music recording studio in amsterdam since 1986
Recording, mixing and mastering 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.
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
recorded and/or mixed, mastered, produced at IJland Studio
'Discover Effortless Living' by IJland Studio recording artist Bull is out now on EMI! "Our latest single was called Eugene, it was recorded in Amsterdam and features lots of keyboards and very idiosyncratic, reactionary arrangement and production. Recorded by Remko...
Second single by Lightning Books, the band of Amsterdam-based, Irish musician Dave O'Riordan.Mix+mast at IJland, home recorded by the artists. With contributions from a rotating cast of musicians, Lightning Books combines the lush orchestration of folk music from...
Second single by the essential bingo blues groove band Les Biftecs on our label Six Def Records. Rec mix mast at IJland by Remko. Les Biftecs is an Amsterdam based soul groove blues funk roasted beef band, playing a groove that has roots in the styles of Booker T...
Debut single by Lightning Books, the band of Amsterdam-based, Irish musician Dave O’Riordan. Mixed at IJland by Remko, released on our label Six Def Records.
Hang Youth from Amsterdam is the necessary socially committed punk band every culture needs. Album release streaming show at IJland on 27 November.
‘Joy is a wake-up call to follow what you feel, kill old habits that never die and, first and foremost, play some loud and noisy guitars and drums, sing like a space siren and just enjoy ourselves for a change.’
Introducing: the essential bingo blues groove band Les Biftecs. Debut single out now on our label Six Def Records.
Peter Doherty came to IJland early 2018 for a week to write and record for the album 'Peter Doherty & the Puta Madres'. The demo of the song Paradise is Under Your Nose, recorded and mixed by (former intern) Jeroen Egge, made it to the bonus CD, for which you'd...
The second single release by our boys from Bull on EMI.
Music recording studio since 1986. Known for its creative and relaxed atmosphere with superb acoustics to catch the vibe. Also home of @sixdefrecords
What we offer in and outside our recording studio
With a broad musical taste and with 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.
For comfort and flexibility we've decked out the studio with multiple iso booths with windows, enabling the recording artists to see each other whilst performing. This means that when desired, we're able to record all instruments simultaneously and isolated without bleeding into one another.
This not only results in catching the vibe of playing together, but also the possibility to do retakes on individual instruments later on without compromises, all to keep the vibe alive.
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.
NEW! We offer a solid live stream of in-house IJland Studio gigs every last Friday. Apply via contact & details. AGENDA
Recording On Location
We love the acoustics, location and vibes of our studio, but we're also keen to record in different special locations.
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
No matter what your ambition is, we'll help out to figure out what the next step can be in combination with our extensive network. Band coaching sessions are an extra service at no extra charge.
Record label & Publishing
Check out our Six Def Records and Free House Publishing page.
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
A selection of recordings that are available on Spotify. Tracks are recorded, mixed and / or mastered at IJland Studio.
Contact, pricing, parking
IJland Studio / Six Def Records
1019 EM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31204186450 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The recording studio is located in the former east harbour of Amsterdam, right on the IJ-lake. There’s a shopping area accross the street. Directly above the studio there’s the great bar/restaurant Bombarie, where you can enjoy excellent food and drinks at a special studio rate.
After all this showing-off about our recording studio you might think we’re expensive, but artists are starving and we’re not just in it for the money. A day recording and/or mixing is €350. Special rates apply from five days studio time onwards.
For tailor made quotes, info on special deals and availability, call us on +31204186450 (or send us an e-mail) Prices are ex. BTW
Our recording studio is easy to reach as it’s located right off the Amsterdam A10 ring road. Take exit s114 and follow the signs for Centrum. When you exit the Piet Hein tunnel, take a right at the lights, next lights right again. This street is called Oostelijke Handelskade. After 300 meters the studio is on your right, opposite the Jumbo and next to the Lloyd Hotel, in the same building as Café-bar Bombarie. There’s a Kornuit sign on the corner of our building.
For easy parking after you’ve loaded in your gear, you can park your vehicle on the Oostelijke Handelskade. Parking fees apply. Visitors swinging by to drop of gear or people can park in the parking garage underneath shopping centre Brazillië. First hour and a half is free of charge. The parking garage closes @ 22:00 Parking for longer than one day is possible here: www.parkeren-amsterdam.com/pr-zeeburg The fee is € 8,– p.d. including a tramticket.