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Welcome to the official website of Jungle Audio Engineering. We are one of the best recording studios in Chicago, and we are very proud of it. We do not just help independent artists record music. We help each and every artist, across all genres, catapult their careers. We have a diverse staff of musicians, producers, and engineers that can help you achieve optimum sound, but we also aim to help you succeed. Chicago is a rich music city and there are many Chicago recording studios. However, Jungle AE is not just a recording studio within Chicago, Jungle Audio Engineering is a movement that has a mission of  re-establishing the Chicago music industry through genuine and quality productions.  We combine major label quality with a creative and comforting atmosphere! Our family of engineers exists to help spread your light, your love, and tell your story.

Virtual studio tour of Jungle AE with Chief Engineer. Excel Cruz.

Chicago's best kept secret, Jungle AE recording studio! Major label sound with family vibes. Our family of engineers exists to help spread your light, your love, and tell your story.

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JTAPES Audio Podcast Lamar Creation V1 (10.29.17)

JTAPES Audio Podcast Lamar Creation features an in depth look into Jungle AE’s newest audio engineer. Veteran Jungle audio engineer, Chris House, joins in on the conversation!

JTAPES Audio Podcast Charles Acoba || #JTAPES is a weekly audio podcast released every Sunday featuring Chicago recording artists, producers and engineers recorded out of Chicago recording studio, Jungle AE.

Jungle AE’s newest audio engineer, Lamar Creation, began engineering out of necessity.  When Lamar began recording R&B music, he went to his homie’s “recording studio.”  Homie prices reflect a “homie” studio and the quality was not up to the par Lamar sought.  Because of this, he began to learn how to audio engineer and interned at Insomniac Recording Studios in Chicago south suburbs.  Quickly impressing Jungle AE’s chief engineer, Cruz, with his speed and honesty, Lamar was added to the team.

Lamar’s biggest advice to artist is to always be on time and always be prepared.  Also you need to respect the studio and engineer by making deposits properly on time.

Lamar’s favorite mixed R&B songs are one made by Jhene Aiko.  The atmospheric yet heavy bass combined with airy vocals is a good example to go by for modern day R&B.   Jhene Aiko’s engineers capture that aesthetic perfectly!  For Hip Hop, he gravitates to similar vibe, Rick Ross.  Rick Ross has a similar vibe, but not as atmospheric or airy since it needs to maintain the grittiness of Hip Hop.  If you’re looking for those vibes, definitely hit up Lamar asap to book your recording or mixing session!

Lamar achieves these mixes by using FabFilter’s Pro Q2.  This is by far his favorite plug in, and he is the one that actually convinced Cruz to finally get it for Jungle AE.  It’s a transparent EQ that’s also very precise with a modern feel to it’s GUI.

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JTAPES Audio Podcast Charles Acoba V1 (10.15.17)

JTAPES Audio Podcast Charles Acoba features an in depth look into Jungle AE’s co-owner and financial manager. Chief engineer, Cruz, joins in on the conversation!

JTAPES Audio Podcast Charles Acoba || #JTAPES is a weekly audio podcast released every Sunday featuring Chicago recording artists, producers and engineers recorded out of Chicago recording studio, Jungle AE.

Jungle AE Co-Owner and Financial Manager, Charles Acoba, didn’t plan on starting a recording stuido until he claims, Chief Engineer, Excel Cruz, started complaining about not getting hired at any other Chicago recording studio.  After business planning in the line of several stores during Black Friday 2010, Charles developed a hard copy business plan.  They raised money and had a soft opening of the studio in February of 2011, with a grand opening in October of 2011.

 

In 2013, one of their clients had passed away from a drunk driver smashing into him.  This changed the business practices of both Charles and Cruz.  Charles began to see business as no longer just relationships based on transactions.  He believes the recording studio is not in the business of music, technology or entertainment but in the business of people.  “The only real thing in this world are people,” is a motto that Charles lives by.  This growth and understanding is applied now to his other 4 businesses.

Charles runs multiple businesses all at the same time.  How exactly do you successfully run 5 businesses?  The key is to master your schedule, set your priorities but also be flexible.  The flexibility on time is based on your relationships with the people you do business with.

Dragon Swans?  What are those?  Just listen to the podcast!

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JTAPES Audio Podcast Cruz V1 (10.08.17)

JTAPES Audio Podcast Cruz features an in depth look into Jungle AE chief engineer. Veteran Jungle audio engineer, House, joins Cruz for the chat!

JTAPES Audio Podcast Cruz || #JTAPES is a weekly audio podcast released every Sunday featuring Chicago recording artists, producers and engineers recorded out of Chicago recording studio, Jungle AE.

Jungle AE chief engineer, Cruz, talks about the humble beginnings of the recording studio.  He wasn’t hired at other studios, and in collaboration with a close friend, they made one of their own!  Sometimes a ‘no’ is meant to happen to open up another door for a new adventurous path that’ll lead to personal growth.   Cruz felt like the work he did for a year in St. Louis would garner him a job in Chicago, but that didn’t happen.  This set back was a set up for a come back with the creation of Jungle AE!  These past 6 years have definitely been an awesome journey.  This origin story is explored more in our JTapes Audio Podcast with business partner Charles Acoba.

What has made Cruz versatile as an audio engineer are his selections of favorite mixes.  Cruz uses Nas’ outro of his 3rd solo album, “Undying Love’, which features strings from a James Bond sample and a full round bass with thumping kicking drums.  The song gives a good example of how to use special effects or foley art within a composition.  Justin Timberlakes “Mirrors” is a good example of how to make a complicated mix (one filled with many instruments and vocal layers) keep its vibe, soul and clarity.  Cruz’s third example is Future’s “If You Know What I Took.”  His go to for trap that maintains an honest soulful energy yet keeps it’s grime and dirt.

Engineering from Nas to Future reveal the differences of New York vs Atlanta.  Cruz spent a lot of time engineering for St. Louis and also Chicago.  Both have their difference and contribute to their “ciry’s sound.”

With over 10 years of total experience between St. Louis and Chicago, Cruz also talk about studio don’ts.  The biggest being hanging your headphones on the microphone stand or shock mount!

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