Robert Ruby Music

Robert Ruby Music My name is Robert Ruby and I’ve been full-time as a music producer, composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist musician in LA since 2017. I have my dream job and I’d love to help you finish and polish your music projects!
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StringLight Studios is operated by Robert Maule, a multi-instrumentalist and producer. Robert could best be described as a musical mad scientist, combining disparate influences and unexpected elements to create memorable and unconventional sounds. He is influenced by everything from modern Top 40 to ragtime, from 80s punk rock to Final Fantasy soundtracks. He seeks to create not just a song, but a "sound;" not just an album, but a world. His studio is currently located just off the 10 freeway in the artistic working-class city of Pomona, California. It is set up in two converted garages in a residential property. Robert specializes in many genres, such as rock, jazz, pop, indie, alternative, ska/reggae, blues, folk, bluegrass, and singer-songwriter. Rates for recording and production are $20/hr. Robert offers the following services: Recording individuals, bands, and groups. Songwriting and arranging. Adding tracks, such as guitar, bass, keys, piano, drums, accordion, mandolin, etc. Mixing. Mastering.

Thurs Feb 27!⁣⁣I'll be opening for Green River Blues at Five Star Bar in DTLA! ⁣⁣I play at 7:30. It's $6 and I'll buy yo...
02/21/2020

Thurs Feb 27!⁣

I'll be opening for Green River Blues at Five Star Bar in DTLA! ⁣

I play at 7:30. It's $6 and I'll buy you a drink if you come through! ⁣

I'll be joined by the marvelous @souji_ichi on drums. I'm premiering a new live show so come watch it crash and burn baby! ⁣

Robert Ruby-7:30-8:00⁣
The Fallen Electric-8:15-9:00⁣
Foe-9:15-10:00⁣
Green River Blues 10:30-12:00

Robert Ruby Music's cover photo
02/20/2020

Robert Ruby Music's cover photo

Robert Ruby Music
02/20/2020

Robert Ruby Music

Robert Ruby Music
02/20/2020

Robert Ruby Music

02/20/2020

I'm SO excited to be composing the full soundtrack for UEDI: Shadow of the Citadel! Watch the full trailer in my bio! ⁣

It was a childhood dream to write game music, and it's actually even more fulfilling than I ever imagined. ⁣

I absolutely love the visuals of this game. They really inspire me. Its world was inspired by Blade Runner and Akira among other things.⁣

As an unnecessary personal challenge, ALL of the sounds I'm using in the soundtrack are sampled from two low-budget Radio Shack keyboards from the 90s. It's amazing what some artistic license can do.⁣

Stay tuned!

The prettiest person in the prettiest place
02/15/2020

The prettiest person in the prettiest place

I like feeling small
01/27/2020

I like feeling small

Why would anyone spend a day sampling sounds from an old keyboard they found at a thrift shop? These are the questions I...
01/22/2020

Why would anyone spend a day sampling sounds from an old keyboard they found at a thrift shop? These are the questions I find myself asking myself... But sometimes you dig up gold in unexpected places

Thank you for a joyful getaway @invasionofthestrange my soul is full to bursting (and so is my stomach)  @ San Diego, Ca...
01/20/2020

Thank you for a joyful getaway @invasionofthestrange my soul is full to bursting (and so is my stomach) @ San Diego, California

Sometimes improvise means PLAY A SICK DRUM FILL or BUST OUT A HOT LICK and sometimes improvise means THE MIC CLIP BROKE ...
01/17/2020

Sometimes improvise means PLAY A SICK DRUM FILL or BUST OUT A HOT LICK and sometimes improvise means THE MIC CLIP BROKE TEN MINUTES BEFORE THE RECORDING SESSION

One of my regrets is I can never send Mr Tony Sly fan mail personally thanking him for the music. Any music that speaks ...
01/03/2020

One of my regrets is I can never send Mr Tony Sly fan mail personally thanking him for the music. Any music that speaks to you as a teenager, but retains its beauty and meaning as you get older, but in a different way... Is something special. Thank you and RIP Mr Sly

