist at conferences such as TapeOp, AES, CES, VSAC and NAMM . He is a co-owner of a music label, with Paul Stubblebine and Dan Schmalle, The Tape Project, which only releases direct copies of original analog masters on ¼” and now ½” analog tape. And, he continues to record, mix, produce and perform.

    (510) 882.8555 (studio)

    BARMMAP is a non-profit, volunteer-run, community-based organization that strives to help bridge the gap between those just starting their path in audio and veterans of the craft. Membership is free and there are no dues. Events are VERY affordable and offer a wealth of information, shared experiences, as well as business and social networking opportunities. We strive to keep the environment positive and to encourage an open mind about applied science and accidental genius.

    -McKay Garner, BARMMAP Founder and Head Organizer


    Official Site Launch!

    Jun 29, 2011 7:00 PM
    Bay Area
    San Francisco, CA


    The time is almost here for the office site launch!  We have put a lot of work into getting members their own site to call home.

    In the meantime browse the site.  Mingle with fellow members and get involved.  RSVP to this online event.