Russian Recording is a full-service analog and digital recording studio located in downtown Bloomington, IN, owned by Mike Bridavsky, and has contributed to more than a thousand records since 2003. The studio provides recording, mixing, and mastering services in a spacious and comfortable environment. There are two experienced in-house engineers available to work with: Mike Bridavsky, and Kyle Houpt, or the studio can also be rented with your own outside engineer.
The studio boasts an impressive and eclectic assortment of some of the finest modern and vintage recording equipment and musical instruments available, including fully refurbished 24 channel Sphere Eclipse A mixing console, Burl Mothership convertors, an Otari MX-80 2" 16/24 track tape machine, and an extensive collection of new and vintage microphones, compressors, microphone preamps, equalizers, and effects. We also have a generous selection of guitars, basses, amplifiers, drum sets, and acoustic instruments, including a regularly tuned grand piano. All of our equipment is carefully maintained and fully operational.
The studio consists of three tracking rooms; a spacious live room (23'x28'x17'), a live isolation room (10'x11'x13.5') and a dead isolation room (9'x10'x12'). Each room has been acoustically treated and has its own distinct sound, providing a wide variety of sonic options. The control room (13'x16'x11.5') is a comfortable and acoustically neutral listening environment with plenty of natural light. There is a large lounge with a kitchenette, TV, and a hi-fi. Upstairs is a band dorm room with five beds for folks that need a place to stay during the making of their record.
There were no corners cut in the design and construction of the studio. Each room was built with specific dimensions and ceiling height to optimize frequency response and reduce standing waves. The rooms are acoustically treated to provide a balanced frequency response and varying levels of ambience for a wide variety of sonic options.
The layout of the studio is designed so that there are clear sight lines between each of the tracking rooms and the control room. There are tie lines to every room, allowing total flexibility with amp placement and headphone routing, making it possible to put any musician in any room and be able to send any signal to and from anywhere in the studio.