Simply a great music recording and production studio in Amsterdam

ANNO 1985

Recording, mixing and overall producing in all genres. Renowned for its creative and homely atmosphere. With top of the line equipment, many toys and superb acoustics. Excellent for recording music in a live setting and production. 24/7 professional service for all your recording and writing sessions. Located at a vibrant yet calm waterfront area in the old eastern harbour area of the Amsterdam city centre.

OUR SERVICES

What we offer in our recording studio

 

We offer our clients complete control over the recording session, and we’ll use our expertise to make suggestions and come up with fresh ideas.

There are three iso-booths available, a keyboard corner, drums, many great guitars and amps, percussion instruments, all to your use. (Check The Studio).

We’ve created a comfortable homely atmosphere where you can relax and work without stress or peer pressure. Gear, facilities and location of a recording studio are important, but good vibes, a safe and inclusive space, respect for your person and ideas and the absence of big egos, are what's really needed whilst making music. Without any obstacles, creativity can sparkle and feelings and ideas can flow freely.

Scroll down along this page to find out more and use the top right menu for more info. You're always welcome to drop by for a coffee, or on one of our (in)famous Friday afternoon drinks at our own cozy little bar.

Love,
Remko Schouten, Tim Visser & Ahmad Mansour

Recording

With a broad musical taste and experience in many genres, we record virtually everything. From pop, rock, hip-hop, indie, to jazz ensembles, classical music, singer/songwriter, rap, vocalists, to film scores and voice over work. The most important thing is that you as an artist or client are feeling at ease with the place and its people. That's why we invite you to meet beforehand, or have a chat on the phone.

We're big advocates of recording acts in a live setting, capturing the energy of making music together and the studio's beloved acoustics.

Mixing

Wether it's recorded in our studio, a homestudio or anywhere else, Remko or Tim will mix your songs to your liking, at any given time or deadline. We work closely with the artist and will never impose ideas or directions on you or your work. You are the owner, our goal is to let your recordings fully bloom and come to life in exactly the way that you want.

Production

Whether you have a clear idea about what you want, or if you're not quite sure yet where your creative ideas should lead to, we're here to work it out. At IJland we're not just audio engineers, but also experienced musicians and music producers who know what it's like to be on the other of the window. Our aim is to create a safe environment where we think and feel along with you, with the utmost respect for your ideas, doubts, or insecurities. You'll never be forced in any direction. We work with respect for what is already there, and will always look for the best way to make you and your music flourish, so that it becomes truly yours.

Writing | Pre-production | Demoing

IJland Studio is a great place for writing, trying things out with the many instruments we have, pre-production and rehearsals that you can record yourself. Get in touch for more information.

PROJECTS

A selection of recordings that are available on Spotify. Tracks are recorded, mixed and / or mastered at IJland Studio. Scroll down for a list of clients.

CLIENTS

From 50 Cent to Ryley Walker, local favourites and first timers, here’s a selection of artists who had a great time working at IJland Studio. For a more complete overview see the projects page.

50 Cent
Damon Albarn
Anohni
Devandra Banhart
Boo Boo Davis
Brass Rave Unit
Brian Eno
Zach Condon (Beirut)
Def P
Diemen Sniep
Peter Doherty
DVBBS
Eli & Fur
Gallowstreet
The Grand East
Hang Youth
Isabella Lovestory
Lonnie Holley
Injury Reserve
Jett Rebel
Jungle
Khruangbin
The Klittens
Mark Kozelek (Sun Kill Moon)
Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia)
Gers Pardoel
Personal Trainer
Pip Blom
Raggende Manne
Rome 56 / Artie Lamonica (The Shirts)
Ian Siegal
Six Def
Stephen Malkmus
SULTAN.
Typhoon
Tyler, the Creator
Herman van Veen
Ryley Walker
zZz
..and many more

It’s been an absolute pleasure working here for the week. Beautiful studio, beautiful people.

Peter Doherty

I’ve never seen a studio like this. As soon as you step in you feel the vibe. And the drums sound absolutely amazing, beyond what you would expect.

Dominic Whally

Percussionist, Jungle

We unanimously came to the conclusion that this was the most relaxed and productive studio experience we’ve ever had.

By far.

Freek Musbach

Wondertrees

This place is exactly how we hoped it would be.

Andy Bauer

Guitarist, A Giant Dog