WHO WE ARE

Audio Recording Studio’s origin was in downtown Cleveland in the late 1950s, recording a variety of genres. From the next 30 years, they were on Rockwell Avenue hosting Polka and rock bands and writing creative jingles for advertising agencies. In 1977 — straight from Mt. Union University with a degree in music — Bruce began his career learning about mic hangs, orchestra work, mixing, and editing. When his mentor, Vlad Maleckar, retired in 1986, Bruce took over as audio supervisor for The Cleveland Orchestra broadcasting service, a position he maintained until 2018.

In 1990, Bruce launched a search for a more suitable studio space and custom built a state-of-the-art studio in Bentleyville, Ohio.

One element of the new studio was the acquisition of an exquisite 1897 Steinway C which was then refurbished. The Steinway draws many pianists to the studio with its beautiful sound.

Over the years, Bruce has had the privilege of recording The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall, its summer home at Blossom Music Center, and in residency at Knight Concert Hall in Miami from 2006-2017. Audio Recording Studio specializes in acoustic recording and also has extensive experience in Spoken Word, Orchestral, Chamber, Choral, Jazz, Solo, and Ensemble music. Today we have local, national, and international clients. We record solos to ensembles to full chorus on location or in the studio.

Our Services
Studio Recording

Our studio has been designed and built to enhance your recording. Acoustic treatments such as floating floors, shock mount hung walls, and moveable partitions help get the sound you need without unwanted artifacts.

Remote Recording

You choose the venue right for your music, and we ensure you will sound your best! The next step is to meet in the studio and mix it.

Mixing and Post Production

Our Control Room is a comfy place to mix and edit your project. We have a selection of studio monitors and headphones available so you’ll know how your mixes translate on different playback systems.

News
2020 – What a year

Stay tuned for updates on what we've been doing to keep busy during this crazy pandemic year. Jack Sutte had… Read More

What’s New at Audio Recording?

The past year (since I retired from The Cleveland Orchestra) has been busy! We began recording the Cleveland Chamber Choir,… Read More

Live Recording at the Beachland Ballroom

In September we were asked to do a multitrack recording of longtime client Nick Amster's birthday party at the Beachland… Read More

The Audio Recording Team
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Bruce Gigax - Owner and Chief Engineer

In 1977 — straight from Mt. Union University with a degree in music — Bruce began his career learning about mic hangs, orchestra work, mixing, and editing. When his mentor, Vlad Maleckar, retired in 1986, Bruce took over as audio supervisor for The Cleveland Orchestra broadcasting service, a position he maintained until 2018.

Over the years, Bruce has had the privilege of recording The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall, its summer home at Blossom Music Center, and in residency at Knight Concert Hall in Miami from 2006-2017.

Audio Recording Studio
Reed Wheeler - Assistant Engineer

Reed Wheeler is a 1986 graduate from Indiana University's School of Music, majoring in Recording Arts and Sciences. He continually works in studio and on remotes. Reed has engineered recordings of all genres. Reed has provided voice-overs for various recording projects and plays guitar, bass, and sings.

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Mascot

Often seen in the studio are Bruce's wife, Trina, and Bentley, the Audio “mascot." Bentley joined us as a rescue in September 2017. Born in 2013, Bentley ages with the studio. NOTE: Bentley will say hello if you like but not remain during studio time.