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Record your young musician, singer or band!

Create a great sounding CD with professional graphics that will last forever!

Share with family, friends & future generations

Use your CD for recital submissions, college applications & scholarships! 

I can also help you take it to the next level *

Let the world discover the next MUSICAL IDOL!!!

I specialize in recording piano or vocalists
right in your own home.  

Standard package is $300
I will record up to 4 hours (5 songs max) edit, mix master and 
ultimately give you 3 CDs with professional quality graphics.

Vocalist Intro Package $150 for 2 songs recorded at my home studio.

I handle all the production details from recording and editing to mixing and mastering your music.  My “state of the art” mobile recording equipment can capture your favorite performer(s) right in your own home, or I can arrange time in any of the fine Chicago area recording studios.  Ultimately I will provide a CD that you can use in any way you like.  

Add the finishing touch…a packaged CD with professional quality graphics.  Dazzle your friends and family.  Make the best impression when sharing and promoting your music!

* I can also help you take your CD or your career to the next level with my consulting services.  With over 40 years of experience, including 25 years with the Warner Bros. Music Group, and 15 years as an owner of a Nationally distributed recording company I have a vast knowledge of the inner workings of the music business.  Or you can take my course "Making Money With Your Music" at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois.  Learn what it will take to take your music to the next level.
I also record: Church groups, choirs & school bands.



I am located in Hoffman Estates, IL

Please contact me at: 
(847) 209-0999  or  (847) 843-7673  

email: JimManfre@Yahoo.com

(Contact me or request more info)

Standard Equipment:  

ProTools 8, Macbook Pro, Digi 003 Rack, M-box 3, Focusrite ISA-One, Sytek 4 channel preamp with 2 Burr Brown inputs, Focusrite Octopre 8 channel preamp.  

Several high quality studio microphones including: Neumann TLM-103, AKG-414, AKG-3000, AKG 1000 and Shure SM-7b, SM-57 & SM-58.  I can simultaneously record up to 16 tracks.  Additional equipment is available upon request.

Jim Manfre started playing guitar in a band in 1965 (at age 13) and has been in the music business since 1972.  His music industry career included 25 years as an award winning sales and marketing representative at the Warner Bros. Music Group (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) and 2 years at MCA Records.  He has been credited as Executive Producer on 5 nationally distributed and highly reviewed albums.  Jim has taught “Marketing your Music” classes at Harper College in Palatine, IL and has spoken at Elmhurst College.  

Harper College Class Info

www.JimManfre.com


Proteus Music Productions is independently owned and operated by Jim Manfre, providing mobile recording services in the Chicago area.   Proteus Music Productions is also known as Manfre Music Productions.

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The whole process was so easy and enjoyable...  We were able to experience a real recording session from start to finish.  And we also had a great time doing it!!  And thank you to Jim Manfre for making this such a great experience! And for the awesome sound he produced to record with Jamie's voice...   (Wendy McCalister)      (More)


You are an inspiration for artists and a joy to work with. I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for a professional with integrity and creativity.   The finished work was of amazing quality and will be cherished...
...(Kim DiSalvo)  (More)

The whole process was so easy and enjoyable, and honestly one of the best unexpected surprises from the already wonderful experience Jamie had from participating in Schaumburg Idol. Jim Manfre from Proteus Music Productions facilitated this at his home. We arrived at his home not knowing what to expect but were both pleasantly surprised by the ease and enjoyability of the whole process. He made us feel very comfortable and showed a genuine interest in Jamie and her singing. It was a lot of fun and a great learning experience for Jamie (and me :)). What a great opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing any type of career in music! We were able to experience a real recording session from start to finish. And we also had a great time doing it!!  And thank you to Jim Manfre for making this such a great experience! And for the awesome sound he produced to record with Jamie's voice.  ...(Wendy McCalister)



That's awesome, Jim!!!  You cant ask for a better testimonial than that!   So nice that they took the time to send this to Beth.  Thanks for sharing this, and for being so great to partner with on this.    ...Kevin Mikol (Vocal Coach)


Kaitlyn and I were so impressed with your patience and professionalism! You are an inspiration for artists and a joy to work with. I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for a professional with integrity and creativity. Your inspiration and suggestions provided the vision that we needed to get excited about Kaitlyn's potential. The finished work was of amazing quality and will be cherished. ...(Kim DiSalvo)
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