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

Drum Recording with Kieran Leonard (Drums/Percussion – Celtic Woman)

Today we did some drum tack recordings with the wonderful Kieran Leonard from Celtic Woman. Both Kieran and myself have wanted to do a drum mic shootout for some time so we finally got around to it. Using a selection of our favourite pics we recorded multiple Kick, snare, Hats and Toms. All mics were … Read more