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April 2015 Meeting: Tom Fine

The Audio Society of Minnesota will have its next meeting on Tuesday, April 21st, from 7-9 PM. 

Our guest speaker for April will be engineer and archivist Tom Fine, son of high fidelity recording pioneers C.R and W.C. Fine. The Fines were active studio owners and engineers in the Golden Age of stereophonic recording, and creators of the most successful series of vinyl ever produced. Original Mercury Records’ Living Presence records are prized by collectors, and the material has been reissued in modern formats as well.

Mr. Fine will present a history of the company his parents built, along with a survey of the studios and gear that was used. He’ll also discuss the gear and processes he uses today. Audio examples will be provided and a Q&A will follow, paying particular attention to recordings made in the Twin Cities.

Some discussion of past releases of these recordings can be found at Stereophile.

As always, lively discussion and snacks will follow.

Meetings are held at:
Pavek Museum of Broadcasting
3517 Raleigh Avenue
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Refreshments are served; guests, visitors, and new members are welcome to attend.


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