Welcome to Russian Recording

Professional recording studio in the heart of Bloomington, IN.
A warm and friendly space suited for music of any style.

New Rates, New Gear, New Projects, New Guy

July 29, 2014

The lack of updates is because of the lack of time - we've been busy.

There's a lot of ground to cover. Instead of going into detail, I'll lay it out real simple like this:

NEW (lower) RATES:
400/day with Mike, 350 for 4 days or more
250/day with Kyle, 200 for 4 days or more
200/day studio rental w/o engineer, 150 for 4 days or more
Sessions 2 weeks or more get a discounted block rate

Half Japansese
Elephant Micah
Child Bite
Al Scorch
Apostle of Solitude
Memory Map
Arlo Nelson

Kyle Houpt

ProTools 11

Burl Audio Mothership A/D/A (16 in/24 out)
Crane Song HEDD 192 Stereo A/D/A
Otari MX-80 2" 16/24 Track Tape Machine
Sony C37p Vintage Tube Mic
2 x Altec 150 Coke Bottle Vintage Tube Mics
2 x Royer R121 Ribbon Mics (matched)
2 x Josephson E22s Mics
2 x Geffel M300 Mics (matched)
2 x Sony C48
Beyer M260 Ribbon Mic
2 x BAE 10DC Compressors (Neve 2264 Clones)
ADR Compex (reissue)
Purple Audio M77 1176 Compressor
Daking FET II Compressor
2 Channel Calrec 1161 Vintage Preamp/EQs
4 Channel John Hardy Twin Servo Pre-amps
4 Channel API 3124 Preamps
NTI EQ3 Mastering Equalizer
UBK Electra Equalizer

Back to Work

March 26, 2014

Although the studio has technically been open for the past two years, Russian Recording has sort of been on hiatus. Mike's cat got super famous and it took over his life - in a good way. But he's finally found some time to put into the studio, and has recently upgraded with a whole crap load of awesome new gear (mics, A/D converters, preamps, EQs, compressors), installed ProTools, hired a new engineer, Max Mullen, and they are stoked about making records again.

Expect a much more detailed update in the coming weeks. And/or sign up for the newsletter: http://eepurl.com/jPphT


New Site / New Gear / New Guy

March 9, 2012


After more than two years in the making, the new Russian Recording website is finally online. We couldn't be happier with how it turned out, and it was well worth the wait. We would like to thank Lane Fujita for his hard work, the insane hours he's put into the site and of course for the amazing ideas and overall design. This is all his work, he's a total badass.

Be sure to check out the updated Audio Page, we've uploaded over 70 new tracks which are now organized by musical style to make it easier to hear our work in the style that interests you or best fits your own musical taste. The new tour page has beautiful photos (by William Winchester Claytor) and detailed descriptions of our facilities. Our gear page has been updated with all of our newest additions (listed below), and we've also added a Space Rental section to our Rates page if you're interested in renting out the studio for an event.


Mike Stucker of Wolfgang Michael Sound has been working on modifying and updating our recently acquired Sphere Eclipse Alpha Series II console. He's added an inline monitor path to the board, recapped every card and EQ, added more routing flexibility, new switches and pots, installed custom engraved face plates for all the new features and cleaned up the signal path. He will also be installing all new faders, polarity reversal on every channel and new phantom power switches in the near future. The new modifications and improvements have made this amazing sounding console a real pleasure to work on, considerably more reliable and more conducive to the workflow of a modern recording session.

We've also added some pretty amazing new gear to our racks, mic cabinet and instrument/amp collection. Some of our newly acquired pieces include the Thermionic Culture Phoenix variable-mu valve compressor, a Tonelux Equalux equalizer, a KUSH Audio Clariphonic parallel equalizer, a Manley ELOP limiter, UBK Fatso compressor, the Electrical Audio EAPre 2 channel microphone preamp, a stereo pair of Coles 4038 ribbon microphones, a pair of Beyer M160 ribbon microphones, an Earth 59 Bassman copy combo, and several other amps and instruments. For a complete list of our equipment selection, check out our Gear page.


We've got a new guy working at the studio now. He goes by Mike Kapinus because that's his real name. Mike is available for hire as a session engineer and also runs the PA at our events. Mike has played with many local and touring bands including Magnolia Electric Co, Throwing Stars, Whippoorwill, The Hollows and surely a whole bunch of others. He also sings opera and in choirs and stuff, and is an amazing multi-instrumentalist. He's done live sound all over town for years and now he's doing it here. Let us know if you would like to book a session with this super cool dude.