CONTACT Studio is a recording studio based in RUA RED Arts Centre in Tallaght. Established in 2009, it is an accessible, affordable space that allows artists, youth groups and community groups in the county to work in a friendly, professional environment.

It is our aim to provide opportunities for people of all ages to spend time in a professional recording studio, whether it be recording their own work or music they have learned, or taking part in workshops on song writing, music technology and music production. We also collaborate with artists on projects where music or recorded sound is required.

We provide technical and developmental support to events and festivals around the county, including Noise Sounds, Noise Flicks, Unwrapped and more. CONTACT Studio works closely with South Dublin’s Youth Arts Coordinator, South Dublin’s Music Education Service, and local youth and arts organisations (Alternative Entertainments, Tallaght Community Arts), in developing and delivering opportunities and activities in the arts, and related fields. This work includes Suburban Sounds, a music course for young people aged 14 – 18 that runs for 6 months each year, and a digital media group of young people aged 14 – 18, which has recently formed out of a radio workshop in collaboration with Comhairle na nOg and Curious Broadcast.

CONTACT Studio’s recording technician, Gerry Horan, studied sound engineering and music technology in the Sound Training Centre in Temple Bar Music Centre. He was a founder member of the band Alphastates, who released two acclaimed albums and a number of singles and e.p.s, and toured extensively in Ireland and Europe. He is currently recording and performing with singer Cat Dowling, and the instrumental band The Violet Roadkills. He also composes music for film. Over the past decade he has built up extensive experience in the music industry in music composition, production, performance and recording.

CONTACT Studio is a South Dublin County Council Arts Office initiative. Scroll down for the equipment list, pricing and opening hours.

Equipment List

Macbook Pro 17 inch
Focusrite ISA 828 (with Digital Card)
Digi 003 Rack + Factory incl. Pro Tools
Logic Studio
Komplete 8
Antares Autotune Evo
Waves Platinum
Dynaudio BM15A
Mackie Big Nob Studio Command System
ART Headamp6Pro
Sennheiser HD 215 headphones
Neumann U 87 Ai
Neumann KM184 (stereo pair)
Neumann TLM 103 studio set
AKG C414B XLII (stereo pair)
Sennheiser MD 421 (3)
Audix D6
Shure SM57’s (4)
Shure SM58’s (4)
Rode NT5 (stereo pair with additional omni capsules)
Rode NT2000
Copytrax Starter Pro
(Cd duplication and label printing hardware)
Fatar StudioLogic VMK 188 Plus Midi Keyboard
Vicoustic Flexwall acoustic panel kit

The studio provides the following services;
-small production runs

Opening Hours and Pricing

CONTACT Studio is open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Prices are as follows:
150 euro for a full day session (9am – 5pm)
80 euro for a half day session (4 bours)
25 euro for an hour session

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