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Welcome to Matt Mercado’s Sonic Palace Productions - Chicago's Best Value in Recording Studios.
Featuring Pro Tools 10 and THE Neumann U87 Ai microphone.
Studio Rates including professional engineer: $45.00 per hour.

All rates include the full use of studio, recording, mixing, and mastering.

Gift certificates are back! Any denomination. Call Matt at: 773-295-8330
If you want the best value for your recording studio dollar, you've come to the right place. Sonic Palace Productions is a full service recording studio serving Chicago and the surrounding suburbs covering many genres of music including rock, rap and hip hop. In addition to recording we offer professional mastering and production services. Our rates are among the most inexpensive in the area (some people might even call them cheap). So if you want your music to come alive but you don’t want to spend every dollar you have on exorbitant recording studio rates, give us a call today!

We are located at 6545 West North Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois, 60302.
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Sonic Palace Now Offers Video Production!

Sonic Palace, Chicago land's best choice in audio recording is now offering In Studio Music Video Production!

Our first video is from Chi-Raq rapper SMOKEADON. Check it out...

Sonic Palace was recently rated "Best Music Producers In Chicago" by CBS -- Chicago. [link]

Veteran engineers Matt Mercado and Kyle Reese are excited to showcase Chicago's rising stars from Rap to Rock. Along with artist showcases, Sonic Palace will also be introducing web tutorials on recording Vocals, Drums, Guitars, Bass, and also on Mixing and Mastering.

Please subscribe and help us shine the light on these hard working artists.

Thanks and we hope you enjoy!

Matt Mercado/Sonic Palace


Sonic Palace on WCIU, The U!

Sonic Palace Studios' own Matt Mercado was featured in a segment on WCIU, The U! for "I Love My Job: Sonic Palace Recording Studio". Click the thumbnail to view the video!


Sonic Palace music featured on MTV.COM and USATODAY.COM!

Sonic Palace Studios was in charge of musical duties for a new web series “Wild Cards”.

Simone Elkeles, best-selling author of the Perfect Chemistry series, kicks off a new series this week with Wild Cards. To introduce readers to the new book and series, Simone did an amazing four-part video.



Sonic Palace Studios is pleased to offer for the month of November a super sweet deal! Throughout the month of November, purchase 4 hours of studio time at Sonic Palace Studios and get $20 off! Just mention the coupon code!



Matt Mercado Presents the Sonic Palace 10th Anniversary Party! Chicago, IL –On Friday, May 3rd Matt Mercado will present theSonic Palace 10th Anniversary Party at theElbo Room, 2871 North Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60657 This not to be missed event will feature live performances by Sonic Palace clients Famme Fraiser, Cosmic Fury, False Hope Fades, Bolo Marchay, Matthew Farris, CEO, Moses Valdez, SYL, KSK Records and more.

The highlights of the evening will be Ardmore ,OK rapper Famme Fraiser’s Chicago debut, and the long awaited debut performance and 6 song EP release from Cosmic Fury (featuring Matt Mercado, Danny Vega, Frank Iffland, and Michael Ray Garrett) Ticket prices are $10 and are available online at, and at the Elbo Room door the day of the event. Doors open at 7pm, performances start at 8pm and go until 1:30am.

Here’s what the press is saying about the albums recorded at Sonic Palace and the talent behind the board:

Scary Baby is a roaring ride through every bullet in their gun --Zero Magazine

Killa Kat's musicality in this creation stands among the best for a rap album. Great beats and excellent production are found CD-wide.-- The Muse's Muse

Chicagoan Matt Mercado is the city's rock 'n' roll Energizer Bunny - he keeps going and going...--Illinois Entertainer



Gift Certificates Are BACK!
Available in any denomination. Call Matt for details 773-295-8330
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Sonic Palace Reviewed
Check out a review Sonic Palace received for a track recordered within our walls. Read more...
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Gift Certificates Available!
At Sonic Palace we now offer gift certificates. Get that musician friend a gift certificate towards any of Sonic Palace's professional recording and production services. Call 773-256-9187 for details.
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Quality Mastering -$35.00 Per Hour!
With the new year, Sonic Palace Studios is offering great rates for professional award winng mastering! Give us a call today! Call 773-256-9187 for details.
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Supermercado strikes GOLD!
Supermercado strikes video GOLD with "Flat Out - Ultimate Carange" reaching sales over 500,000.
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Adam Blair gets to the semi-finals!
Adam Blair of Dot Dot Dot gets to the semifinals of Fox TV's Next Great American Band.
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Song featured in movie!
Harmony Of Lies featured in "The Thirsting" movie.
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John Lennon Songwriter's Comp. Runner Up!
Kenny Charles wins 2nd place in the John Lennon Songwriting contest, Country Category.
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CD Updates!
Tall Hush finishes "Back From Zero" CD. Pipe finishes "Down The River" CD. Bona Verba finishes 5 song EP. Sinister Fates starts final mixes on 5 song EP. Widdle Monsters finish 3 song demo.
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