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Studiophile: December 2012

Studiophile: December 2012

| November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

When Dungeon Of Noise studio owner/engineer A.J. Storm took ownership of the former ARS Studio space in Alsip, he started planning upgrades to the space (which was founded in the glam-rock year of 1974) immediately. The latest and largest puzzle piece was the purchase of the “Mercedes” of studio consoles: a Solid State Logic SL9056J. […]

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Studiophile: November 2012

Studiophile: November 2012

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Longtime studio owner/engineer Michael Kolar has upgraded his Chicago-based SOUNDSCAPE STUDIOS with Carl Tatz Design‘s (CTD) acclaimed PhantomFocus System, a monitor tuning protocol that stands above all other possible control room upgrades. “When you can mix from instinct and taste as opposed to compensating for playback anomalies, the sky is the limit,” Kolar contends. “At […]

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Studiophile: October 2012

Studiophile: October 2012

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Following the untimely death of legendary Grammy-winning songwriter and studio boffin Joe South, the owner of SONGWERKS RECORDING in Addison, Robert Mackey, took time to reflect on his professional friendship with South (pictured above left, with Mackey) who performed on his band’s (AVM) cover of “Hush,” (made famous by Deep Purple), recorded at Songwerks. “It […]

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Studiophile: September 2012

Studiophile: September 2012

| August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Chicago-based Empires recently finished recording their second full-length album, Garage Hymns at HEDGEHOG STUDIOS in Chicago. The band’s self-produced debut album, Howl, garnered a considerable amount of attention when it was released in 2008, and now (with its new release) the band feels that they have found the sound they’ve been searching for all along. […]

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Studiophile: August 2012

Studiophile: August 2012

| July 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Chicago-based We Feed Alone has tracked and mastered its self-titled debut. The CD was produced, recorded, and mixed by Steven Gillis (Filter, Naked Raygun, Munroe) at Transient Sound in Chicago.

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Studiophile: July 2012

Studiophile: July 2012

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Thomas Pace will release his fifth solo album, Shaking Faith, on Saturday, July 7th at Martyrs’ in Chicago. This is the seventh album recorded with Pace at Uptown Recording with Matt Denny (owner and engineer).

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Studiophile: June 2012

Studiophile: June 2012

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Yakuza are following up their Pro-found Lore debut, Of Seismic Consequence, which was jonesed on several national 2010 “best-of” end-of-year lists and was widely heralded as the band’s best album to date.

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Studiophile: May 2012

Studiophile: May 2012

| May 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Heavy South Siders Delightful Downfall — featuring Mike Kehoe, Joey Hammond, Nick Barelli, Alex Vincent, and Steve Eldridge — finished drum tracking at Chicago Recording Company in Chicago for Wild And Reckless

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Studiophile: April 2012

Studiophile: April 2012

| March 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Scott Lucas is best known as the singer/guitarist for the two-man, Chicago rock band Local H. But recently, he has broadened his musical scope and greatly expanded his lineup, pulling together a collective of musicians

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Studiophile: March 2012

Studiophile: March 2012

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Million Yen engineer/producer Jeff Dean has formed a hardcore “supergroup” with the legendary Vic Bondi (Articles Of Faith), Derek Grant (Alkaline Trio), and Joe Principe (Rise Against). The band is going by the name Dead Ending, and seminal label Alternative Tentacles

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Studiophile: February 2012

Studiophile: February 2012

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dot Dot Dot returned to the studio, this time with producer/mixer Tadpole (Plain White T’s, 3 Doors Down, Finger Eleven, Disturbed). Working out of Parka Studios in Berwyn, they say they’ve continued the direction of III, which itself was a marked departure from their early poppier sounds.

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Studiophile: January 2012

Studiophile: January 2012

| December 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s been six years since the release of her debut album . . . this side of yesterday, but January marks the return of indie-folk singer/songwriter Martha Berner. Her long-awaited full-length follow-up, Fool’s Fanatsy, also bears the stamp of her new band, The Significant Others.

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Studiophile: December 2011

Studiophile: December 2011

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

STROBE RECORDING in Chicago is hosting Strobe Sessions #43 a live, in-studio performance on December 15th with appearances by Brokeback and Electric Hawk, an instrumental power trio from Chicago, featuring guitarist Michael Burns, bassist Graham Mclachlan, and drummer Noah Leger.

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Studiophile: November 2011

Studiophile: November 2011

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

The ‘Evolution’ Of Recording It’s been crazy!” says J.C. Pasquale, owner of Evolution Recording in Elgin. “The past six months have been real busy at the studio.” With 30 years-plus in the industry as a touring musician, songwriter, and recording artist, Pasquale’s dream of owning his own commercial studio came to fruition a little over […]

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Studiophile: September 2011

Studiophile: September 2011

| August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Recording In Hi-Style With a voice that channels the spirit of Little Richard and James Brown, JD McPherson recorded his debut album, Signs & Signifiers, for Hi-Style Records, in the local label’s hometown studio.

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