IJLAND STUDIO

Internationally acclaimed music recording studio. Legendary for its great sounding drums and overall ambience and acoustics. 24/7 service for all your recording- and writing sessions. Recording, mixing and mastering in all genres, and excellent for recording bands in a live setting.

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

There are two iso-booths available, a keyboard corner with an upright Yamaha piano, our Hammond + Leslie and a Rhodes piano, plus lots of space for drums, guitar amps etc.

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.

Check our Facebook page for the latest news and updates or scroll along down this page to get to know more about our background, clientele, IJland Spotify portfolio playlist and more. Or just drop by for a coffee and a chat, we smell good too!

❤ the IJland Crew.

NEWS

22/09/19

IJland Studio presents Stephen Malkmus live at Concerto Recordstore Amsterdam!

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19/09/19

Inside Electron have recorded their debut album at IJland Studio. Check out the first single.

13/09/19

Bull have released their first single Love Goo / Eugene on vinyl in association with our label Six Def Records. Check your streaming service and if you like it, support what you love and buy it!

12/09/19

Remko will be on tour with Stephen Malkmus for two weeks as F.O.H. during his solo tour promoting 'Groove Denied'

01/09/19

Kasper Spijkerman started as our new intern. More

29/08/19

Post-punk minded KIEFF have settled for the nex two days to record at IJland. Check out their recent EP 'Das Anton' -released under Geertruida.

27/08/19

The girls from Clittenband are finishing up the recordings of their debut-EP 'De Smaak van Verhalen'. The release will take place on 29 October in Den Bosch.

09/05/19

POM from Haarlem released their first single 'Down the Rabbit Hole'. Mixed and mastered at IJland Studio.

SERVICES

Recording Studio

We’re big advocates of recording bands in a live setting, including the studio’s awesome and beloved acoustics and funky room sound. The studio is decked out with multiple iso booths. So if needed, we’ll record all instruments simultaneously and isolated without them bleeding into each other.

Mixing Studio

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.

Mastering Studio

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

Writing / Rehearsal

The 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.

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

Band Coaching

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.

Publishing

Check out our publishing section.

PROJECTS

A selection of recordings that are available on Spotify and Soundcloud. Most songs are recorded, mixed and mastered at IJland Studio, some partially or in collaboration with our sister studio, Studio Americain.

CLIENTELE

An overview of artists who we’ve worked with in our recording studio. Click to open.

International
  • 50 Cent
  • Brian Eno
  • Bull
  • Devandra Banhart
  • DVBBS
  • Eli & Fur
  • Heather Nova
  • Ian Siegal
  • Jagger Alexander-Erber
  • Jason Molina
  • John Carrie and Moor Green
  • Jungle
  • Khruangbin
  • Luna Rosa
  • Marble Valley
  • Mark Foggo’s Skasters
  • Peter Doherty
  • Ryley Walker
  • Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
  • Sun Kill Moon
  • The Kennedys
  • The Tiger Lilies
  • Tyrer
National (a-J)
  • Alamo Race Track
  • Alumna
  • Bettie Serveert
  • Brunos
  • Caesar
  • Canshaker Pi
  • Captain Morgan Express
  • Chris Kok
  • Claw Boys Claw
  • Coparck
  • Coppersky
  • Cuban Heels
  • The Death Letters
  • The Don’t Touch My Croque Monsieurs
  • Def P
  • Doghouse Sam & His Magnatones
  • Dogtroep
  • The Dynamite Blues Band
  • El Fatso
  • Femke Bun
  • Find Us In Slumberland
  • Frank Demian
  • Gers Pardoel
  • The Grand East
  • Hackensaw Boys
  • Herman van Veen
  • The Irrational Library
  • Jett Rebel
  • Jonathan Coughlan & The Good Folks
National (K-z)
  • KAUW
  • Kings Cross
  • Leif de Leeuw
  • Light Light
  • Lucas Hamming
  • Medicine Jet
  • Moon Tapes
  • Motel Aurora
  • Mozes and the Firstborn
  • Niko
  • Palio SuperSpeed Donkey
  • Paulusma
  • The Pedro Delgados
  • Pien Feith
  • Port Indigo
  • Queen’s Pleasure
  • Raggende Manne
  • Rob Klerkx & The Secret
  • Six Def
  • Spea5er
  • Straf
  • Super 88
  • Taxi to the Ocean
  • Tiger Pilots
  • Tony Clifton
  • The Tunes
  • Typhoon
  • Van Common
  • Voicst
  • Wondertrees
  • Yori
  • zZz

EQUIPMENT

We boast with good recordings, great stories and our famous creative atmosphere rather than gear, but for those who whish take a look under the hood please be our guest.

