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Evolution Recording studios (located inside both of our music store locations) 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.  He also manages the larger studio and producer/engineers at our Orland Park, IL location.  Nick 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
– Vocal coaching, & musicians available for solo artists
– Song co-writing & full pre-production
– Music video production
– Back-track mixing, light-show-programming, & setup
– Studio rental for recording or workshop events

We are currently looking for additional producers and engineers interested in partnering up with us at either store location. Full-time, part-time, and various kinds of partnering agreements are available. Email if you are interested in joining the team. Please include links to your past work with brief explanations on what you did and how.

Current rates start at $30 per hour. (Flat fees are negotiable)
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