Randy's Recording was built in 1985 for the purpose of providing professional recording to the working musician, at a price that a working musician could afford. In that true spirit of compassion for the struggling artist, Randy's Recording has made getting to the next level a real possibility for many who might otherwise have never gotten the opportunity to make their music available to the public. In the cover story "Madison Musical Legends" from the May 2001 issue of Madison Magazine, the venerable Rick Murphy says about Randy's Recording: "This is where Randy Green, a guitar and keyboard virtuoso in his own right, has helped countless area artists put their music in the grooves." Thanks Rick. The point of this brag being, what I try to do, and how I'm perceived are fairly similar. And that, in my mind, is success.
Randys Recording featured in Mix Magazine, April 2010. See it online at http://digital-edition.mixonline.com/?iid=8144833c
Randy is now offering stage and studio performance lessons in voice, guitar, bass, and keys, as well as studio recording mixing, mastering, and production.
Randy's Recording includes full digital services or complete analog services. Or, you can choose to hybrid your project
Randy's Recording in MixMagazine
Mix Magazine Online, April 2010 features Randy's, Madison area's oldest living studio. photo
About the Studio
About the Studio - RANDY'S RECORDING
(MADISON, WI area)
This studio was built in 1985 for the purpose of providing professional recording to the working musician, at a price that a working musician could afford. In that true spirit of compassion for the struggling artist, Randy's Recording has made getting to the next level a real possibility for many who might otherwise have never gotten the opportunity to make their music available to the public.
In the cover story "Madison Musical Legends" from the May 2001 issue of Madison Magazine, the venerable Rick Murphy says about Randy's Recording: "This is where Randy Green, a guitar and keyboard virtuoso in his own right, has helped countless area artists put their music in the grooves." Thanks Rick. The point of this brag being, what I try to do, and how I'm perceived are fairly similar. And that, in my mind, is success.
People here in Madison, Wisconsin like to brag about what they don't do. For instance, "I don't do this?I don't eat that?I don't watch TV." You've probably heard it. So here goes. Here's what I don't do:
I don't promise you a record deal.
I don't do it for the money and it's not a tax write-off.
I don't try to get famous.
I don't pass judgement on your music, friends, preferences, food, beer, car, or instrument.
I don't capitalize on your dreams.
So what does that leave? Maybe the kind of place you could work in and feel good, make some good music, have a good time, sell some CDs, make some money - maybe make that album without the record company, finally. Or maybe just do that first album, or record that song you wrote that one time?
This studio is for the artist. For the artist in you. Not every studio is for everybody, and that's OK. But make sure you're recording where you can work comfortably, not where someone tells you to go.
I'm here because this is where I want to be, and I do what I do because I like it. And I hope you can say the same, or at least say you're headed in that direction.
This studio was bought with money made strictly from playing music, and expanded with money made by recording. By me. I know what you need. I know how to get it for you. Musically.
If you think this could be your kind of place to express your artistry, do something about it. And if you're looking for something to believe in, you can believe in me, or you can believe in the one thing that is absolutely risk-free because you know what it's going to do?and that would be-yourself.
Randy's Recording is an analog multi-track studio, with digital editing/mastering. See www.randysrecording.com for full details and photos.
In addition to the tuned control room, there are three large custom-built high-visibility sound rooms, a
comfortable lounge, office, and rest room, spanning 1425 square feet. There is ample off-street parking.
The CONTROL ROOM is 12' x 17' and is visible from all sound rooms. It has center seating (front, mid, and rear) and independent air conditioning.
The TURBO ROOM has no parallel surfaces. It is constructed of carpeted stone block and wood, and produces a deep, anechoic spatial sound under high sound pressure. The Turbo Room also houses a Kurzweil 88-key Mark 2 digital grand in wood console (records beautifully) and a 1955 Blonde Hammond M3 with142Rv Leslie circa 1966.
The NEUTRAL ROOM has a natural outdoors type of sound and houses a 1939 Kitt upright piano (see Turbo Room above for digital piano information).
The WOOD ROOM is all wood, including the floor. It sounds bright and sharp with a woody resonance.
