Chicago's Finest Audio Engineering

Specializing in Recording, Mixing, and Mastering.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

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!

THE AUDIO CREW

Joe Tessone

Company President
Lead Engineer / Audio Preservation Specialist / Consultant

  1. Americana/Folk Rock/Roots The Rust Belt Ramblers - Atonement 2:59
  2. Folk/Old Timey/Roots/Female Vocalist Glass Mountain - Crooked Road 2:51
  3. Americana/Western Swing/Roots Ben Porter - Flat Bottom Boat 2:43
  4. Bluegrass/Roots/Acoustic Sometimes Mountain Boys - Back of the Van 4:36
  5. Americana/Country/Roots/Folk Punk Al Scorch & The Country Soul Ensemble - Miss Rosie 2:32
  6. Acoustic/Roots/Male Vocalist Ben Porter - Used To Be Jacob 4:54
  7. Roots/Country/Americana/Folk Gar Clemens - Belle Plaine 5:14
  8. Pop/Cover/Classic/Female Vocalist Becky Gulsvig Ft. Abby Mueller - Watching the River Run 3:09
  9. Acoustic/Pop/Male Vocalist Sean Johnson - Okay with Time 3:42
  10. Rockabilly/Roots/Country/Male Vocalist Michael McDonald- Never Get Out of this World Alive 2:30
  11. Americana/Folk Rock/Roots/Female Vocalist Blue Horse Blue - Since You Told Me 3:33
  12. Rockabilly/Roots/Country/Female Vocalist Pearls Mahone and the One-Eyed Jacks - Never Here 2:55
  13. Punk/Thrash/Hardcore Pylons - Corona Heights 1:06
  14. Punk/Hardcore The Kreutzer Sonata - Punks with Morals 2:30
  15. Punk/Hard Rock Prime - Guts 3:19
  16. Alternative/Punk/Hard Rock Gunner's Daughter - Redemption 2:21
  17. Punk/Thrash/Hardcore V.D.H. - Crucified 2:38
  18. Punk Rock/Skate Punk The Positives - Becky's in Rehab 1:50
  19. Punk/Pop Punk Hollywood Nightmares - New One 0:51
  20. Psychobilly/Punk/Rock Thee Invaders - I Want To Eat Your Brain 2:50
  21. Hard Rock/Alternative Life Like Fire - Get Some 2:57
  22. Indie Rock/Alternative/Pop Marla Croon - Madeline You Just Don't Have the Gall 4:48
  23. Indie Rock/Progressive Rock Paper People - Song 2 3:30
  24. Indie Rock/Alternative/Britrock Fletcher - More Than You Can Chew 3:44
  25. Indie Rock/Alternative Missing Chums - How Come? 2:41
  26. Alternative/Pop/Rock Yellow Sky to China - Don't Pass it By 3:49
  27. Alternative/Indie Rock Shallow Diver - Cool It 2:44
  28. Hard Rock/Alternative/Female Vocalist Stone Cold Outlaw - Excess 3:31
  29. Rock/Hard Rock/Alternative/Female Vocalist Grain of Sand -Grain of Sand 3:52
  30. Cover Band/Classic Rock Calling All Cars - Honky Tonk Women 2:50
  31. Polka/Rock/Punk The Polkaholics - Teacher 3:55
  32. Classic Rock/Progressive Rock/Hard Rock The Snakeoil Salesmen - Silicon Age 4:32
  33. Pop/R&B/Female Vocalist Vanessa Henderson - Pluto 3:46
  34. Hip-Hop Lin-Z - Rainbow Coalition 2:18
  35. Hip-Hop OZ - What's Your Name 3:04
  36. Hip-Hop Wally and Chris - Surfboy 2:45
  37. Hip-Hop F. Stokes - Good God Almighty 3:22
  38. Hip-Hop K.M.G. Ft King Louie - Purp and Lean 4:58
  39. Acoustic/Soul/Pop Owen Stevenson - Emily 5:09
  40. Rock/Blues Rock/Americana The Prairie Fires - Not With Me 3:04
  41. Acoustic/Male Vocalist/Protest Ernesto Melchor Alonso - Liberation 4:22
  42. Electric Folk/Punk/Classic Rock Robert Tierney - Shipwreck 2:35
  43. Roots/Americana/Ukulele Don Quixote - Black Patch Tobacco War 5:38
  44. Jazz/Cabaret/Female Vocalist Melodica Erotica- Tomorrow Comes 2:12
  45. Jazz/Swing/Acoustic Pesky Kids 2:33
  46. Funk/Soul What it Do! - Cooker 4:09
  47. Funk/Soul What it Do! - Sundee Mornin' 2:38
  48. Jazz/Rock/Fusion/Swing The Freedonian Municipal Band - Holy Hell 2:22
  49. Latin/World/Merengue Papo Sanchez - Cayendo en Silencio 5:25
  50. Country/Christmas Bonnie and the Barrows - Brighten Up The Year 3:47
  51. World/Rock/Acoustic/Male Vocalist Bunga Khatulistiwa 3:28
  52. World/Female Acapella Ruby 6:00
  53. Folk/Roots/Americana She's Folks - Truckstop Where I Hung Out In High School 5:55
  54. Alternative/Rock/Progressive Wait for Your Brother - Do The Normal 3:01
  55. Electronica/Punk/Instrumental Cherry Cherry Bomb - New Mood 1:41