LA is for people who like to look for diamonds in the rough
12/19/2019

LA is for people who like to look for diamonds in the rough

Thanks @invasionofthestrange uk was an adventure i love you
12/14/2019

Thanks @invasionofthestrange uk was an adventure i love you

This Saturday!! Boooooo⁣⁣⁣⁣Probably my last show of 2019!!⁣⁣⁣⁣Hardcore punk style! Performing in costume! Ft a very spec...
11/05/2019

This Saturday!! Boooooo⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Probably my last show of 2019!!⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Hardcore punk style! Performing in costume! Ft a very special thematically appropriate cover song/sing-along⁣⁣

And I just may finish my album in time. If I do, you could get a first edition...

I'm sure this is the most beautiful instrument I've ever had the pleasure of owning. I can't wait to get it set up and r...
10/18/2019

I'm sure this is the most beautiful instrument I've ever had the pleasure of owning. I can't wait to get it set up and ready to record! @ Alvarado Sreeet/ Macarthur Park.

10/08/2019

It's time! My album is almost finished and I'm going to be playing as many places as possible!⁣

Tomorrow I'm playing at Silverlake Lounge right after @iamemmajaye tears up the stage! And if you come through I'll buy you a drink

little bitta england
10/01/2019

little bitta england

I ❤ music and art and design that is layered and expressive and complex. ⁣⁣Especially when it combines influences from d...
09/27/2019

I ❤ music and art and design that is layered and expressive and complex. ⁣

Especially when it combines influences from distant worlds to create something impossibly unique. ⁣

#royalpavilion #brighton #uk #musicinspiration #artinspiration #inspirationtrip

Best caption is from a sign I saw somewhere else in London"Too glam to give a damn"
09/27/2019

Best caption is from a sign I saw somewhere else in London

"Too glam to give a damn"

YEAH I FIXED MY MIC! Granted it was just soldering a loose wire. But I'm not fiddly so it feels really good to rely on m...
09/13/2019

YEAH I FIXED MY MIC!

Granted it was just soldering a loose wire. But I'm not fiddly so it feels really good to rely on myself. Especially when it's a mic I use for work almost every day!

Yay my electronic press kit is finally done! It took so much longer than it looks! Time to hit the pavement folks. P.S. ...
09/13/2019

Yay my electronic press kit is finally done! It took so much longer than it looks! Time to hit the pavement folks. P.S. the link is in my bio if you want to see!

@golddiggersla has my favorite aesthetic of any bar in LA. This fabulous faded glitz that seems like a daydream of the f...
09/12/2019

@golddiggersla has my favorite aesthetic of any bar in LA. This fabulous faded glitz that seems like a daydream of the future and a reverie of the past all at once. ⁣

It's called Gold-Diggers because it was al most recently a strip joint. Legend has it Ed Wood hung out there. ⁣

It was my watering hole when I lived nearby, and the bartenders were kind enough to listen to me whine and moan endlessly over $4 PBRs.

09/12/2019

I'm finally getting my press kit together! Almost finished! ⁣

Thanks so much to @cantfocus for capturing this great video at @thecinemabar_ in Culver City. And thanks to @invasionofthestrange for coming through! And also to @004nonbonds and @michaelsc for scoring me the gig!!⁣

More live shows coming soon I promise!!

The VOGUE crash diet hangover⁣I did it! For anyone who wasn't following my Instagram, I followed the viral vogue 1970s c...
09/04/2019

The VOGUE crash diet hangover⁣
I did it! For anyone who wasn't following my Instagram, I followed the viral vogue 1970s crash diet to the letter. Here's my reaction to everything:⁣

I did lose almost exactly five pounds.⁣

It was shockingly hard. In fact one of the hardest physical things I've done.⁣

Days one and two were kind of fun. Novel, exciting.⁣

Day three was torment. I felt physically sick all day. Like a light flu.⁣

I did manage to get a really impressive amount done, especially considering I spent most of the time feeling some variation of loopy. My album is almost finished, it's in the final polishing stages!⁣

