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 MCI JH-16

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1" 8-Track Recorder

This is a great sounding machine that we have for more simple sessions. It is made up of transformers and discrete electronics which makes for a more colored recording. The best application for this machine has been with bands set up for live tracking (drums, bass, guitar, etc. at the same time), and minimal overdubs. No fancy punches. Notice the wonderful wood veneer. They made this machine out of a tree apparently. Let us know ahead of time if you want to use this, so we can move it and order fresh tape.

Tape machines are calibrated before each session.