Sonic Palace get's first Billboard top 40 hit!
The song "Downfall" by the band Kirra on Pavement Records
recently debuted at #36 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock top 40 charts.
Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Matt Mercado at Sonic Palace!
For over a decade, Matt Mercado (with the assistance of engineer Kyle Reese) has been producing up-and-coming rap and rock artists at Sonic Palace’s premium yet affordable, full-service recording facilities. Fortunately, Mercado knows a thing or two about the music business having been a musician and major label recording artist himself with his bands Mindbomb and Daisy Chain. Because Mercado has seen the industry from all sides, he is also able to pass this extra knowledge and experience on to his clients.
Mike Penny started making music at a young age. He had an opportunity to attend Tribeca Flashpoint in 2010. He learned how to professionally record and mix most genres of music. After college, Mike was able to increase his knowledge as a professional engineer and has worked with a variety of different clients from rap, rock, gospel, jazz, and acoustic recording and mixing their projects. A few of his credits includes; Ron Carrol, Aires Adora, Nico Vega, Racing The Sun, Lord Haiti, UCOBY, and Ice Face. His passion and dedication has made him a go to engineer among many artists. Sonic Palace was established in 2003.
"I've known Matt for years. He's easy to work with, has plenty of knowledge,good quality and he's affordable. Most of all he's just a good dude to hang around with."
"Matt was wonderful...he is professional, has a love of music, a perfectionist, with a great ear....I will be back.....Very nice studio with great equipment...."
"Sonic Palace is the best studio in Chicago hands down! Matt's a very cool guy and has a good ear for music. The studio is great quality and professional. One of the Best decisions I've ever made."
IKeep A Small Circle
"Great support and equipment! Each engineer brings unique talents to each recording session. Quality finished product!"
"Very professional and lots of fun! Been recording here since earlier this year and I couldn't be happier. You rock Matt!!!"
Gaurav Groovey Dubey
"Best Engineer I've ever worked with. Knowledge, experience, and ears are all unmatched in the Chicago land area. The atmosphere is inviting, the work is top-notch, and the rates are great for what you're getting. I won't personally go anywhere else for my music."
"Matt is very professional and a great person his equipment is top notch, and his mixing is A1 I RECOMMEND him to anyone that's looking for great quality recording!!!!"
"Matt is great to work with in both technical and artistic ways. He got my vocals sounding the best I've ever heard them as well as getting great instrument tones."
"This Is the first studio I stepped in and I like it all the way plus the engineers are really good with their equipment. This is were it all started for me and I'm glad I came here, will be going back to finish up my mixtape with them!"
"Matt is one of the best sound engineers I've ever worked with. One of the best musicians I've ever met. If you want someone that will push you to do your best, he's the guy!! Matt eats,sleeps and breathes music."
Billy G. Benson
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