Tim Rusin

Faculty - Recording Arts

My interest in recording/producing music began back in 1997 when I purchased my first 4-track cassette recorder. I began recording my own music and fell in love with audio recording. I decided to enroll at Columbia College in Chicago and was very involved in their recording programs. I graduated with my Bachelors degree in Audio recording/producing in 2004. By this point I had started my own mobile recording company called R.M.S. Recording.

I landed a Chief Audio Engineer position at JBTV studios one year later in 2005 and began producing several records out of this facility. From there I became a big part in building the JBTV HD soundstage and dove more into live recording of artists that would then be featured on the JBTV television show.
I found myself getting into live sound production a lot more around this time as well and held some resident live sound gigs at clubs around the city such as The Hard Rock Hotel and Elbo Room mixing several genres of live music on a weekly basis. I had also done several “one-off” gigs working for hire with bands around the city in just about every club around town.

In October of 2011, I was presented with an opportunity to do something that I had been wanting to do for years, teach audio. I taught studio recording and audio production classes through out the fall and winter of 2011 at Flashpoint. I continued to do so on through the spring and summer of 2012. My hard work and ambition for teaching did not go unnoticed. I was offered a full-time position as “Faculty in Recording Arts” in the fall of 2012. I gladly accepted and have been teaching full-time at Flashpoint ever since.


Education: Associates in Applied Science, Bachelors of Arts

Degree Program Area : Recording Arts

Live Sound I and II, Studio Recording I and II, Digital Audio Workstation, Fundamentals of Sound and Acoustics, Advanced Topics Music, Production in Action.

Professional Titles: Faculty in Recording Arts

Areas of Expertise: Studio and Live music recording, audio and music for TV production, music mastering, music production.

Career Highlights:Three time Emmy nominated with JBTV.

Portfolio: https://soundcloud.com/tjblender

Contact Info: tim.rusin@columbiacollege.edu

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