Buckeye Recording

Buckeye Recording Studio in Philadelphia’s Italian Market
Vince Di Mura

I knew right away that my project was in good hands.

— Vince Di Mura, Composer and Residential Musical Director, Princeton University

Mike Kennedy

Buckeye was comfortable and artistically very interesting — it was the perfect environment for my project.

— Mike Kennedy, Guitarist, Composer and Adjunct Assistant Professor, The University of the Arts

The Hoppin’ John Orchestra

  • King Cake

Robert Maggio

Mia Johnson

Mikey Jr.

  • Chitlins Con Carne
  • Hawaii Five-O







Tracking: $350 per day

Mixing: $50 an hour

Engineer, data back-up and storage included in day rate

  • Great tracking and mixing rooms with large iso rooms
  • Perfect for live/ensemble recording/strings & horns
  • Piano, Hammond, Wurlitzer, drums, amps
  • A variety of ribbon mics, vintage & modded boutique gear
  • Priced for today’s musicians on today’s budgets







  • AKG 414, D112
  • Audix D2, D6
  • Blue
  • Ribbons by Beyerdynamic, Cascade, and Shiny Box
  • Vintage EV, Shure 55, Shure 53
  • Sennheiser 421
  • Shure 57s, 58s Beta 57 + 58, KSM32
  • Equitek, Heil, Kel, Rode, etc.

Pre amps

  • Universal Audio 610
  • Rupert Neve Designs
  • Summit
  • Altec 1592A
  • Sytek
  • TL Audio
  • Modded API-type PM1500’s
  • Groove tubes


  • Universal Audio 1176
  • Empirical Labs Distressor
  • Modded Joe Meeks compressor
  • FMR
  • TLAudio
  • Radial
  • Sansamp
  • Lexicon
  • Alesis, etc.


  • Vintage Martin and 1948 Gibson acoustic guitars
  • 1962 Guild Starfire
  • 1963 Harmony Bobcat
  • Regal Dobro
  • Takamine Classical
  • Fender Strat
  • Fender P-Bass


  • Beautiful German full size piano
  • refurbed/modded 1960’s Hammond organ
  • Retro-linear modded Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Yamaha SK30


  • Pearl / Remo / Tama / Ludwig / Korg Wave Drum / Fiber Skins / LP Bongos


  • Modded vintage Traynor and Fender amps
  • Vox

A variety of boutique and modified effects and stomp boxes by Strymon, Fulltone, Wampler, Zvex, Dan Electro, Line 6, Dunlop, Electro-Harmonics, Radial, Boss, etc.











Peter Richan established Buckeye Recording in 2004 as a place to create and record music in an inspiring and nurturing atmosphere, re-inventing the paradigm of what a recording studio could be. He strives to bring out the very best of everyone that comes to the Buckeye, making sure that hard work and productivity is always a joyful experience.

Located in the building that housed the historic Buckeye Bar, Buckeye Recording Studio in Philadelphia’s Italian Market is a hybrid analog/digital studio with a large 25’X50’X11′ cutting room, and uses a combination of modified/rebuilt vintage analog gear and cutting edge digital technology.