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DARKLANDS AUDIO

RECORDING MIXING MASTERING

Credits: Damien Dempsey, Fontaines D.C., Obie Trice, Swifty McVay (D12), Vulpynes, Cardboard Gangsters Original Score & Soundtrack, Nuxsense, Sun Mahshene, Galants, Somebodys Child, Munky, Slyrydes, V98, Creative Crime, Tabloid TV, John Hynes, The Family Knife, Fiction Peaks

CHECK OUT OUR RECORDING DEALS

 

About Us

Darklands Audio is a professional recording studio at the heart of Dublin city centre. Established in 2013 by multi instrumentalist, composer, engineer and producer Daniel Doherty. Darklands has already become home to some of Irelands brightest talent including FONTAINES D.C., VULPYNES, MARK O’CONNOR (Director, Cardboard Gangsters, Between The Canals, Stalker) GOD CREATIVE, JOHN CONNORS (Actor, writer, director, Cardboard Gangsters, Love Hate, Irelands Call) CREATIVE CRIME, SOMEBODYS CHILD, GALANTS, SUN MAHSHENE, NUXSENSE as well as working with International stars including OBIE TRICE & SWIFTY MCVAY (D12).

Daniel is still an active musician currently writing and performing with Creative Crime (a hip-hop duo who have supported Coolio, Obie Trice, D12, Damien Dempsey amongst others) and has also worked on music for Films and TV including multi award winning Irish Box office smash Cardboard Gangsters (Original score by Daniel Doherty)

Before Darklands was established Daniel spent 12 years playing and recording around the world with his bands Sickboy (Drummer, backing vocals) and Ghost Estates (Drums, Bass, Synths, Vocals, Sampler).

He has also worked in some of the best studios in the country alongside top engineers including Marc Carolan (Muse, The Cure), James Darkin (Hozier, Sinead O'Connor, Paulo Nutini) and John Henry (Head Engineer-Grouse Lodge).

In the studio Dan prides himself on putting people at ease and in the right frame of mind to get the performance the song deserves. Whether it's a full band, MC, folk singer, string section or choir you can rely on Daniel to approach each session with good technique and a level head for professional results every time.

 

LOCATION

Darklands Audio is a professional recording studio in the heart of Dublin city centre, just a 2 minute walk from O'Connell St. The studio is part of The Chocolate Factory a creative community, event space and Cafe 

26 Kings Inn St Dublin 1

 

GEAR LIST

Console

TL AUDIO M4 24 CHANNEL TUBE CONSOLE

cONVERTERS

Lynx Aurora 16 mastering grade

RME Fireface 800

Apogee Rosetta 200

MICS

Neumann Km184 x 2 (Stereo Pair)

Neumann TLM 193

SE electronics Gemini

Akg 414

Akg D112

Cascade Fatheads x 2 (Stereo Pair)

Seinheiser MD421 x 2

Seinhiser e604 x 3

Shure beta 52a

Shure Beta 57a

Rode NT5 x 2 (Stereo Pair)

Shure SM58 x 4

Shure SM57 x 2

OUTBOARD

Universal Audio 6176 x 2

Emirical Labs Mike E Tape Saturator & Distressor

DBX 160A (With Jensen Output Mod) X 4

Focusrite ISA 8

Audient Asp 880

Roland vintage Space Echo

WEM Copicat

Digi design 002

Line 6 Bass Pod

DAW

Pro Tools 12.5.1

Ableton 9.5

Apple Mac Pro 5.1 6 Core 32GB RAM

 

MONITORING

Yamaha NS10 with Quad 306 amp

Genelec 1030A

INSTRUMENTS

PIANO

Will. Steinman Upright Piano

DRUMS

Premier Elite Maple

Kick: 24" Toms: 12" + 15"

Snares: Pearl Masters Maple 14"

Premier Elite Maple 14"

Cymbals: Sabian Vault 19" Crash

         Sabian HHX Banda Turca 13" Hats (The best hats Ive ever heard!!)

