Atelier HudSonic LLC
Artistic Director, Engineer, Producer
The Classical Recording Specialists in Chicago
We have the most experience of anyone!
My expert crew and I have you covered!
Sound is totally hot and totally pro.
Grammy winning Vocal Recording Specialists; Choral Recording experts;
Chamber music recording;
Early music recordings;
Piano Recording Specialists; Orchestra and Opera. We do it.
What is YOUR GREAT SOUND?
pictured left: Chicago Symphony Orchestra plays Mahler 2. Our recording was hailed by all the critics and listeners.
Jimmy Levine, cond.
Full range, Rich and Nuanced
At the Ravinia Festival Recording Room. Recorded there for 22 years.
We still offer beautiful analog tape recordings with the Stellavox SM-8 super tape recorder.
No one else has it!
Tube and Tape SUPREMO.
Now with AnalogueTube AT-3 vacuum tube mic preamps from SOHO, London
Grammy Award Winning Sound
Get it Here.
Best Classical Vocal Recording
Best Classical Recording
Best Classical Vocal Recording (Again)
World's Best Microphone
The Pearl Mikrofonlaboratorium ELM-T
Bernt Malmqvist Signature Edition
Find 2 of these tube mics soon at HudSonic
We are using the ACOUSENCE 191 analog-to-digital converter
WORLD'S BEST SOUND
NEW at HudSonic
Sonodore (Rens Heijnis)
MPM-81 Tube Microphones
NEW at HudSonic
STAGETEC Nexus Compact a/d converter/mic amp with DANTE
Hello! I'm ready for sound capture
Using proven technique for YOUR great sound
Sanctified with SONOSAX mixersound
SONOSAX is the best sound in the world.
Homage to Stefan Kudelski
Really tall mic stand!
Ready to capture YOUR great sound
We work in Opera.
Stellavox SM-8 records Chicago Symphony in Mahler Symphony No. 2
Sound is mindblowed.
The record is finished in the editing room. Multi-colored Schoeps mics with van den Hul cable.
Full capabilities for YOUR Great Sound
Sonosax Recorder and MIxer--
World's Best Recorded Sound
Beautiful Sound Laboratory
Analog tape is in stock at
Meyer Sound "AMIE" monitors now at
Flattering tubesound--Hannah Rae Sings at the Power Station in NYC.
Rens Heijnis "Custom Built" mic preamplifier
We specialize in singers--
here: Danielle de Neise
More About Atelier HudSonic LLC
Producer and engineer Hudson Fair, head of Atelier HudSonic LLC, has recorded classical music since 1981.
Over 450 LP's, CD's and hi-res releases.
We are a full service classical recording service doing recording, editing, and mastering.
Our work has won many awards including Grammys
7 Grammy nominations and wins including
"Best Classical Album," and 2 times for
"Best Classical Vocal Recording."
German Deutscher Schallplatten Kritiker award,
Grammophone Magazine(UK) Award for "Excellence in American Recording,"
10 Diapason D'Or Medals,
11 Grand Prix du Disque awards,
and the Tube and Tape Supremo award in 2013, 2014, and 2015-and AGAIN in 2019
Call us at (773) 551-3529
A Limited Liability Company
Unique Capabilities in Recording
Leaders in Binaural Recording
We use the Neumann head named Hermann to capture a "You Are There" listening experience. Perfect for headphone listening. And everyone listens to headphones these days.
Awarded Tube and Tape Supremo in 2014, 2015, 2017 and again in 2019!
We use vacuum tube equipment such as the ANALOGUETUBE AT-3 (SOHO, London) mic preamp to offer a sparkle-y and beautifully liquid tone to your recordings.
Advantages of working with HudSonic
House of Nagra and SADiE
Nagra-Kudelski and its successor,
Audio-Technology Switzerland, make highly desirable recorders. We have owned one of every machine made since 1981.
We use the Nagra Seven. The British music editor SADiE v. 6.1 from PrismSound has been our companion for many decades.
We rely on MAGIX Sequoia editor for multi-track mixing and editing.
Sonosax provides the Highest Dynamic Range at 135dB.
Sonosax (Swiss) supplies mind blowing sound recorders and mic preamplifiers. Here we use the Sonosax SX-R4+ recorder,
the SX-AD8+ eight channel mic amp and a/d converter, and the new M2D2 portable preamp / a/d converter,
dac, sound card.
Rens Heijnis Custom Built
The Dutch electronics genius, Rens Heijnis, builds incredible sounding microphones and preamps. His 60 volt designs offer more nuance, more detail, more dynamics, and better defined bass in our recordings.
We know all the best locations to record in.
Great musicianship and innovative programming sound best in the best halls. We know all of them and have business relationships with all the managers.
AES Member Since 1981
Hudson Fair (lft.) and David Bock of Bock Microphones at Spago Beverly Hills. We know all the movers and shakers. At Atelier HudSonic, we are Action Men.
St Charles Singers
Jeff Hunt, director
Upcoming new release from Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble
"What God Tells Me"
Szymanowski Songs with Ewa Kowcz, soprano
Then we look forward to more:
2 new records coming out in Winter 2023.
Looking for more information, bookings, or just want to get in touch with Hudson Fair? Leave a message below and we'll get back to you right away.