Live room update

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

New Live Room

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

Covid 19 Compliance

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

Austin David single

This week Austin David visited the studio to record two tracks. The first was released yesterday. Below is a link to the youtube version.

Solitaire Studio Soundcloud

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.

Irish Music Magazine interview

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.

Microphone additions

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

Philip Noone Video

“Say Anything But A Goodbye” is the latest single from Philip Noone. Philip recorded his vocals here at Solitaire and all mixing and mastering was done here also by Alan Whelan. Below is a link to the video on Youtube. Enjoy