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



The studio is currently shut down until further notice due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) 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 more information.

Sorry everyone. Please stay safe and healthy! 


Overview   Rates & Terms   FAQ's   Recording System   Studio Gear  

Client Roster   Other Services   Contact Us



Hi my name's Larry Kriz. How ya doin'? Welcome to my studio. 

LnL Recording has been open for business going on 20 years now. During that time I've worked with literally thousands of musicians (and all types of clientele) who needed recording expertise for their projects and businesses. Many different styles of music. Many different types of sessions. Albums, demos, voice-overs, radio, gaming, TV, movie soundtracks, video, internet streaming, CD duplication, vinyl/cassette dubbing, mixing, mastering... the list of things I've been involved with goes on and on. I tell ya straight from my heart, I consider it a blessing that I've been able to do all this. I'm humbled that people chose to bring their projects here. It means the world to me and my family. I never took anything for granted. Always gave 100%. Customer satisfaction meant everything. 

It's heartbreaking what's going on around us these days. This pandemic saddens me on many levels. I worry about the sick, but also about those that are seeing their financial livelihoods adversely affected. The entertainment industry has been hit hard. Really hard! I believe that this will all pass though and we'll return to normal soon. If we can come together as decent humans and do the right thing for each other, I believe we'll be ok. Faith, Hope and Love make a difference. I believe that.


Shifting gears for a sec... on March 1, 2020, I decided to announce my retirement from the studio business. But the more accurate way of putting it is "semi-retirement". The studio will remain, and me with it. But I made a decision to scale back my activities and focus on things that I feel the strongly about. I'm talking about recording projects that are near and dear to my heart. I'll focus my attention on rock bands (pretty much any modern style but I really like hard rock, metal, prog, punk, etc). Blues, Jazz, Country, Folk... umm... I don't know... my interests run far and wide. It'll be more of an invitation-only type affair as I start to spend more time checking out the local music scene. Bands that turn me on... I might hit 'em up with a little sales pitch (I really dig what you're doing I'd love to record you... that sort of thing). That doesn't mean you can't call or email. I'll consider anything but I'll state up front I'm going to be a lot more particular about the projects I take on. In some cases it's business as usual, in others cases... not so much lol

I'm thinking about some modest videography work for artists that want an internet presence. I've done a lot of that recently with a simple iPhone camera. I can do better than that I think with a modest investment in camera equipment. That's on the horizon.

So... recording, mixing, mastering. From start to finish. Hit me up after the pocky lips. Let's get to work! Thanks everyone! 

Back to regularly scheduled programming...


Recording System


My main recording system is a custom-built Digital Audio Workstation which has been configured specifically for multi-track audio production. I use a Sonic Core XITE-1 front-end interface along with a 16 channel AD/DA converter. My primary audio recording and editing application is called Samplitude Pro X4. I also use Reaper, Cakewalk Sonar Producer 8.5, Sony CD Architect, Auto-Tune 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. 



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) 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
8) 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

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