Sabian AA Rock Crash

Sabian AA 21" Rock Ride

Random!:

Roto Toms

Bongos

AMPS

VOX AC 30 BLUE BULLDOG

FENDER EVIL TWIN

AMPEG BA-115 BASS AMP

GUITARS & FX

Fender Jaguar Bass

EHX Electric Mistress

BOSS DD-5

Boss Vintage Flanger

Boss Slicer

Boss DS 1

Boss Tremelo

Joyo Tube Screamer

SAMPLERS & KEYS

Ableton Push

Korg Minilougue

Korg DW-6000 (1983)

KORG VOCLA KEYS

MPC 500

KAM Direct Drive Turntable

M-Audio Oxygen

 

Recording / Mixing / Production €400 10 Hours!! / €50 Per Hour

Record and mix your project in a relaxed environment with people who care about getting the sound YOU want. No matter what your level or what stage your song is at we can get really hands on and help with writing and producing or we can BACK OFF! and just capture you doing what you do best. 

Flying solo?

Are you a solo artist? Would you like to add more instruments to your songs and go for a bigger sound? Are you a MC with no beats? Don't worry we can HELP! Our in-house producer engineer also happens to play loads of instruments, make beats and arranges and composes! 

With our great selection of analogue and digital equipment, acoustically treated live  and dead rooms and years of experience you can be sure your project is safe in our hands.

 

Check Out Sound Examples

note 1: (50% deposit required to book recordings)

note 2:  minimum booking for per hour rate is 2 hours

Mastering €50 per track!!

The final essential step in every recording! We offer a basic mastering service of €35 per track.

VOICE OVER €50 per hour!! 

A great sounding voice recording is essential to any professional media project. We use top quality microphones, preamps and AD/DA converters to give you that top quality sound you hear on film & TV. Recent clients include: RED BULLGAA and Little Beast Films

note: minimum booking 2 hours

REHEARSALS

REHEARSALS WITH FULL BACKLINE FROM €65 / OFF PEAK (mon-fri 10am-5pm) €15 per hr (min 2hr booking

HD LIVE VIDEO RECORDINGS €400!!

Darklands Audio has teamed up with The Sound Feed to offer a great live performance video package. We shoot a multitrack multi angle HD video of ONE of your songs over two hours all for €400!! Oh and all the backline is provided!! Just show up and look and sound good!

 

Check Out Video Examples

note 1: one round of mix changes after initial mix (€200 deposit required to book) 

 

 

   

 

FILM & TV SCORE

We have just finished our first score for the film Cardboard Gangsters, working alongside director Mark O'Connor and Five Knight Films

 

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RECORDING DEALS

EP DEAL €1600 (5 DAYS for the price of 4)

Book 5 Days Recording for the price of 4!! get the  5th FREE! Saving €400!

Total Days Recording: 5 Total Hours: 50

Total Cost: €1600!

50% deposit required to book the deal & secure dates

ALBUM DEAL €3100 (10 days )

Book 10 Days Recording (Saving €900! Usual price €400 x 10 = €4000)

Total Days Recording: 10 Total Hours: 100

Total Cost: €3100!

50% deposit required to book the deal & secure dates

Darklands Audio Live Room

Rehearsal Studios

RATES & Times

Weekday Evenings:  5.30pm-10.30pm €70

Weekends: 10am-3pm / 3pm-8pm / 5.30pm -10.30pm €70

OFF PEAK: Monday-Friday 10am-5.30pm €15 per hour (min 2 hour booking)

Full Backline provided Drums, Bass amp, Guitar amps x 2, Mics & PA

BOOK NOW

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 GIFT VOUCHERS

Vocal voucher! record your favorite song €100

Are you a budding singer or have a friend or relative that loves to sing? Give them the ultimate gift of the Darklands Audio vocal voucher. Get that polished professional sound and have fun whilst soaking up the atmosphere of a professional studio.

What's Included?

  • A Darklands Audio gift wrapped vocal recording voucher will be posted out as soon as you buy online (€2 Postage charge will apply at checkout)

  • 2 hour recording session of a track of your choice with a professional sound engineer

  • 2 professionally mixed and mastered CD's and digital transfer of your recording on MP3 & WAV files

VOUCHERS MUST BE USED WITHIN 120 DAYS OF PURCHASE