Solitaire Showcase – Live Location Recordings

Today I have uploaded a new video showcasing a selection of live location recordings that were done in the last two years. All music was multitrack live at various venues in Ireland and mixed and mastered at the studio. Enjoy.

Kawai RX-3 Grand Piano

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

Beauty & the Beast

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.

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

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.