Introducing BOTA STUDIO and Owner Don Byczynski – New State-of-the-Art Production and Recording Studio

Located just an hour from downtown Chicago, IL and only 40 minutes from O’Hare International Airport, BOTA STUDIO is a beautiful new audio recording compound tucked deep within the woods on a secluded 3.6 acre site. Recently, BOTA STUDIO has been the force behind some of the latest music released by Blue October, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, Oceano, Atomic Fireballs.

BOTA STUDIO is owned by engineer Don Byczynski, who is known for working on many projects in the music industry with multi-platinum selling artist as well as in the movie soundtrack industry. Spanning from the mid-west to the west coast he has worked at countless world-renowned studios as well as with some of the biggest and most innovated projects out today, such as the 2003 Scooby Doo Soundtrack (RIAA 500,000 Copies Sold Gold Certified), the 2002 American Pie Soundtrack (RIAA 500,000+ Copies Sold Gold Certified), and artists like Born of Osiris, Oceano, Massakren, and more. Don has also acted as a live engineer for events such as Vans Warped Tour and the X-Games has worked on several additional projects with Atlantic and Universal Records.

The 2,000 square foot audio recording facility features the latest state-of-the-art gear from Solid State Logic, Apple and Avid. Alongside the studio is a 1,100 square foot loft with living accommodations for eight people and includes oversized vehicle and bus parking, a full kitchen, WiFi, cable television, and full bath. Just one hour from Chicago, Milwaukee and Rockford and minutes away from local bars, pubs, shops and restaurants. For bands traveling from out of state or overseas, airport shuttle pick up and drop off service is available upon request.

BOTA STUDIO has a collection of great analog outboard gear along with some of the current sought-after favorites to make sure all the analog bases are covered. With a huge collection of today’s top Plug-ins, there is not much the BOTA STUDIO team can’t achieve. BOTA STUDIO prides itself for using today’s most powerful computers along with top DAW software like Logic and Pro Tools. BOTA STUDIO has partnered up with the latest and greatest companies in the industry like Toontrack, Trick Drums, Heil Sound, MUTEX, DBZ Guitars, FATBOY Amps, Morley, US Music, Solid State Logic, Redco, F3 Studios, Wornstar Clothing & Sonic Circus to ensure that only the best products are used.

BOTA STUDIO is backed by over 20 years of experience and top of the line gear, so you can trust to start a recording from scratch or pick up where you left off at a previous studio. In addition, BOTA STUDIO has an excellent working relationship with several of today’s top mix and mastering engineers.

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