recording studio




    Loop Studios offers a versatile digital recording service. Incorporating a high end digital desk, state of the art software, classic outboard equipment and a wide range of microphones including some ot the worlds vintage classics. We can work with you to insure that your project comes in on time and within budget.



    Loop Studios control room is fitted out with bespoke furniture and rack cabinets designed by Colm Hassett. Treated with Aurelex Alpha DST technology and with a selection of monitor speakers to reference from. We have vast experience mixing many genres of music and are sure you’ll be happy with the results.



    If you’re mastering for CD, Vinyl or MP3 we’ve the experience to make your music sound the best it can in a competitive market. We’re on the dynamic range side of the “loudness wars” it’s all about the music in Loop. Our masters are musical not over compressed or over limited – none of our waveforms have a haircut!



    Recording Rates

    €30 per hour including VAT and engineer
    *special offer* €200 for a 10 hour day inc VAT and engineer

    Mastering Rate

    €30 per track

Recording Studio Equipment


Mackie DXB 200 recording mixer

Mackie Digital xbus mic/line card x 2

MACKIE Digital Xbus Mic/Line4 Card, 4 XLR balanced analog mic/line inputs, 4 TRS balanced analog line level inputs, digitally remote-controlled mic preamps, independent phantom power (+48v) per mic input channel

Mackie Digital Xbus digital card x 3
MACKIE Digital Xbus Digital Card, 8 channels of ADAT® optical digital audio input and output at 96kHz (4 channels at 192kHz), up to 8 channels of TDIF digital audio input and output at 96kHz, direct digital connection between Digital X Bus and external digital devices, female 25-pin D-Sub

Mackie Digital Sbus line card
MACKIE Digital Xbus Line Card, 8 channels of balanced analog line level inputs and outputs, +4dBU/-10dBV jumpers for each channel, 2 female 25-pin D-Sub connectors


4ghz processor with 32gb ram and 4 terrabyte internal storage
Windows 10 Pro 64bit OS
RME 9652HDSP pci card with 24 adat in and out,AES/EBU in and out 2 x midi in/out breakout
Universal Audio UAD OCTO PCie and Univelsal Audio UAD Solo PCie
2 x 22″ widescreen monitor


Apogee Big Ben


Cubase 5 & 6 & 7 & 8.5pro & 9pro
Ableton 7
Meldoyne studio
Wavelab 6 & 7 & 8


AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb
Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder
EMT 140 Classic Plate Reverb
Bob Katz Precision K-stereo ambience recovery plugin
CS1 Channel Strip
Fairchild 670 compressor Collection
Fairchild 660 compressor
Helios 69 channel strip
Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb
Little Labs VOG
Little Labs IBP Phase Alignment Tool
Manley Massive/Passive EQ Collection
Manley VoxBox Channel Strip
Moog Multimode Filter Collection
Neve 88RS Channel Strip Collection
Neve 31102 Channel Strip Collection
Neve 1073 Pre-amp and Eq
Neve 1081
Neve 33609 Buss compressor
Ocean Way Studios room modeling
Pultec pro EQ Collection
Pultec Epq 1
Roland RE – 201 Space Echo & Spring Reverb
Roland Dimension -D Chorus
Studer A800 2″ tape emulation
Teltronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier Collection
Universal Audio 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ
Universal Audio 1176LN Limiting Amplifier Collection
Universal Audio Precision Maximiser
Universal Audio Precision Mulitband Compressor
Universal Audio Precision Limiter
Universal Audio Precision Enhancer
Universal Audio Precision EQ
Universal Audio Precision Mix Rack Collection


Abbey Road TG1245 channel strip
Abbey Road Red37 Channel strip
Abbey Road Red51 Channel Strip
Centre stereo
Dorrough Metering
L1 and L2 Ultramaximiser
Puigtech EQ MEQ5 EQP1A
Linear Phase Multiband compressor
Linear Phase Equalizer


Oxford EQ and Dynamics channel strip
X- Verb
X – EQ
X- Comp
Stereo Bus Compressor
LMC- 1 Listen Mic Compressor
X-ism inter sample peak Meter
X-orcism Vocal Processor


Phase accurate Drum Trigger II


Lexicon Pantheon reverb


Halion Symphonic Orchestra
Halion One Soft Synth


Komplete 10 Ultimate – All Komplete instruments including Abbey Road complete drum collection
Akoustik Piano featuring Steinway, Bechstein and Boesendorfer pianos
B4 Hammond


Protean Drums
Planet Earth synths
Mo’phatt x
Proteus X
x producer and x performer


Signal Processors

1 x SSL Duende Classic – 32 x SSL DAW channel strips , E & G series desk EQ and dynamics processing


2 x 1176’s (bluestripe edition)
1 x TL audio Ivory dual channel valve compressor (Vintage 1990’s)
1 x Drawmer MX40 punch gates
1 x Aphex ‘Big Bottom’ Aural exciter (Vintage 1980’s)


2 x Audient ASP008 8 channel pre-amp (16 class A preamps in total)
2 x SSL S-Logic Alpha Class A mic/line pre-amp
1 x Ferrograph Vintage Valve mic/line pre-amp ex BBC (Vintage 1960’s)
2 x Golden Age Pre 73 mic/line pre-amps
1 x Focusrite platinum voicemaster mic/line pre-amp (Vintage 1990’s)
16 x Texas Instruments/Burr-Brown PGA2500 digitally controlled mic pre-amps


1 x T.C Electronic M2000 (Vintage 1990’s)
1 x AKG TAPCO 4040 Vintage spring reverb (Vintage 1970’s)
1 x Monacor Re-25 Vintage spring reverb same design as Univox U3R (Vintage 1970’s)
1 x Alesis Midiverb IV (Vintage 1990’s)


