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Hinge Studios was initially a premiere recording and mixing facility located in Chicago, Illinois and home to Grammy winning producer/mixer Craig Bauer. Opened by Bauer in 1993, the studio was a pioneer in ushering in the world of digital recording with one of the country’s first Euphonix CSII digitally controlled recording consoles and the very first Otari RADAR 48 track hard disk recording system

Hinge Studios and Bauer have hosted and recorded a diverse roster of talent over the years, including: Janet JacksonRihannaLil’ KimWu-Tang ClanDa BratBrian CulbertsonRichard Marx98°Yolanda AdamsSteve ColeDave KozDennis DeYoungStyxDestiny’s ChildCommonJennifer HudsonPublic EnemySmashing PumpkinsKanye WestLupe FiascoDonald LawrenceThe Clark Sisters, and Hezekiah Walker.

Hinge Studios Chicago was once dubbed “Kanye West’s fortress of solitude in the late ‘90s” by MTVNews.

In 2012, Ed Sheeran performed at Hinge Studios for “The Live Room” video series powered by the Warner Music Group.

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