I questioned a lot why I was doing the crash diet, especially as it wore on and I needed better reasoning than "because it's funny."⁣

I think it was really a cultural, and even state of consciousness challenge for me.⁣

Cultural because, as a white 29 year old male in 2019, I still enjoy a lot of privilege, and I try to be aware of it. This was a way to experience first-hand what sorts of mad things that different people have been pressured into at different times. I mean Helen Gurley Brown was Cosmo's editor for decades, and she's one of the most influential names in magazine history. She published this diet under her name. This was not fringe stuff, this was mainstream.⁣

State of consciousness, because as a creative type, I like to experience different feelings and states of mind. I think it makes someone's creative statement more interesting.⁣

Anyway, I've been dieting over the past couple of months besides this. Counting calories, running, intermittent fasting. It feels much more balanced, I don't feel sick all the time, and my weight is ticking down. The next time I do a 70s insane crash diet for three days will be ten past never. Thanks for reading. Robert out⁣
@ Westlake, Los Angeles

Edward Hopper, Soir Bleu, 1914. Maybe my favorite painting. Life caught in an in between moment.
08/31/2019

Edward Hopper, Soir Bleu, 1914. Maybe my favorite painting. Life caught in an in between moment.

Thanks beautiful @invasionofthestrange for impulsively designing a logo for me, that I ended up liking so much that it i...
08/22/2019

Thanks beautiful @invasionofthestrange for impulsively designing a logo for me, that I ended up liking so much that it instantly became my new logo...! I translated her hand-painted sticker to digital yesterday and I really like how it turned out, what do you think?

So excited to be living in Hollywood and working on music in LA again! I'm putting my finishing touches on my new studio...
08/21/2019

So excited to be living in Hollywood and working on music in LA again! I'm putting my finishing touches on my new studio space. My album is nearly done. I'm going to start playing gigs again. I'm back baby!

Thanks to @invasionofthestrange for the photo

06/22/2019

On Tuesday June 25 I'll be playing at the Cinema Bar in Culver City! Show at 9pm /no cover/ good street parking. I'm sharing the billing with my friends in the amazing and unique spy band (yes spy band) @004nonbonds as well as @beachballofdeath. Come thru and I'll buy ya a drink

Hollywood- the scars of a thousand ideas
06/08/2019

Hollywood- the scars of a thousand ideas

I'm not going to lie, when my soul needs nourishing, I'm a sucker for diner Americana
05/16/2019

I'm not going to lie, when my soul needs nourishing, I'm a sucker for diner Americana

This is my favorite Beach Boys album right now. The balance between pop immediacy and conceptually interesting music is ...
05/13/2019

This is my favorite Beach Boys album right now. The balance between pop immediacy and conceptually interesting music is something I'm always striving for. "Please Let Me Wonder" is so beautiful.

I'm taking stock of all my equipment to get it insured, and taking a second to appreciate electro-voice's typography and...
04/21/2019

I'm taking stock of all my equipment to get it insured, and taking a second to appreciate electro-voice's typography and design. Great visual style inspires me to try to make stylish music!

Good evening, how are you? I love citypop music. That's Japanese pop music from the 80s. It's energetic, catchy, and fla...
04/21/2019

Good evening, how are you? I love citypop music. That's Japanese pop music from the 80s. It's energetic, catchy, and flawlessly executed. Enjoy this cover art from Tatsuro Yamash*ta, the master of the genre. I have been loving every aspect of this music and its aesthetic. It inspires me!

One last pig n whistle pic, thanks mom ❤
04/09/2019

One last pig n whistle pic, thanks mom ❤

My favorite photos from Saturday's gig at the Pig N Whistle in Hollywood. Thanks so much @invasionofthestrange I love yo...
04/08/2019

My favorite photos from Saturday's gig at the Pig N Whistle in Hollywood. Thanks so much @invasionofthestrange I love your photography.

It was a fantastic and inspiring show!! I am so grateful to my friends and family for coming out, and for @souji_ichi and @donnasax for playing. @shivan_music had a kickass set. I caught a few other sets too- it was a warm soulful night full of diverse talent and a supportive audience.

