Internationally acclaimed audio recording studio and legendary for its great sounding drums and overall ambience, the IJland Studio is excellent for recording bands in a live setting.

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 cool, but good vibes are rock ‘n roll.


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. Amongst cliënts we’ve worked for are:

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead; Caesar; Canshaker Pi; The Cribs; The Grand East; Palace Brothers; Pavement; Silver Jews; Spiral Stairs; Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks; 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.


Check out our publishing section.


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.



An overview of artists who’ve worked in our recording studio.


  • 50 Cent
  • Brian Eno
  • Bull
  • Devandra Banhart
  • Eli & Fur
  • Heather Nova
  • Ian Siegal
  • Jagger Alexander-Erber
  • Jason Molina
  • John Carrie and Moor Green
  • 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-i)
  • 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
  • Find Us In Slumberland
  • Frank Demian
  • Gers Pardoel
  • The Grand East
  • Hackensaw Boys
  • Herman van Veen
  • The Irrational Library

National (j-z)
  • Jett Rebel
  • Jonathan Coughlan & The Good Folks
  • KAUW
  • Kings Cross
  • Leif de Leeuw
  • Light Light
  • Lucas Hamming
  • Moon Tapes
  • Motel Aurora
  • Mozes and the Firstborn
  • Niko
  • Palio SuperSpeed Donkey
  • Paulusma
  • The Pedro Delgados
  • Pien Feith
  • Raggende Manne
  • Rob Klerkx & The Secret
  • Six Def
  • Spea5er
  • Straf
  • Super 88
  • Taxi to the Ocean
  • Tony Clifton
  • The Tunes
  • Typhoon
  • Van Common
  • Voicst
  • Wondertrees
  • Yori
  • zZz



  • Toft ATB16 32 channel in-line mixing console
  • 2x Universal Audio Apollo 16 QUAD audio interface

  • 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)
  • Tube Tech LCA2B stereo compressor
  • Tube Tech SSA 2B Summing Amp
  • UA 6176 valve pre-amp/comp channel strip

  • Akai S3000XL
  • Fostex 3180 Spring Reverb
  • Lexicon PCM 70 + 80
  • Roland Space Echo
  • SIMMONS SDS-1000
  • Yamaha SPX90 II

  • PSI A17-M
  • Yamaha NS10


  • 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


  • AKG 414B-ULS (2x)
  • AKG CK451 (4x)
  • Neumann U87
  • Røde K2 Tube
  • Røde NT5 (2x)
  • Sennheiser MD 441
  • Shure KSM 44
  • Shure ß 87
  • Shure KSM 137 (2x)


  • Beyer Dynamic M160 (2x)
  • RCA 77*** (available upon request)
  • Royer 121

  • Universal Audio DSP plug-ins (Neve; Pultec; Fairchild; Urei; Manley; SSL; Teletronix; Distressor etc)
  • Waves Mercury Bundle
  • Soundtoys Everything Bundle
  • FabFilter Everything Bundle

  • NI MASCHINE Controller
  • Novation Remote 61SL

  • Pro Tools 12
  • Logic Pro X
  • Ableton Live

  • Ludwig Champagne Kit
  • Cymbals
  • Lots of percussion (Guiro, thumb piano, shakers, rainstick etc.)

  • 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

  • Epiphone Emperor II
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Fender Mustang
  • Gibson Firebird VII
  • Hofner Ignition Violin Bass
  • Eko Electric Bass
  • Eko Acoustic Bass
  • Yamaha FG-160 Acoustic
  • Yamaha G-50A Classical


  • MusicMan H-210
  • Fender Twin Reverb JBL (1978)
  • Marshall JMP 2144 Master Volume Combo 50W (1979)
  • Marshal 4100 JCM900 Dual Reverb Head
  • Marshall Cabinet (4×10)


  • SWR Redhead 2×10 Combo
  • Ashdown Engineering Five Fifteen Combo

  • 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 Mod 1 (Tube Screamer)
  • 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
  • Roger Mayer Voodoo Vibe
  • TC Electronic Ditto Looper
  • TC Electronic Shaker
  • TC Electronic Vibe Viscious
  • Wampler Analog Echo

  • Bell Voice/Talk box (Foxy)
  • BOSS Dr. Rythm DR-55
  • Electro Harmonix Crash Drum
  • Hohner Blues Harp MS (G)
  • Roland Rhytm Arranger
  • STEIM Cracklebox 01
  • Stylophone
  • Yamaha Digital Voice Sampler

SINCE 1985





NOW  \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ / UNDER CONSTRUCTION / / /\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\



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.

Paul Murray

Paul Murray

Engineer / Producer / Live Engineer

The mad professor 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 pretty face who talked himself into getting submited to a Bachelor in Sound Design, but then the academy appeared to be fully booked. Figured Sociology would help him ordering chaos, but ended up in a recording studio after all where the two sides of his brain finally had a meeting.

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.



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


  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….


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.


After all this showing-off about our recording studio you might think we’re expensive, but we’re too idiological for that. For info on studio prices and availability you can reach us at info@ijlandstudio.nl or call us on +31204186450


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 Jupiler 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.