Rec Room Studios
Welcome to Rec Room Recording Studios. We are a Chicago area recording studio designed to fit almost any sound recording need. With spacious and acoustically balanced rooms, the studio is well suited for bands and solo artists, as well as voice over and podcast work. The recording studio features many analog classics from the golden age of audio recording, as well as the best in modern digital recording options, providing the utmost flexibility for projects in a budget friendly studio.
Located in Des Plaines, IL, just minutes from O’Hare, Rec Room Studios is convenient to city and suburb dwellers alike.
110 S. Des Plaines River Rd. Des Plaines, IL 60016
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Rec Room Studios is equipped to provide the best possible experience for your sound recording needs. Equally suited for music production, as well as voice over work, the Rec Room is prepared to help make your vision come to life.
Rec Room Recording Studio is the perfect place to track your next project. Featuring spacious, purpose built rooms, and a great collection of mics and outboard gear, you'll capture your best sound to ensure pain free and efficient mixing.
Whether recorded here, another studio, at home, or any combination, we are happy to help mix your project. With decades worth of experience mixing pretty much any musical genre under the sun, we are ready to get your songs sounding their best.
Those old analog and digital tapes aren't getting any younger. Rec Room Recording Studios has a number of different tape machines to help you archive your older recordings to a modern format.
Hourly $60 - 2 Hour Minimum
Day Rate (8hrs) $400
Rehearsal in studio B $30 per hour
Outside engineers welcome. Please contact for rates.
Archival fees vary from job to job. Please Inquire.
Accepted payment methods include Credit Card, Zelle, Venmo, and cash. Session must be paid for before any materials are released.
Rates include full use of studio gear and engineer. Please inquire about extended block out rates.
Video Production and live streaming are available, from quick single cam shoots to full blown multi-camera productions. Please inquire for details.
With a spacious live room, multiple isolation booths, as well as a roomy control room, RRS can handle all your recording needs.
From historic vintage classics to industry leading innovations, we have a wealth of equipment at our disposal, ensuring you get the sounds you are after.
36 Channel analog console / modded with Normaphone and Jeff Hardy mic pre’s
Pro Tools 2023 32in 32out
- Via Antelope Audio
MCI JH24 24 track tape machine
Otari MTR 12 1/4” 2 track and
- 1/2” 4 track tape machine
Studer 807 1/2" 4 Track
Peluso 22 251 tube
Peluso P47SS Fet
Audio Technica 4050 (2)
AKG 451e (3)
Shure Beta 98
RM BIV (2)
Sennheiser 609 (2)
Shure Beta 56
Instruments and Amp
Crush Birch 5 Piece Kit
Vintage Leedy Kit
Blackface Fender Band Master head and cab
Silverface Fender Bassman 50 w/ Bassman VT 2 X15 cab
Silverface Fender Vibro Champ
EVH LBX-S Head
Carvin X60b head
Carvin Pro Bass 300 Head
Vintage Sound City 4×12 cab w/Celestine G12
Hammond M3 w. Leslie
Baldwin Electric Organ
Many, many pedals
Valley People Dyna-Mite (2 channel version)
Empirical Labs Distressor
Black Lion Seventeen (2)
Warm Audio WA76
DBX 160x (4)
Time Based Effects
Yamaha SPX990 (2)
Deltalabs Effectron II
Klark-Teknik 3rd Dimension
Plug ins from Avid, Wave's, Massey, Eventide, Anteres, etc...
Dayton 15" Sub
RRS was founded and is run by Chicago based musician and recording engineer Eric Block. Forever chasing his obsession with sound, Eric has spent the last couple decades making records and and running recording studios. He is happy to have a diverse list of clients and enjoys recording and mixing all sorts of projects. Please give us a call or message us with the form below to discuss how we can help bring your project to life.