Strobe Records The Picturebooks (Germany) for Daytrotter Session during Riotfest 2014

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Strobe Recording had a great time recording these 3 songs for Germany’s own The Picturebooks during 2014 Riot Fest in Chicago. Engineered by James Frederick Wagner and Kyle Schroeder at Strobe on Sept 16th, 2014. Thanks again to Sean Moeller at Daytrotter and Claus, Flynn and Phillip for a great session!

Click Here to hear it on Daytrotter.

Strobe Recording is located in Humboldt Park, the neighborhood by the same name as the official Humboldt Park, a 200+ acre recreational space, which hosted Riotfest 2014.

Drum Tracking and Percussion Sounds- Plus Pedal Steel!

Here we are in the studio recording drums and percussion with Joe Adamik, Colin McGeehan, Rebecca F. and James Frederick Wagner. We’re bringing together all the key components for the talented songwriter, Rebecca F., who is in Strobe Recording Studio working on her full-length album.

Plus, we connected with the music by tracking Brian Wilkie on Pedal Steel, Acoustic and Electric Leads.
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Full Album Recorded in Four Hours for Ross Berman IV “The Folk City Hustle”

Congratulations to Rusty W Shackleford IV (AKA Ross Berman IV) on his new album! The Folk City Hustle was recorded by James Wagner at Strobe Recording in just four hours. Plus, Ross was the winner of the Strobe Singer Songwriter Showcase and used his 1/2 day of recording to record this 13 track album. Enjoy Ross and his stories, he’s a great songwriter! Check out the album:

Strobe Songwriter Showcase Friday 6/13/14

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Strobe Recording opens its doors to songwriters, who are welcome to receive a professional sound recording of their performance in front of a live studio audience. Strobe Recording Songwriter Showcase is an opportunity for local songwriters to present their original songs. Building off a successful first run, the second showcase will be held June 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm. The public is invited to attend with a $10 suggested donation. Studio doors open at 7:30pm and event begins promptly at 8:00 pm. Entry fee is $10. Space is limited to 12-15 songwriters. To register or for more information, please contact info@stroberecording.com.

Strobe’s Upcoming Songwriting Contest Helps Songwriters

Strobe Recording Songwriter Contest is an opportunity for local songwriters to present their original songs and win free recording time. The 1st contest will be held at Strobe Recording, 2631 W. Division on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm.

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The public is invited to attend with a $10 suggested donation, studio doors will open at 7:30pm and the event will begin promptly at 8:00 pm. Entry fee is $15. Space is limited to 10 songwriters. To register or for more information, please contact info@stroberecording.com. This is a BYOB event and street parking is available on Division Street.

Contest Details:

• Strobe will be offering artists a chance to win a “Half Day” of Recording Services.

• Songwriters will perform in front of music industry judges.

• Performances will be judged on originality, musicianship, composition/lyrics and stage presence.

• The competition is open to solo and/or duo artists.

• Strobe will provide acoustic guitars and a Steinway grand piano for musicians use.

• Performances will consist of 3 songs and/or 15 minutes.

• All performances will be recorded live and audio mixes provided to each artist at the end of the evening.

Click here for the Facebook Invite. To sign up, email info@stroberecording(dot)com. Good luck!