Electrical Audio is a two-studio complex located in Chicago, Illinois and owned by Steve Albini.

You can take a closer look at the studios.

We are always in the process of putting our equipment up for you to look at and read about. We even sell our own in house designed mic preamp and Mid Side Matrix.

If you want to read about the people that work here or people who worked here in the past, you can do that over in the Staff & Friends section.

If you are interested in recording here and want to know how much it might cost you or your band, you can find that out over in the Booking & Rates section.

Take a look at our forums for discussions about recording, microphones, drum tuning and all sorts of other things.

And finally, if you need to contact us or you need directions to the studio, you can find that information here.

In Memoriam: John Grabski III

The Lexicon PCM 80

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We got this thing thinking it would be as simple to use as Lexicon's other devices, like the PCM 60, PCM 70, Primetime, PCM 41, etc. Boy were we wrong. If you know how to use this thing, or even what all the bizarre parameter names mean and what all the "hidden" settings mean, well you sure have a lot of time on your hands. Me, I can only figure out how to use the tap tempo display, but even that doesn't work too well. Supposedly, if you spend a few hours on it, you can find a goddamn simple delay in there, or maybe even a reverb that doesn't sound like the Borg assimilating Enya, but I've never been able to. Does anybody want to buy this thing? Seriously, everytime I try to get a simple thing like a stereo delay, I end up lost in a maze, with something horrible coming out of the speakers. Where's my Cup o'Noodles? Hey, I'm talking here... anyway...