Sound Works on site for CRRC Ground Breaking

CRRC Groundbreaking

Mokena, IL – Sound Works Productions recently had the pleasure of providing Audio, Press Feeds, Lighting, Structural Decor and Video for the ground breaking of the new CRRC plant which, once built, will be producing the new line of CTA trains. Sound Works implemented a JBL VRX Constant Curvature system for FOH PA, controlled by a Midas M32R. Video was handled by a Black Magic ATEM Studio HD Switcher feeding multiple 80″ LED Displays. Lighting was handled by two dozen moving head fixtures in the air along with 60 up lights surrounding the tent walls.

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Sound Works Productions to host MIDAS M32 Release Party

MIDAS M32 Launch Party

Sound Works Productions MIDAS M32 Release Party


Palos Heights, IL – Sound Works Productions will be hosting a MIDAS M32 Release Party on October, 7th 2014 in Palos Heights, IL.  The long awaited flagship mixing console will feature the legendary MIDAS sound with an accessible price point and user interface.  Slated for release in the coming month, a very limited number will make their way into customers in the midwest through the end of the year.

“We want to celebrate the MIDAS M32 release with an event for our clients and partners, but also try to leave it as open to the public as we can for everyone,”  says Daniel Nickleski, Co-Owner and COO for Sound Works Productions. “We’re all very excited and anxious to start using it.”

The company will demo the M32 along side a MIDAS Pro2 and the Behringer X32 series products.  Attendees will be able to get hands on experience with the console to get a feeling for its user interface and sound.

Among the features that will set the M32 apart include 32 MIDAS Pre-amps, 25 time-aligned and phase-coherent mix buses, AES50 networking that will allow up to 96 inputs and 96 outputs, open architecture to allow for future 96 kHz operation, and 192 kHz analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters.  In addition to the cutting edge hardware inside, MIDAS worked with a designer from Bentley Motors to give the desk a unique style uncommon for the audio industry.

“The event will have limited number of spaces to ensure that our guests will be able to get one-on-one time with the MIDAS M32” says Sam Boren, Vice President, Business Development.  “We want our clients and partners to have exclusive access to the console before it becomes readily available.”

The event will be in Palos Heights on October 7th from 6-9pm and is by-invite only, however anyone can request an invite by contacting a Sound Works Productions Account Manager.  Requests will be granted as space allows and registration is open.  Refreshments will be available for purchase on-site.

Sound Works is currently offering a pre-sale opportunity to any party that is interested.  Please contact a Sound Works Productions Account Manager for more information.

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UPDATE: Due to the positive response, this event is now open to the public.  Please visit our registration page to sign up!

Sound Works and Listen Technologies team up at AccessChicago

June 18th, 2014 – Frankfort, IL – Sound Works Productions and Listen Technologies are teaming up at the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) AccessChicago trade show on Thursday July 17th, 2014 at Navy Pier.  The companies will be showcasing Assistive Listening Systems (ALS) and discussing the ADA requirements for public spaces.

AccessChicago is the City’s signature event for the disability community and the Midwest’s premier exhibition of services and products for people with disabilities and is FREE and open to the public.

Hosted by MOPD the expo promotes the independence and inclusion of people with all types of disabilities by showcasing Chicago’s wide range of accessible venues, products and services.

Attendees can register for the free, open-to-the-public event using Eventbright.


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Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery partners with Sound Works for Memorial Day Service

Lincoln Memorial Cemetery Sound WorksELWOOD, IL – Sound Works Productions, Inc., helped the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery with their annual Memorial Day service this Monday, May 26th. The event draws thousands who wish to pay their respects to the men and women who have served our country in the armed forces.

The audio system provided clear reproduction of the Joliet American Legion Band, the Elwood and Coal City grade school choir, and several guest speakers – including Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln re-enactors.

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Sound Works Pro Tapped for Philfest, Chooses NEXO and Yamaha

Release Date: May 15, 2014

Philfest is an annual collaboration between A&O Productions and Students for Ecological and Environmental Development (SEED) at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The event features bluegrass and folk music as part of an effort to promote environmental awareness and also raises money for the Rocky Mountain Institute, a non-profit aimed at the sustainable use of resources. The day is held in honor of Phil Semmer, a former SEED member, who passed away while studying abroad.

Held this year in early May at Northwestern on the Norris Center’s East Lawn, Sound Works Productions, Inc. of Frankfort, Ill. was once again tapped to provide audio production. This year, the sound company provided five NEXO GEO S12’s flown, two RS18’s Ray Subs per side ground stacked with two NEXO PS10s speakers used for front fills, all driven with their NEXO NX4x4 amp rack. A Yamaha M7CL was used at front of house with anLS9 at monitors. The Deadly Gentleman from Boston headlined, followed by Sunnyside Up, and Todd Kessler.

“The GEO S12 system sounds amazing, is easy to setup and fly from a mobile SL100 stage, and gets the coverage we need for the Norris Center East Lawn,” states Sam Boren, Vice President of Business Development, Sound Works Productions, Inc.

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Sound Works Pro with the Andy Grammer Spring Tour

Andy Grammer TourParachute about to take the stage on the Andy Grammer Spring tour. Audio and Lighting packages provided by Sound Works! [Read more…]

Sound Works Pro teams up with Charity Fashion Show

UNITY Charity Fashion ShowSound Works Productions provides Audio and Lighting for the 2013 Northwestern University Charity Fashion Show.

The Sixth Annual UNITY Charity Fashion Show was held Sunday, April 7th, at 7 PM in the Louis Room in the Norris Center. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Porchlight Counseling Services, a non-profit organization based in Evanston that seeks to provide free counseling and support to sexual assault victims. Visit Porchlight’s Facebook page to find out more about their cause.