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First Take Production has been our preferred vendor for sound and lighting for the past 10-years… Customer service, professionalism and sound quality far exceed our expectation. Whether it’s a large or small venue, Steve and his staff have it covered.

Jon Ianni / Boys and Toys

First take productions is simply the best. I have worked with Steve for over 2 decades and his service is bar none. Steve is a pleasure to work with and I Highly recommend Steve and crew for all your sound needs.


Sam Mashiach


'Steve and First Take Productions' are a pleasure! Steve understands what the word 'service' means - with a smile and at an affordable price. It's always a smooth, professional process. I absolutely love working with him. --Avremi Gourarie

I was first introduced to First Take Productions about 10 years ago and have been using them ever since.

They have provided sound for me at smaller bar shows as well as full production at festivals in both our beer tents and main stages and many other events that I have run annually. First Take is always reliable, punctual, pay attention to detail or any special requests and maintain a friendly, positive & professional relationship with both the event personal as well as the bands and acts that play on their stages. They are easy to work with and despite the setting they are in for an event make it work. When I have production needs, First Take Sound is the first call I make and would be the first company I would recommend to anyone in need of services. They have done a remarkable job for me every time I have used them and are always my first call.

Evie Amelio

Bookings & Production

Round Lake Beachfest

Lake County Fair

Illinois Wisconsin Fair Fest Expo

Hope Run Kenosha

Cinco De Mayo Fest

Jingle Band Rock Project &

Local venue booking agent

I have performed in 38 states in the USA and tens of countries internationally. Steve Harrington of First Take Productions stands out for his great service and great sound. When I know Steve is on the job, I know that I don't need more than 5 minutes of soundcheck. He's not just there to do a job, he's there because he loves sound and he's there because he loves to serve. Very highly recommended.

Chony Milecki


Being a musician myself, I truly appreciate the professionalism of Mr. Harrington and the entire First Take Productions team.

Bob Ashton

MCACN, LLC Managing Member

I have been working with Steve Harrington of First Take Sound for many years now. All band leaders know that bringing the show out of town, out of one’s musical comfort zone, is always challenging. My wonderful relationship with Steve has put me in great position to deliver for my Chicago based clients. His understanding of sound is second to none, his dedication to our personal musical needs is consistent. An absolute pleasure to work with. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for the combination of professionalism, class, and dedication to getting the best sound ever.

Yours Truly, Eitan Katz

""Steven Harrington is a first class act in sound reinforcement. His equipment is top notch and sounds great in the house mix and in the monitor mix on stage. But way beyond all..."

David Margulis

even sh'siyah - client

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