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Evolution Recording studios (located inside both of our music store locations and coming soon to our 3rd store in Pilsen), offer high quality, professional sound recording, editing, mixing, and mastering at affordable rates. Our full-time producer/engineer, Nick Palazzo, runs the studio at our Wicker Park location in Chicago, IL (ask about our part-time producers who work at our Orland Park studio if interested). He has worked in the professional music industry for over 15 years, shared the stage with artists like The Violent Femmes, George Thorogood, Sum 41, Lady Gaga, Aaron Lewis, Twisted Sister, Tesla, and many others. He’s worked closely with some very notable producers and engineers from Chicago, L.A., Nashville, and New York, and has also co-written, produced, and performed on tracks that have been featured on VH1, MTV, ESPN, and The WB. Working in a broad range of musical styles, voice-over, over-dubbing, and more, we can handle whatever your project needs. Some other services offered include:
– Remixing and remastering
– Live-show multi-track recording & mixing
– Recording lessons, advice, setup, & consulting
РVocal coaching, & musicians available for solo artists
– Song co-writing & full pre-production
– Music video production
– Back-track mixing, light-show-programming, & setup

We are currently looking for additional producers and engineers interested in partnering up with us at either store location, and our 3rd store coming soon to Pilsen (Chicago). Full-time, part-time, and various kinds of partnering agreements are available. Email if you are interested in joining the team.

Current rates are $30 per hour.
Recording / Engineering lessons are $60 per hour.

A Few Recent Studio Projects

Live Show Recordings

Recent Music Video Production

(formerly known as Ophur Labs)

Evolution Recording uses:


Nick Palazzo
Studio Manager/Producer/Engineer/Drummer
Call or Text:  415-9-Evolve