Stay tuned! I'm ready to start booking shows all over the area. A fire has been lit under my ass. And I'm going to make more bootleg albums as I work on finishing the real thing... I'm already out of bootlegs... @ Pig 'n Whistle

COME TO MY SHOW TONIGHT AND U CAN GET A BOOTLEG COPY OF MY ALBUM @ Pig 'n Whistle
04/06/2019

COME TO MY SHOW TONIGHT AND U CAN GET A BOOTLEG COPY OF MY ALBUM @ Pig 'n Whistle

Preparing for my show tomorrow- getting some last minute recording done for the bootleg CD I'll be giving to everyone in...
04/05/2019

Preparing for my show tomorrow- getting some last minute recording done for the bootleg CD I'll be giving to everyone in attendance!⁣

I'm recording a vintage guitar through a tape recorder and then into the amp, to get some sweet analog distortion. It's a kind of beautiful and messy noise.

04/03/2019

I'm playing at the pig n whistle Saturday at 10:30p with a rare full band! I'm excited to play with the excellent @souji_ichi and @donnasax. The indomitable @shivan_music is playing a set at 9! $10 cover for a night of fresh music. I hope I see you there!

04/02/2019

I fixed the reverb channel on my new amp!! It's one of the most difficult and technical repairs I've ever done. I found the amp for a steal on Craigslist but it was missing the reverb channel knob, so Fender's lovely physical spring reverb was inaccessible. One mismatched knob mechanism and clumsy solder job later, and I'm playing a Dick Dale callout RIP but also yay

On Saturday April 6, 10:30PM I am playing with a band at the @pignwhistlehw in Hollywood! My friends @donnasax will join...
03/28/2019

On Saturday April 6, 10:30PM I am playing with a band at the @pignwhistlehw in Hollywood! My friends @donnasax will join me on tenor sax, and @souji_ichi on drums. It will be a great show with a cool “look,” melodies that will trap themselves in your head, and energetic musicianship.⁣

I have a special gift for anyone who makes it- a bootleg CD-R of my upcoming album TINSELTOWN in demo form.⁣

My buddy @shivan_music will be playing on the same billing! 9PM. He is an unbelievably talented singer and guitarist, and he has a bad habit of writing songs that are so good I wish I had written them.⁣

I will be playing more shows in the LA area as a solo act, but only rarely will I put together a full band, so don’t miss out!

A couple of weeks ago I made a pilgrimage to 36 Degree Sound in Burbank to record for my upcoming album. Randy keeps suc...
03/27/2019

A couple of weeks ago I made a pilgrimage to 36 Degree Sound in Burbank to record for my upcoming album.

Randy keeps such gorgeous vintage organs, electric and acoustic pianos. I'm so excited to feature them on my songs, they breathe so much life and gravity into my arrangements.

This is a Hammond organ, maybe my favorite single instrument for its complex tone and expression. Its so effortlessly soulful! It uses a miracle of primitive music engineering- its large speaker literally rotates at high speed to achieve a warbling vibrato effect.

Eek I'm excitedSilverlake Lounge 8:45 $10/door but I'll buy you a beer
03/21/2019

Eek I'm excited

Silverlake Lounge 8:45
$10/door but I'll buy you a beer

03/20/2019

A new whimsical idea for my show tomorrow. I'm workshopping a solo performance "sound." I'm going for live and intimate, yet produced. What do you think, am I hitting it?

I've been booked for a last minute solo gig at the Silverlake Lounge on Sunset! Wed 3/19 8:45pm $10/door. Stay tuned for...
03/19/2019

I've been booked for a last minute solo gig at the Silverlake Lounge on Sunset! Wed 3/19 8:45pm $10/door. Stay tuned for a cute promo video this evening

Thanks @souji_ichi for being part of my projects. Your musical expression is energetic and subtle and sublime, and it's ...
03/12/2019

Thanks @souji_ichi for being part of my projects. Your musical expression is energetic and subtle and sublime, and it's always a joy.

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