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RECORDING
  • Toft ATB16 32 channel in-line mixing console
  • 2x Universal Audio Apollo 16 QUAD audio interface
  • Fostex Model 20 Tape Recorder
  • iMac Retina 5K, 4Ghz Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB 1867Mhz DDR3 memory

PROCESSING
  • API 3124+ quad mic pre-amp
  • Kush Audio Electra 500 (2x)
  • Lindell Audio 6×500 pre’s w/Pulteq EQ (2x)
  • Lindell Audio 7×500 (1176 style comps) (2x)
  • Neve 1073 mic pre-amp
  • Purple Audio LilEQpr (500 Pultec EQ)
  • Siemens V276 vintage mic pre-amps (7x)
  • TL Audio VI 1 Valve Interface
  • Tube Tech LCA2B stereo compressor
  • Tube Tech SSA 2B Summing Amp
  • UA 6176 valve pre-amp/comp channel strip
FX
  • Akai S3000XL
  • Fostex 3180 Spring Reverb
  • Lexicon PCM 70 + 80
  • Roland Space Echo
  • SIMMONS SDS-1000
  • Yamaha SPX90 II
MONITORS
  • Genelec 1031A
  • PSI A17-M
  • Yamaha NS-10M
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MICS

Dynamic

  • AKG D112
  • Sennheiser MD 21U (2x)
  • Sennheiser MD 421 (3x)
  • Shure SM 7
  • Shure SM 58 (4x)
  • Shure SM 57 (6x)
  • Shure ß 57
  • Shure ß 56a
  • Shure ß 58

Condenser

  • AKG 414B-ULS (pair)
  • AKG CK451 (4x)
  • Neumann U87
  • Røde K2 Tube
  • Røde NT5 (pair)
  • Sennheiser MD 441
  • Shure KSM 44
  • Shure ß 87
  • Shure KSM 137 (pair)

Ribbon

  • Beyer Dynamic M160 (2x)
  • RCA 77*** (available upon request)
  • Royer 121
PLUGINS
  • Universal Audio DSP plug-ins (Neve; Pultec; Fairchild; Urei; Manley; SSL; Teletronix; Distressor etc)
  • Waves Mercury Bundle
  • Soundtoys Everything Bundle
  • FabFilter Everything Bundle

MIDI

Controllers

  • M-Audio Oxygen49
  • NI MASCHINE MK1 Controller
  • Novation Remote 61SL

Software

  • NI KONTAKT 5 ULTIMATE
DAW
  • Ableton Live
  • Cubase 9
  • Logic Pro X
  • Pro Tools 12
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DRUMS
  • Ludwig Champagne Kit
  • Cymbals
  • Lots of percussion (Guiro, thumb piano, shakers, rainstick etc.)
KEYS
  • Yamaha U1 Piano
  • Yamaha P-90 Stage Piano
  • Rhodes Stage Piano Mark II Seventy Three
  • Hammond + Leslie
  • Juno 106
  • Roland D-20
  • Nord Rack Virtual Analog
  • Alesis QS6.1
  • Farfisa
GUITARS
  • Admira Juanita Classical
  • Eko SG Standard Bass
  • Eko Acoustic Bass
  • Epiphone Emperor II
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Fender Mustang
  • Gibson Explorer 2018
  • Gibson Firebird VII
  • Hofner Ignition Violin Bass
  • Squier Precision Bass
  • Yamaha FG-160 Acoustic
  • Yamaha G-50A Classical
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AMPS

