music recording studio in the heart of amsterdam since 1986
Recording, mixing, mastering and producing in all genres. Internationally acclaimed for its creative and homely atmosphere. With great equipment, many toys and superb acoustics. Excellent for recording music in a live setting. 24/7 professional service for all your recording and writing sessions. Located at the ideal location in the Amsterdam city centre.
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 Mark II piano and Juno 106, plus lots of space for drums, many freat guitar amps, instruments etc. (Check our space & gear section).
We’ve created a comfortable homely atmosphere in which the recording artists can relax and work without stress or peer pressure. Gear, facilities and location of a recording studio are important, but good vibes, a safe space, the absence of big egos that we find so often in music and a whole lotta love, are what music really needs. Without obstacles, creativity can sparkle and feelings and ideas can freely flow.
Scroll along down this page to get to know more and use the menu for more info. Always welcome to drop by for a coffee, or on one of our infamous Friday afternoon drinks at our own cozy little bar.
Remko & Tim
What we offer in and outside our recording studio
With a broad musical taste and experience in many genres, we record virtually everything. From pop/rock/indie/metal, to jazz ensembles, classical music, singer/songwriter, rap and vocalists, to film music and voice over work. The most important thing is that you as an artist or client are feeling at ease with the place and its people. That's why we invite you to meet beforehand for a drink, or have a chat on the phone.
We're big advocates of recording acts in a live setting, including the studio's beloved acoustics and sweet 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 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 also have a linear response acoustically treated mastering studio.
Writing | Pre-Production | Rehearsal
IJland Studio is a great place for writing, trying things out with the many instruments we have, 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 and podcast
Our dead quiet iso-booth is perfect for voice overs of any kind. When working from a remote location with a client, a solid high speed fibre internet connection enables you to be in direct contact, or to record remotely from our studio into yours from around the world.
Our homely, sound proof live room provides the ideal location for recording a podcast with multiple people.
Experience and know how is a must. When available, we will make your act sound solid 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
We offer a solid live stream of in-house IJland Studio gigs through platforms like Bandcamp, Facebook, Youtube etc. Get in touch for details.
A selection of recordings that are available on Spotify. Tracks are recorded, mixed and / or mastered at IJland Studio.
From 50cent to Damon Albarn, local favourites and serious companies, here’s an incomplete overview of artists with whom we’ve had the pleasure to work
- 50 Cent
- Damon Albarn
- A Giant Dog
- Alamo Race Track
- John Carrie & Moor Green
- Devandra Banhart
- Bettie Serveert
- Boo Boo Davis
- Brian Eno
- Charlie & the lesbians
- Claw Boys Claw
- Zach Condon (Beirut)
- Peter Doherty
- Eli & Fur
- Mark Foggo
- The Grand East
- Hang Youth
- Lonnie Holley
- Injury Reserve
- Jett Rebel
- The Klittens
- Jungle (UK)
- Mark Kozelek (Sun Kill Moon)
- Marble Valley
- Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia)
- Mozes and the Firstborn
- Heather Nova
- Gers Pardoel
- Personal Trainer
- Pip Blom
- Raggende Manne
- Ian Siegal
- Six Def
- Spinning Coin
- Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
- The Tiger Lilies
- Tyler, The Creator
- Ryley Walker
..and many more
- Allen & Heath
- Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
- Universal Music
- Matador Records
- Domino Recording Company
- Excelsior Recordings
- Top Notch
..and many more
It’s been an absolute pleasure working here for the week. Beautiful studio, beautiful people.
I’ve never seen a studio like this. As soon as you step in you feel the vibe. And the drums sound absolutely amazing, beyond what you would expect.
We unanimously came to the conclusion that this was the most relaxed and productive studio experience we’ve ever had.
This place is exactly how we hoped it would be.