Chicago's Finest Audio Engineering

Specializing in Recording, Mixing, and Mastering.


Located in Chicago, Mystery Street Recording is a creative and professional studio for recording, mixing, and mastering. With our carefully selected collection of analog and digital recording gear, and an experienced engineering staff, you’ll walk away with the album you’ve been dreaming of.

We are musicians and performers, so we understand what it is like to be “on the other side of the glass”. We strive to provide a hassle free environment and ensure that your recording session suits your specific needs, giving you the freedom to pull off the performance of a lifetime and have a great time doing it!

Mystery Street offers the city’s best hourly band rehearsal spaces.  All of our rooms come stocked with a full back line so you can just plug in and play. Plus, you earn free recording time for every hour you rehearse! Use the space to practice, write, give lessons, or to simply crank up your amp and bang on some drums without bugging the neighbors!

Recommended by the Library of Congress, our state-of-the-art Audio Preservation Lab is your one-stop-shop for audio preservation, restoration and audio format transfer projects. There is almost no format that we cannot transfer, so bring in your old open reel tapes, DATS, cassettes, vinyl records or 78 records, CDs, wire recordings, and more. The time is now to have your audio cared for by Chicago’s most trusted preservation facility! Schedule an appointment to drop off your project in Chicago or LaSalle County, take advantage of our at-home pick up/delivery services, or ship your project to us.

We also offer many other audio services including studio rental for freelance engineers, voice over recording, audiobook production, podcast recording, live sound engineering, gear rentals, in-studio or virtual audio lessons, and karaoke recording parties for kids or adults!



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Mystery Street Recording Company is more than just another business, its a community. We see it like this… if you are making and recording music, our industry will progress and we will all do well; engineers, producers, musicians, venues, labels, and record stores alike. By working together and sharing our talents and resources, we can keep the music industry alive and kicking. What this means for you is that we will do everything we can to help you become successful in the industry and for us, well, we just hope you’ll stay with us along the way.

In the greater community, Mystery Street has partnered with a number of non-profit groups by donating our time, providing raffle prizes, and lending out equipment when needed.

Brave Space Alliance– The first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, dedicated to creating and providing affirming, culturally competent, for-us by-us resources, programming, and services for LGBTQ individuals on the South and West sides of the city. Brave Space Alliance strives to empower, embolden, and educate each other through mutual aid, knowledge-sharing, and the creation of community-sourced resources as we build toward the liberation of all oppressed peoples. 

The Night Ministry– The Night Ministry compassionately provides housing, health care, outreach, spiritual care, and social services to adults and youth who struggle with homelessness, poverty, and loneliness. The Night Ministry accepts individuals as they are and offers support as they seek to improve their lives. 

Indie Lab– A grassroots, community based, science lab which seeks to re-imagine scientific development through direct participation and free distribution of scientific knowledge.

Warehouse Workers for Justice  A worker center fighting for stable, living-wage jobs in warehouses and distribution centers

Make-A-Wish: Illinois Every year, nearly 1,200 children in Illinois are newly diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Make-A-Wish® believes that wishes are an important part of the overall care and treatment of these children. Each wish offers the opportunity for a joyous, life-changing experience.

Metropolitan Tenants Organization – Educate, organize and empower tenants to have a voice in the decisions that affect the affordability and availability of safe, decent and accessible housing.

Iraq Veterans Against the War – Dedicated to the mobilization of the military community to withdraw its support for the war and occupation in Iraq.  IVAW is leading the movement of veterans and GIs who are working to bring the troops home now.

Punk Rock Karaoke Chicago –  DIY, fund-raising event that benefits small, independent community groups.

Jail Guitar Doors Founded by M5C’s Wayne Kramer, Jail Guitar Doors is a non-profit organization that provides musical instruments and mentorship to help rehabilitate, through the transformative power of music, people in prison and youth on track to the prison system.

Bear Necessities– A non-profit organization dedicated to helping provide for the immediate needs of families with kids battling pediatric cancer and organizing customized experiences to brighten the lives of children going through cancer.

Industrial Workers of the World  – A member-run union for all workers, a union dedicated to organizing on the job, in our industries and in our communities. IWW members are organizing to win better conditions today and build a world with economic democracy tomorrow. We want our workplaces run for the benefit of workers and communities rather than for a handful of bosses and executives.