Guitar

  • MusicMan H-210
  • Fender Twin Reverb JBL (1978)
  • Marshall JMP 2144 (1979)
  • Marshal 4100 JCM900 Dual Reverb Head + Cabinet (4×10)
  • Orange Micro Crush
  • Pignose Hog20

Bass

  • Ampeg B2
  • Ashdown Engineering Five 15
  • SWR Redhead
EFFECTS
  • Analogman Peppermint Fuzz
  • Catalinbread Echorec
  • Colorsound Fuzz
  • Digitech Whammy V
  • Dunlop Fuzz Wah
  • Dunlop Fuzz Face Mini
  • Electro Harmonix Bad Stone
  • Electro Harmonix Holy Grail
  • Ernst Model 1 Overdrive
  • Ernst Wiresurfer
  • Ernst Booster
  • FLEAK The Rebel
  • FLEAK The Rover
  • Ibanez Flanger FL-301
  • Jen Cry Baby Wah
  • Malekko Ekko 616
  • Malekko Spring Chicken
  • Mike Matthews’ Soul Kiss
  • Pignose Piggy In A Box
  • Rob Dower’s Axeamps Alto Saturator
  • Roger Mayer Voodoo Vibe
  • TC Electronic Ditto Looper
  • TC Electronic Shaker
  • TC Electronic Vibe Viscious
  • Wampler Analog Echo

OTHER TOYS
  • Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-8L
  • Bell Voice/Talk box (Foxy)
  • BOSS Dr. Rythm DR-55
  • CASIO SK-1 Sampling Keyboard
  • Electro Harmonix Crash Drum
  • Hohner Blues Harp MS (G)
  • Roland MC-202 MicroComposer
  • Roland Rhythm Arranger
  • STEIM Cracklebox 01
  • Stylophone
  • Yamaha VSS-200 Digital Voice Sampler

STUDIO AMERICAIN

  Our sister-studio at the heart of Amsterdam neigboring the greatest venues.

Welcome to Studio Americain!

Located at the beautiful and famous art-deco American Hotel in Amsterdam that throughout its history functions as an artist’s hotel, attracting an endless array of musicians from the likes of Pink Floyd, to Tyler, the Creator, in which in some more recent cases they worked at Studio Americain too.

We offer various possibilities to work on your projects. At Studio Americain you can record, mix, produce, write music, master or just hang out. In any style or genre. Music, voice-overs, pre- and post production. Our studio space has a smooth and intimate vibe to it. Daylight included!

The American Hotel has a large history in hosting world-famous artists. It’s a great and inspiring environment to work in. Whilst staying at the hotel, just take the steps down and start creating right away….

Go to the website of Studio Americain

DETAILS

IJland Studio
Rietlandpark 371
1019 EM Amsterdam, Holland
+31204186450 |  info@ijlandstudio.nl

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 we've got Café-bar Bombarie, where you can enjoy excellent food and drinks at a special studio rate.

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PRICES

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 + mixing is €350. Special rates apply from five days studio time. For more  info on special deals and availability you can reach us at info@ijlandstudio.nl or call us on +31204186450

Directions

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.

Parking

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.

Jasper Werij
Jasper Werij
16:02 22 May 19
Great studio, great people, love it. Cheeeeers
sam sanders
sam sanders
14:17 22 Oct 18
We (Serial Chiller) recorded our first EP here with the incredibly awesome Remko. The studio has a relaxed at feel, making all members feel welcome. It felt like straight away we clicked as a unit, band and producer. As for the sound, we were able to capture the noise and tone we have always wanted to. Having recorded bands like Canshaker Pi we knew we were in the hands of someone who understood our sound, this made capturing the final product easy and exciting. We hope to record here again soon!lees meer
Dylan van Dam
Dylan van Dam
16:00 21 Oct 18
Awesome studio, great engineer! Sick vibes.
Hans Bos
Hans Bos
18:13 04 Jun 18
The atmosphere here is exactly what you hope for when recording your music. And magician Mr. Schouten is the best!
Tim Visser
Tim Visser
11:04 23 Mar 18
Sound City of Amsterdam
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