About Us

The Complete Creative Incubator For Musical Ideas

Located on Roosevelt Road in Berwyn, on Chicago’s West Side, Wire is a facility for music production, performance, and education unlike any other.

Wire was an idea that came about several years ago, an idea that intends to reclaim music’s heritage as a method of communicating – not something done in isolation, but something shared with other musicians, the surrounding community, and the world at large.  We bring together under one roof a complete musical creation and incubation facility, and make it available to everyone from the vast network of top flight professionals to serious amateurs to burgeoning students.  When you house all of these creative energies together in one place, magical things happen. Come inside and explore our musical landscape and become part of the experience.

Featuring top notch audio equipment, full service modern lighting and video production, Wire is a room every artist will want to play, and every fan will want to see. Whether you are an up and coming solo artist looking to debut your passionate catalog or 20 piece funk ensemble, Wire can facilitate all of your live needs in order to bring the best possible experience to your listening audience.

Here’s a look into what makes Wire one of the best in the Midwest:

The Stage

Our stage has plenty of room to rock! Overall dimensions are 27’ W x 15’ D x 32” H with stair access from each end of the stage. We offer a variety of riser setups; our default drum riser is 8’ W x 6’ D x 8” H. For more information on our Monitoring capabilities and all things technical, click here.

The Screen

Whether you’re here to watch World Cup Soccer, Bears Football, or the visual backdrop to a bands’ sonic experience, we have one of the largest HD Screens around. From Film Premieres to Sporting Events, Wire can handle the most superior sonic AND visual demands of our customers and fans.

The Specifics:
Panasonic HD Projector PT-RZ470UK 3D READY DLP projected on a 30’ Screen.
HDMI Input available for all visual needs.

The Soundboard

YAMAHA CL5-Every engineer, artist, and audience agrees that sound quality is the bottom line. That’s a given. Through thorough analysis, review, and refinement of every detail of the circuitry and technology used, Yamaha CL series consoles deliver naturally superior sound plus a comprehensive range of “coloring” options that give the sonic craftsmen who will use them extraordinary creative freedom. The signal processors provided are plentiful and of the highest quality, including extraordinary Portico 5033/5043 EQ and compressor devices that bring Yamaha VCM technology together with the legendary talents of Rupert Neve. The platform is pure and natural, so the engineer can create and deliver the ideal sound.

Read more about it here.

The Lights

A great light show is just as important when it comes to pulling off a successful event. Here’s a list of what we have in-house. Staff Lighting Technicians available for all shows!

7 x Ilumipod 18
30 x Ilumipod 36
4 x Colorado Tri 1
8 x Chauvet Batten CYC Lights
9 x Source 4 Lekos
1 x Jands Whole Hog Console