We Have Moved!

Mokena, IL – Sound Works Productions has recently moved from their location in Frankfort, IL to a 8,500sqf location off of Rt 45 and I80 in Mokena, IL.

Sound Works Productions, INC

19015 s Jodi Road

Suite D

Mokena, IL 60448

Sound Works adds to their Nexo S12 Inventory

Mokena, IL – Sound Works Productions recently added to their Nexo S12, RS18, and NX4x4 inventory to better serve their growing list of clients and partners. For more info on Sound Works Nexo inventory please contact an account manager today!

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.

For more information on this event and many others please visit us on Facebook. www.facebook.com/soundworksproductions

Sound Works adds to Video Capabilities with ATEM 2

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Frankfort, IL – Sound Works Productions added to it’s arsenal of video and presentation capabilities with a Black Magic ATEM 2 M/E Production 4K switcher.  After utilizing a wide variety of video switchers for its Conference Technology Solutions events, the company extensively reviewed the options available and chose the ATEM 2 for its flexibility and future-proof I/O.

“The video production market is saturated with legacy technology,” says Sam Boren, VP, Business Development, “and the rest of world is moving forward.  The decision to bring an ATEM system followed our company philosophy – we master the most cutting edge technology to meet the evolving needs of our clients.”

The ATEM 2 features 4K compatibility, up to 20 inputs and media bank, dual program and multiple auxiliary outputs, multi layer upstream and downstream keyers, creative and custom transitions and video effects, and SuperSource technology which allows multiple inputs to be displayed in custom arrangements on a single display. The switcher can even be connected to a WiFi network and controlled with an iPad.

“When we pair this switcher with our inventory of scan converters and scalers we get an extremely flexible system. We’re able to accept any video format, upscale to the best possible resolution, and send it any type of projector or display. Utilizing SDI cabling allows us to send the signal up to 300′ – significantly farther than HDMI.” says Eric Lindholm, CEO, who has been the leading the effort to bolster the companies video capabilities.

To round out the system, Sound Works has also added an Apple MacBook Pro 15″ with Retina Display to it’s rental inventory.  The new high performance computer will allow for control of the switcher and the input scan converters, in addition to being a flexible content player for videos, slide shows and other media.

For more information on the ATEM product line, visit their website here.

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Sound Works to Provide Sound and Participate in Walk to End ALZ


Bourbonnais, IL – Sound Works Productions will provide sound equipment and technicians to the Chicagoland area Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraisers, in addition to participating with a team in the walk in Bourbonnais, IL.  This is the fourth year Sound Works has been involved with the associations local fundraisers.

In addition to providing the sound system at the Bourbonnais event,  Sound Works participated in the walk with a team comprised of staff and family.  “We are exposed to many charity events throughout the year, and Alzheimer’s research is a cause that is very close to my family,” said Daniel Nickleski, Sound’s Works’ co-owner, COO and team captain.  “We were very glad to help make the events successful and get the chance to raise some money at the same time.” Raising nearly $2,500 in donations, the Sound Works team was the top business at the Bourbonnais event.

This year’s walks include Bourbonnais, Glenview and Loves Park on Saturday, September 20th; Joliet on Sunday the 21st, Montrose Harbor and Lake in the Hills on Sunday the 28th, and Libertyville on October 12th.

To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s –  www.alz.org

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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.

For more information on the MIDAS M32 release, please visit http://www.midasconsoles.com/

Please visit our Facebook page for updates on the release at https://www.facebook.com/SoundWorksProductions

UPDATE: Due to the positive response, this event is now open to the public.  Please visit our registration page to sign up! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sound-works-midas-m32-release-party-registration-12921319013

Sound Works joins MPI


Frankfort, IL – As part of a continuing effort to increase company awareness and industry presence, Sound Works Productions has joined Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) Chicago Area Chapter.  Joining with event planners and other event industry suppliers, the company hopes to bring their technical expertise to the association and a greater understanding of the event industry to it’s clients.

Meeting Professionals International is the meeting and event industry’s largest and most vibrant global community, helps our members thrive by providing human connections to knowledge and ideas, relationships, and marketplaces for meeting professionals in the Chicago Area.

The vision is activated by using four strategies:

  • EVOLVE to a global community,
  • RE-IMAGINE business relationship with its chapters,
  • ELEVATE the member conversation and experience, and
  • BUILD a great organization.

MPI membership is comprised of more than 24,000 members belonging to 70 chapters and clubs worldwide. More than 1,000 members strong, the Chicago Area Chapter is the largest chapter in MPI. In addition to its distinction in terms of membership size, dedication and involvement, the chapter is also one of the founding chapters and rich with industry history.

Sound Works Productions is also a member of Chicago Southland, Discover DuPage, and Meet Chicago Northwest Convention and Visitors Bureaus.

For more information on MPI’s Chicago chapter, click here!


Sound Works Works Through Holiday Weekend

Frankfort, IL – While many folks take a half day to get a jump start on a long weekend for the 4th of July, Sound Works is just getting started.  You can see our crew and gear out all over the Chicagoland area this weekend!

  • Touring gear with Andy Grammar at House of Blues
  • Front of House Engineering for Trippin’ Billies in Mount Prospect
  • Riverside 3rd of July Fireworks
  • CD and ME Weekly Thursday Night Entertainment
  • Calumet City Thursday Night Fireworks
  • Bolingbrook Golf Club 4th of July Fireworks
  • Orland Park 4th of July
  • Tinley Park 4th of July
  • Front of House Engineering for Trippin’ Billies in Lisle
  • Keith Semple band in Leaf River

Come check out some great entertainment with the best guys in the business, and have a safe holiday weekend!

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Sound Works Provides Audio for ITU Triathlon

Grant Park, Chicago – Sound Works Productions provided multifaceted audio system for the ITU Triathlon at Buckingham Fountain in Chicago’s downtown Grant Park on June 27th through 29th.

The main system covered 360° around the fountain, including the trade expo area, viewing grandstands, and finish line.   In addition, a bi-directional point-to-point system using Shure PSM900 and helical antenna’s to pass audio send audio from the fountain across Lake Shore Drive to Queens Landing, where a secondary system was in use and sending audio back to the main area.  A third system was placed at the south end of Grant Park.

Sound Works utilized over 30 loudspeakers to cover the three transition areas.

Read more about the ITU Chicago Triathlon here!

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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.


Learn more about Listen Technologies from their website, here!  Check out their Facebook, here!

Learn more about AccessChicago from the City of Chicago website, here!

Visit the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Facebook page, here!AccessChicago_Logo