IJLAND STUDIO

Internationally acclaimed music recording studio by Remko Schouten & Co. 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 IJand Crew.

SERVICES

What we offer in and outside our recording studio.

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.

Record Label

Check out Rooftop Records

PROJECTS

A selection of recordings that are available on Spotify and Soundcloud. Most songs are recorded, mixed and mastered at Yland 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
  • Injury Reserve
  • Jagger Alexander-Erber
  • Jason Molina
  • John Carrie and Moor Green
  • Jungle
  • Khruangbin
  • Lonnie Holley
  • Marble Valley
  • Mark Foggo’s Skasters
  • Mark Kozalek
  • Pavement
  • Peter Doherty
  • Ryley Walker
  • Serial Chiller
  • Six Def
  • Spinning Coin
  • Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
  • Sun Kil Moon
  • The Kennedys
  • The Tiger Lilies
  • Tyler, The Creator
  • 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
  • Forever Saturday
  • 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
  • Rose Doolan
  • Spea5er
  • Straf
  • Super 88
  • Taxi to the Ocean
  • Tiger Pilots
  • Tony Clifton
  • The Tunes
  • Typhoon
  • Van Common
  • Voicst
  • Wondertrees
  • Yori
  • zZz

#GEARPORN

We boast with good recordings, great stories and our famous creative atmosphere rather than gear, but for those who wish 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
  • Pro Tools 12
  • Logic Pro X
  • Ableton Live
  • Cubase 9
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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 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

SINCE 1985

What makes a legendary studio legendary? Its story.

1923 – THE QUARANTINE BUILDING

Yland Studio is located in the Eastern Docklands, a typical post-industrial urban area right at the IJ-river (IJ and Y are pronounced the same). From out here the Dutch post-colonialist shipping company Royal Dutch Lloyd loaded and unloaded their ships with goods -such as coffee from Brazil-, to people from Eastern Europe looking for a better feature accross the Atlantic. These emigrants would stay in the main building (now The Lloyd Hotel), but wouldn’t just hop on a boat. The dirty travellers (read: valuable goods) needed to be washed and ‘quarantined’ for a few weeks in order to keep Brazil from strange virusses (read: to keep the workforce healthy). This was done in het Ontsmettingsgebouw (Quarantine Building), the same building where Yland Studio is now located. Where musicians now record men were shoveling coal to heat the building, and where now tracks are fixed and freshened up there used to be the laundry area. Now that we think of it not much has changed really.

1984 – SQUATTERS & PUNK ROCKERS

After the old shipyards were abandoned years of demise and the neglect of empty buildings after WWII came to an end when Amsterdam’s famous squatting scene inhabited the building. Amongst them being many punk rockers -a scene that remains to set foot in the city to this day, with great venues such as OT301, OCCII and De Nieuwe Anita-, it was no suprise that a few of them started to build a studio in the basement with materials from the Salvation Army, amongst them many old matrasses that still hide behind the walls. Starting of in 1985 as Studio Zwembad (Swimmingpool), due to famous Amsterdam water issues, the famous Dutch punk act Raggende Manne formed the epicentre of punk rock in the Netherlands. The water issue got tackled, the place re-named to Yland Studio, and when word got out of an amazing drum sound things quickly moved forward to being a professional studio.

2005 – REMKO SCHOUTEN

After working as Pavement’s live engineer for almost twenty years and still being alive, Remko Schouten settled in Yland in 2005. His name and network attracted many famous acts, but his influence was most significant when working with Dutch bands such as Bettie Serveert with whom he had a warm cultural marriage, boosting them into one of the few Dutch bands that granted succes in the U.S.A. Years of peak production with his companion Thomas Olivier followed, and by embracing the digital era whilst investing in good old analog attributes, Yland Studio succesfully survived its way into the next decade. Years of rock & roll resulted in the production of Stephen Malkmus’ Wig Out at Jagbags, but also the desperate need of a paint job and a new carpet. This lead to an all refurbished acoustically neutralised control room, which lead to the construction of a rock solid iso-booth within an upgraded recording studio and a fancy wooden floor, enhancing the already famous acoustics. Now the rise of a whole new generation of indie bands in Amsterdam and The Netherlands has lead to renewed attention to that obscure studio with that sound guy from Pavement. Well hey, it’s not just any studio, it’s Yland, and we’ve got stories to feed your music with.

THE Y-TEAM

Remko Schouten
Remko Schouten

Producer / Manager

The mastermind who didn’t finish school but travelled across the globe as Pavement’s F.O.H. live engineer for almost 20 years. Autodidacted, he lured many famous bands into IJland since 2005. He doesn’t recommend this track to anyone though, especially not his daughters. But we do recommend his experience, highly.

Also check out his profile on Discogs and the Dutch Muziekencyclopedie.

Paul Murray

Paul Murray

Engineer / Producer / Live Engineer

The sound wizzard who quit Psychology after finding out it didn’t relate that much to psychedelic rock & drugs. Finished a Masters’ degree in audio engineering in the UK, then Brexited to Amsterdam to enable him better to combine his talents with his ‘interests’.
Tim Visser

Tim Visser

Asst. Engineer / Manager

The clever face who worked himself into a Bachelor in Sound Design, took an academic detour instead, but ended up in a recording studio after all where the two sides of his brain finally had a meeting. Singer / singwriter / guitarist who likes to work with the likes of them.
Thomas Olivier

Thomas Olivier

Engineer / Producer

After we forecefully flew Mr. T into the lush environment of our new Studio Americain, the only way to get him out of there now is to knock him out with solid tunes that will get him back into his old lair at IJland. His experience as a producer that knows how to build a working song keeps impressing us.

ROOFTOP RECORDS

Awesome recordings, everybody happy, what’s next? Of course this depends on what you want as a musician, but in case releasing your single/ep/album, performing live as much as possible and selling some merch is on the list, Rooftop Records might be the stepping stone into the business. Based on talent, motivation, goals and overall professionalism we might be interested in establishing a lasting relationship where we provide a safe haven in a frantic world. Being a studio label we focus not on genre, but on music that makes us happy and musicians that we like to work with.

SIX-DEF PUBLISHING 

Six-Def is a publishing fund under the umbrella of Pennies From Heaven (Caro Emerald, Brainpower, Claw Boys Claw, Capeman etc.). Should it be that a very promising artist needs recordings but cannot afford it, we can offer a publishing contract on behalf of the IJland Studio and Six-Def Publishing. This way the artist has the opportunity to record an album with a closed wallet. For more info contact tim@ijlandstudio.nl

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, Leidseplein, city center.

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

CONTACT

Yland 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.

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