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Rec Room Studios

Welcome to Rec Room Recording Studios. We are a Chicago area recording studio designed to fit almost any sound recording need. Operating in one of Chicago's longest running purpose built spaces, our spacious and acoustically balanced rooms have played a role in thousands of productions in their 50 year history.  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


Click the player below to hear some of our work. 



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. 



Effective April 2024

Day Rate (10hrs) $500

Half Day (5hrs) $300

Hourly $70 - 2 Hour Minimum 

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. 

Video Production and live streaming are available, please inquire for details.



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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. 


Sony/MCI MXP3036

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

Tascam DA38

Alesis ADAT

Tascam DAT

Condenser Microphones

Peluso 22 251 tube

Peluso P47SS Fet

Nuemann U87ai

Audio Technica 4050 (2)

AKG 451e (3)

AKG C1000

Shure Beta 98

CAD E100

Sony ECM22

Ribbon Microphones

RCA 74b

RM BIV (2)

Dynamic Microphones


AKG D112

Beyerdynamic TGX50

Beyerdynamic M201

Beyerdynamic M101

Sennheiser 441

Sennheiser 421

Sennheiser 602

Sennheiser 609 (2)

Shure Beta 56

Shure 546

AKG D770

EV 635

 Dynamic Control

Valley People Dyna-Mite (2 channel version)

Empirical Labs Distressor (2)

Black Lion Seventeen (2)

Warm Audio WA76

DBX 160x (4)


Audioscape G Buss Comp

Time Based Effects

Yamaha SPX990 (2)

Lexicon PCM60

Deltalabs Effectron II

Aleisis Microverb

Klark-Teknik 3rd Dimension

Plug ins from Avid, Wave's, Massey, Eventide, Anteres, etc...

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


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


JBL 4412

Yamaha NS10

Mackie HR8

Dayton 15" Sub


About Us

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. 

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Photo- Rec Room founder Eric Block playing guitar with his band “Sick Gazelle”, featuring Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest) and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) in Brooklyn.





110 S. Des Plaines River Rd. 

Des Plaines, IL 60110


Tel: 773-865-2823

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