IJland Studio

music recording studio in amsterdam since 1986

Recording, mixing and mastering and producing in all genres. Known for its creative and relaxed atmosphere, with great equipment and superb acoustics to catch the vibe. Excellent for recording music in a live setting. 24/7 service for all your recording and writing sessions.

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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 two iso-booths available, a keys corner with an upright Yamaha piano, our Hammond + Leslie and, Rhodes piano and Juno 106, plus lots of space for drums, guitar amps etc. (Check our equipment).

We’ve created a comfortable domestic atmosphere in which the recording artists can relax and work without any stress or peer pressure. Gear, facilities and location of a recording studio are important, but good vibes and a lotta love are what music really needs. And stories. We happen to have lots of them that might spark your creativity.

Scroll along down this page to get to know more about our services, clients, projects and equipment and use the menu for more info on our label Six Def Records, live sessions and reviews. Or just drop by for a coffee and a chat!

❤, the IJland Studio crew


What we offer in and outside our recording studio

Recording Studio

With a broad musical taste and experience in every genre, we record virtually everything. From pop/rock/indie bands, jazz ensembles, classical music, singer/songwriter, hip-hop, film music etc.

We're big advocates of recording acts in a live setting, including the studio's awesome and beloved acoustics and funky room sound.


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 end of the cable. 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.

Mixing + Mastering

Wether it's Pop, Rock, Indie, Folk, Classical, Reggae or any other gerne that we love, and wether it's recorded in our studio, a homestudio or anywhere else, our engineers will mix your songs to your liking, at any given time or deadline.

After our 2017 refurb, we now have a linear response acoustically treated top notch mastering studio.

Writing | Pre-Production | Rehearsal

IJland Studio is a great place for writing, pre-production and rehearsals. Special deals are available in combination with recording sessions upon request.

Recording On Location

We love the acoustics, location and vibes of our studio, but we're also keen to record in different special locations.

Voice over

Our dead quiet iso-booth is perfect for voice overs of any kind. A solid high speed fibre internet connection enables you to be in direct contact with your client during the session, or record remotely from our studio into yours from around the world. #covid-19proof

Live Sound

Experience and know how is a must. When available, Paul or Remko will make your band sound sexy in about any location. Examples of cliënts we've worked for:

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead | Caesar | Canshaker Pi | The Cribs | The Grand East | Mogwai | Palace Brothers (Bonnie "Prince" Billy) | Pavement | Silver Jews | Spiral Stairs | Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks | St. Tropez | zZz

Live Streaming

We offer a solid live stream of in-house IJland Studio gigs every last Friday. Apply via contact & details. AGENDA


A selection of recordings that are available on Spotify. Tracks are recorded, mixed and / or mastered at IJland Studio.