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 dbx 500 Disco Boom Box

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This device was intended to feed a subwoofer in a disco, and it mixes two signals, a synthesized subharmonic of the audio (which is quite dirty sound quality) and a conventional low-pass filtered signal. The output is pretty gross sounding on its own, but mixed under the conventional audio it can provide convincing extra heaviness.