Important Announcement
September 1, 2019

After thirty years of being in service, Polkasound Productions will be closing its studio doors to the public. The sharp decline in polka album sales over the last ten years has rendered professional studio recording economically unviable for most polka bands. The studio will not be dismantled, but in April of 2020, it will become private for the exclusive use of Tom Brusky LLC.

The virtual instruments store will not be affected.

Public notice to all past clients: We have shelves of multi-track studio projects on 1/4" reel-to-reel, 1/2" reel-to-reel, Super VHS, and IDE hard drive, as well as DAT and bin-loop duplication masters. YOU OWN THESE RECORDINGS, NOT US. If you want to save your recordings, you must take possession of them before April, 2020. Please email to arrange for pickup. Recordings not collected will be considered abandoned property and destroyed.

Note: We do not have the capability to transfer your tracks from these older formats.

Voicemail: (414) 546-3650

Polkasound Productions Control Room
Control Room

Polkasound Productions Isolation Booth
Isolation Booth

Polkasound Productions Main Floor
Main Floor

Polkasound is owned and operated by Tom Brusky LLC. Tom is a professional musician from Milwaukee and the leader of his own polka-variety band.
In the mid 1980's, what eventually became Polkasound Productions started with a Tascam four-track cassette recorder, Roland HP-100 digital piano, Yamaha TX-7 sound module, and a single dynamic microphone. These rudimentary tools fueled a life-long interest in audio recording that has led to more than three decades of developing Polkasound Productions into the studio it is today. The studio itself was built by Tom's father, Jim, in 1990.
A list of Polkasound's multi-track recorders over the past 30 years reflects the studio's ongoing commitment to quality:
  • 1986: Tascam Porta-One 4-track cassette recorder
  • 1989: Tascam A-3340S 4-track reel-to-reel recorder
  • 1991: Tascam 38 8-track reel to reel recorder
  • 1994: Two Alesis ADAT 8-track, 16-bit digital S-VHS recorders
  • 2005: Alesis HD24 24-track, 24-bit digital hard drive recorder
  • 2013: Cubase Pro Digital Audio Workstation
Polkasound originally recorded music of all genres, turning out countless recordings and demos by polka, folk, hard rock, and heavy metal bands throughout the 1990's and early 2000's. In 2005, the studio made the decision to limit its resources exclusively to bands and musicians within the polka music community.

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