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17.04.19     Recording Norman Collins

Past News:

17.04.19      Recording Norman Collins

03.04.19      NEW! Beginners Course now available on Udemy!

08.03.19      Recording Liz Newman

11.01.19      10-week Sound Engineering Beginners course starts

10.01.19       Sound Engineering 20-week Foundation course starts

09.01.19       Term 2 of 20-week Foundation course starts

17.12.18        Recording Damien Chambers

10-11.11.18  Sound Design for Film & TV, Weekend Workshop

26.09.18       New lights for the Control Room

14.10.18       Recording 2nd song for Donagh O’leary

09.10.18       Sound Engineering Foundation 20-week course starts, Term 1 

25.09.18       FREE talk and demonstration on Sound Engineering and Post-Production techniques at Carrig Sound + refreshments

13.09.18       FREE talk and demonstration on Sound Engineering and Post-Production techniques at the Clonakilty Community Arts Centre, Astna Square, Clonakilty + refreshments

01.07.18       Sunset over Carrig Sound Recording Studios!

17.05.18   Painted the Studio Exterior, so it’s now as smart as the interior!

30.04.18   Commence Recording single for Cian Elliot

25. 03.18  Completion of Recording, Mixing and Mastering a promotion compilation for Cork Wedding Band “Heavenly Harmony”

19.03.18   Lifelong Learning Festivals (Cork and Dunmanway) Open Studios, FREE talk & demonstrations. 1-2pm & 5-6pm on Sunday 19th, Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th

16.03.18   Carrig Sound present “Valiam” at Tot’s Pub, Ballygurteen Cross

06.03.18   October 2017 Sound Engineering students mic up and record “Crab Seal Teeth” (and will take files home to mix)

03.03.18   Carrig Sound presents “Valiam” at Tot’s Pub, Ballygurteen Cross – this event was postponed due to thick snow!

25.02.18   Recording Heavenly Harmonies

11.02.18   Recording session

21.01.18   Commence recording 5 song EP for Donagh O’Leary

11.01.18   New Ableton Course

10.01.18   New Sound Engineering Course

06.01.18   Not only have we tidied up the Control Room, but the new Live Room looks great too!!

05.01.18   Here’s the improved and tidied-up studio – looking much better!!

31.12.17   We’ve had a good look at our Control Room and have decided it needs tidying up! This is how it’s looking at the moment (leads and wires everywhere) – will post an ‘after’ photo in the next few days!

21.12.17   Studio closed for Christmas until 8th January 2018

20.12.17   End of latest 10-week Ableton Course

19.12.17   End of first term of latest Sound Engineering Course

12.12.17   Sound Engineering Course week 9, recording a Singer Songwriter, two students mic’ing up Singer/Songwriter Geraldine Legon in the Live Room whilst the other students set up to record in the Control Room

04.12.17   Drum kit re-skinned and tested in new Live Room

24.11.17   New Live Room cleared and acoustic panels positioned

19.11.17   New acoustic panels (15) complete for Live Room 


16.10.17   Hurricane Ophelia! Although no damage is done, the Studio is left without power for 3 days

11.10.17   Commencement of new 10-week Ableton for beginners Course

10.10.17   Commencement of new 20-week Sound Engineering Course

07.09.17   New cables run through from Control Room (Blue Room) to new Live Room (White Room)

03.09.17   Location Recording work, Ballincollig

10.08.17   Discussions about extending the Studio and adding on a Live Room

04.07.17   Start of our latest 8-week Introduction to Sound Engineering Course (free of charge, see this Course page for full details)

31.06.17   Students of the Sound Engineering Course (which started on 11th January) received their certificates

06.05.17   Hen Party! A bunch of lovely ladies record Beyonce’s “Halo” and a fabulous time was had by all! The full album of photos can be seen on:

07.04.17   Carrig Sound open their doors as part of Cork Lifelong Learning Festival 2017. Demonstrations taking place on Friday 7th at 6pm, Saturday 8th at 2pm and 6pm, and Sunday 9th at 2pm and 6pm. 


