Record | Mix | Master - Short Audio Course at Pulse College

Record | Mix | Master

Here’s your opportunity to study the process of Recording, Mixing and Mastering at the world famous Windmill Lane Recording Studios.

This intense, short course is over Six Days In July and you’ll be learning under the guidance of our highly experienced engineers and producers.

Our comprehensive course will take you through the recording process step-by-step, so you’ll experience how to record in a professional environment, using state-of-the-art equipment. You’ll work with our engineers who’ll show you how to apply the tricks of the trade and take your recordings to the next level. This course covers both mixing “in the box” and the use of summing stems on the SSL and Neve consoles.

Love to experiment recording music at home? Or maybe you’re a musician or DJ with a passion for mixing music but with no formal training?

This in-depth, practical course takes place at the iconic Windmill Lane Recording Studios in Dublin, Ireland, which boasts a client list that includes a who’s-who of global superstars.

This Summer Program has been devised in collaboration with the management teams at Windmill Lane Recording Studios and Ireland’s leading educator in creative media – Pulse College.

Who is it for?

If you’re a home-recording hobbyist, a musician or DJ that wants to get more from their recordings, then get in touch. This course is ideal if you want to deepen your skills and knowledge in the art of recording and producing.
Unfortunately, due to the prior skills required and the rapid pace of teaching, this course is not suitable for complete beginners.

The Team

Course Content


Day 1 Monday 6th July
Niall McMonagle

– Introduction to the Studio 1 Windmill Lane- Recording and Microphone Techniques for Drums and Bass

Day 2 Tuesday 7th July
Niall McMonagle

– Recording and Microphone Techniques for overdubbed instruments:- Percussion, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Keys and a Strings

Day 3 Wednesday 8th July
Alan Kelly

– Recording Vocals – Preparing for the mix- Editing, Beat detective, tips and tricks

Day 4 Thursday 9th July
Ger McDonnell
– Mixing Masterclass
Day 5 Friday 10th July
Greg Clooney

– Mixing Workshop- Preparation for Mastering

Day 6 Saturday 11th July
Fergal Davis

– The Art and Science of Mastering- Mastering Workshop



You can find out more about Windmill Lane Recording Studios here


Niall McMonagle – Studio Engineer – Ed Sheeran, Nile Rogers, Rudimental
Alan Kelly – Studio Engineer / Producer – Gavin James, The Corrs, The Script
Greg Clooney – Mix Engineer / Avid Protools Expert – U2, Herbie Hancock, Dionne Warick
Ger McDonnell – Engineer / Producer – U2, Van Morrison, Kasabian
Fergal Davis – Mastering Engineer – Muse, Ben Folds, Sinead O’Connor



Please apply online and tell us about your experience to date. Admission decisions are made as applications are received. This program has limited capacity so early application is recommended.


Windmill Lane Recording Studios is located at 20 Ringsend Road, Dublin 4, Ireland.

The studios are serviced by the:
Dart: The Grand Canal Dock station is located on Barrow Street around the corner.
Dublin Bus: routes servicing Windmill Lane are 1, 15a, 15b, 47, 56a and 77a.
Luas: (Spencer Dock Station Red Line) is a 15-minute walk across the Liffey.

Useful sites for booking accommodation are
Airbnb Home from Home

Pic: SSL G+ in Studio 2 Windmill Lane Recording Studios


“It’s not often you get the chance to work with multiple engineers & producers but to get to spend a week with five of such high calibre is a rare thing indeed. I loved learning how to successfully merge the various processes from the recording phase all the way through to the completed track and mastering phase. Hugely beneficial for someone who wants to up-skill”– Seán O’Neill, MSQ Audio in Apple


Total Cost: €1350

Deposit: €250 (Please note; deposit is non-refundable)
Balance: €1,100 (payable at the start of the course)


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