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, or watch a video tour hosted by our head technician and long-time engineer Greg Norman.

We offer tape transfer services for a variety of formats, and can bake tapes that need to be dehydrated. Contact us for more information.

We welcome video work at our regular rates. Please take a look at some of the videos that have been shot here!

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 Altec 639A

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Nickname: "Birdcage"

Combination omnidirectional dynamic capsule (similar to Altec "salt shaker" mic) in lower part of housing and long bidirectional ribbon in upper part. Screwdriver switch on rear of mic has 3 positions: "D" ("dynamic" or omnidynamic capsule), "R" (ribbon element only), and "C" ("cardioid" - both elements mixed). Often used on string bass and for crooning vocals.

Similar to: STC 4033

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