I am extremely excited to announce that we have purchased a beautiful K Kawai Grand Piano. The RX-3 has won many awards over the years and is a stunning instrument. It is beautifully warm and extremely clear across the entire keyboard. We have done some test recordings using a large selection of microphones of different … Read more
Over the weekend, we recorded a large live string arrangement of Beauty & the Beast. All strings were performed by our in house Violin/Viola player Ella Haluk Whelan. The video also shows an up to date look around the studio and recording rooms including the new wooden Drum/Live acoustic room.
At the end of 2021, we finally got time between recording projects to finish the Live acoustic room.
At this point in time, the live room ceiling has been finished. All insulation, material and wood has been installed and the wood has been sanded. The new centre supports have been installed and painted along with the remaining two cross beams. All other cross beams have been removed after carefully securing the sides to … Read more
The new live room conversion started last week. Already in use as a drum room with its dark sounding concrete walls, the new version will be a warmer sounding soft wood enclosed space suitable for all types of recording. It is already wired to the main studio with 24 audio tie lines and has its … Read more
One year on, we are still living with the global Covid19 pandemic. Safety is paramount at Solitaire. The studio is open as normal for remote mixing and mastering. Clients from all over the world can send files to be mixed or mastered without visiting the studio. This is something that could not have happened a … Read more
This week Austin David visited the studio to record two tracks. The first was released yesterday. Below is a link to the youtube version.
I have just set up a new Soundcloud account for Solitaire Studio. This account is a place to send new clients who would like to hear examples of the music I have recorded, mixed and or mastered previously.
In February 2021, Alan talked to Robert Heuston from Irish Music Magazine about Solitaire Recording Studio and Alan’s history in the Irish recording sector.
We have just added 2 beautiful Neumann microphones to the studio collection that are very special to me. This is a Neumann U87ai which originally was bought (approx 1985) by the studio that I trained in between 1989 and 1996. I used this exact mic to record hundreds of vocals and other instruments over 7 … Read more