Chicago Podcast studios

Professional grade, self-serve podcast studios in Chicago. Our Chicago podcast recording studios offer affordable rates with 24/7 access — coming soon
Pirate Studios podcast studio. Podcast production with high audio quality capture. Book today and start a podcast.

Your podcast studios

Premium equipment. Plug and play simplicity. Customisable lighting. Our podcast studios are ideal for recording your first podcast — or your fortieth. The hardest part of starting a podcast is now coming up with a great idea.

  • Our podcast studios are approximately 110 sq. ft or 10m2
  • A quiet space to record and interview
  • Chairs and mics for up to 4 people
  • Bookings available 24/7, every day of the year
RØDECaster Pro Unit inside our podcast studios. Podcast production services with clear audio quality — book today.

Podcast studio features

Perfect for solo sessions, dial-ins, group discussions or interviews. Equipped with a RØDECaster Pro unit for seamless recording.

  • Integrated Podcast Unit - RØDECaster Pro
  • Microphones - 4 x Rode Procaster
  • Headphones - 4 x KRK 6400
  • Seating - For up to four people
  • Extras - Custom lighting and temperature control
Close up shot of a RØDECaster Pro microhphone and podcaster inside Pirate Studios podcast studios. Podcast production services with crystal-clear audio — book today.

Why Pirate?

PIRATE.COM is the world’s largest creative studio and artist community network with close to 50 locations across the UK, DE, US and IE. We offer 24/7 access to top-quality podcast studios at affordable, hourly rates and expert podcast tips via the Pirate blog. At any time of day — practice, record, interview or just chat with your favourite people. For anyone with an interest in podcast production, regardless of your ethnicity, sexuality, gender or social status — this space is yours.


Gather your ideas for a seamless plug and play podcast experience


Guitarist performing inside a Pirate Studios rehearsal studio

Your space to create

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, our custom-designed Chicago rehearsal spaces are the perfect place to create, write, produce, practice, mix, and dance with no distractions.

There are 28 spaces ready for your next project: 

  • Hone your mix on club-standard equipment in the DJ studios
  • Rehearsal studios to jam with your band or practice for the next gig
  • Recording studios for vocal capture and music production in Chicago
  • Plug and play podcast recording studios in Chicago for easy recording
  • Multipurpose dance studios for classes and private performance

Book and pay for an hourly rehearsal using our easy live calendar. It's time to let your creativity flow.

Close up shot of a DJ using a Pioneer DJM-900NXS2 and CDJ-2000NXS2 inside a Pirate Studios DJ studio

What is Pirate?

A worldwide network of DJ, recording, rehearsal, podcast and dance studios, giving you round the clock access to create. Because we’re open 24/7, we've made the experience entirely self-serve using our unique entry code system — but if you ever need a hand, we're here. The fastest way to get support is via Live Chat.

On-site facilities

  • High-speed WiFi
  • Vending machines
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Air-conditioned rooms

Enjoy industry-standard equipment at affordable prices at our Chicago studios


Find your space tag on Pirate.com studios. 24/7 creative spaces for musicians, podcasters and dancers — book online today.

Protecting your health and safety during COVID-19

A number of measures have been put in place to ensure your studios can be enjoyed whilst respecting CDC guidelines and personal space.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Contact tracing implemented across all regions
  • Regular sanitization sweeps
  • Social distancing markers throughout
  • Hand sanitizer and antibacterial spray available
An exterior wall with graffiti and a car in the foreground on a Chicago street. Creative stuios for musicians, podcasters and dancers coming soon.

On the rise in the Windy City

Chicago, it's a pleasure to be here. West Fulton's newest artist hub for casual and professional creatives is nearly ready to open — we can't wait for you to get started in the studios.

For now, let's take a look at some of our favorite local hangouts:

  • Smartbar is a legendary venue revered by the international dance music community. If you're making one stop-off on a night out, make sure you pay a visit.
  • For record collecting enthusiasts, Gramaphone stocks a wide selection of Chi-town classics and contemporary house/techno.
  • Evanston Space's outdoor events and livestreams play host to acoustic solo artists and group acts across the spectrum of indie, jazz, and soul.
  • There's no shortage of option in the world of theatre and the performing arts here, though nothing matches the Auditorium Theatre for scale and spectacle.

Know somewhere worth shouting about in Chicago? We'd love to hear it, drop us a line: community@pirate.com

Equipment Available

  • Seating - For up to four people
  • Headphones - 4 x KRK 6400
  • Integrated Podcast Unit - RØDECaster Pro
  • Microphones - 4 x Rode Procaster
  • Extras - Custom lighting and temperature control

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Getting Here

TBC

Getting here information coming soon.

From the Community

"I love Pirate and everything they do to support new artists!"

Jamz Supernova

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