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Below is a little more info about the history of Studio 11:

Studio 11 was started eighteen years ago by Dan Scalpone and Alex Gross while in college for sound engineering – both shared a goal to design a sonically excellent studio that did not look like a sterile corporate office. While changing locations several times, Studio 11 finally settled on a 5000 square foot penthouse loft in downtown Chicago. With two unique rooms to meet a variety of projects, Studio 11 has carved out its niche in the city’s dynamic music scene. Many of the city’s emerging and established artists count on the Studio 11’s engineers to record, mix and master their records. Frankly, Chicago offers no better in terms of quality, experience, service, and price.

Handling the chief engineering duties is Alex Gross, a veteran producer and engineer of the Chicago music scene. Alex handles recording and mixing in the A room. He brings a wealth of experience from his years recording several of the area’s prominent artists. Early on in his career, Alex recorded a record rap album called Payroll 125; this solidified his reputation as an engineer in the local scene. The independent release sold well and featured a young producer named Kanye West. One of the album’s songs called “Never Change” was sold to Jay Z and subsequently re-released on “The Blueprint” record. Recently, Alex has worked on mixes for Atlantic Records, Warner Music Group, Universal Music, Greenskeepers, Crucial Conflict and Mexican superstars Patrulla 81. At the controls in Studio 11’s B room is Kris Anderson. Kris has quickly became a favorite among Studio clientele including Bump J, Shawnna and Yung Berg. Kris’s work can also be heard every week on the E! cable channel program, The Daily 10, where he mixes the celebrity highlights segment from rapper A-List. Managing the studios operations is Dan Scalpone, a longtime engineer, songwriter and gear broker in the local scene. Dan’s composing credits have earned voting rights with the Grammy society. Recently, Dan wrapped up co-writing the Vampire EP for the electronic pop group Greenskeepers released on OM records.
Looking to future, the crew at Studio 11 continues to be a trusted partner for artist’s projects both local and national talent providing a full service operation to their clients. Take full adavantage as an artist…The stars may never align so deeply.

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