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Victorian Recording


Chicagoland's most unique recording studio

Recording

Mixing

Mastering

Production

ADR

Cinematography/Photography

Graphic design

info@victorianrecording.com

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Victorian Recording


Chicagoland's most unique recording studio

Recording

Mixing

Mastering

Production

ADR

Cinematography/Photography

Graphic design

info@victorianrecording.com

The Studio

Located just 35 miles NW of Chicago in Barrington, IL, on its' own 200+ acres of private property, Victorian Recording is a state-of-the-art facility built with the complete recording / creating experience in mind.  Lots of windows provide views of the surrounding trees and pond, fresh air and natural light, which make for a unique creative environment. Vaulted live rooms and Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring make for a great sound and an extensive collection of vintage and modern microphones, instruments, and outboard gear make for endless possibilities in creating your ideal sound. 

Record an album, a demo, by the hour, by the day, or take advantage of our overnight artist accommodations and immerse yourself in your recording project. Our ultimate goal is to provide the artist with a relaxed atmosphere, a unique creative experience and professional product.

Live room A (East view)

We have several large and small rooms to accommodate all your recording needs. Live Room A: Big enough for a moderate sized band and houses our Yamaha C7. This room is connected to 2 booths with physical sight lines and the rest of the studio is supported by a video system with a number of cameras and screens for maximum communication whether it's a large band or multiple voices on an ADR project. Live Room B:  A great auxiliary room, perfect for strings, horns or vocalists when you have a band in Live Room A.

Live Room(A) (West view)

Large Iso Room B

Live Room(B)

Small Vocal Booth

Large Iso Room A

Control Room

There are also 3 isolation rooms for complete flexibility. 2 have sight lines into Live Room A and the third is supported by the video system. There are many other interesting nooks and unorthodox spaces in the building for getting those totally unique sounds.

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The Sonic Chefs


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The Sonic Chefs


Josh Richter:

As a musician and recording engineer, Josh has been involved in the Chicago music scene for nearly 20 years. His music career started with fronting his own 12-piece soul band, The Josh Richter Band. In 2001, he opened a small studio called Electric Mayhem, where he cut his teeth on the recording scene. Passionate about making quality recordings for the independent music community, inspired to evolve and expand his clientele and recording space, he opened Victorian Recording in 2005. His goal with VR, was to create a unique environment where musicians could truly create, make art, and focused it around top end equipment, providing the highest sonic quality. The result was a space with a relaxed vibe and homey feel.  A perfect home for making great records.

Jazz being a passion for Josh, he has engineered countless projects for local, national, and international jazz artists.  A lover of all music, he has played on, recorded, mixed, and produced dozens of additional projects of all styles and genres.  His vision, expertise, and guidance ensure the highest quality care and results to all of his clients.

 

Click here to see Josh's DISCOGRAPHY.      

Sean Kelly is a Chicagoland native and back in the city he loves after finishing up his degree from Capital University in Music Technology. Truly a jack of all trades, he consistently delivers high-end performance in Music Production, Audio for Picture, Videography/Photography, Audio and Visual Post-production, as well as Composition and performance for commercial and creative projects. A lover of technology and culture, of science and art, of growth and creative expansion, Sean brings a unique flavor to Chicago’s most unique recording studio.

Click to see Sean's DISCOGRAPHY and REEL.

Erik Svedson:

Our loyal intern. Just returned from CRC.

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The Gear


Victorian Recording's diverse state-of-the-art collection of modern and vintage gear.

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The Gear


Victorian Recording's diverse state-of-the-art collection of modern and vintage gear.

Our spice rack. All the ingredients needed for that perfect sonic soup.


Microphones:

AKG 414 (4)
AKG C451b (2)
AKG C1000 (4)
AKG Solitube (Tube)
AKG D112 (3)
AKG D12
Audio Technica 4050
Audix D2 (8)
Beyer M160
Beyer M130
Blue Bottle (Tube)
Blue Kiwi
Blue Ball
Coles 4038 (2)
CAD Equitek E-100
DPA 4011 (2)
DPA 4021 (2) (Compact 4011’s)
Neumann M149 (Tube)
Neumann M147 (Tube)
Neumann U87 (2) (1 bill 
Neumann TLM 103
Neumann U67 (Vintage Tube)
Neumann KM 185
Neumann M150 (2)
Oktava Mk-319 (2)
Oktava MK-012
Rode K2 (Tube)
Royer 121 (3)
Shure KSM 44
Shure 58 (3)
Shure Beta 87 
Shure SM-81 (2)
Shure SM57 (4)
Shure SM98
Shure KSM9
Sennheiser MKH-40 (2)
Sennheiser MD421 (5)
Sennheiser 441
Sony C800G (Tube)
Telefunken U47 (Vintage Tube)
Yamaha Sub-Kick


Monitoring:

Dangerous Monitor ST
Adam S2.5A (2)
Adam P22 (2)
Avantone Mix Cubes
Yamaha NS-10 (2)
Genelec 1030A (2)
Aviom AN-16i
Aviom AD-16D Pro A Net Dist
Aviom A-16II (5)
Headphones from Beyer, AKG, Sennheiser, Audio Technica, Sony, and Focal.


