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 Allison Gain Brain

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We have two types of Allison modules, the Gain Brain (a flexible and good sounding peak-responding limiter/compressor) and the Kepex (an early key-able gate/expander). The Kepex units are passable, but the Gain Brains are really special. Logarithmic-knee ratio automatically tracks difficult program material.