Avery Black

Studio Systems Manager
Staff Engineer/Producer

  1. Soup Can Stevens Sweet Bike 1:28
  2. Mr. Prom Starts a Pyramid Scheme Sweet Bike 1:42
  3. Soft Violence - Supercorp 3:50
  4. Secure Attachments - Chord Boy 3:27
  5. Power - Twin Girls 2:12
  6. Kaapo Kakko - Supercorp 5:48
  7. Full Awful - Church Basketball 4:27
  8. Cracked Claw - Mokobice 3:38
  9. Antics - Church Basketball 4:42
  10. ♄ - Church Basketball 3:16

Geramie Causley

Staff Engineer
Voice Over and Podcast Production Specialist

  1. Devon Crewnshaw - Be Cool 3:56
  2. Johnny Doria - Aint With It 2:46
  3. Katie Gladych- Semiramide 6:05
  4. Cuckoo Baby - Limits 5:23
  5. Cuckoo Baby - Vice 3:23

Ryan Mannebach

Staff Engineer

  1. A Different Sun Alibaster Litigator 4:26
  2. F. Liszt Consolation No. 3 in D Flat Major Yulia Lipmanovich 3:51
  3. Fall From Heaven (Ryman Remix) Ego 1:40
  4. Great I Am Pullman Gospel Choir 4:55
  5. L.V. Beethoven Sonata Pathetique No. 8. Op. 13 in C Minor Grave. Allegro Di Molto E Con Brio (I) Yulia Lipmanovich 8:38
  6. Righteous Sound Theme Ryan Mannebach 6:45
  7. The Sun Is Out Ryan Mannebach 5:47
  8. Way Back When The Native Woods 4:40
  9. What is This Thing Called Love Combo X 8:32
  10. You Work: You Slave Ryan Mannebach 5:43

Suzie Calarco

Staff Engineer

  1. SUZIE - Weignted 4:30
  2. SUZIE - Upper West Side 3:13
  3. SUZIE - The Winds 2:44
  4. SUZIE - Take Me 4:52
  5. SUZIE - Sober This Time 2:36
  6. SUZIE - NHA Theme 1:23
  7. SUZIE - Glad you Came Along 2:45
  8. SUZIE - Fire Escape 2:56
  9. SUZIE - Bar Fight 3:23
  10. SUZIE - Anti Pac Man 4:18

Michael Heilbronner

Staff Engineer

  1. DJ Heily B - Dienasty DJ Heily B 2:31
  2. Heily x Ellis D 091921 v1 2:21
  3. Polo Xan - Got Your Gang (Prod DJ Heily B) Polo Xan 1:42
  4. Day Day Jaws - 100821 2:23
  5. MIGG X JTK - SLEEP Remix2 2:51
  6. DJ Heily B - Here To Stay (Ft. Taz Johnson) DJ Heily B 3:35
  7. Yo Come Out Here Beat (I'm Up) 100821 2:55
  8. PIRATE - STREET LIGHTS - HEILY 2:20
  9. No Montana x DJ Heily B - Run For Cover No Montana x DJ Heily B 2:26

Nick Novak

Live Sound Engineer

Nicole LoCicero

Live Sound Engineer/Coordinator

Robert Martin IV

Live Sound Engineer

Eric Waldo

Live Sound Engineer

Eric Zenke

General Manager

The Interns

A Rotating Crew of Chicago's Top Engineering Students

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COMMUNITY AND PURPOSE

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.

Mystery Meadows– Operated by Mystery Street’s Joe and Kristen Tessone, Mystery Meadows is a non-profit organization building solidarity with nature and animal life through sanctuary, compassion, and outreach. Located in LaSalle County, IL the sanctuary rescues farm animals from a life of exploitation while restoring habitat for birds and wildlife.

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.

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