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130 W. Downer Place

Aurora Illinois 60506


Open 24/7 By Appointment

With/Without an Engineer

Meet The Engineers Of Gremlen Studios

Our in studio rates are currently only $30-$45/hr - This includes an engineer. 

All of our engineers are fully capable of mixing during or after your session as time allows.  

If sending a song to a senior mix engineer for mixing and mastering prices will vary. 

See our Mixing and Mastering rates for details

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Staff Engineer - Chris Leonard
$45/hr (Studio A) - $40/hr (Studio B or C)

Chris is available for recording, mixing/mastering sessions, private audio production lessons, musical composition/song writing assistance,  recording/editing, guitar/piano lessons.

Chris has been around Gremlen since 2005 as client, intern engineer and everything in between.  He graduated from Chicago’s Tribeca Flashpoint College in 2013 with a degree in Audio Engineering/Sound Design followed by Music Theory/Composition at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, in 2014. He is a highly skilled and well-rehearsed guitarist, in both classical and modern domains.  Chris’ passion lies in collaborating with artists to create new and exotic sounds and styles, helping their art come to life and grab the listener’s attention.

Staff Engineer - Michael Menefee
$40/hr (Studio A) - $35/hr (Studio B or C)

Mike is available for recording, mixing/mastering sessions, private audio production lessons, beat production/editing.


Specializing in Hip-Hop, Michael has been collaborating with artists as a freelance engineer through his College’s recording studio since 2014. Michael graduated from the University of St. Francis in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Recording Arts and a concentration in audio engineering. A self-proclaimed workaholic, Michael is no stranger to long nights recording entire projects. Available for music production consultations as well.

Staff Engineer - Jorge Anaya
$45/hr (Studio A) - $40/hr (Studio B or C)

Jorge is available for recording, mixing/mastering sessions, private audio production lessons, Podcast recording/editing, music production, Post production for TV/Film, and IT computer repair. 


*2 hour session minimum required.

Jorge is a seasoned veteran at Gremlen Studios, going back to the early 2000's when he begin his mentorship program and the keys to the studio. Now with over 15 years experience in the music industry, 12 years in audio production, and a certificate in music production with Berklee, Jorge has proven himself to be one of Chicago's finest audio engineers. With his work emerging internationally, it is only a matter of time before his foot print is known world wide.

Jorge's passion is collaborating with visionaries and achieving the ultimate sonic experience.


Staff Engineer - Jeremy Kollross
$35/hr (Studio A) - $30/hr (Studio B or C)

Jeremy is available for recording, mixing/mastering sessions, private audio production lessons, drum lessons, trombone lessons, and drum session work.

Jeremy specializes in Drum, Hip-Hop & Singing vocals, and Live Band recordings. He has been working as an audio engineer since 2015. He graduated from the University of St. Francis in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Recording Arts with a concentration in audio engineering. He worked for years as the production/engineering manager for WCSF Joliet radio station, recording many bands in the studio live over broadcast/digital radio. Jeremy is also a skilled and versed drummer, having played in many projects & sessions over the past decade in a wide variety of genres. He loves recording/mixing projects, and is very helpful when working with artist's to achieve the sound they're looking for. 

Senior Mix Engineer - Sam Beckley

Has 20 years of full time engineering experience and graduated from CRAS, Arizona in 2001.

  • Over two decades mixing and mastering experience

  • Drums, Guitar, Bass, Programming

  • Custom beat production and songwriting

Sam has instructed the audio recording program offered at Aurora University, Waubonsee College mastering clinics, as well as private engineering and production lessons. 

He has recorded and/or mixed artists including Grammy award winning drummer Kenny Smith.  Multi-platinum producer Earl Talbot, legendary blues guitarist Bob Margolin.  Chris Redd (Saturday Night Live), Twista, frazier boi, Lord infamous (three six mafia), among many others.

Sam primarily mixes only now but still records and produces select projects.  You can contact him directly at   In this internet age major releases are rarely mixed with the artist in the room.  You can track with any of our staff engineers, your own home, or in our studios using our freelance option and send your tracks to Sam for professional mixing and mastering.