The studio at The License Lab is built inside a 1920s-era post office near Milwaukee's own Harley Davidson and the original Miller brewery, and was designed with the help of renowned acoustic architectural firm Russ Berger Design Group. Wire & Vice is the successor to the building's original studio identity known as Burst HQ.
Featuring a tracking room (24' x 17' x 14' with great acoustics for everything from rock drums to jazz combos), two production/mix suites (current full-time residencies by Daniel Holter and Nick Rad), and two writing rooms... we also have an extensive array of instruments and equipment available, including the legendary Steinway B grand piano.
Located in the heart of historic Wauwatosa, more than one recent guest has referred to their time with us as being hidden away in a quaint European Village... recent neighborhood development has meant an improved experience for visitors in everything from easy access and free parking, to restaurant options for every palette, local boutique shopping, and lots of ways to explore outside via the adjacent walk/bike paths and the beautiful Menomonee River Parkway.
We typically book out a few months in advance, please get in touch early if you're considering making music with us.