Audio Production Services
My name is Robert Kelly and welcome to my site. I offer a range of audio and music production services across Ireland. I am a versatile engineer, working with classical, rock, traditional Irish and pop musicians for nearly a decade. I have also work in radio production for news, current affairs and mixed radio broadcasts. Clients include The Ulster String Quartet, Salford Choral Society, Callous Crows, Rickshaw, The Queen’s University Brass Band and many more. I have also worked on animations which have been nominated for the Royal Television Society Awards.
Take a look at my equipment page to see what gear I run for my location recording and studio services, from brands such as AKG, Focusrite ISA, Pro Tools, Genelec, Klein and Hummel, Waves, SoundToys, Slate and many more.
What I Offer
I offer location and studio audio producton services all over Ireland. This means I can come to you to work on your production to a professional quality. Examples include location recording for musicians, studio design and studio consultation for home producers, radio and podcast recording and many other audio production projects.
My main service is music recording, which can be done on location using my purpose built location rig in places such as practice spaces, local music halls, churches etc. I also work with a fantastic studio in Slane for some of the best drum and large ensemble recording and rooms which the country can offer.
My rates are clear and concise and there are no hidden charges. I use daily and hourly rates to ensure that you get your best value for money. All rates can be found here. Do not hesitate to get in touch if you have a tight budget to adhere to, I will do my best to accommodate your needs.
Whether it’s classical, rock, pop or Irish traditional music, I offer location recording covering a wide variety of genres. I bring the recording studio to you which saves costs on studio rental without sacrificing quality.
Other than lower costs, the upside to mobile recording is that you can perform in a space which you are comfortable in and which is local to you. Coupled with professional level equipment, a professional quality recording can be produced with ease.
The studio is also used as my mixing studio, which meets critical ITU and EBU listening room standards so when you visit to hear your production, you know it is in the best sounding space possible.
The studio uses some of the best gear out there, including Genelec 8000 series and Neumann KH310 monitoring, AKG microphones and Focusrite ISA preamps.
Private parking is provided for free, in the central location on the Main Street of the town which has strong Bus Eireann links to Dublin and motorway links with the M4, M6 and M7 being at most, 30 minutes away. Most importantly, tea and coffee is free!
Large Ensembles and Drum Recordings
For groups and ensembles which required a larger recording space and for drummers who want the best drum sound, I work with Slane Studios at the Crookedwood Farm to make use of their fantastic barn conversion live rooms.
So, if your choir or ensemble does not have the greatest performance space for recording or you and your band are serious about drum sound, this is a great way to record.
Mobile and Studio Recording: €25 per hour or €180 per day.
Editing, Mixing and Mastering
If you have recorded with me or you have multi-tracks from elsewhere, I can edit, mix and master these to a professional standard using my comprehensive audio production studio.
By using professional equipment and years of experience, I offer over-the-web audio production services. A detailed pre-production discussion will take place in order to establish your aims and desires for the project.
At no additional cost, I can also publish your music onto music platforms platforms such as; Spotify, Amazon.com, Apple Music, Beats Music, Deezer, Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft Groove, playlist.com, TIDAL, Yahoo Music, YouTube Music. This means Rob Kelly Sound can be your one stop shop from recording to distribution of your music.
Editing and Mixing Cost: €100 per song
Mastering cost: €30 per song.
More testimonials can be found here.
I worked with Robert recently, on a series of audio short stories. He was very efficient, created a relaxed atmosphere and gave good, clear feedback. I was really pleased with the end product and impressed with his technical ability.
I worked with Rob as a student in Ballyfermot College. Besides being a very sound and extremely approachable guy, Rob was very professional and made me feel at ease when we worked together. During my first few weeks in the college I got the opportunity to go into the Studio to record some of my…
Robert joined BCFE [Ballyfermot College of Further Education] as an employee working as a music production technician for the last year. Robert is in particular very competent with advanced software, network and hardware configuration which has been hugely beneficial to staff and students. Robert co-manages the technical aspects of one of the college’s primary audio…
“What I appreciate in Robert’s teaching is the pace and the simplicity of his explanations. I walk out understanding topics I may have no previous knowledge to.” “I enjoyed how Robert simplified the more complicated things are learning about to help give us a greater understanding.” “To show that much knowledge and at such a…
More About Me
I am a recording and mix engineer for nearly ten years. I have gained experience recording and mixing a variety of genres while also working for website, games and animation sound design.
I am a fully registered with The Teaching Council of Ireland in adult education and teach audio production across Further and Higher Education subject areas.
As part of my Master of Science degree in Audio, I undertook an original research project to critically compare multi-microphone surround sound recording techniques with the Soundfield system. You can read the dissertation here. I have further interests in hearing health, which is under threat as our world gets louder. I wrote a piece for TheJournal.ie in 2014 which aims to raise awareness of hearing damage, which can be read here.