Quick tips for before using Bluebird Studios recording studio voucher.
When you arrive at the studio I will be ready to record straight away. So warming your voice up beforehand would be a good idea.
You are very welcome to bring friends along if you wish, you may feel more relaxed with familiar faces around.
If you are using acoustic instruments – if new strings are needed, it is best to restring at least the night before to let the string have a settling-in time.
Drum kits can have many noise generating areas
Check for loose clamps, under-tightened snare wire, squeaky kick drum pedal or any loose cymbal stands.
New skins will have a bed-in time so best practice is to have skins on at least 24 hours before session.
Different snare options can be very helpful in covering more tonal options
Good quality drum mat does a better job at keeping the kit in place.
- Coffees and teas are available for free
- Microwave, toaster & fridge available at studio
Directions to Bluebird Studios
- If you have a smart phone you can simply put these co-ordinates into the Google map app: 53.279731,-6.534775
- Alternatively a map and directions can be found on our contact page
Tip: the studio address is Castlewarden, Straffan, Co. Kildare but the studio is closer to Newcastle village, Co. Dublin
25 minutes from Dublin city centre
Aim for the N7, head for Exit 5 or 6 (3 minutes from either exit)