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
“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
Below is a link to an info article about Philip Noone and his latest single.
I had the pleasure of recording vocals for this song in January and then mixing and mastering it for Philip Noone. The single was released today and is now available on all platforms. Philip will be back in the studio in February to start work on some new projects. Enjoy
This is metal song by Dark Ride which I mixed and mastered at Solitaire in Jan 2021. Enjoy
Over the weekend Alan did a mix and master of the song Locked Together by Gospel band Phat Hat. The tracks for this song are available on the Plugin Alliance website under the Sessions tab for anyone who wants to have a go at mixing them. Link below to the finished product on our youtube … Read more
The last in our series of Drum microphone comparison videos is now on our youtube channel or below. This video covers hi hat mic choices. Recorded with Kieran Leonard from Celtic Woman.
A couple of weeks ago I recorded a set of drum mic comparisons with the help of Kieran Leonard and made some videos for our youtube channel. The latest one is now live. Check back next week for the next video in the series.
Shannon Sunset was written by Alan Whelan and appears on his instrumental album “Celtic Instrumental Airs from Ireland” This is a more up-tempo version performed by Ella. Recorded at Solitaire Recording Studio Dublin and Cavan. Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Alan Whelan. Written, Produced and Arranged by Alan Whelan. Lead violin & all strings performed … Read more