News & Upbeats
Nov 28 2016
Sep 25 2016
In June we traveled to the University of Akron's Daum Theatre to record the "staged reading" of Larry Kass' musical "Front Page Flo." The performance was choreographed by Tony-nominated George Pinney and was under the direction of music director Terry LaBolt. Larry is a long time friend of Audio, and we have recorded and provided audio for the radio broadcast of his "Mighty Wurlitzer Radio Hour" for many years. For this recording NAC Technologies supplied wireless head-worn mics for the cast and the show was multi-tracked using our Dante based recording rig. We mixed the recordings of the 2 performances down at the studio, and sent them for a Blu-Ray release by Larry's Razzmatazz Productions. You can also watch the full performance on YouTube ...Read More
Aug 10 2016
May 3 2016
April saw us working with several long-standing choral clients. We recorded the various ensembles as well as soloists from Federated Church in Chagrin Falls under the direction of Director of Music Ministries Chris Ludwa. They released "Unity: A Celebration of Music, Spirit & Song." We also recorded the Firestone High School choirs at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Akron, and choir director Chad Pittman brought the Vocal Jazz ensemble to the studio to record. We also traveled to the College of Wooster's Gault Recital Hall to record the College of Wooster Chorus under the direction of Dr. Lisa Wong. We love working with choral ensembles of any size and shape. Besides these great groups we have also recorded the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and the North Coast Men's Chorus as well as choirs from Baldwin-Wallace University and Mount Union University. ...Read More
Apr 24 2016
While pianist Jan Lisiecki was in town for a performance of Chopin's f-minor piano concerto, he stopped by the studio. Jan is collaborating with Elenor McCain on the True North The Canadian Songbook that will be released on May 12, 2017. Stay tuned to eleanormccain.ca to keep up to date with the project. ...Read More
Sep 30 2015
Sep 24 2014
We’re continuing to record violinist Tom Wood, with Brian Dykstra on piano, at The College of Wooster. ...Read More
Sep 24 2014
The Cleveland Orchestra’s Blossom season is over, but the schedule hasn’t really ...Read More
Jul 27 2014
On June 21, we went to New York City to record the Manhattan Girls Chorus, under the direction of founding director Michelle Oesterle, in a joint concert with the Young Women’s Chorus of San Francisco, under the direction of Susan McMane. ...Read More
Feb 24 2014
Photographer David FitzSimmons turns his camera on a variety of animals common throughout North America. ...Read More
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Audio Recording Studio specializes in acoustic recording in the studio and on location. A pioneer in Cleveland's recording community since the 1950s, Audio utilizes state-of-the-art technology and years of experience to ensure a quality recording.
We can take your project from beginning to end — recording at your location of choice; mixing in our control room; editing and final assembly; and replicating any quantity of CDs.
Owner Bruce Gigax has been in the recording business since 1977. As Audio Supervisor for The Cleveland Orchestra since 1986, he’s had the privilege of recording that great orchestra at Severance Hall, Blossom Music Center, on location around Cleveland, and in residency in Miami’s Knight Concert Hall.
Audio Recording has also done recording projects for many, to name a few: The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Kassaba, Shaunau, Instrasaurus, Curious Critters, AnimalHero, Helen Welch, Barbara Knight, Ludwig Music Publishing, choirs from The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Baldwin-Wallace University, The College of Wooster, Mount Union, and the Ensemble from the Federated Church; the Mighty Wurlitzer Radio Hour variety show, the entire Health Journeys Guided Imagery CD series for Belleruth Naparstek (over 60 titles) and many more. Please see full lists in Client Section.
Our recording hardware includes microphones from Neumann, Schoeps, B&K, Audio Technica, and Shure; mic preamps from Millennia Media, True Systems, Metric Halo, and Universal Audio; and analog-to-digital conversion from Apogee, Metric Halo, and RME.
Reed Wheeler is a 1986 graduate from Indiana University's School of Music, majoring in Recording Arts and Sciences. He was hired by Audio Recording Studios as assistant engineer to complete the archival transfer to digital of the Cleveland Orchestra's vast library of edited concert broadcasts. He has engineered recordings for music groups ranging from Gospel to Rock, and is responsible for editing the current weekly broadcasts of the Cleveland Orchestra and Youth Orchestra. Reed has also been called upon to provide voice-overs for various recording projects. He also plays guitar, bass, and sings.
Often seen in the studio are Bruce's wife, Trina, greeting clients or "fetching" Skippy for lunch or dinner; "Mr. Skip" is a white Terrier mix (a true music groupie) who has his own couch. We lost our darling little Cocobean, a Miniature Pinscher, January 19. She could always be found on someone's lap or awaiting a treat. She was our special girl, and we had 14-3/4 fun filled, loving years with her.
NOTE: If you are allergic to dogs, please let us know at the time of your booking, as Skippy wanders into sessions as though he has a part!