We offer a wide array of music production services for record labels and recording artists of all levels.
Transient Sound is Steven Gillis (owner, producer, engineer, mixer, drummer), Vijay Tellis-Nayak (owner, producer, engineer, mixer, mastering engineer, pianist/keyboardist), and Jim Siwek (owner). Our studio is located just one block from the Irving Park Brown Line stop on Chicago’s North side.
Steven and Vijay form the cornerstone of the studio, combining over 40 years worth of music industry experience as musicians, performers, producers, composers and engineers.
Have a listen to some new stuff coming out of Transient Sound
The Right Now’s Brendan O’Connell on Recording Starlight
We knew we’d sort of pigeonholed ourselves as a band that did retro-soul or throwback kind of stuff. We also knew it was time to breakout—try and be a little more pop.
Going into the studio I’d say the biggest bear for us to handle was mixing this tune called “Postcard.” It’s a pure pop song, but it’s also one of those tunes that took the most finessing.
Quincy Jones used to describe Michael Jackson as great in the studio because he had “ass power.” It meant he could just sit his ass in the chair for as long as needed to in order to see the project through. If it was a 14-hour day then that’s what it was.
That’s what Vijay really had when he was mixing “Postcard”—
We spent a good week in there every single day dialing in the mix before we moved onto something else.
And he still wasn’t happy.
We went back and mixed and mixed and mixed. We kept going until we ended up finding it—
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