01.04.17   Jam at the Studio with talented local musicians/singers

14.03.17  Latest 20-week Sound Engineering Course ended and certificates handed out

08.03.17  Week 9 for latest Sound Engineering Course – micing up and recording Felicity & Brendan Connolly, singer-songwriter duo

06.03.17  Aoife Cullinane performing “I’m Sorry” for video (release date to be announced)

20.02.17  Poster for new 8-Week Sound Engineering Day Courses (FREE for the unemployed under 24 years old)


14.02.17  New Sound Engineering for beginners 8-week course for WCDP commences today

02.02.17  Next Ableton for beginners and Sound Engineering course dates announced (see Courses page for full details) 

26.01.17  Harrison Mixbus now used for Mixing

25.01.17  New Facebook page added: 

18.01.17  Mural in Cork City, featuring many of the poets Carrig Sound recorded for the Munster Literature Centre

11.01.17  New Sound Engineering course commenced

09.01.17  New Ableton Course commenced

12.12.16  Cindy Pitter’s Recording “8 Miles in the Rain” was aired on County Sound Radio

09.12.16  Carrig Sound provided the Live Sound for a great Christmas Carol Concert held at the Dunmanway Parish Church

07.12.16  Great Article in the Southern Star:

06.12.16  Another great whole page article in the West Cork Times.

01.12.16  Launch of the Christmas CD at Healy’s Supervalu and The Parkway Hotel Dunmanway & article in The Grapevine

24.11.16  Article in Southern Star about the Christmas CD 

10.11.16 Completed a Singer-Songwriter demo for Macroom artist Cindy Pitter.

06.11.16  Christmas CD complete and approved! Launch to take place on 1st December 2016 in Healy’s Supervalu, Dunmanway.

21.10.16 Finished recording all of the fabulous local singers/performers in aid of the ‘Friends of Dunmanway Hospital’ fundraiser. Next step, editing, mixing and mastering for the CD, to be launched on 1st December 2016 at the Supervalu, Dunmanway!

20.10.16 Discussing the extension of the Studio with the amazing builder who built our sound-proofed and acoustically treated Control Room

12.10.16 NEW Ableton for Beginners 10-week course, ending Wednesday 14th December! NOW BOOKING, and places are filling up!  Please see our Courses page for full details and lesson by lesson breakdown of the course.

11.10.16 First term of the next 20-week Sound Recording & Music Technology Course starts, ending Tuesday 13th December. The Second Term commences Tuesday 10th January 2017 and course ends Tuesday 11th April 2017. NOW BOOKING, and places are filling up!  Please see our Courses page for full details and lesson by lesson breakdown of the course.

22.08.16 We are now able to do our fabulous Pop Star Experiences again! For Birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, even Hen Parties and Special Occasions, come and record a song in our professional Recording Studio and take away a CD with your name and song for an experience that will last forever!  full details, go to our Pop Star Experience page. 
Pop Stars flier Aug 2016
Gift Vouchers are now available! Either buy a Gift Voucher for a certain service (a course, a pop star experience etc) or for any amount you wish, which can go towards any service we provide.
example gift voucher for website

New equipment! As well as a MOTU 828 Mk 3 hybrid with the potential for 28 inputs and 30 outputs and with MIDI and wordclock input and output, we have also got a new super-quiet audio computer.
MOTU 828 mk3 hybrid

10.05.16 New Sound Recording & Music Technology Course starts! Please note, we shall be running this course 2 evenings per week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, to condense it into 10 weeks and so it doesn’t interfere with your Summer Holidays! See our Courses page for full details.

03.05.16 Link to YouTube video showing the build and showcasing some of the talented choirs/musicians/bands/singers we’ve recorded:

12-17.04.16  Cork Lifelong Learning Festival FREE demonstrations all week at 4pm and 6pm each day. Please call to let us know how many chairs to put out!

