This is a reference blog for songwriters and bands interested in recording at Chicago's infamous Kingsize Soundlab, the newly renovated Humboldt Park space behind albums by Wilco, Neko Case, Ryan Adams, Billy Bragg, Caliphone and almost any other Midwestern staple we can name off the top of our heads. The production/engineering team of Lou Carlozo and Mike Hagler looks to create an open, dynamic, and affordable recording experience in a well-lit and well-lived warehouse studio. With dozens of vintage guitars and amplifiers, acoustic instruments from glockenspiels to double basses, and a microphone for every sound you could imagine producing (trust us), Kingsize Soundlab provides artists an unrivaled tonal palette, and the studio expertise to create a cohesive, inspired record on an artist's budget.
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Exit Ghost: Elston

Looking back at Jack Mayer’s footage from Exit Ghost’s first couple of weeks working at HCL, I’m a little bit struck by the nervousness in my voice when it starts to become clear that the song we were working on at the time (“Speaker”, what would become the first single off of Elston) needs to undergo … Continue reading

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