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Soundscape Studios


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Soundscape Studios


About Us

SoundScape Studios is a full service, multi-room, recording, mixing and mastering facility in Chicago.  Founded in 1996, we have been helping local and national artists achieve sonic excellence.  With a diverse clientele ranging from Hip Hop, Funk, Punk Rock, Voice-Over, Gospel to Heavy Metal, SoundScape is here to help you turn your wildest ideas into sonic gold.  We have hourly, half and full day rates, as well as project/bulk discounts.  We have 2 studios that complement each other. Between recording, mixing, and mastering in either Studio A or B, we have a Studio solution/combination to meet all budgets. 

Studio A

Studio A is our main studio. The studio features a large live room with 13 foot angled ceilings and non-parallel walls, a dedicated Iso Room, a large control room with slotted diffusers, and suspended bass trapping in the rear of the room.  Studio A was also redesigned by world famous acoustician Carl Tatz featuring his Phantom Focus Speaker System.

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Studio B

Studio B is a built-from-the-ground-up solution to meet today’s independent artists needs. Studio B features a very large vocal booth with hardwood floors, a large glass block window, and ample bass trapping for tight and articulate sound.  Several artists can record simultaneously in this vocal booth. 

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Clients


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Clients


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The Team


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The Team


Michael Kolar

Founder / Chief Engineer

Raised in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, Michael Kolar has been working in the recording/music industry since 1994. Having over 20 years experience, Michael is fluent in rap, rock, gospel and R&B. With a combined total of over 1 million plays on SoundCloud of Michael’s mixes, local and national artists seek him out to have a competitive sound.

 

Aiden Sigel-Bruss

Staff Engineer

Aidan is currently attending Columbia College Chicago majoring in Audio Design Production. He has been honing his sound design and music production skills since he was 15. Aidan quickly caught our eyes and ears and just after a 6 month internship, Aidan earned his spot on the Soundscape team. Aidan is dedicated to engineering and is always in the building ready to work on your record.

Erika Morales

General Manager

Erika graduated from Columbia College Chicago with her Live Sound Reinforcement degree in 2011. She began her musical journey at the young age of 6, when she began playing piano, and continued to pick up instruments, focusing on classical and jazz trumpet throughout her college career. 

 

Jeff Arenson

Staff Engineer

After getting into music production in 2010, Jeff transferred to Columbia College Chicago to pursue a career in audio engineering. Jeff began as an intern in 2014 and has recently joined the team after winning us over with his mixes on several Closed Sessions records.  As an engineer, Jeff incorporates a wide variety of influences into his mixes to capture a unique and dynamic sound. 

Jabari Rayford

Senior Engineer

Jabari has been engineering for several years, beginning at his high school, Kenwood Academy. Jabari is an established producer, vocalist and overall well rounded musician giving him a strong foundation as an engineer. SoundScape Studios initially saw Jabari in action during the ASM semesters spent at Soundscape.