World-class quality * Affordable hourly rates * Conveniently located in Elgin. IL

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 The studio is currently shut down until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Clients that need access to their project files can contact me via the usual channels. If you're looking for "remote" mixing or mastering services, I can help. Contact me via email for specifics.

(7/27/2020) There's no formal reopening plan yet. It seemed as though things were starting to open up but then it got worse (just as predicted). I've been in contact with other local studios. We're all in the same situation. I'm anticipating that I'll be shut down until a vaccine is made available. 

(9/6/20) I've decided to keep the studio closed until sometime next year. I can still be reached for remote mixing/mastering services. Another thing worth mentioning: I'm formally retired from the recording business. I made some noises about that back in March. That tidbit of information got overshadowed by the virus problem. As it stands right now, the studio will remain but I won't be accepting much in the way of new business. The general idea is, it'll revert back to being mostly a hobby where I pick and choose the projects I want to work on. I'll clarify this when the time comes. The FAQ sections will remain intact for the moment. The website as a whole will be revamped as well. 

Sorry everyone. Please stay safe and healthy!  - Larry


Recording System

Clients inevitably ask about the recording platform I use here. This should help explain the basics of how the studio is configured for work. I use a custom-built PC as my main recording workstation (DAW). The workstation is configured specifically for multi-track audio production. I've been using and building custom PC's since the mid-80's. 

What I would call the "front-end interface" consists of a few pieces of outboard gear. I use a Sonic Core XITE-1 DSP interface, coupled with a 16 channel AD/DA converter. I can record up to 20 channels of audio (simultaneously). This is more than enough capability for a typical 4 or 5 piece rock band. 

As far as software is concerned, I use a couple of recording apps:  Reaper and Samplitude. These would be the primary multi-track recording/mixing/mastering editors. 

I also have Cakewalk Sonar, Sony CD Architect, Antares Auto-Tune, Melodyne and a host of other top-notch VST effects and instruments.

Detailed information about the various products that I use can be found by clicking on the icons below. 



A detailed listing of my studio gear. The important stuff anyway. 

1) Mackie MS1642-VLZ4 16 channel mixer
1) Black Lion Audio Auteur Quad mic preamp
2) Black Lion Audio B173 mic preamp
1) Black Lion Audio B12A MkII
1) JoeMeek VC1QCS studio channel mic preamp
3) ART TubeMP mic preamp
1) Line 6 Bass Pod modeling preamp
1) Cascade Fat Head ribbon mic
1) AKG C414B-TLII condensor mic
1) Shure KSM32/SL condensor mic
1) Studio Projects C1 condensor mic
1) CAD Equitek E-100 condensor mic
1) Shure SM81 condensor mic
2) AKG C1000S condensor mic
3) Oktava MC012 condensor mic
3) Shure SM57 dynamic instrument mic
2) Shure SM48 vocal mic
2) EV N/D 468 dynamic instrument mic
1) Sennheiser e906 instrument mic
1) Audix Fusion 6 drum mic combo
1) AKG D112 kick drum mic
1) Sennheiser E602 kick drum mic
1) Rolls RA62HA headphone distribution system
1) Gibson Les Paul Deluxe electric guitar
1) Ibanez 540S electric guitar
1) Cort Action bass guitar
1) Yamaha APX-6 acoustic guitar
1) Yamaha Stage Custom 5 Piece Drum Kit
1) Korg Triton Pro synth keyboard
1) Kurzweil SP88 Stage Piano
1) Marshall JVM410 half stack
1) Vox Valvetronix AD100VT 100W combo amp
2) ADA split-stack guitar cabinets
1) SWR Goliath III 4x10 bass cabinet
1) Fender G-DEC 3 guitar amp
1) Denon DRW-585 cassette deck
2) JBL LSR32 studio monitor speakers
1) Hafler P3000 power amp
1) Radial Engineering J48 Active Direct box
2) AKG K240 headphones
6) Audio Technica ATH-M40fs headphones
1) Rocktron Intellifex Ltd effects processor
1) BBE 462 Sonic Maximizer
1) JVC XL-SV22 karaoke deck
) Furman AR-1215 voltage regulator



Other Services

Mastering -  Mastering is the final coat of polish which is applied to a recording before you send it out for replication or internet distribution. You can read more about this process in the FAQ section. Standard studio rates apply. An album's worth of songs can usually be mastered in less than a day. 

Radio Shows/Commercials/Audio Books - I can pre-record your independently produced radio show or radio commercials here. Also, any spoken word or narration type projects such as audio books, voice-overs, church sermons, comedy albums, in-store announcements or music, etc.

CD Replication/Duplication - LnL Recording is an authorized studio partner with Disc Makers - one of the largest and best CD replicating companies in the world. Call for pricing and information.

Talent Pool - If you need talented session musicians to complete your project, I can help. I've partnered with some of the finest musical talent in the Chicagoland area. The costs vary depending on the project. Contact me for more info.


Client Roster

The Olsen & Pahl Project The Dark Passengers Brendan Smith
Left of Nowhere Quantum Wildmere
Crook County Blues Band Bob Mau Harry and the Houdinis
James Wayman Unlikely Souls Andrew Bender
45 RPM Chicago Seven Soul Justin Howl
Bone Stomper China Grove Wasted Time
David Nekola Vendetta Hero Dead Man's Hand
Gasoline Alley Band Rich Nelson Bossydog
Not Done Yet Little Yellow Dog Christiana Kolosvary
Juicehead TeamPlayInc Latest Rumor
June's Got The Cash Sonic 7 Instant Rewind
Focal Point Hillbilly Rockstars DeadNation
Charlie Rantz Sunday Slip n' Slide Days of Mayhem
Fists of Rage Bobby Rex Aaron Davison
Marshall Hong The Outliars The Mighty Moon Men
Paul Allodi The Lennys Kevin Mileski
Cutthroat, Inc. Hobos For Hire Sig Nos
Shellie Carter JC Skeen Vince Amore
Matthew Prins The Stoneflys Psychopathic Daze
Jamestown Massacre Katie Hibben Oxford Owls

even more client roster here


Contact Us

Click on the groovy spinning email icon below to communicate with me via email

studio land line: (847) 622-9109

LnL Recording is located at 308 Wheelock Street, Elgin IL. 
Near the downtown area of Elgin, just minutes south of the I90 expressway. 
GPS or Mapquest should get you right to my front door. Or call for directions!

Principle owner/engineer: Larry Kriz
Se Habla Espaol

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