1 x Roland RE-201 Space Echo (Vintage 1970’s)
1 x Watkins WEM Copycat analog tape delay (Vintage 1960’s)
1 x Yamaha E1010 analog delay unit (Vinatge 1980’s)
1 x Phonic PDD3000 delay (Vintage 1980’s


1 x Roland Dimension D (Vintage 1970’s)
1 x Musitronics Mu-Tron Bi-Phase (Vintage 1970’s)


2 x Adams P33A’s
2 x Genelec 1030A’s
2 x Yamaha Ns10’s
1 x Mackie “Big Knob” Desktop Studio Command Monitoring system
1 x Samson Servo Amp
3 x Beyer Dynamic DT100 Headphones
2 x Sennheiser HD200 Headphones
6 x Sennheiser HD201 Headphones
1 x Millenium HA4 Headphone amplifier
2 x Alcron speaker isolation system


Large Diaphragm Condenser mics:

1 x Neumann U87 Ai
1 x Audio Technica AT4050

Small Diaphragm Condenser mics:

2 x Neumann KM184 Stereo Pair
2 x AKG SE 3191’s
1 x AKG C451 with AKG 480 capsule
3 x AKG C418’s

Tube Mics:

1 x Neumann UM57 with M7 capsule (Vintage 1957)
1 x Neumann M147
1 x Alesis GT (GrooveTube) AM61 Tube Mic

Ribbon Mics:

1 x RCA 77C (Vintage 1940’s)

Dynamic mics:

1 x Telefunken D77 stereo mic (Vintage 1965)
2 x Shure Beta 57A’s
12 x sm58’s
2 x sm57’s
3 x Audix D2
1 x Audix D4
2 x Sennheiser MD421’s
2 x AKG D112’s
1 x AKG D125 (Vintage 1970’s)
1 x AKG D130 (Vintage 1970’s)


Fender Rhodes 73 Vintage Electric Piano (Vintage 1970’s)
M-Audio Oxygen 88 -note graded hammer action keyboard
Korg Prophecy synthesizer (Vintage 1990’s)
Hohner Organa 12 reed organ (Vintage 1960’s)
Vermona ET-3 sinus drawbar combo organ (vintage 1970’s)
X Board Midi keyboard controller
Epiphone FT45 Cortez acoustic guitar (Vintage 1960’s)
VOX standard electric guitar (vintage 1970’s)
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Telecaster
Gibson SG
Warwick streamer bass guitar
Yamaha SA 500 electric guitar
Moog Etherwave Theremin
Tenayo lap steel guitar
WHD Orchestral Rosewood Xylophone with resonators
Oscar Schmidt Autoharp/Zither
Hopson Bb Trumpet
Yamaha Melodica
Didgeridoo fantasy style L:133cm
Didgeridoo bottle neck style
Various Percusion


VOX Toneblaster V828 germanium fuzz pedal (Vintage 1960’s)
MXR phaser (Vintage 1970’s)
WEM copycat analog tape delay (Vintage 1960’s)
Mu-Tron Bi-Phase
VOX V847 Wah-Wah
VOX V830 Distortion Booster
VOX V1902 Flanger Pedal (Vintage 1980’s)
Elektro Harmonix Ravish Sitar
Boss DS-1 Distortion
Boss CS-3 Compressor/Sustainer
Digitech Whammy


Choose from our extensive selection of bacline equipment ranging from Ampeg, Vox, Marshall, Laney, Fender, Gallien & Krueger, Ibanez, Line 6, Warwick, Hughes and Ketner, Ashtown, Pearl, Zildjian, Paiste
Guitar Amplifiers

Guitar Amp Heads

Laney Gt100 (Valve head)
Marshall JCM100 (Valve head)
Masrshall Haze15 (Valve Head)
Ibanez Toneblaster (transistor head) with footswitch
Fender FM100H (transistor head)

Guitar Amp Cabinets

Laney 4 X 12″
Fender 4 X 12″
Marshall 4 X 12″
Marshall 1 x 12″

Guitar amp Combos

2 x Vox AC30 CC2
Wem 2 channel Valve combo 1 x 12″ (vintage 1960’s)
H|H v-musician with Jensen Drivers (Vintage 1970’s)
Line 6 Flexitone
Line 6 Spider II
Vox Valvetronix

Bass Amp Heads

Ampeg SVT III Pro
Ampeg SVT 350
Ashdown Mag 300
Gallien Kreuger Backline 600
Warwick Profet 300
Marshall JCM 800 Signature

Bass Cabinets

Ampg SH 2×10
Hartke Transporter 4×10
Trace Elliott
Gallien Kreuger 1 X 15″
Marshall 2 X15″
Peavey 4 X 10″
Custom Built 1 X 18″


Warwick w/ 1X 15″
Hughes and Kettner w/ 1X 15

We love the art from of recording in Loop Studios and have been passionate about the process for years.  To help assist you in your recording project we can be of assistance in the following ways

Creative producers

We liase with the client to realize their creative vision.  So whether that is advising band members on part arrangements, critical listening of melodic lines and lyrics, hiring suitable session musicians, arranging orchestral sequences or simply making the client feel comfortable in their surroundings. This all helps to maximize their creative output. We also can advise clients on the best recording techniques for the genre they are working in.

Project management

We liase with labels, management and artists to insure that their project is completed in their required time-frame. Whether it be a single, E.P. or album we’ll make sure it comes in on time and in or under budget.  We achieve this by time-tabling appropriate sessions with the required personel to maximize the creative time being used in the recording studio. This entails organising and scheduling writing sessions, rehearsal sessions, recording setup, actual recording time, mixing and mastering. Technically insuring that productions are commercially release ready upon completion.

Address: Space 28, North Lotts, Dublin 1.

Telephone: +353 (0)1 872 0199.

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