Since 1976 these rooms have played host to some of the biggest names in music.
Bob Dylan, Hozier, U2, Miley Cyrus, Massive Attack, Placebo and many, many more.
Based around an analog 48 channel SSL E series desk, 2” tape and pro tools 10 HD3, Westland also features a Baldwin grand piano, a C3 Hammond organ & Leslie and a serious backline of amps and drums.
Smashing drums in a proper room, real amps, real energy and feel - It’s the perfect place for recording live if that’s your style.
If you want it filmed we can arrange that too.
We have a great mic collection, a decent selection of outboard and backline, but what sets us apart from other recording studios in Ireland?
Westland is one of Dublin’s largest recording studios, consisting of a 90 m2 main studio area and 2 comfortably sized booths, all separated by sliding glass doors. This allows for live tracking of large groups with drums, amps and vocals all in separate rooms if required while still allowing for eye contact. Of course the other rooms, staircases and corridors in the building also get used, resulting in a wide range of acoustic spaces available for recording.
- The sound of the SSL
Our SSL console is a big part of the sound that you get in Westland. Designed in the early 80’s when things were made to last, these monsters are still worth a fortune for a reason. The combination of its preamps, Eq's and Dynamics on every channel (as well as the buss compressor) gives it a sonic character that home set-ups simply lack.
- Baldwin grand piano and Hammond organ (with leslie)
Musicians love playing a real grand piano and hammond and as a result they often perform better than if playing a keyboard.
Modern synths and sample-based piano presets on keyboards can sound ok until you hear the real thing.
- Analogue Tape
Of course we have Protools 10 HD (48 inputs) but if your recording needs that vintage warmth that only analogue tape can impart, we have it here at Westland, both for recording to (24 track, 2” OTARI MTR100) and for mixing to (2 track, ¼” STUDER A820)
We have NS10’s, an auratone, Spendor nearfields but our huge customised soffit-mounted ATC’s really give you a different perspective on your tracking and mixing that small speakers can't.
- Secure Parking
We have 2 free and secure parking spaces right beside the studio.
(fits 3 cars during working hours and 12 or so in evenings and at weekends)
- Customer Care
Whether you are a relatively new unsigned irish band or an established international act, Alwyn will go the extra mile to ensure you are happy to recommend Westland Studios. John O'Kelly (assistant/engineer) is tactful, knowledgeable, keen to help and easy to get along with. To meet us just get in touch.