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

Welcome to our new look website

You are very welcome to the new look Solitaire Studio website. I hope you can find the answers here to every question that you might have about the studio, but please feel free to contact us direct by mobile phone or contact form if you have any further queries. The studio is open for business … Read more

Annual Maintenance

Over the last few months all equipment at the studio has been sent in batches to our maintenance engineer for servicing, updating and recalibrating. During this time any dirty pots, old valves or electrical issues which creep in over time, were expertly dealt with and we are glad to say everything in the studio is … Read more