The LOUNGE is private, independently heated and air conditioned, with a sink, refrigerator, microwave and television. It has a big window with a pleasant view.
The OFFICE is available for business conversations and private phone calls, and displays several hundred published recordings spanning more than 20 years.
MICROPHONES: I have 50 mics set up and ready to go at all times. These mics range in value from $200 to $700 each. Brands include:
* Audio Technica
* Studio Projects
ANALOGUE TRACKING/MIXING: I use a Tascam: M3500 dual 32 x 8 x 2 analog recording console with a matching MSR 24 1" 24 track (dbx) analog tape recorder, mixing to an Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drive, one of two D40/30 DAT recorders, or to an Otari MX55 Ã?Â¼" analog 2-track tape recorder.
* DELL 8300 Computer w/3.2 Ghz Pentium 4 Dual Core Processor, 4Gb RAM, MOTU 24 ch simultaneous i/o external ad/da 24/96 converters and internal soundcard, and a 2 ch 24/192 Audigy 2 sound dard
* SONY Software:
o Sound Forge 8.0 and 9.0 (Editing/Mastering)
o Vegas 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 (Multitrack, editing and mastering)
o DVD Architect 4.0
o Acid Pro 6.0 Loops
* STEINBERG Wave Lab 4.0 (Mastering)
* WAVES Gold, Platinum and Vintage Effects Bundles, also Izotope and Sony.
MONITORING: I monitor through JBL 4412 3-way 12" studio monitors, powered by a Hafler P505w amp.
There is also a TOA 6" 2-way and Auratone 3" one-way monitor system powered by a Harmon-Kardon Pm625 wideband amp.
* 17 multi-function compressors available from dbx, Symetrix, Valley People, and Ashly.
* 12 multi-effects units by ART, ADA, Delta Lab, DigiTech, Alesis
* 3 EQ units by Symetrix, DOD, and AKAI
* 3 enhancers by BBE, Aphex, and SPL
* 4 AudioLogic Gates
All of these units are quickly available through a 336-point Ã?Â¼" patch bay and four 8-channel line mixers.
HEADPHONES: I run five independent headphone mixes through eight pairs of Koss Pro 4AA heavy duty phones, powered by Rane. There are also five pairs of Sennhieser lightweight open headphones.
* 1939 Kitt studio upright acoustic piano
* Kurzweil 88-key Mark 2 digital grand in wood console
* 1955 Blonde Hammond M3 with142Rv Leslie circa 1966
OTHER: There are other test sets, spectrum analyzers, 4-track reel-to-reels as well as eight dual-well cassette decks by Technics. CDs are mastered on an HHB CDR 800 and copied on a TDK copier.
Studio Equipment changes from time to time, but it always has to sound good to me. And that doesn't change.
Randy Green - Bio
I was born in Washington, DC, April 23, 1948 (a war baby). My father worked in Naval Intelligence, and my mother worked for the Secretary of Agriculture. She was the secretary to the Secretary's secretary. (Really.) She was from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and he was from La Farge, Wisconsin. The family moved to La Farge after the war.
I graduated from La Farge High School in 1966 and moved to Madison, WI to get in a band. I enrolled at UW-Madison and graduated in 1971 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology. Then I was free to be ignorant?.so I became a musician. Actually it started long before that. I had 12 years of piano lessons; six years of clarinet; four years of guitar; four years of Hammond, Vox, Farfisa, an Austin 59-Rank Pipe Organ; and two bands, by the time I was 20. To say I was doomed to be a musician would be more like it.
So I started playing in bands in 1966 and made my living that way until 1986. The Squires, Police Department, Universal Sound, Somersett I, Northern Lites, Somersett II, Sgt. Pepper, Masterpiece, Nobody, Magic, and as a Keyboard Soloist. Twenty years straight. Never had a job, as my mother would say. I started Randy's Recording in 1986 and now it's 2005, and I still have never had a job. Ah?but I shouldn't joke. The studio is tough, and playing is tough. But all it's ever cost me is my sanity.
That's a fair trade for a lifetime of music.
