SUM1 Opens New Studios on Michigan Ave

SUM1 Opens New Studios on Michigan Ave

Audio post and sound design team, SUM1, has unveiled a brand new suite of studios at 180 N. Michigan Ave. after three years at their previous location in River North.

“We knew when we first launched SUM1 that our stay in River North would be temporary," says Shawn Ballman, SUM1 co-founder. "So this move has been in the works for a while."

SUM1’s former facility at 676 N. LaSalle was a staple in Chicago's creative community for decades until its conversion in 2013 when Ballman and veteran sound designer/mixers Ben Keller and Robert Marshall opened in the studio, but the new location is better suited to their ad industry clients. The new location has three studios with the largest accommodating 11 people.

"If we could have been where we are now when we launched we would have," says Keller. "But hearing and seeing SUM1 2.0 with its new studio shine makes it well worth the wait.”