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Welcome to Energy Command Studios  

Record at studios in the Chicago Area through SE Wisconsin.
  • Top-notch recording studios with easy access - in SE Wisconsin & locations close to Chicago, skip the hassle of downtown.

  • New facility in Southeast Wisconsin.
  • Pro Tools Ultimate 2022.6, 2021, HD 12, 11, & 10 - 64 inputs & 512 tracks

  • Artist Development, Pro Tools Editing, Drum Gridding

  • Analog Summing + Wide Range of High-end Outboard Gear

  • Great selection of mics for modern sound or vintage vibe
  • Outstanding live rooms - Tall Ceilings / Floating Floors

  • Demos for Songwriters & Singers

  • Recording Engineering Workshops, one-on-one Engineer training on mixing. Limited to qualified candidates. By appointment only.

  • Package, Block, and Project Rates

  • Voice Overs, Commercials, Jingles

  • Dedicated outboard Mic-Pres
  • Large Live Room - Isolation booths - Comfortable Control Room - In-house Drum Kit set-up ready to go*

  • Rock, Pop, Blues, Country, Metal, Folk, Jazz, Hip Hop, Rap, Beats, and more

  • Wide range of musicians & singers available for projects. Engineers on call for specific needs

A little background... Energy Command Studios opened its doors in 1991 in a small location in Glenview, Illinois. Within 3 years, the studio was busting at the seams and grew into a multi-room facility. The studio aquired a 32 channel analog console and grew to a 24 Track facility. In 1999, the studio was moved to Arlington Heights and expanded the analog console to 48 channels while growing into 56 tracks and focused on mainly digital recording with a huge range of analog outboard gear. 

While bands & artists knew the 2nd location in Arlington Heights as a cozy place, they always valued the big sound out of the mixes that came from the studio. An off-site B-Room in the northwest side of Chicago was added for editing, mixing, and mastering and Avid ProTools mix-downs in 2003.

In 2004, Energy Command Studios moved two doors over
in the same building, gutted the building and built out customized rooms and adding an impressive array of state of the art high-end gear.

At the end of 2014, the Arlington Heights location was sold - that location is no longer owned by Energy Command Studios and is
under new ownership/management since - we wish the new orners of that superbly built studio location great success with their recording endeavors! Energy Command Studios still records at several locations throughout the midwest. Based on project needs and existing clients talent location, we work closely with studios facilities around the Chicago area into SE Wisconsin. We are building a new studio facility in Southeast Wisconsin which expands our wide range of recording studio services and anticipated to open in early 2018 for recording projects. Energy Command Studios also anticipates the new studio location taking on a new name & fresh look in late 2022.

Some of the great gear we use and have available for recording & mixing:

- Maselec MEA Mastering EQ
- Pro Tools Ultimate with HD IO Analog & Digital Interfaces
- Foote Control Systems Mastering Compressor
1073 style Mic Pre's: Aurora GTQ-2 Mark III
- Manley Massive Passive Tube EQ
- Brent Avril (BAE), Rupert Neve, Heritage 1073 clone 
- Chandler
Pre-Amps (4)
- Event Opal Monitors
- Chandler REDD mic
- Chandler TG Mics (2)
- KRK V4 and KRK VXT4 monitors
- API 500 series w/ compressor, Great River Harrison EQ's (3)
- A-Designs Mic Pre's: EM Red (5), P1 (3), and Pacifica.
- API 5500 EQ, Kush Clariphonic, Tonelux Equalux
- Kush Audio Electra's (2);
Avedis MA5
- API 527 (2), API 2500+
- Avedis E27 (2), Tonelux Compressors
- Empiracle Labs Fatso EL7x, Overstayer SVC
- 32 Channels of Summing - SPL MixDream units

