Audio, Sound Engineering & Music Technology

Since its establishment in 1990, Pulse College has trained some of Ireland’s most successful and world-renowned audio technicians who have gone on to successful careers in music, film, game and related digital media. A course in audio or music at Pulse gives you a unique opportunity to learn and study at the historic home of recording in Ireland, Windmill Lane Recording Studios.

Full and part-time courses

BA (Hons) Degree in Audio and Music Technology
Pulse College is very excited to partner with Griffith College, Ireland’s largest independent third level institution, to deliver this brand new, unique and industry focused BA (Hons) Degree in Audio and Music Technology.

Recording Studios, Live Venue’s, TV & Radio, Post-Production, Live Performance: It is now essential to be skilled in array of disciplines to become successful in the audio industry.

Aimed at musicians, DJ’s, computer music hobbyists, and general lovers of music, this programme will train you with the skills required to succeed as a modern day Audio Professional.

Diploma in Audio and Music Technology
The Windmill Lane Recording Studio diploma in Audio and Music Technology is now available as a 1-year part-time course.
If you are passionate about creating music and want to get trained by pros in the art of modern recording and production, this course is for you. Aimed at musicians, DJ’s,
computer music hobbyists, and general lovers of music, this programme is designed to fast-track your knowledge in audio and music production.
Intro to Audio and Music Technology
Check out our intensive introductory course which explores the basics of Sound Engineering, Audio and Music Technology.

This course will equip you with an understanding of what is required to produce high-quality music tracks that stand out above the rest. Classes are taught by our highly experienced engineers, using industry standard software and studio equipment available at Windmill Lane Recording Studios. Designed for beginners of all ages, this five-week course is for people who have a love for the production of music.


Pulse College’s Audio courses are delivered by highly experienced, practicing professionals using industry standard hardware and software. Our courses will equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to pursue a fulfilling career in the Audio Technology and Sound Engineering industry.

Tony Perrey – College Director / Audio Course Director
Niall McMonagle – Head of Audio Programme
Jason Duffy
Jimmy Eadie
Tony Perrey – College Director / Audio Course Director

Tony Perrey was one of the founders of Pulse Recording College established in 1991. Pulse Recording College was the first sound training college in Ireland to offer City & Guilds qualification in sound engineering in association with the City of Westminster College London. Tony was responsible for establishing The Engine Room Recording Studio, where he has worked with many of the country’s top acts in an engineer / producer capacity. Clients include: Mary Black, Hot House Flowers, Maire Brennan (nominated for a Grammy Award), Christy Moore, The Vards, Aslan, Bellefire, Flood (producer of U2, New Order, Smashing Pumpkins etc.), Fiachra Trench (arranger inc. Pearl Harbour) and Ballykissangel. Tony has been part of the team that has developed Pulse Recording College, The Engine Room, Area 51 and the acquisition of the Iconic Windmill Recording Studio overseeing the college transformations to become a center of excellence and “The leaders in creative media education”.

Niall McMonagle – Head of Audio Programme

Niall started working for Pulse 2003 as a studio engineer, and is now head of our Audio & Music technology course, Head Engineer and Studio Manager in our commercial facility, Windmill Lane Recording Studios. He is currently working as the main recording & mix engineer in our own web based music series, The Windmill Lane Sessions with During his career Niall has worked with artists including: Rudimental, Ellie Goulding, Kodaline, Dan Croll, Jess Glynne, Nile Rodgers, Bryan Adams, 50 Cent, Westlife, Sinead O Connor. TV/Film credits include RTE, TV3, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ (Jim Sheridan), Breakfast on Pluto (Neil Jordan). Niall has also toured extensively as a Front Of House Engineer for bands, including Mercury Award nominee Fionn Regan.

Jason Duffy

Irish born drummer and renowned self taught session musician Jason Duffy has been playing music from the tender age of 11. He has toured extensively with internationally acclaimed Irish artists such The Corrs, Michael Flatley, Bono, Sharon Shannon, Niamh Kavanagh, The Waterboys, Imelda May, Damian Dempsey, Sharon Corr and many many more. His career highlights include playing drums for the world famous and technically challenging “Lord of the Dance” tour.

Jimmy Eadie

Jimmy Eadie is an award winning sound engineer/producer whose work covers; studio recording, concert sound and sound design. He has 25 years experience of working in the music business as both a performer and producer.

He is a founding member of the Crash Ensemble and has worked with them as their sound engineer and technical manager since 1997. He set up a commercial recording studio in Dublin in 2004 and has collaborated with artists, composers and performers from varied backgrounds and genres, gaining commercial and critical acclaim for many of his recordings. Jimmy has toured Europe and America with Irish acts as sound engineer and sound designer. He has trained extensively with audio companies including Meyer (USA), L’Acoustic Audio (France) and Rational Acoustics (UK). Jimmy holds a M.Phil from TCD Dublin, where he currently lectures on the Masters programme MMT as well as Pulse College Dublin.

To find out more about the opportunities available to our graduates, why not come along to our next open day or contact us with any questions.