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 Manley Electro-Optical

equipment picture

Gentle-sounding compressor modeled after Urei LA-2A, but much less aggressive sounding. Excellent for vocals, bass guitar. Controls are symetrically laid-out (the gain knobs are on the inside, reduction knobs on the outside) which is confusing until you get used to it.

The "STEREO/LINK" switch should be in the "LINK" position (up) for stereo, and in the "STEREO" (down) position for for dual-mono. Oh, and the "BYPASS" switch leaves the unity-gain output amplifier in the circuit. It sounds good though.

Take a look at what they say.