Kick off the Year with a Great New Album or Single

Strobe Recording Studio is the best spot to record your latest album or single. Our control room is below. Ask us about how our live room is great for your professional video shoot.

Control Room

Strobe Recording Studio Control Room

Live Room for Video Shoots and Recording:

Live Room

Strobe Recording Studio Live Room

Lounge for relaxing between takes:



Call us for a tour! 1.773.486.1459

CAU/Strobe Songwriter Showcase November 13th

Songwriters, you are invited to perform in front of a live studio audience. Capture professional audio, photos and video all in one day. Plus, featured act Liz Chidester performs.

Strobe Recording Studio and Chicago Acoustic Underground support songwriters with this Second Sunday Songwriter Series. Fans can experience your music in a whole new way: Register by Emailing

Doors 130pm, Music Starts 2pm and includes featured act!
Open to the Public: $10 Suggested Donation
Free Street Parking on Division

Solos and Duos, three songs
Backline at studio includes grand piano and house acoustic guitar
Small amps are OK
No percussion or drums
Studio provides PA, mics, stands, DI boxes, cables

To register: Paypal $20 to
This covers audio provided to you as WAV files at the end of the session and also includes free entry for one guest!

Audio is included with your registration, more media is optional:
–Video of your set, provided by the video team at Chicago Acoustic Underground
–Professional photography of your set and any posed shots in the studio, which you can use for your online promotion and press kits.

For info on the event and how to sign up for audio, video and photos, please email

Dates for next showcase: Dec 4, 2016


Strobe welcomes Blues Guitar Clinic w/ Johnny Burgin and Jeremy Johnson April 24

Guitarists Rockin Johnny Burgin (Chicago) and Jeremy Johnson (St. Paul) join you at Strobe Recording for a full day clinic: Blues Guitar that WORKS.

Quit playing cliché leads!
Play melodic and memorable blues solos.

Play useful chords with driving rhythms that will take your playing up to the next level.
Musicians at any level: build your onstage confidence and get more gigs.

Study with TWO of the most seasoned guitarists in the Midwest:
Rockin Johnny Burgin: Delmark recording artist, toured and played with members of the Howlin’ Wolf Band, Muddy Waters Band and Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Consistently plays over 200 gigs a year in U.S. and around the world. See for more info on Johnny.

Jeremy Johnson: The busiest guitarist in St. Paul, Mn.! Played with Kim Wilson, Grammy winner Barrelhouse Chuck, RJ Mischo. He will discuss getting great tone on stage and in the studio. For more info click here.


To sign up, or for more info, click here.


Strobe for Clinics: January 23, 2016 Amplified Harp Clinic

In January, Strobe welcomes…Amplified Harp Clinic January 23, 2016 with Martin Lang

Martin_BWHarmonica players are invited to join Martin Lang, Chicago-based blues harmonica player on Delmark Records and Random Chance Records, for discussion of fundamentals and advanced harp techniques, on January 23, 2016, at Strobe Recording Studio, 2631 W. Division St., Chicago, IL, from 11am-6pm.

This is the first-ever clinic by Lang, who recently released Grammy-balloted debut solo album Chicago Harp Blues Sessions, made a name as Taildragger’s (Bluesman on Delmark Records) harmonica player for over twenty-two years, as well as performing on over a dozen records on artists ranging from Chicago’s Rockin’ Johnny to Willie Buck. Lang has performed at numerous Chicago Blues Fests and toured overseas, bringing traditional Chicago blues harmonica to wider audiences. Lang uses Filisko harmonicas.

Students can learn how to develop fundamentals and increased confidence and success on the bandstand. Certain harp lovers are travelling from as far as St. Louis, Mo. and Minneapolis, Mn. to hear what Lang has to share. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own rig to the event. Special musical guests at the clinic are Taildragger and Rockin’ Johnny (Delmark Records).

To reserve your place at the clinic, or for more information, contact Cost of the all-day clinic is $150 USD, via PayPal or check. Attendees must RSVP in advance: space is limited to 15 students.

For more information, see our CLINICS page.

Strobe as Video Shoot: Featuring Carla Prather “Goodbye” Video

Strobe Recording Studio was thrilled to provide space, lighting, grand piano, mixing board and tape machines to make the video for Carla Prather. Carla’s single “Goodbye” on Chicago’s CAUDog Records label features Producer Ellis Clark, Saxophonist Mars Williams, their band and special guests Ary and Phoebe Paloma on vocals.


Look in the video for Strobe’s analog tape machine!