Home Studio Registry: Rick Ruskin

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.

Additional notes

Have been operating my own studio since 1978.

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