Home Studio Registry: Rick Ruskin

Primary use Secondary use Recording knowledge level MIDI knowledge level
Recording Commercial work High Average
Commonly work (with) Completed songs/demos/jingles
Alone More than 100

Future plans/projects

Always working on new material for myself and others. Have done solo artists to classical ensembles. Other activities include long distance session work and retrieval/restoration of obsolete analog and digital formats for third parties.


Clients use their own guitars.

Sound modules

Various Roland, Kawai, and Ensoniq modules available


1960's 6-Piece Ludwig Set w/Zildjian, Paiste, Sabian cymbals


Too many to list but multiple compressors, reverbs, eq's,


Too many to list. Multiple condensers, ribbons, dynamics.


Tascam 2600-32

Tape decks

Fostex E-16, ampex ATR-102, Tascam 25-2, Teac 3340, Tascam Tascam DA-30, DA-38/88, Alesis ADAT, Tascam 144

Hard disk recorders

Alesis HD24


Monitors: JBL 4315 (large format)& Auratone Sound Cubes. Power Amps: Accuphase P-300, Crown D-60, Crown D-40 Headphones: too many to list


2 Custom AMD based units. Memory maxed on both 2/3 gigs respectively. 3+ terabytes on board disk space on board. 2 terabytes outboard

Music software

Adobe Audition 1.5 and 3

Additional equipment

Misc. Percussion spare power amps, lots of redundancy so sessions can continue should the rare failure occur.


Have been operating my own studio since 1978.