Studio C is a podcast and voiceover recording studio available by the hour, now with two Chicago locations: 5224 N. Clark Street (in the basement of Transistor) and on the 12th floor of the Merchandise Mart. Both studios offer multiple microphones, a Focusrite Scarlett audio interface, Zoom digital recorder, digital audio workstation, and more.
(Beginning May 1) Studio C Near North is located in the Merchandise Mart (see map below) and is open Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with bookings later than 6:00 available by request. It’s located on the 12th floor in suite 1210. If you want to take a quick tour, inquire about rates and availability, or book a session, please reach out to Andy Miles at 312-631-9408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Studio C Far North, located in the basement of Transistor (see map above), is available every day during store hours (Monday-Friday 12-8, Saturday 11-7, Sunday 11-6). If you want to take a quick tour, book a session, or just ask some questions, please reach out to Transistor by phone or text, 312-539-7257. If you’d like recording and/or editing assistance with your project, please email Andy at email@example.com.
Nearly all of the 60+ episodes of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce’s Always Andersonville podcast have been recorded and edited by Andy Miles in Studio C, with a long roster of guests that has included Chicago aldermen Harry Osterman and Patrick O’Connor; Amy Giordano, owner of Gus Giordano Dance School; Terry Opalek, founder of Terry’s Toffee; Simon’s and SVEA owner Scott Martin; Chicago Filmmakers’ Brenda Webb; Sarah Hollenbeck and Lynn Mooney of Women & Children First; Scout’s Larry Vodak; Joey Cranford of Chicago Magic Lounge, and members of Steep, Raven, and Rivendell theater companies. “These are our stories, and we are #AlwaysAndersonville.”
Also available: Always Andersonville Monthly, a podcast produced by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce with Transistor Radio; it brings together the month's interviews from the weekly Always Andersonville podcast.
Eager to Know is a weekly podcast hosted by Chicago artist Ricky McEachern exploring how using the creative aspects of our brains can shift outcomes in exciting ways. Each episode offers listeners specific suggestions on how to engage creativity when moving things forward. Guests include artists as well as others in life roles not traditionally considered creative. Visit the Eager to Know web page.
All but three episodes of this podcast have been recorded and edited by Andy Miles in Studio C.
MISSD (the Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin) is a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the memory of Stewart and other victims of akathisia by raising awareness and educating the public about the dangers of akathisia. MISSD aims to ensure that people suffering from akathisia's symptoms are accurately diagnosed so that needless deaths are prevented. A website, the creation of educational materials and support of conferences such as Selling Sickness, will help to raise awareness and knowledge of akathisia and medication-induced suicides. The foundation advocates truth in disclosure, honesty in reporting, and legitimate drug trials. For more, please visit:
Founder Wendy Dolin has hired Studio C’s Andy Miles to produce, record, edit, and host a series of podcast shows that will feature interviews and news.
RareJule Vintage, a mostly online, vintage clothing emporium based in Evanston. Says owner Julia Marchenkio: My site has hundreds of vintage dresses, coats, lingerie, and accessories from the ‘20s to the ‘90s to help you step outside of the fast-fashion pace and into a playful, creative exploration of how a unique, vintage wardrobe can best help bring out your individual radiance. If you are tired of online retail, I also take clients by appointment in my home studio and now do boutique style pop-ups all over Chicagoland in collaboration with artists and other creative business owners. Visit my site to shop, contact me, or sign up for my selling event announcements.
Julia recorded an announcement for her business that runs on the Transistor Radio webcast. She also was guest DJ for episode #3 of Bring Your Own Beat.
Denise Sauriol, aka Marathon Whisperer, has been coaching runners to their first marathon since 2010. She is certified through Road Runners Club of America and USATF and has completed over 100 marathons, two Ironmans, and two 100-mile ultras, all of which would not have been in reach unless she nervously lined up for her first marathon on 10/30/1994. She wrote the book Me, You & 26.2 to inspire and guide first-time marathoners to their first of many 26.2 finish lines!
The Audible version of Me, You & 26.2 was recorded and edited in Studio C. (It should be available soon!)
About Andy Miles
I have written for various publications on the arts, history & culture, made audio documentaries, worked in radio and public television, owned and operated a company specializing in congressional hearing transcripts, and for nine years owned and managed the gallery, shop, performance and teaching space Transistor Chicago. Currently I operate the sole proprietorship AM/FM, under which Transistor Radio, Transistor Sound, and Studio C reside. Born near Chicago and currently residing in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood, I have also called Madison, Washington, D.C., and Berlin home. I hold a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, have played drums and bass in a bunch of bands, love going to the movies (especially to see Hollywood & foreign classics), and am an avid tennis, squash, soccer, basketball, biking, walking/running, ping-pong and golf enthusiast. (Photos by Julia Marchenko.)
Studio C logo by Kendra Hutchings.