Invigorate is a full service recording studio located in Downers Grove, IL, just 30 minutes west of Chicago. The studio features a live room, control room and amp iso space, allowing for comfortable live band recording. Services include tracking, mixing, mastering and studio musician work.

Invigorate is dedicated to providing musicians an outlet to make their musical vision come to life. Whether you're looking for a producer's touch to transform your solo acoustic piece to a full band production, or if you're a band that has already rehearsed and fine tuned every strum and hit, Invigorate will enable you to release recordings that you'll be proud to share wit


Invigorate features a separate control and live room, as well as an amp iso space, to allow for flexible tracking arrangements. With two drum sets, a handful of guitars, amps and a beautiful upright piano on hand, you will have the tools you need to make music even if you come to the studio empty handed. Lastly, kicking off a record with Nick to track drums at other Chicagoland studios is absolutely an option. Atlas Studios has arguably the best sounding drum room in Chicago and will not rock your budget.


It's always great to see a record through from the beginning of tracking to the end of the mixing stages, but if you've tackled the recording process already, you may be looking for someone to take the reigns from there. Invigorate offers mixing services to both bands that have and have not recorded at the studio. Thanks to the digital age, mixing projects are accepted globally.

Engineer, Nick Stetina, is available to fill in on drums, guitar, bass and piano.

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Interview with Invigorate Recording

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
My mantra with each project is, "If I could only provide this recording/mix as a sample of my work, would I be proud to share it?" This philosophy forces me to always strive for more, and ensure that the job I'm most proud of is my most recent project.
What do you like most about your job?
Aside from the quest to make the best sounding recording possible, one of the things that excites me most about recording is connecting with people who share the same overwhelming passion for music as I do. More times than not, a band will enter the studio as strangers and leave feeling like long time friends. Recording in a comfortable environment plays a critical role in not only just enjoying the recording experience itself, but also in extracting the best performance out of yourself. It's my goal to make sure you're not only satisfied with the final product, but the process as well.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A well written and arranged song with proficient musicians will blossom effortlessly in the studio. It's easy to get caught up with what kind of mics or outboard gear a studio has, but don't lose sight on the fundamentals; 'that' is what makes it!
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Kurt Ballou puts out consistently great work. Love the sound of his room at GodCity and how it has become a signature sound in his mixes itself. Matt Squire, Kenneth Mount/Zach Odom, Steve Albini, Eric Valentine, Casey Bates, Brian McTernan - the list goes on. I can find something to admire about what most of the guys do in the industry.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Invigorate most frequently works with bands spanning from to indie-rock, to metal, and everything in between. Often times a singer-songwriter will come in with the skeleton of a song written on acoustic guitar and vocals, for example.