Chicago's Recording and Rehearsal Studio

Mystery Street Recording Company - Chicago Recording Studio


Control Room

The main control room is the place where engineers do their magic! The room itself built on the stage of the former Lunar Cabaret Jazz Club which once resided in our building.

Most production, mixing, and recording is done using the 32 analog/96 virtual track Pro-Tools HD2 System and our Amek Big 44 Analog Console.

We also have three sets of studio monitors to check mixes. This ensures that what you hear in the studio will translate on other systems.

This room is occupied by some of the industry’s most pristine pre-amps, the crown jewels of reverb and compression, and some of the most interesting effects and delays we could find. (See, GEAR for full listing of outboard gear).

Centrally located in the building, our Control Room has direct line of sight into Studio A, Studio B, and the Isolation Booth, which makes communication between engineer and musicians extremely comfortable.

Learn about our awesome Ecoplate Reverb here!

Studio A

This is our main tracking room where musicians pull their tricks! Come be amazed at how enormous your drums will sound and how clear and present acoustic instruments are in here!

The heavy blue velvet curtains hanging from rollers on the ceiling of Studio A allow us to either brighten or dampen the room acoustics depending on what kind of sound is called for at the time.

Studio A has direct line of sight into the Control Room and into Studio B.

This room also doubles as a rehearsal area.

Studio B

Studio B was our former control room and was the scene of the infamous Mystery Street fire. In this room you might feel an almost ghastly presence as you look around at our photos of the post-fire ruins.

Standing in Studio B, you will have direct line of sight into Studio A and the Control Room.

During recording sessions, Studio B acts as our primary isolation room. It also doubles as a rehearsal room.

Studio C

Another isolation room with a totally different sound and vibe than Studio A or B. This room is hall-style with a unique sonic character. Studio C houses our 100 year old, refurbished upright grand piano.

Isolation Booth

An isolation booth, just off of the Control Room. Great for a tight pop vocal sound or as another place to isolate a player/instrument from the rest of the group in a live studio recording situation.