We’re OPEN just in time for this year’s Cork Lifelong Learning Festival! We started converting the large garage in January 2016, starting with a huge clearout of the previous owner’s stuff, and foam spray insulation of the roof to prevent condensation. The wood for the stud walls and ceiling went up next, followed by the first fix electrics. RW3 acoustic rockwool was then placed between the joists (walls and ceiling, and eventually the floor too) and the entire space was wrapped in a waterproof membrane. A double staggered layer of acoustic plasterboard was then put up. The new doorway was then cut, and the old window blocked up. By the end of February the plastering took place (hard to dry in a sealed room with storms raging outside!). In mid March the electrician was back fitting the lights, and a huge trench was dug to lay the new thicker electricity cables to power the studio, and a new concrete path was built to the Studio door. After the floor was laid and everything was painted at the end of March, we measured and positioned the walls, ceiling and corner acoustic treatments. The most important equipment has now been wired in, and the rest will be a ‘work in progress’ for a while yet!
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 Lovely write-up in Juke Box Connect:
The builders have nearly finished, and we shall be opening in time to give FREE demonstrations for the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival on 11th April 2016!
02.02.16 We moved to nearby Dunmanway just before Christmas 2015 as we had the opportunity to build our own, purpose-built Recording, Mixing, Mastering and teaching facility! The builders have started work, and we shall be making a photographic diary of works done, and posting it up here once it’s completed. We’ve decided to go with the same distinctive ‘Carrig Sound blue’!
2015 Was a really busy year, with radio, film, Mixing and Mastering projects all happening in our small Post Production Studio! There was also one-on-one grinds, though sadly not enough room for any courses!
New Post Production Suite is really taking shape! A few more boxes to unpack and leads to hang up but Liam’s already running diagnostic tests and it’s sounding great!
31.07.14 End of Keith ‘Lyspy’ Keohane’s excellent 8-week Electric Music Production Course
25.06.14 Acoustically treating and building our new Post Production Suite – photos to follow!
07.06.14 X Factor Experience with 25 bubbly Kilkenny Hens!
25.04.14 Location Recording, recording the Carmelite Nuns in Knock Shrine.
09-13.04.14 Once again we took part in the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival, giving tours of the Studio and demonstrating the magic of  ‘before’ and ‘after’, where a nicely recorded piece is then transformed by the Post Production process. 
08.04.14 The 22-week Course Students got to Mic up and Record local Singer-songwriter Aine Duffy for their first live recording experience! Apologies for blurred photos (taken on a phone)!
Recording Aine Duffy 1   Recording Aine Duffy 2

27.03.14 We’ve updated some new music to our Sound Examples page – The Munster String Quartet recently recorded at Carrig Sound.  More examples will be up here soon!
15.03.14 It was decided to postpone the Home Recording for Beginners weekend until after the Cork Lifelong Learning week, which takes place from Wednesday 9th April – Sunday 13th April, from 2pm – 3pm at Carrig Sound Studios. An opportunity to tour the commercial studios, see a demonstration and learn more about our courses. It’s free too! Give us a call to let us know which day you’re coming: 086 166 0338
08.03.14 We are in the process of updating all of our Sound Examples, and will let you know when they’re up and available to listen to! 07.03.14 Our three latest Courses Now Booking! 1) 22-week Sound Recording and Music Technology Course Starts: Wednesday 19th March 2014!  Each Wednesday evening From: 7:00pm – 9:00pm each Wednesday evening, see our Courses page for full details! 2) Brand new Home Recording for Beginners weekend! On:  Saturday & Sunday 29th & 30th March 2014 From: 11:00 am – 5:30pm both days (1/2 hour for lunch), see our Courses page for full details! (Please scroll down the page for Weekend Courses) 3) 8-week Electronic Music Production Course Starts:  Thursday 3rd April 2014. From: 7:00pm – 9:00pm each Thursday evening, see our Courses page for full details! Remember, you can call us at any time between 11am & 11pm to ask about our courses, recording, mixing, mastering and anything else! If we’re unable to take your call, please leave a message and your number, and we shall call you back as soon as we can! 086 166 0338
06.03.14 Two courses have just ended, a 22-week Sound Recording and Music Technology Course, and an 8-week Electronic Music Production Course! Both were highly successful and testimonials can be seen on our testimonials page! Here’s wishing our students every success!

2014 Here are the latest photos of our Control Room, with B&W speakers re-installed, hardware added, and a new large teaching screen to help students see clearly what’s going on.
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2013 The Evening Echo wrote a fabulous article about us which appeared on Thursday 19th September 2013. First is the photograph we supplied them with, followed by their cropped version, and finally their article. Click on any image to enlarge:
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We’ve totally restructured Carrig Sound! We now have a large, acoustically treated Control Room (the ‘Blue Room’): 6.7m x 4m x 2.8m high, giving us an absolutely MASSIVE acoustically treated Live Room: 10.7m x 6.1m x 3.35 high!
We have re-vamped our huge Live Room (the ‘White Room’), see photos below. This space is now also available for rehearsals, see our Rates page for Studio Rehearsal Rates. Ideal for large groups; choirs, bands, theatre groups and any other groups needing a comfortable, spacious and acoustically treated space. There are also toilets, a kettle and mugs available for use.

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