Chicago Recording studios

24/7 Chicago recording studios for music production and vocal capture. Self-serve music studios in Chicago — coming soon.
An inside look at a typical recording studio. 24/7 recording room hire for music production and residential writing retreats — book a writing studio now

Inside your recording studios

The process of creation is different for everyone, yet the need for a quiet, productive space is universal. With self-service access, professional equipment provided free, and affordable day rates, our recording studios help you capture your creativity the moment it sparks.

Pop in for an hour, settle in for a day session, record, mix, edit — the space is yours for whatever purpose you need, and available 24/7 to work around your daily routine.


Capture your creativity in our multi-purpose recording studios — the perfect spot to produce, edit and record


A close-up of a MIDI keyboard that you will find inside our recording studios. 24/7 recording rooms available for music production and vocal capture.

Recording — production (writing)

Writing studios for producers equipped with an audio interface, MIDI keyboard, condenser microphone, headphones, monitors and extras.

An isolated shot of a condenser microphone found inside Pirate recording studios and writing studios. Book a residential writing retreat now.

Recording — production w/ vocal booth

This has the same equipment specs as our specialist production writing studios, but with a curtained vocal booth and some extra space for high-quality vocal capture.

An audio interface and active monitor inside our recording studios. Music studios and writing studios for residential writing retreats available to book now.

Why Pirate?

PIRATE.COM is the world’s largest creative studio and artist community network with close to 50 locations across the UK, DE, US and IE. Our acoustically-treated recording studios are a private environment to create, write and produce music, offering professional equipment and flexible day rates. For anyone with an interest in music production, regardless of your ethnicity, sexuality, gender or social status — this space is yours.

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Your space to create

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, our custom-designed Chicago rehearsal spaces are the perfect place to create, write, produce, practice, mix, and dance with no distractions.

There are 28 spaces ready for your next project: 

  • Hone your mix on club-standard equipment in the DJ studios
  • Rehearsal studios to jam with your band or practice for the next gig
  • Recording studios for vocal capture and music production in Chicago
  • Plug and play podcast recording studios in Chicago for easy recording
  • Multipurpose dance studios for classes and private performance

Book and pay for an hourly rehearsal using our easy live calendar. It's time to let your creativity flow.

Close up shot of a DJ using a Pioneer DJM-900NXS2 and CDJ-2000NXS2 inside a Pirate Studios DJ studio

What is Pirate?

A worldwide network of DJ, recording, rehearsal, podcast and dance studios, giving you round the clock access to create. Because we’re open 24/7, we've made the experience entirely self-serve using our unique entry code system — but if you ever need a hand, we're here. The fastest way to get support is via Live Chat.

On-site facilities

  • High-speed WiFi
  • Vending machines
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Air-conditioned rooms

Enjoy industry-standard equipment at affordable prices at our Chicago studios


Find your space tag on Pirate.com studios. 24/7 creative spaces for musicians, podcasters and dancers — book online today.

Protecting your health and safety during COVID-19

A number of measures have been put in place to ensure your studios can be enjoyed whilst respecting CDC guidelines and personal space.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Contact tracing implemented across all regions
  • Regular sanitization sweeps
  • Social distancing markers throughout
  • Hand sanitizer and antibacterial spray available
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On the rise in the Windy City

Chicago, it's a pleasure to be here. West Fulton's newest artist hub for casual and professional creatives is nearly ready to open — we can't wait for you to get started in the studios.

For now, let's take a look at some of our favorite local hangouts:

  • Smartbar is a legendary venue revered by the international dance music community. If you're making one stop-off on a night out, make sure you pay a visit.
  • For record collecting enthusiasts, Gramaphone stocks a wide selection of Chi-town classics and contemporary house/techno.
  • Evanston Space's outdoor events and livestreams play host to acoustic solo artists and group acts across the spectrum of indie, jazz, and soul.
  • There's no shortage of option in the world of theatre and the performing arts here, though nothing matches the Auditorium Theatre for scale and spectacle.

Know somewhere worth shouting about in Chicago? We'd love to hear it, drop us a line: community@pirate.com

Equipment Available

  • Monitors - Monitors: 2x KRK V6 or Yamaha HS8 or Focal Alpha 80
  • Microphone - SE Electronics SE2200II Condenser or SE Electronics SE 2300
  • Interface - Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 / Clarett 4pre / 2 pre
  • Keyboard/Midi Controller - Novation Impulse 61 or NI Komplete Kontrol A61
  • Headphones - Pioneer HRM or Pioneer HDJ-X5 or KRK 6400
  • Other - External Screen, Keyboard & Mouse, Mic Stand, Keyboard Stand, XLR-XLR

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From the Community

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