- 8 Channels of Revive Audio M12 (API 312 Clone)
- 2 Channels N72 (Neve 72 clone)
Overstayer Modular Channel 8755-B (custom unit)
- Over 30 channels of API 500 series outboard gear
- Renowned DBX Blue series 786 Mic Pre-Amps
- Two DBX Blue Series 160SL dual channel Compressors
- DBX 162SL Compressor
- Groove Tubes VIPRE all tube mic pre-amp adds incredible warmth for vocals and instruments, and is a nice compliment to the assortment of large diaphragm condenser vocal microphones the studio has.
- Two Eventide Harmonizers Orville & H9000 
Effects Processors
- Mesa Boogie Roadster Amplifier, Mark V, and Trans-Atlantic amps.

- Additional Class A pre-Amps
- TC-Electronic and vintage rack effects.
- Yamaha Motif XF, Roland Weighted Keys Pianos, & sound modules.
- Remote recording rigs with dedicated mic pre's.
- Great Ribbon Mics including Royer 121's & Shure 313's.
- Really nice acoustic guitars including theGibson J-45, Taylor 310CE, Seagull Cedars -12 and 6 strings, & more.

Pro-Tools HD Native Rigs with latest PT Ultimate Software.

Studio also has back-up PC based Pro Tools rigs and other software. Video Editing capability with Avid, Vegas. Final Cut available. High Speed Wireless internet.

Waves Mercury plug-in suite rounds out Avid Pro-Tools effects processing, Rob Papen Instruments,
Fab-Filter, Eventide, SSL, Drumagog, & Addictive Drums. We are experts with the acclaimed Celemony Melodyne tuning software - this system can truly be magic for those in need.

Sound Forge (
Magix - formerly Sony) 13, 10, 9 & 8, Sony Acid, & Magix (Sony) Vegas, Propellerhead Reason. 

Other great gear available includes 8 channels of Tube Mic Pres, Vintage Shure SM-7, a later model Shure SM-7B, large diaphragm condenser Shure KSM Series Microphones, Shure KSM-313, AKG C-414, vintage EV mics, 70's {Les Paul} Recording Guitar, Gibson Les Paul Standard, C-12 Clone. Guitar Amps: Fender Princeton Recording, Mesa, Gibson, Carr, and Egnator. Guitars range from PRS Custom 24, PRS McCarty, Gibson Les Pauls, '56 NOS Strat, and other PRS's, Strat's, Rickenbacker, Godin, Gretsch, Rowan, Washburn, Seagull, Taylor, and more.

Click here to see pictures of the studio during the 2004 reconstruction!

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1999 - 2022 Energy Command Studios

Eventide, Lexicon, TC Electronic
Brent Avril (BAE), Rupert Neve, EM-Red, A-Designs P1, Avedis,
API clone Pre-Amps

AKG C414, Shure KSM 44 & 32, Shure SM-7's, Rode, many Blue Bottle + Capsules, & Violet Capsules, Sennheiser

Chandler REDD & TG Mics

Ribbon Mics - Royer 121's, AEA R84,
Shure KSM 313, Cascade Fat Heads

Tube Microphone

Fender Stratocasters (USA)

Rickenbacker, Taylor Acoustics, 
Gretch, Roland 13 Pin

Gibson Les Pauls

Mesa Boogie Roadster, Boogie Mark V, Mesa Trans Atlantic, Marshall JCM2000, Gibson Super GoldTone, Fender Hot Rod Deluxe (USA)

Yamaha Beech Custom & Ludwig

Great River, Kush Audio, DBX 160SL, 786, Groove Tubes Vi-Pre, Serpent Audio 4001 (SSL 2-Bus Clone)

Drumagog, Slate Audio,
Celemony Melodyne,
XLN Addictive Drums Adrenaline,
Waves Mercury Plug-Ins, Fab-Filter,
Propellerhead Reason,
Avid Pro Tools HD

Avid Pro Tools, Waves, Fab Filter, Rob Papen, Sound Forge, Final Cut,
Vegas, Sony Acid, Adobe Premier







































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