For some general musings on these topics and more, please see http://www.randysrecording.com -
SEE RANDY IN PERFORMANCE
You can see Randy perform on guitar and piano in backing band for TRACY JANE COMER on UPN14's "URBAN THEATER" show, recorded June 2005. Go to Tracy's profile and view the videos posted there!
http://www.broadjam.com/tracyjanecomer Also check out Randy, Tracy, and Michael Bryant on U Tube performing 'Home Movies', the 2008 MAMA's 'folk/americana song of the year'.
COMMENTS FROM CLIENTS
What some of Randy's clients have said:
"I recorded 'Dixie Highway' and my 'No Brakes' CDs; plus countless other tracks at Randy's recording and I can't think of a more comfortable and creative recording space. Add to that, Randy's capabilities as producer, engineer, counselor, shrink and friend and there is no better studio around."
- Robert J
"Randy has recorded and produced two full-length CDs for me, both of which earned nominations for BEST ACOUSTIC ALBUM by the Madison Area Music Awards. He also recorded/produced one EP and several other demos, and helped with mastering/editing some video projects. I've learned to listen closely to and trust his musical advice and guidance, because so far, always been right! He's also a great musicians and recorded instrumental parts for my album (guitar, piano, Hammond, electric bass) and contributed lyrics to some of the songs...he continues to amaze me with his versatility. I love every minute of my time in the studio and I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else."
-Tracy Jane Comer
"Randy, I've always had a wonderful time recording with you at your fantastic studio! Keep on doin it!"
- John Masino
"I've recorded seven different CD projects at Randy's studio, everything from a Civil War-era gospel project to an operetta to several country music projects, and no matter what musical genre is involved, Randy brings an incredible sense of knowing what's good and what's true. He's a wise, wise man. He can make your best efforts sound better, and give you a few kernels of enlightenment to take home with you."
- Frank X. Sommers
"Randy, I want to thank you for all the advice and professionalism you brought to the studio.You always made it fun and productive.You also taught me a lot about the music business (not only recording) and for that I will only be able to advance futher in this cold but fair business. THANKS."
- Gary "Big Knowledge" Davis
"We recorded our CD, "Stories, Myths and Outright Lies" at Randy's Recording. We had a great experience, and Randy Green had a huge impact in making our CD the best it could have been. Thanks Randy!"
- Fred Decker, Big Johnson and the Thrusters
"My first recordings at your studio really played an integral part in me falling in love with the art and science of recording."
Clients - A TO E
Sampling of clients, spanning more than 20 years ? A TO E:
A Dog From Every Town
Ace Novelty Company
Grey C. Allen
Randy & Dan Allen
American Calliope Center
American Players Theatre
American Streets & Cafes
Area Code 608
Asa Miura Productions
Audio for the Arts
Beefy's Beatle Jam
Lou & Peter Berryman
Beyond Sound Productions
Big Johnson and the Thrusters
Big Time Records
Big World Records
Bite Down Productions
Black Widow Records
Milton Blair, DDS
Holly Brook - Named Best Underage Artist in the 2004 MAMAs (Madison Area Music Awards)
Betty Ann Bures
James Eddie Campbell
Christy B. Band
Tom Coaty, Esq.
Lawrence S. Cohen
Tracy Jane Comer - Nominated for Best Acoustic Album ("Second Wind") and Best Acoustic Artist in the 2004 MAMAs (Madison Area Music Awards); Nominated for Best Acoustic Album ("Quietly There") and Best Acoustic Artist (with group Sticky Fingers) in the 2005 MAMAs
Common Faces (The original)
Asa Miura, Mary Gaines, Chris Wagoner
Robert J. Conaway- nominated for Best Rhythm and Blues Album in the 2005 MAMAs (Madison Area Music Awards)
Cooksville Lutheran Church
Dana Coppa and Skooly
Corn Belt Records
Cow Girl Sweethearts
The Crest - Double winner in 2004 MAMAs (Madison Area Music Awards): Best Hip Hop Artist and Best Hip Hop Album ("Binge Thinking")
Danger Prone Daphne
Shari Davis & The Coniptions
Kevin Derus, MD
John & Mercedes Dewey
Dr. Bop and The Headliners
Drug Induced Nitemare #4
John & Nancy Engberg
Dan J. Eumurian
Clients - F to L
Sampling of clients, spanning more than 20 years ? F TO L:
Mary Lou Femrite
Johnathan B. Fiedler
Paul Fillipowicz (and the Madison All Stars Blues Band) - Named Best Blues Artist in the 2005 MAMAs (Madison Area Music Awards)
Flat Bridge Records
The Font Le Roys
Fred and Ethel
Daniel J. Fritts
Debra Lee Fritz
Full Compass, Ltd.