Converters:

Apogee Bigben 
Apogee Symphony 24i/o
Apogee AD-8000
Avid 192 Digital


Preamps:

Amek 9098 (2ch)
Avalon 737
Avalon M5 (4)
Avalon 2022 (4ch)
Fairchild vintage pre
Focusrite ISA 110
Focusrite 428 mkII (4ch)
John Hardy M1 dlx (2ch)
Neve 1066 (2)
Neve 1084 (2)
Neve 1073 (2)
SSL channel strips (2)
Trident S20 (2ch)
UA 610 (3ch)
True Systems P8
Presonus Digimax
Presonus M-80


DIs:

Avalon U5 (2)
John Hardy AMB Tube DI (3)
SansAmp Bass
Little Labs PIP
REDDI DI


Dynamics:

Avalon 2044 Opto Compressor
Avalon 747
Empirical Labs Distressors (2)
Electronaut M97 (2)
Chandler Germanium Compressor
Manley Vari-Mu
SSL Xchannel EQ (2)
Avalon 737 Comp/EQ
Teletronixs LA2A
UA 1176 (3)
FMR Audio Really nice Compressor (3)


EQ:

Avalon 2055 EQ
Avalon 747
Manley Massive Passive
Manley Pultec EQP-1A
Neve 1073 EQ (2)
Neve 1084 EQ (2)
Neve 1066 EQ (2)
SSL Xchannel EQ (2)
ISA110 EQ
Avalon 737 Comp/EQ


Effects:

Bricasti M7 x4 (8ch)
Digitech DHP-55
Eventide H-8000
Yamaha REV 1
Roland SRV 330
Alesis Wedge
Random Analog Spring reverbs
Small reverb chamber (analog)


DAW/Plugins:


Pro Tools HDX 11
Logic 10
Abelton Live 10
Reason 8
Adobe Premiere
Final Cut Pro 
Waves Platinum
McDSP Suite
SPL Suite
Sound Toys Suite
Izotope RX Pro
 


Drums:

6 pc DW Collector Series Kit
22” Bass Drum
Yamaha 24” Bass drum
Roland V-Drums 6pc 
Roland TD-8 Drum Module
 Zildjian "Avedis Cymbals
K cymbals
’65 Zildjian “k” ride
Snares:
DW Piccolo 14/5
Noble Cooley 14/7
Custom Yamaha Vintage Hoop 14/7
Pearl Brass 14/7
Signia "P" Maple 14/8
Sonar  Artist 14/5
Pearl Masterwork 14/7
Gretch marching Snare 14/12


 

Guitars:

2001 Fender Strat Custom Shop Sunburst 
2001 Fender Strat Custom Shop Tobacco
2002 Fender Telecaster Custom Shop
1998 Gibson Les Paul Custom
1990 Gibson Les Paul Classic
2000 Martin HD35
2001 Martin 12 string HD-12 Tom Petty 
1999 PRS "McCarty"
1999 PRS 40th Ann
2002 Taylor Short Scale
1991 Fender Jazz Bass Amer. Drop D 4st
1994 Fender PBass 4st
2001 Music Man Sting Ray Bass 4st
2001 Warwick Custom Sig Bass 


Keyboards/Modules:

Yamaha C7 Grand Piano 2004
1960 Hammond A-100 (B3) Organ
1974 Fender Rhodes Mark II
1978 Rhodes Mark V
Yamaha CS-50
Whitehall Grandprix Organ
Korg Triton
Nord Electro
Roland JD-8000
Kurzweil 2500R
Roland XV5080
 


Camera and AV Equipment:

Canon 70D
Cannon T3i
Canon 5D MkII
Go Pro 4
Yamaha CS-50
Whitehall Grandprix Organ
Korg Triton
Nord Electro
Roland JD-8000
Kurzweil 2500R
Roland XV5080

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The Hang


Relax and make ART

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The Hang


Relax and make ART

Recording for a few hours or a week, be sure to take a break and enjoy the grounds. Have a swim or just take a little time to think. Perfect for reinvigorating your creative juices.

 

For more information, feel free to contact us at info@victorianrecording.com

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