Doug Gill, Ph.D.
Glen Gourley, MD
Hill Prairie Singers
Hilltop Gospel Singers
Mary J. Hjord
Hooper & Laurie Music
Howling at the Moon
Inner City Sasquatch
J.R. and the Rodeo Cats
Jim May & The Accelerators
Jonathan W. Little Productions
Kelly Joe Keaton
Phil Kellman Group
Kenn Fox Band
KG and the Ranger
Kim & Him
Dr. Roger Klien
Lake Beats Publishing
Last Crack (The Original)
Phil Buerstatte, Paul Schluter, Craig Rank-Buddo, Donnie Bakken, Todd Winger
Lincoln County Regulators
Lindsay, Stone, & Briggs Advertising
Little Audry and The Storm
Ludington Guard Band
Clients - M to R
Sampling of clients, spanning more than 20 years ? M TO R:
The M & Ms
Madison Repertoire Theatre
Madison Scottish Rite
Marcus Bovre & The Evil Twins
Marcy and The Highlights
Keith and Gail Massey
McFarland High School
Michael Black and Tan
Paul & Phil Morrison
Mountain Dulcimer Songbook
NAVAN - Winner in the 2005 MAMAs for Best Ensemble Vocals
Laurie Ellen Neustadt
New Lost Generation
Charles L. Nichols
Dread Knot O?Brien
Mark & Anne Olsson
One Lard Biskit
Orange Blossom Special
Otis & The Alligators
Out of the Blue
Out of the West
Mark & Linda Parascandola
Paul Black & The Flip Kings
Dave & Mike Payne
Pease Blossom Music
Josh & Adam Pelleter
Gina Beth Pellman
Pickled Corpse Squad
Plain Brown Wrapper
Rachelle and the Red Hott Rattlers
Rapscallion (The Original)
Todd Schwenn, Gary Keiley, Jamie Poster, Randy Landphier, Eric Hanson
Red Decibel Records
Jim Ripp & Rana
Rita & The Reptiles
Road Runner Records
Rock River Revival
Roll ?n Rock
Carroll Rund, MD
Clients - S TO Z
Sampling of clients, spanning more than 20 years ? S TO Z:
Art Paul Schlosser
Science Hill Records
Donald E. Sclartz
Anna Lee Scully
Shakedown Blues Band
Sleepless Nights Studio
Something Real Productions
Sons of Light
Spahn Wholesale Liquor
Maureen St. Germain
Steven St. James
Michael St. John
Richard Storch International
Clyde Stubblefield - Winner-Lifetime Achievement Award, 2004 MAMAs (Madison Area Music Awards)
Surrender to Youth
Surviving You Always
Vicki & Lauren Szewczyk
T & L Entertainment
Technology Business Group
Telephone & Data Systems
Tomorrow River Records
Tones for Jones Bones
The Top Cats
Twice the Wood
Twist of Fate
2 O?Clock Tomorrow
Utica Baptist Church
Brad Van KauwenBergh
Jerry Van Meter
John Van Wie
Seth Van Wie
Doug & Dave Varana
Verona High School Jazz Chorus
Iggy Rae Vicious
Voice of Concern
Bob Westfall Quartet
Maria B. Williams
Chua Blai Xiong
Leviticus W. Young
M. Scott Young
Youngblood Brass Band
Zircon Boogy Monster
Please see the Randy's Recording official web site at http://www.randysrecording.com for rates and other information.
Estimates are available. Find out how much your project would cost by contacting Randy: